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Drake-Williams Steel Painter Days Full Time in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Primary Purpose of this Position:

Paint parts for structural fabrication, Service Center, and misc. steel assemblies per cutting lists, shop drawings, and DWS quality requirements.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Identify steel shapes, sizes, and mill tolerances.

  • Paint material as trained and instructed.

  • Paint beams, tubes, angle, channel, bar grating, pipe, plate, or rounds according to the shop drawings, AISC code requirements for structural steel, and machine capabilities.

  • Make adjustments to machine to ensure accurate mill thickness as shown on the shop drawings.

  • Identify shop drawing errors and discrepancies before or during early stages of paint.

  • Operate forklifts, jib cranes, overhead cranes, conveyors, and transfers in order to move materials.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to read, write, and perform higher arithmetic computations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals and fractions.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, supervisors and managers.

  • Ability to work under periodic supervision focused on the progress of work and setting priorities for job completion.

  • Skill in using auto measurer, tape measure, or 1” rule.

  • Ability to interpret, understand and utilize cutting lists, shop orders, and shop drawings.

  • Ability to use a computer for cut-lists and inventory purposes.

  • Ability to possess pride in own workmanship; demonstrate attention to detail, and work safely.

  • Ability to multi-task.

Tools Required:

Pencil, Tape Measure, Markers, Wire Brushes, Pipe Wrench, Scrapers, Grab Hooks, 4” grinder, Ball-Peen Hammer, Pry-Bar, Beam Bar, Band Cutters, Chains, Airlines, Chainsaw, and Paint Lines.


Machines Utilized:

Overhead Crane, Jib Crane, Paint Guns, Paint Pumps, and Forklifts.


Experience and Education Required:

  • High School degree or equivalent.

  • Minimum of six months of experience in a shop environment preferred.


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