Spartan Motors Painter-1st shift - (DJ11405) in Bristol, Indiana

Painter-1st shift - (DJ11405)

Job Requisition ID:


Job Title:

Painter-1st shift

Job Type:



Bristol, IN

Post Date:


Job Description:


The Painter position is responsible for the painting of cabs and parts for Utilimaster’s utility vehicle cabs and bodies.


• Perform preventive maintenance on paint equipment

• Steel parts paint rear structure on truck bodies

• Entry level vehicle paint

• Identify and spot repair paint defects in accordance to appearance specification

• Verify cleaning chemical concentrations

• Pre-treat and prep cabs and parts for paint

• Spray base coat and clear coat

• Mix tints following a formula to match paint codes

• Maintain accurate documentation of paint codes

• Coordinate material movement within the paint area

• Load and unload parts on racking or carts per process documentation

• Learn and retain skills and practices needed to complete duties in assigned area

• Read and follow detailed operator instructions, installation drawings, blueprints, etcetera, as required by a particular area

• Self-check work and inspect prior processes

• Use basic hand, electric, cordless, and pneumatic tools, as required

• Meet production goals

• Maintain a clean and safe work area

• Initiate process improvements

• Support 5S in work area

• Communicate with manufacturing and other cross-functional teams (engineering, materials, purchasing, sales, etcetera) to resolve issues

• Solve complex problems with minimal assistance

Layout Masker

• Know all various customer and trucks

• Ability to mask multiple color units & train

FAP Paint

• Undercoater

• Paint Touch Up

• Wheel Alignment


• Excellent attendance

• Positive attitude

• Strong and consistent attention to detail

• Self-motivated with the ability to stay on task

• Team oriented

• Basic computer skills are required

• No critical shortcomings on last performance review

• Two (2) years of Automotive Paint experience

• Demonstrated understanding of Paint materials and cleaning chemicals

• Vocational training for automotive finishing, preferred

• Able to:

o Tolerate very high heat temperatures, high dust, and exposure to chemicals

o Work overtime on short notice

• Be willing to:

o Wear PPE respirators for extended amount of time

o Improve self / area / company (including pursuing additional training, if needed)

o Develop a working knowledge of Utilimaster’s systems (example: AS/400)

EDUCATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: (Select education and/or other certifications that may be either required or preferred to perform the job)

Degree Type Required/Preferred Area of Study

HS Diploma or GED


Certificates / Certifications Required/Preferred

Functional Experience 0 - 2 Years

Describe Experience Required: Automotive paint experience

Management Experience N/A

Approximate Number of Reports

Additional Requirements: N/A


Operate a vehicle: Occasionally

See: Frequently

Operate heavy equipment: Occasionally

Hear: Occasionally

Operate small equipment: Frequently

Talk Occasionally

Handle power tools: Occasionally

Write: Occasionally

Operate production machinery: Never

Isolated with minimal support: Frequently

Operate office equipment: Occasionally

Work in all weather conditions: Occasionally

Eye/hand coordination: Frequently

Requires extended hours: Occasionally

Physical movement (pushing, pulling, bending, lifting, standing): Frequently

Inside work area: Frequently

*This job description is intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This description is not intended to be all-inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility. Utilimaster reserves the right to change or assign to this position as required.

Utilimaster is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.