Powder Coat Operator (2:00pm to 10:30pm)

Job Function:

US, IL, Bolingbrook

Innovating since 1905, G&W Electric has grown into a global leader in engineered electrical power grid solutions. Working with us means joining a worldwide team of passionate manufacturing professionals striving to continually improve the technologies the world depends on to deliver safe, reliable electricity. Our culture is focused on employee success, so we foster an entrepreneurial environment that encourages everyone to thrive.

Powder Coat Operator. This is a 2nd shift position (2pm-10:30pm)

Essential Functions:

  • Load and unload parts or product onto fixtures
  • Prepare parts for coating
  • Follow all principles and practices of powder coating application
  • Operate all coating equipment including guns, hoppers and booth systems
  • Observe machine gauges and equipment operation to detect defects
  • Determine paint flow, viscosity and coating quality by performing visual inspections or by using viscometers
  • Bake parts at appropriate temperatures within time limitations
  • Ensure that all components are produced/coated efficiently, and are consistent with company established goals for quality before passing on to the next operation
  • Perform proper cleaning and daily maintenance of equipment
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Conserve resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
  • Contribute to team effort by training others in performance of powder coat operations tasks as needed
  • Inspect all work and ensure it meets requirements prior to passing it on to the next operation
  • Document actions by completing production and quality forms

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to safety use small hand and power tools
  • Must be able to read and interpret Drawings and Bills of Material
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with other team members
  • Ability to effectively communicate and understand job instructions both verbally and written, and to communicate instructions to others in a clear, professional and respectful manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently without constant supervision


  • High School diploma, GED or combination of work experience and skill development required
  • 2-4 years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • 1-2 years’ experience working as a painter or powder coat operator

Physical Demands: (The work is classified as Medium – Heavy Physical Demand Level (PDL) by the US Dept of Labor’s Dictionary of Occupational Titles) Frequencies: Occasional (1-33%); Frequent (34-66%); Continuous (67-100%)

Lifting Demands

  • Lift up to 50 lbs. on a frequent basis floor to waist
  • Lift up to 50 lbs. on an occasional basis floor to chest
  • Carry up to 50 lbs. on an occasional basis up to 25 feet
  • Push/pull up to 100 lbs on an occasional basis

Postural Demands

  • Standing – continuous
  • Walking – continuous
  • Bending/stooping – continuous
  • Squatting/kneeling – continuous
  • Lifting – continuous

Miscellaneous Demands

  • Griping, manipulation, fingering – frequent to continuous
  • Variable hand/power tool use – frequent
  • Two-person lifting tasks using assistive devices for lifting, pulling and pushing including hand trucks, pallet jacks, forklifts and hoists

Why join us? G&W enjoys a long reputation for product quality, innovation and world-class customer service to the power industry. We have established this reputation by believing that our greatest asset is our employees. We owe our success to the initiative and talents of highly skilled individuals within our team-based organization. Our goal is to set the standard for customer satisfaction by ensuring a superior level of service, performance and innovation. As a global organization and industry leader, we are committed to cultivating an engaging work environment that embraces our core values and develops our talent. Our continuous focus on growth and innovation means that you become part of a company that provides challenging opportunities, rewards excellence and combines your individual expertise to achieve a higher level of shared success. As part of our organization, you also help power the world!

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. G&W Electric participates in the E-Verify process for all new hires.

*G&W Electric participates in the E-Verify process for all new hires.

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