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Siemens Industrial Painter in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Family: Manufacturing

Req ID: 335502

Position Overview

Siemens Mobility is seeking to hire a Paint Technician to be responsible for operating or monitoring painting machines to paint surfaces of equipment (rail gears/motor casings). We are responsible for making sure that standards are met and may need to work directly with supervisors or engineers to resolve any production issues.


• Mix paints to match specifications, stirring or thinning paints, using spatulas or power mixing equipment.

• Dispose of hazardous waste in an appropriate manner.

• Remove grease, dirt, paint, or rust from vehicle surfaces in preparation for paint application, using abrasives, solvents, brushes, blowtorches, washing tanks or sandblasters.

• Spray prepared surfaces with specified amounts of primers and finish coatings.

• Monitor painting operations to identify flaws, such as blisters or streaks, and correct their causes.

• Remove accessories from equipment and mask surfaces with tape or paper to protect them from paint as required.

• Disassemble, clean, and reassemble sprayers or power equipment, using solvents, wire brushes, and cloths.

• Select the appropriate spray gun system for the material being applied.

• Clean up working areas and inventory tools.

• Conduct 6S audits and safety walks.

Work Activities:

• Mix ingredients to create specific finishes and apply protective coatings or finishes to work-pieces or products.

• Select and load production input materials. Monitor equipment operation to ensure that products are not flawed.

• Adjust and inspect equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products.

• Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

• Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to enter data or process information.

• Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

• Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things using established standards and safety.

• Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, cranes, and hoist.

• Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

Knowledge, Skills, And Education:

• Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics, and their applications.

• Ability to communicate effectively in English (read, speak, write)

• Knowledge of environmental health and safety regulations and procedures.

• Knowledge of product, workmanship standards, and assembly procedures.

• Basic knowledge of computer software applications.

• Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

• Knowledge of machines, power tools, and hand tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and operator level maintenance. This will include exhaust units, respirators, robotic paint equipment, cranes and hoist equipment

• Lean Manufacturing – Knowledge of basic lean principles and techniques for optimizing processes and eliminating waste.

• HS diploma or equivalent required

• Must be able to successfully pass a basic painting skills test.

Why you'll love working for Siemens!

  • Freedom and healthy work-life balance– Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, HSA/FSA, Commuter Benefits – starting Day 1!

  • Solve the world's most significant problems – Be part of exciting and innovative projects.

  • Engaging, challenging, and fast-evolving, pioneering technological environment.

  • Competitive total rewards package.

  • Please contribute to our social responsibility initiatives focused on access to education, access to technology, sustaining communities, and making a positive impact on the community.

  • Opportunities to contribute your innovative ideas and get paid for them! Please take advantage of our Tuition Reimbursement program, Mentor Programs, and your development through online learning.

  • Employee perks and discounts in addition to our 401k match and generous Paid Time Off

  • Diversity and inclusivity focused – Just named on the Forbes 2022 Best Employers for Diversity list!

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility, Inc

Experience Level: Early Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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