Laborer – Painting & Coating

TX - Houston

Posting Date


Report to

Production Supervisor

FLSA Status

Hourly, Non-exempt

Business Unit


Close Date

Open until filled

Get ready to grow with us!

Northwest Pipe Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer of water infrastructure products and with over 50 years of experience, we’re just getting started! Our business is growing, and we’re looking for great people to grow with us. We’re immediately seeking a LaborerPainting and Coating to join our ParkUSA team in Houston, Texas.

We Offer
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential (2x per year)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Safety Footwear and Eyewear Voucher (Day 1 of Employment)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement
  • Values-Driven Culture Committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety
Our Values
  • Accountability is evident when we do what we say we are going to do and people accept responsibility for their actions. We do not point fingers and blame others. We own our actions.
  • Commitment is not only promising to do something, but actually investing in the necessary effort and actions to make it happen.
  • Teamwork is essential for competing in a challenging and constantly changing business environment. Working together across all job functions is critical to achieving our success.


About the Job

Under frequent supervision, the role performs general labor work.  Assists in the departmental housekeeping and safety efforts and works collaboratively with other members of the department and production counterparts to ensure production workflow.

Essential Functions & Major Responsibilities
  • Follows all safety and company policies / procedures and promotes a safe culture
  • Complies with all OSHA safety requirements, work rules and regulations
  • Wear all required personal protective equipment
  • Maintain all required paperwork
  • Inspects, cleans and performs basic preventative maintenance on machines and equipment
  • Maintain housekeeping within all production, storage and waste areas
  • Follows all work instructions, procedures and job safety analysis (JSA’s)
  • Identify and report any unsafe working conditions or equipment
  • Effectively communicate issues to management
  • Performs various general labor work including shoveling, clean up and removal of damaged product
  • Operation of hand tools and equipment
  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is necessary in order to perform the essential functions of this position
Secondary Responsibilities
  • Receives OTJ to apply various processes to perform a duty by machine and/or hand application
  • May also cross train to learn how to apply and operate machines / equipment
  • Cement/plastics finishing
  • Inspect product before and after processes
  • Cleans and inspects machines
  • Loads and unloads product in machinery in a safe manner
  • Operate forklift and skip loader
  • Ensures pipe is cleaned prior to entering processes
  • Inspects and maintains machinery to ensure production of quality product
  • Reading of drawings
  • Properly identify (mark) pipe with the use of spray paint or stamps
  • Participate in inventory
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Capable of following all safety requirements, work rules and regulations
  • Ability to comprehend and follow instructions
  • Must be able to learn how to operate a machine / equipment
  • Ability to read gauges and watching guides
  • Ability to obtain and maintain forklift certification if required
  • Basic mathematics skills and the ability to solve basic mathematic problems
  • Requires experience with hand and power tools
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Prefer experience in a heavy manufacturing environment


Full list of anticipated physical demands for this position and detail on our work environment is available on our application portal. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Our organization maintains a drug-free workplace. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successful passing of a drug test and background check.

Northwest Pipe Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Northwest Pipe Company reserves the right to close the position, with or without notice, if a qualified candidate is identified prior to the close date.

Sounds Like You?

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