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Painter Nights

Bristol, IN 46507, USA Req #391
Friday, July 17, 2020
Utilimaster embodies a lean culture - not just a lean manufacturing process - to ensure everything from our product planning, to our engineering protocol, to our final assembly and finish processes are highly efficient and carry with them the demand for continuous improvement. 
Although publicly traded, we're entrepreneurial in spirit and carry the core beliefs that hard work and accountability pay off.  We take personal pride in every vehicle we build, every partnership we secure, every process we advance, and every owner and driver we empower to command their road.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • 401(k)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Dependent Scholarships
  • Quarterly Bonus
  • Holiday Pay
  • Vacation Pay
  • Purchased Vacation
  • Employee Assistance Program


The Painter position is responsible for the painting of cabs and parts for Spartan’s
emergency response cabs and bodies.




  • Perform preventive maintenance on paint equipment

  • Identify and spot repair paint defects in accordance to appearance specification

  • Verify cleaning chemical concentrations

  • Pre-treat and prep cabs and parts for paint

  • Spray base coat and clear coat

  • Mix tints following a formula to match paint codes

  • Maintain accurate documentation of paint codes

  • Coordinate material movement within the paint area

  • Load and unload parts on racking or carts per process documentation

  • Learn and retain skills and practices needed to complete duties in assigned area

  • Read and follow detailed operator instructions, installation drawings, blueprints, etcetera, as required by a particular area  

  • Self-check work and inspect prior processes

  • Use basic hand, electric, cordless, and pneumatic tools, as required

  • Meet production goals

  • Maintain a clean and safe work area

  • Initiate process improvements

  • Support 5S in work area

  • Communicate with manufacturing and other cross-functional teams (engineering, materials, purchasing, sales, etcetera) to resolve issues

  • Work in close proximity with customer, as needed

  • Solve complex problems with minimal assistance




  • Excellent attendance

  • Positive attitude

  • Strong and consistent attention to detail

  • Self-motivated with the ability to stay on task

  • Team oriented

  • Basic computer skills are required

  • No critical shortcomings on last performance review

  • Two (2) years of Automotive Paint experience

  • Demonstrated understanding of Paint materials and cleaning chemicals

  • Vocational training for automotive finishing, preferred

  • Able to:

    • Tolerate very high heat temperatures, high dust, and exposure to chemicals

    • Work overtime on short notice

  • Be willing to:

    • Wear PPE respirators for extended amount of time

    • Improve self / area / company (including pursuing additional training, if needed)

    • Develop a working knowledge of Spartan’s systems (example: AS/400)


This job description is intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification.  This description is not intended to be all - inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.  Spartan Motors reserves the right to change or assign to this position as required.

Spartan Motors Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, Veteran status or disability. 

Other details

  • Job Family Manufacturing
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Bristol, IN 46507, USA