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Lead Painter/Technician


The Lead Painter sprays surfaces of manufactured products with protective material such as thinner based or water based paint by performing the following duties.


Job Duties/Responsibilities (The “What”):

  1. Operate equipment within normal specifications.
  2. Select proper color and assure that paint is properly mixed.
  3. Assure proper valves are correctly set for painting process.
  4. Operate manual paint pumps for special colors or small batch operation.
  5. Turn sprayer valves and nozzle to regulate width and pressure of spray.
  6. Pull trigger and direct spray on work surface to apply prime or finish coat.
  7. Clean and maintain spraying equipment including guns, pumps, lines, and other parts.
  8. Maintain the paint exhaust filter system.
  9. Keep barrels and buckets of paint in orderly fashion, moving needed materials in and out of the paint room.
  10. Paint oversize material in manual spray booth including power washing and drying.
  11. Follow good housekeeping practices in keeping work area clean.
  12. Perform assigned duties following safe manufacturing processes and conform to shop safety rules.
  13. Responsible for quality of paint application.
  14. Other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Basic computer skills as well as the ability to learn and operate in an ERP environment is required.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability of perform basic calculations using a calculator.
  • Demonstrates values of honesty and integrity, respect for others, teamwork and collaboration.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Physical requirements include: regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds when turning parts over, dependent on the part being painted. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Twisting, turning, grasping, reaching, kneeling, crawling, pulling, and extended periods of standing.
  • Employee must wear OSHA approved safety shoes, safety glasses, respirator, hearing protection and painters’ suit.
  • Employee must be willing to work as needed, as well as any shift.


Wildeck, and its subsidiary Ladder Industries, is the largest manufacturer of mezzanines, vertical material lifts (VRCs), industrial ladders, custom platforms, conveyor crossovers, and safety guarding products in North America. Key markets include: industrial and retail distribution centers, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, automotive parts rooms, self-storage facilities, aerospace manufacturing, and other operations. Wildeck designs and supplies equipment and systems that provide safe and efficient storing, lifting, access, and guarding of materials.

For additional information, visit www.wildeck.com and www.ladderindustries.com.

We are proud to be part of Holden Industries, Inc., a 100% employee-owned company.  Our ownership culture creates the foundation for excellence in serving our customers.

Building on our 40-year history, our focus on high quality, innovation, superior customer service, and lean enterprise/continuous improvement offers employees significant opportunities to learn and advance their careers.  Wildeck’s ongoing re-investment in both people and technology has enabled consistent revenue growth and profit stability.  This Ownership culture, combined with a highly skilled team, positions us well to meet the challenges our customers face in the markets we serve.

PO. Box 89
Waukesha, WI 53187
Fax: (262) 549-1937
E-mail: hr@wildeck.com

Equal Opportunity Employer