Painter/Yard Helper

Location: Billings, MT
Painter/Yard Helper
Who are we?
American Steel is a steel fabrication facility in Billings catering to small to mid-sized commercial and industrial construction projects. We pride ourselves in our abilities to meet our commitment to schedules regardless of size or scope. We deliver our product "When Promised as Promised". We take pride in producing and delivering a quality product. Come join our team!
What are we looking for?
We are looking for a Painter/Yard Helper who is self-motivated and can perform high level quality work in painting/yard areas. Someone who can use heavy and light duty equipment to move structural steel members.  This individual will stage material, plans truck loads, help with off-loading of raw materials and loading of our finished steel products. The Helper is responsible for light repairs and maintaining equipment including forklifts, chainsaws, hand tools, etc. Will help painters prep, mask and coat material.
What will you do?
  • Operates a variety of heavy duty equipment including forklifts and indoor bridge cranes to move raw, unfinished and painted materials.
  • Maintains material handling equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements.
  • Keeps maintenance and repair records.
  • Maintains sage and clean work environment to keeping yard area neat, clean, and organized; complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Completes reports by entering required information.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Directs placement of finished material onto semi-trailers from ground and/or trailer.
  • Sands, scrapes, scrubs, wipes, and solvent washes steel surfaces in preparation for painting using a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Tapes and masks area required to be free of coatings.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as directed by Supervision/Management.
What do we require?
  • Operate and sue required tools and equipment skillfully and safely.
  • Read, write and understand the English language.
  • Communicate clearly with supervisors, peers and subordinates.
  • Perform basic arithmetic including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions.
  • Ability to receive instruction and work with our team members.
  • Time Management and Planning skills – ability to work under deadlines.
  • Ability to coordinate and organize tasks and projects.
  • Make recommendations for process improvements.
  • Safety Management.
Special Requirements:
  • Punctuality and Reliability – This position requires early am start times.
  • Must be able to perform heavy physical labor requiring frequent lifting of up to 50 lbs unassisted and occasional lifting up to 75 lbs unassisted.
  • Must be able to tolerate outdoor work in all weather conditions; long periods of standing/walking on uneven and/or irregular surfaces including concrete floors, gravel, asphalt, dirt, snow and ice; position involves bending, stooping, standing, squatting, climbing, walking and requires full unrestricted use of both arms, both hands, both legs and both feet.
  • Must be able to safely operate heavy tools and equipment (hand, power, and mobile); must be able to handle hazardous materials in a safe manner.
**This is a FULL TIME position! American Steel Shop and Yard hours are 5:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday – Friday (50 hours). Weekend work will be required as needed to fulfill contract and job obligations. Additional hours may occasionally be scheduled at the end of the work day for truck loading/off-loading.
**All applicants must be able to pass pre-employment and random drug / alcohol screens.
**This Job Description was created in part by the Avitus Group through our Job Advertising Service. Avitus Group is a Professional Services organization focused on helping companies Simplify, Strengthen, and Grow their business. This Advertisement is a part of our Recruiting Services as we assist our clients with finding the right talent for their hiring needs. This job opportunity is for and with the client listed above and not with the Avitus Group.**
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