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Night Shift Painter

Paint | Blackfoot, ID | Full Time

Job Description

Spudnik Equipment Company LLC is the North American market leader for potato planting, harvesting, and handling equipment – all designed and manufactured in our state of the art facility in Blackfoot, Idaho.  We have opportunities for enthusiastic, self-directed, and innovative people who are interested in a satisfying and rewarding career.  We are now accepting applications for the following position:


POSITION:               Painter

SHIFT:                      Monday - Thursday 8:30pm - 6:00am

LOCATION:              Blackfoot, Idaho


The Painter is responsible for the preparation and painting of equipment and component parts according to the build plan and customer orders.   The Painter will correctly set up, operate, and maintain all equipment involved in the preparation and painting processes.  This includes ensuring all personal protective equipment is maintained and utilized correctly.  The Painter will complete final inspections of painted parts prior to releasing to downline customer to ensure the highest quality product is being delivered.  Painters will be available for shift-work and overtime where appropriate in order to respond to production needs.  The Painter will demonstrate a high level of responsibility and accountability while working effectively and efficiently.



Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

  • Prepare surfaces to be painted by washing, caulking, and scraping equipment and parts to ensure proper paint adhesion;

  • Apply paint coating to specified thickness, texture, and finish per customer orders and in accordance with the timelines identified in the build plan;

  • Understand the definition of quality and know the measurements for determining quality products;

  • Coordinate with Lead Person to identify and requisition equipment and materials needed to maintain production timelines;

  • Become a technical expert for painting techniques and equipment used and be top performer in workmanship, safety, and work ethics;

  • Safely operate material handling equipment such as forklift and pallet jack;

  • Perform basic preventative maintenance on equipment;

  • Keep and maintain accurate production records using timesheets and other methods identified by Supervisor;

  • Recommend process improvements and participate in process improvement efforts;

  • Actively work with internal and external customers to identify and solve problems.



  • Proficient in basic shop math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division);

  • Ability to use millimeter gauge and viscosity gauge/meter

  • Knowledge of safety principles and policies.



  • Handheld scraping tools, electrical sanders, grinders, HVLP spray gun, forklift, etc.;

  • Other machines and equipment specific to departmental or facility needs.



Heavy work involving:

  • Climbing
  • Balancing
  • Stooping
  • Kneeling
  • Crouching
  • Crawling
  • Reaching
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Pushing
  • Pulling
  • Hearing
  • Talking
  • Grasping
  • Feeling
  • Handling
  • Repetitive Motions
  • Small motor skills
  • Visual acuity
  • Lifting (Up to 50 lbs)



  • The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions typical of a manufacturing environment.  There is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.  There is frequent exposure to conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin including fumes, odors, gases, and chemicals.  The worker is required to wear a respirator.  There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.  The environment includes a variety of physical conditions such a proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, and working on scaffolding or other high places.


    PAY:   DOE

    DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Open until filled.

    TO APPLY:  Apply online at via the Careers page