Oshkosh Defense - Paint Technician III

Post-Hire Training

Recruitment #10-464-10


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 Technician III

The Paint Tech III 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. The Paint Tech III will lead, coach, and train in all areas of the paint process.

Essential Duties:
These duties are not meant to be all inclusive and other duties may be assigned.
  • 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
  • Assist in training the knowledge and skills of paint processes and equipment functions
  • Lead team in various functions, as necessary
  • Responsible for PT/ED (Pre-treatment/E-Coat) and WWT (Water Treatment)
  • Other duties, as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
  • At least 4+ years’ experience in automotive manufacturing
  • Previous paint processing experience (at least 2-3 years)
  • Expert level of 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 (incl formulas)
  • Ability to communicate with leadership and fellow team members in both written and verbal forms at a level above standard 
  • Must be team oriented and provide guidance and support to Paint technicians
  • Ability to effectively lead, coach, inspire, develop, and motivate Paint team(s)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Five years’ experience in automotive manufacturing (preferably in a Paint department)
  • Proficient in safe operation of pneumatic tools such as a sander
  • High School Diploma/GED, Apprenticeship program, or certification program in equivalent field
  • Certification (ASE) or equivalent specialized or on-the-job training
  • Previous experience in a leadership or coaching role
  • Leading: Ability to exert influence through direction and guidance
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 Technician III begins at $26.27


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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