Vermeer Corporation Painter in Pella, Iowa

You’re not likely to find another company like Vermeer. Our people are from all walks of life in locations around the world, rolling up our sleeves and getting tough work done every day. Together. We’re a family-owned and operated company with an unmatched culture, one that is built on the belief that every Vermeer team member has real, personal impact – on our people, our customers and our world. Whoever you are and where you are in your career, Vermeer helps you be Equipped to Do MoreTM.

Job Summary

The Painter sprays surfaces of machines and manufactured parts with primer, pre-finish, and finish coats of paint by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Demonstrate the Vermeer characteristics of caring culture, demonstrating agility, customer focused, and stewardship and model the associated behaviors.

  2. Apply primer coating to treated metal as needed.

  3. Apply topcoat to primed parts per Vermeer's quality standards.

  4. Inspect all parts after coating has been applied to insure parts are meeting quality standards.

  5. Load and unload paint line as needed during rotation schedule.

  6. Use high pressure cleaning and phosphate system to treat metal prior to painting.

  7. Prepare parts prior to paint using compressed air to dry, mask off parts as needed.

  8. Change out paints, primer and catalyze as needed.

  9. Repair paint defects as needed.

  10. Perform daily, weekly, and monthly preventive maintenance on paint equipment, guns, regulators, and filters.

  11. Follow Waste Management (RCRA) regulation on labeling, handling, and disposal of hazardous waste.

  12. Support 5S/workplace organization goals of the department, offer suggestions, and make improvements that achieve the department's performance board metrics.

Education and/or Experience

  • One year certificate from college or technical school; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Three to six months' related experience and/or training.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to calculate figures and apply concepts of fractions, percentages and ratios.

  • Effectively present information verbally and in writing and respond to questions from groups of managers, suppliers, customer, and dealers.

  • Ability to perform problem solving techniques and root cause analysis.

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to assess, evaluate, and carry out appropriate action for a given situation.

Essential Functions

Standing: Continuously

Sitting: Occasionally

Walking: Frequently

Hand Coordination: At least average/bilateral

Twisting: Occasionally (up to 2 minutes in position)

Bending - Trunk: Occasionally (up to 2 minutes in position)

Bending - Neck: Frequently (Up to 25 degrees flex and 45 degrees extension for up to 2 minutes in position)

Elevated Work/Reach: Frequently (up to 2 minutes in position)

Squatting/Kneeling: Occasionally (up to 2 minutes in position)

Climbing: Occasionally

Pulling: Rarely (up to 70 lbs) Occasionally (up to 50 lbs) Frequently (up to 20 lbs) Continuously (up to 10 lbs)

Pushing: Rarely (up to 70 lbs) Occasionally (up to 50 lbs) Frequently (up to 20 lbs) Continuously (up to 10 lbs)

RH Grip: Rarely (up to 70 lbs) Occasionally (up to 50 lbs) Frequently (up to 20 lbs) Continuously (up to 10 lbs)

LH Grip: Rarely (up to 70 lbs) Occasionally (up to 50 lbs) Frequently (up to 20 lbs) Continuously (up to 10 lbs)

RH Pinch: Rarely (up to 15 lbs) Occasionally (up to 10 lbs) Frequently (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs)

LH Pinch: Rarely (up to 15 lbs) Occasionally (up to 10 lbs) Frequently (up to 5 lbs) Continuously (up to 2 lbs)

Floor to Waist Lift: Rarely (up to 50 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs)

Horizontal Lift: (up to 50 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs) Continuously (up to 5 lbs)

Waist to Crown Lift: Rarely (up to 40 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs)

Shoulder to Overhead Lift: Rarely (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs)

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Why Vermeer?

Our reach is global, our impact is personal. By joining Vermeer, you won’t just be making the right step for your career. You’ll be making a real, personal impact on our people, our customers and our world.

Impact Our People: You’ll find teams of hardworking people who take pride in their work, pride in each other and pride in the principles that guide them. Our team members are diverse, talented and driven to continuously learn, improve and innovate, both for our company and for their careers.

Impact Our Customers: Whether our customers are operating small stump cutters in their backyard or giant surface mining equipment in Australia, they make progress happen. Our team members are constantly turning up new possibilities and collaboratively innovating to keep our customers and the people they serve on the leading-edge of progress around the world.

Impact Our World: At Vermeer, we believe in giving back and helping people and communities. We’ve held that belief from our founding in 1948. Our reach extends from offering impressive benefits that help our team members and their families live well, to supporting our local communities through volunteer and community investment programs. Our impact is also experienced by the way our customers use Vermeer products to make a difference. Vermeer equipment is used all around the world to keep people connected to life necessities, such as water and electricity, harvest the feed that nourishes a vibrant food supply and effectively manage precious natural resources that improve our quality of life.