Paint / Prep

Date: Aug 29, 2021

Location: Bettendorf, IA, US, 52722

Company: Lincoln Electric

Job Title: Paint / Prep


FLSA Status: Non-Exempt / Hourly


Department: Fabrication


Reports to: Paint Supervisor


Shift: Weekend shift; Full-time


Lincoln Electric is a global manufacturer of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining solutions ranging from simple to complex. With over 120 years of service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation and a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric, where the actual is limited and the possible is immense.


Position Summary:

Prepare surface of components and large weldments to be wet painted by removing burrs, slag, spatter, rust and scale.  Hang components on paint racks while maintaining proper documentation.



  • Successfully complete a pulmonary function test;
  • Accurately utilize the company’s Business Management Software (ERP);
  • Examine and feel surface for defects;
  • Determine what process should be used when cleaning and hanging parts;
  • Use a variety of hand tools to remove scratches, excess weld material and burrs;
  • Perform general paint room maintenance;
  • Support EH&S tasks and initiatives;
  • Safely operate fork trucks and overhead cranes; and
  • Other job-duties as assigned.


Experience / Skills:

  • High attention to detail and quality;
  • Able to plan and execute daily and weekly scheduled tasks;
  • Able to keep work area clean and organized;
  • Able to follow directions from peers within paint department;
  • Must work well under pressure; and
  • Excellent team player with organizational and time management skills.


Nonessential Skills and Experience:

  • Safety (OSHA STDS), ANSI (RIA) Standards. 


Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S):

  • Understand the Company’s EH&S Policy and how it relates to this job;
  • Be aware of OSHA & EPA laws and regulations as well as company rules and policies that pertain to this job;
  • Work in a safe and environmentally friendly manner and observe all company EH&S procedures;
  • Immediately notify the supervisor if there is any safety hazard, any equipment not operating correctly or if there are any questions regarding EH&S procedures; and
  • Attend required EH&S training.


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; bend; climb; squat; talk and hear. Be able to lift up to 50 lbs. consistently. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. 
  • Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; temperature in the work area may fluctuate with the seasons as the production area is not air conditioned.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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