Oshkosh Defense - Paint Prepper

Post-Hire Training

Recruitment #10-464-05


In Cooperation with  
Spartanburg Technical College 
is assisting with the recruitment and training for

Oshkosh Defense

Join our Oshkosh Defense Spartanburg Assembly team!

Oshkosh Defense stands behind those who dedicate their lives to protecting others. As an industry-leading vehicle manufacturer, every day we strive to meet or exceed our customers' ever-changing needs with next generation technologies and advanced systems.  We operate with unparalleled commitment to those who depend on our products and services worldwide to perform their missions.

Potential employment opportunities exist for the new Oshkosh Defense facility in Spartanburg:

Paint Prepper

The Paint Prepper is responsible for wiping, sanding, and inspecting all parts to be painted, as well as plugging and masking all parts. Other required tasks include blowing water, shot blow of area, and operation of overhead hoist to hang parts.

Essential Duties:
  • Wipe, sand, inspect all parts, up to and, including preparation of painted parts for paint repair
  • Plug and mask all parts and blow all excess water and shot from cavities within the parts to allow for proper paint adhesion and needs to be familiar with the operation of the overhead hoist for hanging parts.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment in compliance with safety procedures, rules, and proper 5S standards. Demonstrate best practices to follow all safe procedures in assembling and testing of all models/products in assigned function
  • Inspect completed parts for quality, validate components to meet production and quality standards
  • Assist in driving back defects to the point of origin along with facilitation of corrective actions 
  • Maintain inventory levels by identifying, labeling, stocking, and recording materials and supplies where applicable
  • Other duties, as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Basic computer, math, and reading skills
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to a changing environment and processes
  • Must be able to follow established methods and procedures and perform work accordingly
  • Ability to communicate with leadership and fellow team members in both written and verbal forms at a level above standard 
  • Must be team oriented 
  • Ability to work independently
Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least six months experience in automotive manufacturing (preferably in a Paint department)
  • Previous paint experience (at least six months)
  • High School Diploma/GED or certification program in equivalent field
Oshkosh Defense (Spartanburg Assembly Plant) offers competitive benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, and company provided life insurance as well as family planning benefits.


Hourly Pay for Paint Prepper begins at $17.48


Computer access available at SC Works - Spartanburg 110 Commerce St., Spartanburg SC 29302
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 Or your local SC Works office

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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