Paint Touch – Up Detailing – 1st & 2nd shift (22.74+)

Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc.

Appleton, WI

About Pierce, an Oshkosh company

At Pierce Manufacturing, we build trucks that protect people and communities around the world. To our team, there is no room for anything less than providing the absolute best. Since 1913, building truck bodies on Model T Ford chassis in an old converted church has evolved to creating highly customized, carefully designed and engineering pumpers, aerials, tankers and rescue units that have no equal. Today, you'll find more than 30,000 Pierce apparatuses on the road that are making a difference in people's lives, every day. To us, every step in the process of building our trucks is personal. From innovation and expertise, to the customization and service. Our trucks are designed to perform under the toughest conditions.

With a career at Pierce Manufacturing, you can expect:
  • Competitive Pay – pay based on experience and education, minimum starting rate $22.74 per hour
    • 2nd & 3rd Shift premium of $2.00 per hour
    • Early Weekend Shift $5.00 per hour
    • Weekend Shift $6.50 per hour
    • Merit increases at 6 months, 12 months, and then annually
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
    • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability benefits, 401k plan & company match, tuition reimbursement, wellness programs, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, stock purchase program, discount program (travel, hotels, entertainment, gym memberships and so much more)
    • Effective after 30 days
  • Relocation bonus of $2,500 when relocating from outside a 50 mile radius
  • Job Stability
  • Opportunities for Career Growth
  • Hands-On Approach
  • Customer Focus
  • Culture for Fostering Teamwork
  • Respected Leaders
  • People First Culture
  • Hiring Immediately

Shift Overview:

  • Openings on all shifts with a majority of positions on 2nd shift
  • Shift times and overtime hours vary dependent on position, department, and location
  • 2nd shift: Monday – Thursday, four 10 hour days, overtime worked at the end of shift and on Friday’s
  • 3rd shift: Monday – Thursday, four 10 hour days, Overtime worked before the start of the shift and on Fridays
  • Early Weekend shift: Thursday - Saturday, 12-hour days, work 36 hours, on average work 130 days per year
  • Weekend shift: Friday - Sunday, 12-hour days, work 36 hours, on average work 130 days per year

Summary of Job Description

The positions within Painter IV / Painter – Finish Spray apply finishing paint to large and complex truck parts. Workers may perform metal finishing and masking of parts. They inspect the work of others and troubleshoot equipment and tools. They provide mentoring, training, and work instructions to new hires and/or co-workers. They must communicate with co-workers to keep and maintain a clean and safe environment.

Essential Functions

  • Communicate verbally with co-workers to keep a safe working environment
  • Train new hires
  • Instruct co-workers to complete a task
  • Be responsive to needs of co-workers and supervisors
  • Transport truck parts to and from designated areas
  • Spray paint and primer onto parts
  • Use hand and power tools to prep truck parts for the painting process
  • Assist co-workers with pushing/pulling carts filled with parts and equipment
  • Bleed lines, apply sealer, and apply paint to parts
  • Detect unpainted areas on a part that is not painted and paint over it
  • Detect and repair defects in the painted parts
  • Have knowledge in skill painting (e.g. shooting blends)
  • Hand sand, file, grind, and repaint parts and equipment when necessary
  • Caulking, taping, and hanging of parts
  • Metal finish, sand, grind, flatten parts for the painting process
  • Complete finish work including painting and touch-up painting
  • Apply primer to larger truck parts (e.g. truck frames, doors, and subassembly parts)
  • Wipe down body parts of a truck and apply multiple coats of paint to the part
  • Rotate between painting, sanding, and taping parts and equipment
  • Troubleshoot tools and equipment
  • Quality checks on finish painted parts
  • Sweep and clean work area and equipment
  • Must maintain a safe and clean work environment

Marginal Work Functions

*These functions may be considered essential based on location, position, and other factors.

  • Use of a computer to read blue prints on parts*
  • Work overtime if needed*
  • Use of 7-9 step ladders to spray primer and paint on top of truck parts*
  • Mixing paint and emptying waste paint*
  • Operating a forklift*
  • Regulating paint kitchen and dumping waste paint*

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent education
  • Six years of experience with automotive painting

Preferred Qualifications to complete Essential Functions

  • Associates Degree in Auto Body repair or related area

Key Abilities Needed to Complete Essential Functions

*All positions require the ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. Detailed physical job analysis available upon request.

  • Perform assigned tasks
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions
  • Teach, train, mentor new hires and co-workers on new tasks
  • Inspire co-workers to get task completed
  • Use and wear personal protective equipment as indicated by the task or environment
  • See variety of paint colors for painting truck parts
  • Differentiate shades of paint colors
  • Evenly apply primer and paint to parts and understand the quality of painting parts
  • Examine finished painted trucks for quality assurance
  • Assist co-workers with lifting parts and tools
  • Hear safety alarms and other co-workers
  • Inspect defects on parts
  • Repair tools and equipment
  • Special paint parts (e.g. shooting blend)
  • Push/pull a cart or dolly with parts
  • Maintain balance on stairs, stools, and on wet slippery surfaces
  • Paint certain areas on a part while crouching, kneeling, sitting, or in other awkward positions
  • Perform safe lifting of equipment, parts, and tools
  • Climb steps to reach area that needs painting
  • Read blue prints off of a computer
  • Carry spray and painting tools for an extended period of time
  • Individually lift and manipulate parts/equipment weighing up to 75 pounds from 18” to shoulder height
  • Use both hands to perform the task safely
  • Read prints, work orders, and measuring tools
  • Detect hazardous materials near or around the work area
  • Remember task sequence and safety constraint

Oshkosh is committed to working with and offering reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please contact us at: 920-502-3009 or

Oshkosh Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Information collected regarding categories as provided by law will in no way affect the decision regarding an employment application.

Oshkosh Corporation will not discharge or in any manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Oshkosh Corporation's legal duty to furnish information.

Certain positions with Oshkosh Corporation require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations or the Export Administration Regulations. Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. Persons," as defined in these regulations. Generally, a "U.S. Person" is a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or granted asylum.