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Thermal Product Solutions Painter/Powder Coater/Grinder/ Polisher, Second Shift in New Columbia, Pennsylvania

Do you want more than just a job? If you are looking for a great career opportunity you've come to the right place! We are currently hiring and seeking talented individuals to join our growing team! We offer competitive wages, a great benefit package plus the ability to grow and learn new things!


If you aren't familiar with us, TPS is located in New Columbia, PA, and is a leader in thermal processing products and test solutions.  We design and manufacture industrial and laboratory ovens and furnaces, and environmental temperature cycling and stability test chambers. Our product brands include Blue M, Gruenberg, Tenney and Lunaire.  TPS provides equipment to a broad range of customers in different industries, such as, defense, aerospace, electronics, biotech, medical, pharmaceutical, lab animal science, energy, transportation, communications, commercial heat treating, die casting, agriculture, and materials processing.


We offer great benefits including: 

  • Medical, dental and vision insurances
  • paid vacation and company holiday time
  • 401k with employer match and immediate vesting
  • Employee training programs, tuition assistance and career growth opportunities!

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This is a second shift position.  Second shift hours are Monday through Friday from 2:30PM to 11:00PM.  A $1.00 per hour shift differential is also being offered.

*Summary: *This position is responsible for all operations related to grinding, polishing and prepping items for the painting, and also being able to perform painting and powder coating operations by performing the following duties: 

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*Essential Duties and Responsibilities *include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Able to determine materials in need of grinding, selecting proper grinding tool and grit disk.


``` - Prepares and preps all parts (standard or special) with filler material to ensure a smooth finish and grinds piece to provide a quality surface for finishing. - Cleans all parts and products in proper manner to ensure good paint adhesion. - Review order quote, order entry document, general assembly and part details to determine proper color paint and mix special paints as required for each product. - Operate wet spray equipment, siphon feed pressure pot and diaphragm pump. - Able to apply standard product finishes ensuring complete coverage on all product. - Able to review own work and proceeds to correct any defects before product moves to the next department. - Cleans and repairs spray equipment to ensure it is operational and working properly. - Able to perform both wet spray paint and powder coat painting applications - Examines and feels surface of work piece for defects.   - Selects grade of abrasive belt, wheel, or disk according to specifications, knowledge of abrasives, and condition of metal, and attaches to grinder. - Starts grinder and moves it over surface of work piece to remove scratches, laminated metal, excess weld material/burs.  - Polishes all weld seams to a seamless finish on flat surfaces, paying close attention to detail - Finishes all corner weld seams to a smooth-rounded seems; no corners.   - Finishes all stainless steel oven/chamber parts (interior trays and control units) via finish grinder. - Transfers various sized stainless steel chambers from welding to grinding or finishing area. - Replaces worn abrasive disks, wheels, and belts.


*Supervisory Responsibilities: *This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

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*Qualifications: *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 o perform the essential functions.

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*Education and/or Experience: *One to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience painting in the auto body industry is desirable.


*Language Skills: *Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.


*Mathematical Skills: *Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.   Able to accurately measure with a tape measure and square to 1/32" and convert decimals to fractions.


*Reasoning Ability: *Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

*Computer Skills:  *Basic knowledge of computers to log in, and navigate to access job folders to view documents to retrieve paint specifications may be necessary.


*Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  *Forklift certification may be required or a willingness to obtain one.

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Other Qualifications: Ability to distinguish stainless steel, carbon steel and aluminum and read blue prints and schematics.  Must be willing work overtime on an as-needed basis to maintain production deadlines. Able to wear and use a respirator is required for this job.

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*Physical Demands: *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.  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, climb (ladders), or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and /or move 5-25 pounds and occasionally lift and /or move up to 50 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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*Work Environment: *The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.