Painter - Junction City, KS
Watco Companies 18 reviews - Junction City, KS

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General Purpose:
The general purpose of this position is to apply solvent and water based paints to the exterior and interior of cars. Must ensure that all company guidelines are met, and that all safety rules are followed when performing duties. In addition, must be able to read and complete car repairs in compliance with FRA & AAR rules and keep good repair records.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Performs profile measurements and records readings

• Prepares the exterior of tank car and hopper cars for the coating and stripe process

• Mixes and applies anit skid

• Loads coating material in PC equipment and applies coating

• Cleans conventional, airless spray equipment and plural component equipment

• Performs confined space testing and receives confined space permit

• Properly labels hazardous material paint/thinner drums

• Operate track mobile and switch cars in Paint Shop only

• Performs other duties as assigned


Experience with mechanical repair of some description and accustom to working with industrial tooling. A plus to have metal fabrication, oxy fuel cutting torch, air arcing and welding experience in tank car repair, freight car repair, rail cleaning, and railcar coating.

• Industry knowledge of Safety Rules, MSDS knowledge and paint specification

• Industry knowledge of the nomenclature of a railcar

• Industry knowledge of blast standards SP1, SP5, SP6, SP7, SP10, SP11

• Ability to pay strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to multitask

• Computer proficiency in MS Office applications and (AS400 is beneficial)

Work Environment and Conditions

• Industrial Plant Environment

• Climb, squat, bend, twist, and regularly lift up to 50 lbs or more to accomplish work tasks around heavy moving equipment, in high and confined areas

• Use of respirator as required

• Outdoors in all weather conditions


About this company
18 reviews
Watco Companies (WCI) offers a wide-range of railcar services. Subsidiary Watco Transportation Services (WTS) runs 20-plus short-line...