Painter
Kewaunee, WI 
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About Kewaunee, an Oshkosh company

Kewaunee Fabrications is a top-quality, heavy fabrication specialist. Since 1941, we've offered turnkey advantages by providing all aspects of heavy fabrications-manufacturing, engineering, cutting, forming, welding, machining, blasting, painting and assembly-under one roof. It's what we do. From start to finish, we offer the single-source advantages of greater control and efficiency, improved accuracy and complete accountability. In 1999, Kewaunee Fabrications joined the Oshkosh family and helps transform tomorrow with their innovative heavy fabrication capabilities.

Reports to:

Manufacturing Supervisor

Essential Functions:

  • Proficiently prepares, applies and confirms that customer surface preparation and coating requirements are achieved with consistent high quality.

  • Ensures substrate preparation compliance in that no dirt, oil or other contaminants are present which would have a deleterious effect on adhesion, visual appearance, or long term coating integrity.

  • Coatings are prepared in accordance with manufacturers specifications and are applied and consumed within prescribed time limits without runs, sags, thin spots, etc. Assures adequate dry/cure time before handling to prevent coating damage due to air-borne contamination, finger marks, scratches, resulting from premature handling.

  • Adjusts paint and process parameters to account for atmospheric conditions (such as temperature and humidity) or coating anomalies to achieve the specified/ expected quality finish.

  • Should coating defect/repair be required, successfully "blends" the area to achieve excellent adhesion and smooth surfaces without evidence of "blotching effect".

  • Achieves the required uniform coating thickness without runs, sags, thin or heavy spots and confirms achievement through the usage of wet mil thickness or dry film gages.

  • Performs daily and weekly cleaning and preventive maintenance on painting and mixing equipment and ensures that required electrical grounds and air filtration systems are monitored, logged, cleaned or replaced in order to maintain effectiveness and compliance with applicable codes.

  • Every employee is expected to:

- Complete all required paperwork including labor reporting and documentation of quality control and material movement.

- Work safely and maintain the work area with high standards of housekeeping.

- Perform self-inspection and other required quality control functions at the employee's work station.

- Perform required Preventive Maintenance activities on machinery and/or equipment operated.

- Train and/or assist in the development of personnel.

- Do the work in lower levels when assigned.

- Perform other duties as assigned by Supervision.

Qualifications:

  • Average mechanical skills with ability to read and write.

  • Works independently with moderate supervision.

  • Lifting requirements:

Frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Lifting

devices are available and recommended. Infrequent lifting (3-6 times per shift) and/or carrying of 65 lb and 70 lb paint pails.

  • Must pass physical exam as required for use of respirator. Must also be capable of entering "confined space" areas as required.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School diploma plus additional related technical school training or one (1) to three (3) years painting experience.

Oshkosh is committed to working with and offering reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please contact us at: 920-502-3009 or corporatetalentacquisition@oshkoshcorp.com.

Oshkosh Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Information collected regarding categories as provided by law will in no way affect the decision regarding an employment application.

Oshkosh Corporation will not discharge or in any manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Oshkosh Corporation's legal duty to furnish information.

Certain positions with Oshkosh Corporation require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations or the Export Administration Regulations. Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. Persons," as defined in these regulations. Generally, a "U.S. Person" is a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or granted asylum.


Oshkosh Corporation is an Equal Opportunity employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities, and is committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees and applicants. Information collected regarding categories as provided by law will in no way affect the decision regarding an employment application.

Oshkosh Corporation takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Any employee or applicant for employment who is qualified under the applicable regulations will be covered under our affirmative action program. Submission of this information is voluntary, will be kept confidential, and is not a requirement for employment.

Certain positions with Oshkosh Corporation require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations or the Export Administration Regulations. Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. Persons," as defined in these regulations. Generally, a "U.S. Person" is a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or granted asylum.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1 to 3 years
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