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The Paint Technician

plays a crucial role in ensuring the production of high-quality painted parts while maintaining the efficiency and compliance of

our powder coat

paint line system. This position involves assisting with technical areas as it relates to the paint system, paint guns, settings, adjustments, quality checks and implementing preventative maintenance procedures.

This role will work cross-functionally with departments to troubleshoot and drive sustainable improvements and solutions.

Additionally, you will be responsible for ensuring adherence to waste treatment regulations and environmental compliance.

This full-time

position reports directly to the

Production Supervisor

and is located at Safco's


ufacturing plant in Milford, IA.


  • Prepare and inspect powder paints for proper paint application on product and components .
  • Apply paints per manufacturing specifications ( booth and gun settings and/or adjustments ) .
  • Follow all principles and practices of paint applications per standards to ensure all are produced/coated efficiently with high quality standard.
  • Operate and maintain paint booth system and observe gauges and equipment operations to detect defects .
  • Identify and address any defects, inconsistencies, or imperfections in the painted finish through collaboration with production teams to implement corrective actions and process improvements.
  • Perform regular and preventative maintenance on the paint line system, including cleaning, lubrication, and calibration of equipment.
  • Coordinate support function resources to help t roubleshoot and repair any issues related to paint application equipmen t.
  • Coordinate with maintenance personnel to address mechanical and electrical issues promptly.
  • Coordinate vendor visits related to the Paint Line.
  • Adhere to safety guidelines and procedures and identify.
  • Understand and follow procedures dealing with parts flow and manufacturing process.
  • Assist with technical training or new painters.
  • Perform daily monitoring of wash and waste treatment systems and document all readings.
  • Implement and update procedures to ensure the paint line system operates within environmental regulations.
  • Maintain Reverse Osmosis and waste treatment systems to the company standards.
  • Maintain waste streams and file required documentation.
  • Perform and maintain burnoff system . Keep up 5S standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.






  • High school diploma or GED
  • 1-2 years of proven experience and knowledge of powder paint and maintaining paint equipment
  • Ability to understand basic mechanical and manufacturing techniques
  • Familiarity with environmental regulations and waste treatment practices
  • Must be able to distinguish colors since the job involves color inspection
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Basic computer knowledge and ability to operate a computer and access programs, make transactions, and solve simple computer functions.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail


  • Prior work experience with JDE/Oracle in a manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Chemistry background or knowledge is plus


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to lift up-to 0 pounds
  • Must be able to work in hot, humid, and cold manufacturing environment
  • Must be able to work in crowded spaces for 4+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to bend and stoop for 7+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to stand for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to walk for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to reach and grasp up to 6+ hours per shift

about our company:

Comprised of multiple companies with headquarters in New Hope, Minnesota,

Liberty Diversified International (LDI)

is a privately held company employing more than 1,900 individuals across our manufacturing facilities, production facilities and core business operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, California, and Mexico. With deep roots in the corrugated box manufacturing industry, we operate in the core markets of paper, packaging, workplace products, corrugated plastics and building products.

Since 1918, our values - Caring, Innovation, Trust and Excellence - have guided our day-to-day activities. We believe that when our employees are aligned with these values, we create superior solutions and service for our customers. The LDI family of companies includes

Liberty Packaging, Liberty Paper, Liberty Plastics (

Custom Solutions


Quarrix Building Products

) and Safco.

Liberty Diversified International is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.

Liberty Diversified International (LDI), and our family of companies, is committed to hiring, promoting and compensating all employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform their job responsibilities. LDI provides equal employment opportunity to all employees, applicants and other covered persons and complies with all applicable federal, state and local fair employment practices laws. LDI strictly prohibits any form of discrimination where ever we conduct business. Equal employment opportunity extends to all terms and conditions of employment, including, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, compensation, training, discipline, benefits and termination of employment.