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  • Elgin, IL 60120

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Prep/Prime Painter - 2nd Shift

Federal Signal • Elgin, IL

Posted 4 days ago

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Travel - None
Automotive - Motor Vehicles - Parts, Industrial, Manufacturing


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Job Description

Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE:FSS) provides products and services to protect people and our planet. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer and manufacturer of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates two groups: Environmental Solutions and Safety and Security Systems. For more information on Federal Signal, visit:

Federal Signal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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We have an immediate opening for a temp to permanent Prep/Prime position on 1st shift.


Under direct supervision, perform work based upon supervisor direction to sort and prepare parts for painting process.


  • Prepare manufactured parts for finish painting by performing one or more of the following items: power washing, grinding, masking, and sanding.

  • Organize and transport identified part into assigned area Sort, load and organize identified parts onto conveyor system in an efficient manner.

  • Sort and load identified part onto conveyor system in an efficient manner.

  • Using appropriate tools, blast prepared parts to prepare finish for painting process

  • Input and scan work order data into MRP/JDE system using RF scanner, keyboard and mouse.

  • Meet predetermined daily/weekly/monthly production schedule and ensure parts are completed and ready for production stations.

  • Follow all procedures and processes in accordance to apply paint to manufactured parts and produce a defect-free product.Complete required in-process inspection, repair/correct any defect and resolve any quality issues with other departments as required.

  • Follow and comply with all safety and personal protective equipment requirements.

  • Actively participate in continuous improvement of our products and processes to better serve our customers and improve the overall profitability of the company.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Be able to lift a maximum of 50 lbs.

  • Must be able to pass Fork Lift Certification process

  • Ability to use pallet jack and overhead crane preferred.

In addition to excellent career growth opportunities, Federal Signal Corporation offers a wide array of benefits including: annual bonus potential, insurance (life, medical, dental, vision), paid holidays, paid vacation, 401(k) with matching contributions and tuition reimbursement. We provide our employees with a smoke-free, drug-free workplace.
Job ID: 1752
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