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Painter II

Company: Broadwind Energy, Inc.
Location: Abilene
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Broadwind Heavy Fabrications is searching for an experienced Painter II on B Shift (Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) to join our team in Abilene, TX. B Shift receives a $1.00/hr shift diff. in addition to base hourly rate. This position will prep and paint exterior of sections, utilizing applicable paint work instructions to ensure quality and production needs are met. If you want a job that is rewarding with great benefits, check out the job duties below:


  • Properly mix paint per customer specifications
    * Manually mix zinc and apply to customer specifications
    * Apply epoxy to exterior section to customer specifications
    * Properly mix and apply mist coat
    * Prep the system for paint which includes, reviewing for cleanliness, scraping and cleaning metalizing areas, air blowing section by hand and wrapping paint lines
    * Use spray gun to paint section to customer specifications
    * Measure paint thickness with wet mill gauge
    * Maintain paint system prior to painting operations
    * Perform basic maintenance task on paint equipment (clean equipment and check for obvious leaks)
    * Paint with minimal quality issues (runs, sags, dry spray, pinholes)
    * Maintain cleanliness of work area
    * Record job and section information in time matrix
    * Actively support all EHS and continuous improvement initiatives



    * High school diploma or GED required. Prior work related experience helpful.
    * One to three years of painting experience preferred with an airless paint system.
    * Knowledge of materials, production processes, quality, raw materials and other techniques, methods and tools involved in the process of painting steel support structures.
    * Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education or skill in the painting of wind tower support structures approved by Management/Human Resources.

    Specialized Skills/Knowledge/Ability

    * Understanding of painting equipment, which includes understanding how to set pump up.
    * Understanding of how to analyze cleanliness of section and the coding system.
    * Ability to efficiently and independently operate drum car, fork lift, and pallet jack.
    * Ability to properly use wet mill gauge, dual action sander, air drill, air wand, and grinder to perform all tasks associated with position.
    * Understand spray gun position and pattern which includes overlap, distance from gun to section, and proper gun handling procedures.
    * Able to locate and reference all work instructions pertaining to current job or project.
    * Understanding of department KPIs, metrics and measurables.
    * Sense of urgency and accountability.
    * Must pass respirator and paint test.
    * Must be forklift certified.

    Language Skills:

    Ability to read and comprehend documents including technical information and blueprints. Ability to write reports, and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before employees and as a representative of the Company.

    Mathematical Skills:

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Strong ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several variables at the same time.

    Physical and Environmental Requirements

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Sitting or standing for periods of time; walking, climbing, crawling, bending, kneeling, twisting or stooping; may be exposed to noise, dust, fumes, vibrations if stepping into a manufacturing area; could be exposed to high heat or humidity, intense cold or outside elements; PPE required while in manufacturing areas. May be required to work at heights of more than 10 feet. The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Keywords: Broadwind Energy, Inc., Abilene , Painter II, Other , Abilene, Texas

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