Paint Technician - Riverbend Industries Paint Technician - Riverbend Industries

Paint Technician

Company Summary

Managed through the Riverbend Industries portfolio, Global Flow Products d/b/a American Wheatley HVAC is a leading manufacturer of ASME-certified stock and custom hydronic tanks and a distributor of related values and other HVAC components used across a wide array of industrial applications across the United States. American Wheatley HVAC leverages more than forty years of experience, a robust assortment of specialty HVAC hydronic systems and technology, and a commitment to speedy, quality work to ensure clients receive the right product for their jobs.


Riverbend Industries (RBI) is a private family-owned portfolio holding company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The portfolio is primarily comprised of several small, independently operated, previously family-run businesses in the light manufacturing and distribution sectors. The portfolio is a long-term holder of its investments/assets and plans to grow both organically and through acquisitions into the foreseeable future.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Spray painting of hydro equipment
  • Main painting duties include: laying down equipment, cleaning and washing, mixing paint, and spraying it on the equipment
  • Opportunity to learn more positions on the floor
  • Comply with all company policies and regulatory requirements
  • Conducting quality assurance checks to confirm meets specifications
  • Determine work sequence
  • Complete assignments based on production needs
  • Understand procedures and processes for department 
  • Contribute ideas to improve or optimize procedures
  • Follow company process standards, procedures and company policies in the shop including PPE use, proper part handling, and warehouse organization and cleanliness
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Attendance – Reports to work as scheduled. Follows established procedures for breaks. Notifies supervisor in advance of scheduling changes
  • Dependability – Extent to which employee demonstrates a positive attitude and promotes cooperation with supervisors, peers, and others
  • 5S – Extent to which the employee keeps their work area clean and orderly after each shift. Cleans and organizes during extended down time
  • Work Attitude and Stewardship – Extent to which employee demonstrates a positive attitude and promotes cooperation with supervisors, peers and others. They also focus on utilizing company resources as a good steward
  • Job Knowledge – Understand duties, responsibilities and has ability to use materials as needs with the level of proficiency required to accomplish the work 
  • Initiative – Ability to be self-directed, efficient, creative and resourceful. Assumes extra work and adapts quickly to new responsibilities
  • Quantity and Quality of Work – Amount of work completed in work week with accuracy and care for customer
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making – Extent to which the employee can assess a problem and offer solutions for resolution

Education & Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Previous warehouse experience a plus 
  • Forklift experience, preferred
  • Proven ability to safely operate shop equipment

Skills & Characteristics

  • Experience with industrial painting and desire to become better with your skill
  • Steady, precise hands
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-motivated (able to work with little direction)
  • Desire to learn other areas of the shop 

Physical Requirements

  • Ability and willingness to perform/comply with following: 
  • Willing and able to work outside in manufacturing/warehouse environment with varying temperatures
  • Willing to work alone a high percentage of the time
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Willing to work in a manufacturing environment with dust, fumes, oils and where noise levels can be high

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