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Paint Technician

Company: Wabash National Trailer Centers
Location: Cadiz
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Associate degree in welding technology preferred
  • Current Welder certifications in SMAW & GTAW preferred
  • Teaching experience preferred
  • 3 - 5 years' experience in a welding environment required
  • Competent in math, metrics, basic metallurgy, and heat treating.
  • Blue Print reading.
  • Measurement and test equipment, torque wrenches, dial calibers, weld gages, etc.
  • Welding and visual welding inspection knowledge.
  • Apply lean manufacturing principles (5S/WPO, work cell, GTF, Kanban)
  • Applies ergonomic principles for improvements on shop floor
  • Able to create Inspection Standards from prints, design standards or other required standards.
  • Knowledge of Excel, Word, ERP software (SAP, Oracle, etc), email, statistical software, CAD basics, and capable and willing to learn additional computer programs as needed.

Physical Demands

  • Requires minimum of eight hours of standing, bending, squatting, kneeling, pushing, pulling, walking, and climbing on or under trailers with a full range of body motions/mechanics.
  • Regularly required to lift up to 25 pounds, frequently required to lift up to 50 pounds with occasional lift of up to 75 pounds may be required.
  • Must be able to work in an environment requiring the use of ladders, stairs, climbing on and under trailer, and/or working on/from a platform.
  • May be required to operate a variety of power/hand tools, measuring devices, and/or test equipment
  • Utilize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors for the purpose of product development and continuous improvement.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in problem solving and improvement events
  • Maintain inventory levels in the paint facility
  • Perform all reporting tasks related to consumption, air quality, and calibration checks
  • Ability to perform light maintenance work in the paint building, the small paint booth, & the wash bay - fix air hoses, repair & rebuild paint guns, clean & maintain equipment
  • Ability to communicate knowledge and skills effectively, both orally and in writing, to diverse audiences.
  • Exercise independent judgement.
  • Performs work at a quality level consistent with Wabash National/Transcraft standard practice.
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible shifts as required.

Working Conditions and Environment

The work environment includes exposure to high decibel noise, varying temperature and weather conditions, metal welding processes, assembly processes, woodcutting, and paint processes, which may include exposure to various chemicals and solvents as well as paints, and caulking.

Keywords: Wabash National Trailer Centers, Clarksville , Paint Technician, Other , Cadiz, Tennessee

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