Paint Manager

Smeal Fire Apparatus Co.
Job Description
SUMMARY: The Paint Manager position is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the paint team members with a focus on safety, quality, productivity, and continuous improvement for Smeal Fire Apparatus Co., Spartan’s Emergency Response Division.


  • Maintain department compliance within O.S.H.A. and E.P.A. standards
  • Consistently model a positive attitude and demonstrate a “can do” mindset
  • Conduct small and large team meetings to communicate department performance to the KPI’s
  • Train, or facilitate the training of, new paint associates in all aspects of their job function
  • Administer policies and procedures
  • Communicate and support strict adherence to quality standards on a daily basis
  • Ensure efficient location of materials
  • Monitor scrap for undue waste
  • Prepare reject tags, as required, and manage this process per policy
  • Monitor and improve the management of inventory
  • Improving safety, quality, delivery, and cost
  • Identify root cause and implement corrective action where gaps to the goals exist
  • Support new and current team member activities – hiring, performance, management, transfers, promotions and disciplinary processes
  • Manage vacation approvals, time card approval, daily and weekly overtime, hiring, and training.
  • Motivate, coach, reward, and discipline associates being supervised; resolve personnel issues
  • Maintain a high degree of visibility and access to associates on shop floor throughout the shift
  • Schedule work assignments to maximize production efficiency
  • Develop and monitor staffing plans to execute the schedule on time at the planned MPU or better
  • Meet or exceed production goals
  • Maintain a clean and safe department
  • Implement paint process improvements
  • Support 5S initiatives
  • Communicate with cross-functional teams (engineering, materials, purchasing, sales, etc.) to resolve issues
  • Build and maintain relationships with vendors
  • Work in close proximity with customer, as needed
  • Solve complex problems with minimal assistance


  • Minimum of five years automotive/manufacturing paint experience with demonstrated leadership skills required
  • Clean driving record
  • Positive attitude
  • Proven ability to plan and handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Creative and innovative team player
  • Intermediate computer skills are required
  • Demonstrated experience in personnel management
  • Versatile, flexible, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
  • Strong:
    • Communication skills, verbal and written
    • Leadership attributes and interpersonal skills
    • Organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
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