Industrial Painter
Department
Engineering
Location
Alabama - Axis
Reports To
Engineering Lead
FLSA Classification
Non-Exempt

Job Function

AMVAC’s Industrial Painter will safely prepare the surface to bind the paint, mix the paint, apply paint in the desired color and amount per specifications to ensure high quality finish and appearance throughout the manufacturing plant.

AMVAC, an American Vanguard company, successfully serves global markets through development, manufacturing and marketing of products for agricultural and commercial use. (NYSE: AVD)

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Apply coats of paint, varnish, stain, enamel or lacquer to protect and decorate interior or exterior surfaces, trimmings and fixtures of buildings and other structures
  • Select premixed paints or mix required portions of pigment, oil, thinning and drying substances to prepare paint that matches specified colors
  • Remove old paint and smoothen surfaces in preparation for painting
  • Fill nail holes, cracks and joints with caulk, putty, plaster or other filler
  • Remove fixtures such as pictures and electric switch covers from walls prior to painting
  • Spreads drop cloths over floors and room furnishings; covers surfaces such as baseboards, door frames and windows with masking tape and paper to protect surfaces during painting
  • Paint surfaces with brushes, spray gun or paint rollers
  • Simulate wood grain, marble, brick or tile effects
  • Create special effects by applying paint with brushes, sponges or cloths
  • Erect scaffolding; set up ladders as needed to perform tasks above ground level
  • Clean surfaces prior to painting using solvents or mildew remover

Skills & Qualifications

  • Industrial painting experience
  • Be able to follow instructions (verbal & written) and adhere to safety procedures at all times
  • Read and follow standard blue prints
  • Troubleshoot job and equipment issues
  • Work outside in a field environment with exposure to inclement weather
  • Use practical math skills to calculate volume of paint, surface area and more
  • Ability to function in a crisis situation under direction of Lead operator, supervisor or others in case of emergency in the manufacture of flammable, corrosive and highly toxic chemicals
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as necessary including half face, full-face respirator or supplied air breathing apparatus 
  • Must be prompt, dependable and have a good attendance record
  • Must participate in the Safety monthly blood draw program
  • Must be able to participate in the respiratory program which includes being clean shaven and able to wear a respirator when safety needs dictate
  • Must participate in random drug tests
  • Must be able to pass a physical and drug test
  • Must be able to pass a Department of Homeland Security approved pre-employment criminal background check

IMPORTANT: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat and vibration.

Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • AIDT or Technical training preferred  

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 1 year experience in industrial or commercial painting preferred or a combination of education and applicable experience
  • Forklift or man lift experience preferred

AMVAC’S BENEFITS:

  • Health insurance including Medical, Dental, Vision,
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) / Flexible Spending Account (FSA) available
  • Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Stock Purchasing Plan with employee discount
  • Vacation, Sick & Holiday Pay

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

AMVAC is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment background checks and substance abuse testing.

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