Finishing Technician 1st Shift

Wenger Corp.

Owatonna, MN

Job Details

Job Location:    Corporate Headquarters - Owatonna, MN
Salary Range:    Undisclosed
Job Shift:    Monday - Thursday, 5am - 3:30pm

Wenger Corporation is a privately-held, leading manufacturer of high-quality music education, performing arts and athletic products.


To better balance the needs of your personal life, Wenger Corporation provides best-in-class, family-friendly scheduling for our manufacturing team. Our flexible options include four 10-hour shifts and overtime Fridays. And when the unexpected does arise, we'll work with you to help you be where, and when, you are needed most. Wengers cultural commitment to flexibility, consistency and work-life balance adds a bit of predictability to an unpredictable world.


Wenger Corporation is seeking a Finishing Line Operator | Spray Painter who will perform all phases of the production finishing and painting processes on all product lines in a manner which consistently meets established conformance requirements.


This job might be for you if you have:

  • Prefer two (2) years of on-the-job or equivalent finishing experience
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and work orders
  • A valid forklift license is required or the ability to get a forklift license
  • Ability to pass respirator exam
  • No contact lenses allowed
  • Grasps the meaning of written information and applies it to work situations
  • The ability to express oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others
  • Uses mathematical techniques to calculate data or solve practical problems
  • Uses tools, machines, and/or vehicles to complete the assigned work

As a Spray Painter a typical day might include:

  • Reviewing work assignments, special instructions and other documentation to facilitate planning of work
  • Preparing surfaces for finishing to ensure a quality, durable finish (whether wood stains or paints) which meets established conformance requirements
  • Priming surfaces with materials appropriate to the product line and performing final cleaning, washing and sanding of primed areas prior to painting
  • Communicating with Cell Lead or Production Manager regarding any issues or problems
  • Finishing surfaces according to established specifications including any touch-up work
  • Leading preventative maintenance activities through out the wet paint area. Responsible for training others the correct methods and frequencies of maintenance.
  • Maintaining a clean and orderly work area


Benefit offerings include:

  • Paid Time Off
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Generous Profit Sharing
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Spending Accounts HSA, FSA, DCFSA
  • Company Paid Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • 401k Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Safety Shoe and Safety Glasses Reimbursement

Put your passion to work in an exciting, rewarding industry that inspires innovation today!
Wenger Corporation is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
All Qualified Candidates are Encouraged to Apply