Painter/Sandblaster

Miller Formless was founded in 1970 as a leading provider of mid-sized automated paving systems and other allied products.  Located in McHenry, Illinois, the company operates out of an 80,000+ square foot manufacturing facility and continues to provide the same quality product and service it pioneered in the 1960’s.  Its machines are currently in use throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Central America, Asia, and Australia.

 Paints and sandblasts heavy equipment using spray gun and sandblasting equipment.

Job Tasks:

  • Maintain a safe, clean, and orderly work area
  • Using a repetitive motion – sprays paint and sandblasts using a spray gun and sandblasting equipment. Cleans grease, dirt, dried concrete, old paint and rust from equipment, using solvent, water, rags, brushes, pneumatic wire brush, and chipping hammer
  • Cleans and prepares surface for painting, using air powered sandblasting equipment
  • Applies paper and masking tape to protect unpainted surfaces, such as windows and trim
  • Stencils lettering and other identifying information on machines & other products according to specifications
  • Selects paint according to company color scheme and specifications
  • Stirs paint, pours paint into spray container, and applies primer or finish coat of paint, using spray gun
  • Paints areas inaccessible to spray gun, using paint brush
  • Disassembles paint and sandblasting equipment and cleans equipment, using solvents, wire brushes and dry cloth
  • Using abrasive-blasting equipment abrades surfaces of metal or hard-composition objects to remove adhering scale, sand, paint, grease, tar, rust, or dirt and to impart specified finish,
  • Shovels or pours abrasives, such as sand, grit, or shot of specified grade into machine hopper
  • Masks specified areas of object to protect from abrading action
  • Loads parts on racks in enclosed room into tumbling barrels or into cabinets
  • Turns valves on equipment to regulate pressure and composition of abrasive mixture flowing through nozzle or into tumbling barrel
  • Starts equipment that directs blast or flow of abrasive-laden compressed air, gas, or liquid over surface of parts
  • Manually directs nozzle over surface or large parts or inserts arms through glove-fitted cabinet openings and manipulates small parts under nozzle for specified interval
  • May examine finished parts to ensure conformance to specifications
  • May be designated by type of equipment or abrasive used as Cabinet-Abrasive Sandblaster, Shot blaster

Required Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of and the safe use of tools, sprayers and blasters
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area and update supplies as needed
  • Excellent organizational skills

 Credentials and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Preferred experience in painting and sandblasting

Specific Requirements:

  • Safety conscious for self and others
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Work well with others
  • On time and good attendance
  • Willing to work overtime and/or Saturdays as requested by Foreman

To apply for this job email your details to careers@MillerFormless.com