Progressive Recovery Inc.
  • 27-Feb-2019 to 28-Apr-2019 (CST)
  • Operations
  • Dupo, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Build It- The Paint/Hydro/Blast Technician is a key member of the team that tests and prepares our equipment for finishing prior to shipping and installation at customer sites. This is one of the final steps in the build process before completion and delivery.

Own it- The Technician will own ensuring our products are ready and finished for customer use. They will follow proper cleaning, testing and finishing procedures to guarantee proper function and readiness.

Key Responsibilities & Functions


  • Select and mix coating liquid to produce desired color
  • Mix supplied coating materials with thinners to obtain proper consistency
  • Apply bond coats and standard finishes to a variety of parts or products, using spray gun or brush
  • Spray surfaces of machines, manufactured products, or working area with protective or decorative material such as paint, enamel, glaze, gel-coat, or lacquer
  • Paint and use of various epoxy and industrial coatings when required
  • Perform painting operations which call for unusual finished specifications involving the mixing of paints to achieve desired finish


  • Perform hydro blast cleaning and preparation of equipment
  • Hydrostatically test and inspect tanks to locate leaks in welds and fittings, under pressure, including non-code vessels
  • Hydrostatically test tanks by plugging openings and filling each tank with water and pressure
  • Visually check each tank for leaks and identify leaks as applicable
  • Visually inspect tank's fitting and brackets for proper welds


  • Perform tasks associated with high pressure blasting, tank cleaning
  • Perform various labor intensive activities in all weather conditions throughout the shift
  • Work in atmospheres with low clearances, confined spaces and at heights
  • Operate light and heavy equipment including: skid steers, forklifts, pressure washers, lifts and overhead cranes
  • Clean metal and nonmetal surfaces through use of sandblasting equipment to prepare equipment for painting and processing through the shop
  • Adjust varied amounts and mixtures of abrasive compounds and set controls to regulate amount of abrasive material flowing through sandblasting gun
  • Perform timed traverse or repeat adjustments of turntable movements (forward, swivel and reverse) or optimum positioning of moderate/large metal or nonmetal assemblies to determine the most extensive and/or precise nozzle openings
  • Determine the sweeping direction of blast over difficult internal or external surfaces without damage to equipment/facilities and without injury to coworkers

Job Requirements

  • One to five years of experience as a Painter/Sandblaster in industrial manufacturing, construction, or maintenance field setting is a must
  • Experience with light and heavy equipment including: skid steers, forklifts, pressure washers, lifts and overhead cranes is required
  • Must be able to work independently, have effective communication skills, be self-motivated and detail orientated
  • Flexible the demands of the position are widely varied must have the ability to think on your feet, shift between jobs and assist in any area of the shop, at any time, as needed
  • Excellent attendance a must able to work overtime when required
  • Strong knowledge of safe work practices; employees must also demonstrate a willingness to embrace personal responsibility for safety on the job

Physical Requirements

  • Climbing Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  • Stooping Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  • Kneeling Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Reaching Extending hands and arms in any direction
  • Standing Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Lifting Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
  • Grasping Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Talking Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discrimination in sound.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity
  • Repetitive motions Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Able to enter confined space openings of sixteen inches minimum
  • Heavy work Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • The worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions: Inside, protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. Outside will be subject to varied weather conditions.
  • The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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