OR - Portland

Posting Date


Report to

Production Supervisor

FLSA Status

Hourly, Non-exempt

Business Unit

Steel Pressure Pipe

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 Painter I to join our Northwest Pipe team in Portland, OR.

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

Inspects, prepares and moves pipe for paint patch operations. Operates paint, tape and sandblasting machine safely and efficiently to create quality product. Under ongoing supervision, applies paint patch, load and unload pipe, mix paint materials, grind product, and modify product required by the facility.

Essential Functions & Major Responsibilities
  • Helps load, unload, and move product, materials and equipment safely and efficiently on or off vehicles.
  • Prepares vehicles and equipment for loads.
  • Mixes cement and prepares material for patchwork.
  • Performs cement labor as needed by lead person and supervisor.
  • Cuts materials in a safe manner to ensure safe transport of product and equipment.
  • Counts and marks all materials.
  • Loads and unloads product in the paint and tape machine area.
  • Assists in diagnosing problems associated with the patching, taping and painting of product.
  • Inspects and maintains paint and sandblasting machine to ensure production of quality product.
  • Inventories and maintains supplies.
  • Loads paint product on paint machine in a safe manner.
  • Operates poly paint machine in a safe manner
  • Operates forklift and other product handling equipment.
  • Follows ISO procedures
  • Ensures pipe is cleaned prior to entering paint machine area.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to ready, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • High School degree or GED or equivalent or six months to one year related experience and/or training/or equivalent combination of education and experience.


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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