Powder Coater


AP Professionals
Published
May 24, 2024
Job Type
Salary Lower Range
20
Salary Upper Range
23
Salary Option
Hourly
City
Rochester

Description

AP Professionals has collaborated with a local company in search of a Powder Coater! This is an amazing opportunity with a fast-growing company with an excellent offering of benefits including Tuition Reimbursement opportunities as well as a Manufacturing Incentive Bonus Program.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares parts for powder coating by performing tasks such as sandblasting, rust removal, oil removal, and ensuring overall cleanliness.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of proper hanging techniques, including the correct angle for pretreatment chemical drainage, ergonomic application, optimal hanging rack density, and accurate conveyor line loading.
  • Assists in developing and documenting the best hanging techniques for specific parts.
  • Qualifies processed parts by applying a basic understanding of chemical pretreatment.
  • Operates, monitors, and sets up all application and support equipment to ensure consistent quality and achieve efficiency goals.
  • Completes preventative maintenance and housekeeping tasks on time, following proper shop practices and procedures.
  • Operates powder application equipment, including electrostatic guns, feed hoppers, and powder reclaim systems.
  • Applies powder paint to metal surfaces, such as steel, aluminum, and other coated or uncoated metals, as well as finished hardware, accessories, and other specified surfaces.
  • Understands the powder curing process based on metal thickness and oven exposure time.
  • Conducts periodic oven/part temperature analysis using chart recorder readings.
  • Inspects and qualifies parts to meet established quality standards, ensuring proper mil thickness, texture, coverage, and adhesion (crosshatching to ASTM standards), and guides others in this process.
  • Adheres to all safety guidelines related to personal protective equipment, work practices, and housekeeping.
  • Follows OSHA guidelines for required PPE.
  • Adheres to established Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) guidelines.
  • Complies with ISO policies and procedures.
  • Is willing to instruct others on proper coating techniques.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education

  • High School Diploma or GED.

Experience

  • Over 2 years of experience in powder coating.
  • Experience working in powder coating environments.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Proficient understanding of the powder coating process, including electrostatics and related application equipment.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of proper equipment settings and the ability to troubleshoot basic equipment and quality issues.
  • Capable of working independently with minimal supervision.
  • Exhibits strong attention to detail to ensure company quality standards are met.
  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).
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