Powder Coating Operator Level I
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 27 days ago
Job Description
Job Description
Role and Responsibilities
Powder Coating Operator Level I is an entry level position into the company.  The responsibility of the Level I operator is to assist the Powder Coating Operator Level II and above in the daily running of the powder coating production line.  Some of the responsibilities are as follows:
  • Racks and unracks product for painting
  • Help to change over powder booths when new set up is required
  • Helps to maintain powder coating racks – cleans and organizes
  • Helps to clean and maintain other powder coating equipment
  • Work to ensure safe practices and company policies and procedures are being followed
  • Apply prepared paints to products where high grade and decorative finishes are required.
  • Operate paint booth in lead painter’s absence.  Including: mix various two-part paints to the specified consistency and viscosity; adjust equipment to obtain the best finish requirements and economy; set up powder coat and related equipment to exacting specifications and prepare equipment for production.
  • Ensure that items are properly hung on hooks and racks.
  • Work to ensure ongoing success of company maintenance plans and objectives
  • Work to ensure ongoing success of company housekeeping and organization objectives
  • Reads and accurately interprets shop paper
  • Performs other assigned duties to achieve the goals of the department and company
Qualifications and Education Requirements
A successful candidate must be a team oriented person with good communication skills.  A successful candidate must be able to excel at the following:
  • Manufacturing experience.
  • Blueprint reading ability.
  • Fluent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Follows set attendance/punctuality policies
  • Takes initiative
  • Shows good communication and listening skills
  • Is dependable
Preferred Skills
  • Good Organizational skills
  • Electroplating/Metal Finishing experience
  • ISO quality mgmt systems experience
  • Forklift license a plus
Physical Demands:
  • The ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Some detailed hand work
  • Ability to carry 30 pounds, 3 feet, occasionally.
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Good hand/finger dexterity required.
  • Ability to handle repetitive motion.
  • Ability to reach above shoulders, crouch, and bend at the waist
Work Environment:
The work environment is a fast paced, manufacturing job-shop.  A variety of chemical baths are used on manufacturing floor on a daily basis and proper care and focus must be taken to ensure safety.  Communication and teamwork are highly valued within the company as well as the push for continual improvement.

Advanced Plating Technologies 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.


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
first & second
Salary and Benefits
Full Benefits package available
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1 to 3 years
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