Painter - 2nd Shift - Shift Differential!

Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Opening ID: 30974
Job Family: Production
Date Posted: Mar 19, 2024


Job Description

Why Join Altec?

If you're considering a career with Altec, Inc., there's never been a better time to join us! Our Company was founded based upon values that place the customer first and we view people as our greatest strength. Altec has continued to grow, utilizing the same values, and over the years, those values have helped us to earn the trust and confidence of our customers worldwide. We remain committed to total customer satisfaction in everything we do. That's why today Altec is an innovative, financially sound company that is setting a standard of excellence in design, manufacturing, and service; and that's why you can rely on us to provide you with the stability of a well-managed company.

Our Vision: 
Altec continues to pursue a singular vision: To be recognized by customers as the preferred supplier of products, services, and solutions in all markets we serve. Our values sustain that vision, our goals build upon it and our associates help to achieve it. Altec's values are the cornerstone of our corporate culture and every Altec associate is considered an integral part of Team Altec. 

Our Values: 
Customer First, Enjoyment of Work, Family, Financial Stability, Integrity, People Are Our Greatest Strength, Quality, Spiritual Development and Teamwork


About Our Duluth Location:

Meet Our Associates:


Purpose Of Position:

Set up, operate, or tend machines to coat or paint components, trucks and/or bodies. 


Shift differential is given for this position!

  • Operate painting system
  • Spray paint truck bodies and/or components using handheld spray gun
  • Apply paint to obtain consistent dry film thickness
  • Perform quality checks and ensures paint application meets paint standards
  • Check paint viscosity during shift and adjust as necessary
  • Change solvent and paint drums
  • Fill hardener and paint drums
  • Perform paint booth housekeeping and filter maintenance
  • Maintain proper care of guns for minimum painting downtime
  • Ensure and occasionally assist with proper surface preparation prior to painting
  • Load and unload parts/components to be painted
  • Monitor temperature gauges in booth and oven
  • Maintain daily time records
  • Support APS (Altec Production System) initiatives.  May participate in continuous improvement events
  • Move to other work areas to support production needs (cross-train)
  • Effectively assist and train new/current associates
  • Follow established safety, environmental and quality policies, procedures, and practices to include proper use and care of PPE
  • Maintain work area and shop tools/equipment
  • Shows commitment to Altec core values
  • Other job duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

Applicants must:

  • be able to provide a high school diploma/GED.
  • have the ability to read, write, and comprehend.
  • have basic computer usage knowledge.
  • be proficient in spraying with paint guns.
  • have knowledge of automotive painting.
  • know that vocational Training in lieu of experience will be considered.


Education, Skills, and Experience Desired: 

  • Proficiency in painting with electrostatic paint guns
  • Proficiency in painting with HVLP paint guns


  • Altec offers comprehensive benefits including affordable medical options, dental and vision care, matching 401(k), company-paid basic life insurance, wellness programs, company events, tuition reimbursement, and paid vacation.

EEO Statement

Altec Industries, Inc. and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain affirmative action plans to recruit, retain, develop, and promote qualified individuals without unlawful consideration of race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Altec strives to maintain a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, where associates are treated with respect and dignity.


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