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Paint Spray / Powder Technician A fantastic opportunity to join one of the world's leading manufacturers of mobile elevated work platforms, with over 550 employees in the UK and USA, alongside a vast dealer network across over 60 countries worldwide. This is a hands on role shot blasting, fully preparing, wet spraying and powder coating a range of chassis and ancillary components / materials. Responsibilities: Interpreting technical & safety data sheets to ensure; - Correct coverage and gloss level achieved - Correct mix of ratios of paints, thinners & hardeners are achieved Understanding spray / powder gun functions & able to strip down clean and re-assemble; Setting up spray / powder guns and equipment to compensate for; - Different type of surface (bare metal/ undercoat/rework); - Different paint types & viscosities Powdering direct to bare metal from a provided set process, and to undercoat components to achieve 'Right First Time' results; Spraying 2K topcoats over wet primers achieving 'Right First Time' results; Completing various planned Maintenance tasks on all Paint Spraying, Powder Coating & Preparation equipment; Achieving high quality standards on both small jigged components to complex larger chassis'; Maintain a clean environment within the department; Use correct/defined consumables for preparation & sanding of metal & polymer components before paint / powder application. Skilled in masking & reworking painted / powder coated parts; Identifying material surface defects on parts prior paint / powder and repairing using adequate products; Masking, final paint / powder preparation, handling parts on and off paint / powder runways. Moving of chassis parts in and out of paint / powder booths / ovens. Qualifications & Experience: Experience in spraying or powder coating to understand the effects of poor preparation and/or poor paint / powder application can have in terms of inconsistent film thickness, gloss levels, orange peel appearance & colour variations; And/or; Experience of wet painting primer and gloss and/or wet interzinc primer using airless, air assisted and hvlp systems, primer and gloss paint (2pack systems), preferably within a manufacturing or car industry; An appreciation of the Health & Safety hazards within a paint shop, specifically Isocyanates & flammable liquids. Experienced in using & maintaining air fed respiratory equipment; Experience of operating within a lean manufacturing/continuous improvement team environment; Shot blasting experience beneficial; Welding knowledge would be an added advantage, but not essential; Ability to read, write and communicate at all levels in English. About You: Committed team player with emphasis on flexibility, productivity and be focused on continuous improvement; Must be prepared to work regular overtime; High attention to detail; Understanding the effects poor maintenance of spray and powder equipment can have on quality