Paint Technician

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the engineering, design, and manufacturing of advanced arc welding solutions, automated joining, assembly and cutting systems, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment, and has a leading global position in brazing and soldering alloys. Lincoln is recognized as the Welding Expert™ for its leading materials science, software development, automation engineering, and application expertise, which advance customers' fabrication capabilities to help them build a better world. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln Electric is a $4.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ:LECO) with over 11,000 employees around the world, with operations in 71 manufacturing and automation system integration locations across 21 countries and maintains a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices serving customers in over 160 countries.


Location: Euclid - 22801 - Cleveland, OHUnited States (US)
Employment Status: Hourly Full-Time
Function: Manufacturing
Req ID: 24696



PURPOSE:  The primary function of a Paint Technician is to provide process documentation, process support and routine maintenance on both powder and liquid paint systems as well as wash systems.  This includes creating and maintaining process documentation, resolving issues that arise, driving continuous improvement, and sustaining the system.  The successful candidate will collaborate between operations, maintenance, and other departments as needed to provide a sustainable paint and wash processes that meets all specifications, while driving improvements in safety, quality and productivity.



  • Supervises and performs maintenance and cleaning of the paint and wash systems at predetermined intervals including wash system, paint booth, environmental room, wastewater treatment, filter changes, and other critical items to maintain the required performance of the systems and product specifications.
  • Drains, refills, and recharges wash, chemical, and rinse tanks on a predetermined schedule.
  • Recharges dosing tanks when low.
  • Perform titrations to check concentrations of chemical tanks and make necessary adjustments if needed.
  • Calibrate conductivity, PH, and other meters at specified intervals.
  • Determine and maintain optimal wash nozzle and paint gun positioning and settings.
  • Ensure climate control settings (temperature, fan settings, and humidity where applicable) are maintained throughout the systems including but not limited to the wash, powder paint environmental rooms, cure ovens and cool down chambers.
  • Change out and manage chemicals which includes making sure the containers are properly cleaned prior to disposal.
  • Runs paint test panels as required by engineering for quality and reliability testing.
  • Perform oven profiling periodically as specified by engineering.
  • Manage start up and shut down of the systems.
  • Maintain and create process instructions for painting and washing parts such as loading and unloading parts, paint color changes, system operation and maintenance, and any other pertinent documentation.
  • Monitor waste water treatment system.
  • Other assignments as assigned by the manager.



  • Minimum 5 years of experience with wash systems, powder paint, and liquid paint systems or 7 years of experience in related field with high school diploma or GED.
  • Able to troubleshoot and solve manufacturing problems.  Attention to detail when needed.
  • Excellent ability and experience reading and calibrating gages and meters.
  • Experience working with chemicals, measuring, and mixing them to achieve the initial desired concentrations and to maintain concentrations.
  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of wash and paint systems with demonstrated performance in the job of maintaining and sustaining them.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Very good organizational skills as well as written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to handle a variety of assignments and changing priorities.
  • Good computer skills with ability to effectively use Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently independently, cross functionally, or part of a team.
  • Excellent safety / quality mindset.
  • Ability to be effective working with shop floor employees and to adjust work schedules at times if needed.
  • Able to perform hands on work as required.
  • Able to gather and analyze data to make good fact based decisions


Lincoln Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to promoting equal employment opportunity for applicants, without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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