Paint Line Operator
Nicholasville, KY Manufacturing
Job Type

Job Title: Paint Line Operator

Department: Manufacturing

FLSA: Non-Exempt: Hourly

Location: Nicholasville, KY

Reports to: Production Supervisor Travel: None

Supervises: None

Job Summary: Applies protective and/or decorative paint finished to prepared surfaces by performing the following duties.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Applies protective and/or decorative paint finishes to prepared surfaces on a variety of products to suit specifications.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose paint problems as necessary.
  • Mixes and prepares paint using proper techniques for maximum coverage and minimum waste.
  • Maintains equipment and area in a clean and safe condition.
  • Preps and paints product on a rotating basis.
  • Completes and submits shop work orders, rework, and miscellaneous sheets to update individual utilization reports daily or as required ensuring hours worked equals hours paid.
  • May pre-treat products before painting, as needed.
  • Lifts heavy, approximately 40 lbs., material daily.
  • Assists in loading and unloading of paint line.
  • Helps in training of new employees.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • High school diploma or equivalent. One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Functional Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee works near moving mechanical parts or machinery.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.