Paint Line Operator

Manufacturing Faribault, Minnesota


$1000 SIGN ON BONUS  - $500 paid at the completion of 30 days and $500 after 90 days! 

1st Shift: Monday-Thursday work schedule, 10-hour days.  6:00am-4:30pm. OT is worked on Fridays, as needed. $18.50/hr starting hourly wage.


To efficiently load, unload and manually paint KBAR parts to meet the quality standard of the products.


  • Loads and unloads product on/off the paint conveyor line.
  • Assists in touch up painting by using the paint guns to reach areas that have not been coated by the automatic paint process.
  • Calculates the number of finished products completed during the shift.
  • Assists in all designated areas within the facility (including assembly) as determined by current work in process and supervisor.
  • Maintains a neat and orderly work area.
  • Completes a work card daily and turn into the supervisor at the end of the shift.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of important developments, potential problems and related information necessary for effective management.
  • Performs all other duties as apparent or assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing/fabrication facility preferred
  • Previous experience with powder coat paint preferred
  • Strong mathematical ability
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • Ability to relate well with others and work as a team member
  • Demonstrates Northern Tool + Equipment’s 12 Core Competencies.


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.

  • Frequently required to use hands to handle objects.
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Ability to operate various types of forklift
  • Ability to stand for 8 hours a day.
  • Ability to consistently lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to rarely lift up to 10 pounds, 75 pounds.


Direct: No supervisory responsibilities


  • Protective footwear (steel-toe boots/shoes)
  • Protective eyewear (safety glasses)
  • Protective hearing devices in designated areas

Northern Tool + Equipment is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.