Lead Painter


Trinity Marine Productsis searching for a Lead Painter in our Caruthersville, MO barge manufacturing plant.
What you'll do:
  • Prepares coats and finishes metal and/or other surfaces.
  • Operates conventional and airless spray equipment to apply industrial paint finishes on metal and other types of surfaces.
  • Mixes and applies alkyds, epoxies, gel coats, powder coats, urethane, zinc epoxies and water borne paint systems according to a prescribed formula.
  • Adjusts nozzles on spray guns to obtain the proper dispersion of the spray and monitors the flow and viscosity of the paint for solution.
  • Proper use of mil gauge and monitors pressure amount.
  • Cleans paint lines, paint guns and performs other cleaning preventative maintenance to ensure that painting apparatus remains in working order.
  • Regulates the temperature and air circulation in drying ovens.
  • May also perform duties of Prep Worker.
  • Initiates and maintains all applicable paperwork as required.
  • Work with Safety Department to maintain a safe working environment, using 5s tool as the principle foundation.
  • Assist supervisor with product quantity and quality by reporting any problems to supervisor and /or superintendent while working to ensure corrective/preventative actions are implemented and completed.
  • Must work with supervisor and superintendent to coach employees in a way that fosters a continuous improvement culture.
  • Understanding of all tools, gauges, equipment, and other various instruments used to perform blast and interior/exterior paint positions.
  • Understanding of blasting and painting specifications including but not limited to SSPC blast cleanliness specifications, millage requirements, etc.
  • Ability to paint as directed by supervisor.
  • Assign work, and oversees normal production.
  • Ensures that the necessary tools and supplies are available and in good working order.
  • May be involved in safety committees or initiatives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


What you'll need:
  • 2 years or more industrial paint experience; barge, rail or tank experience preferred
  • Leads team by assigning tasks; previous lead or supervisory experience is a plus
  • Assists in completion of all tasks to meet deadlines
  • Maintains and improves quality
  • Trains lower levels
  • Effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Understanding of all tools, gauges, equipment, and other various instruments used to perform position
  • Two plus years of applicable experience in blast and painting manufacturing background preferred

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