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General Electric Painting Specialist in Vandalia, Ohio

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Clean and prepare surfaces; painting specialist must first prepare the surface for paint. If there are previous finishes on the surface, the painting specialist must remove them using masking, grit blast or chemical rinse and then clean and smooth the surface and let it dry before painting.

  • Prepare paints; before starting a job, painting specialist must prepare the paint which will be used. This involves measurement equipment such as viscosity cups, thickness gages and gloss gages to check the makeup of the paint, and understanding of chemistry to mix the appropriate compounds for the job.

  • Apply paint; painting specialist must use a variety of techniques and tools to paint surfaces. May use spray equipment, airbrushes, stencils, rollers or brushes. Industrial painters must choose the best tool for the job at hand. Paint on primers, pre-finishes and finishing coats. May require use of special safety equipment such as self-contained suits or protective eyewear.

  • Clean work areas; clean up the area after a job has been finished, making sure to carefully follow all guidelines for the safe handling and disposal of hazardous chemicals and waste.

  • Maintain equipment; responsible for maintenance of paint equipment which can be quite technical and must be able to troubleshoot any problems that the equipment may have.


  • High school diploma /GED


  • Ability to differentiate between colors

  • Ability to read and understand applicable information such as written instructions, procedures and specifications that apply to daily work operations

  • Ability to use hand and power tools and equipment

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience in automotive or industrial equipment painting

  • Experience wet painting using a gun

  • Strong communication skills; ability to work with all levels of employees

  • Ability to work on multiple priorities with frequent interruptions

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No