Paint Operator

United States of America
SWU Tulsa
Full Time



With more than 120 operations and approximately 20,000 employees worldwide, Precision Castparts Corp. is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, we are the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. We also manufacture extruded seamless pipe, fittings, and forgings for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials for the casting and forging industries. With such critical applications, we insist on quality and dependability – not just in the materials and products we make, but in the people we recruit.

PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

In 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by Chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

Southwest United Industries Tulsa operates from a 100,000 square feet modern and well-maintained facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Former headquarters for Southwest United Industries (prior to acquisition), the site offers single source metal finishing for newly manufactured parts and for repair and overhaul applications.

Services include:

  • Anodizing
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Painting
  • Plating
  • Shot Peening
  • Thermal Spray
  • Machining/Grinding


Southwest United Industries was acquired by Precision Castparts Corp. in December, 2012.

For the past 70 years the vision of Southwest United Industries has remained consistent; "To be the best full-service, single-source, metal finishing company in North America."  

Position Summary:

Selected candidates for a Level One Painter position, following classroom instruction and 30-60 days practical training, level 1 candidates can be expected to successfully apply an assortment of water and solvent reducible corrosion resistant epoxy primers on a diversity of substrates and simple product configurations, (geometries) using conventional HVLP equipment in pressure, siphon and gravity fed variants. These operators will be expected to maintain terminal equipment in good working order throughout the production cycle. The level 1 candidate will be expected to control wet/dry film coating thicknesses IAW noted prescribed requirements. These individuals will typically be cross qualified in relevant support functions such as racking, turning and sanding operations as well as equipment maintenance and paint mixing operations. As a condition of assignment, level 1 painter candidates may be expected to process product controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or Export Administration Regulations. As such these candidates may be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship, Legal Permanent Residence or protected status as a Non-Citizen National of the U.S.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing and assimilating work instructions specific to paint type, dimensional tolerance and thickness considerations.
  • Loading, adjustment and light maintenance of conventional HVLP coating equipment in remote pressure, siphon and gravity fed variants.
  • Successful application of primary organic finishes to a variety of substrates and part configurations.
  • Understanding and maintaining best safety practices in accordance with prescribed directives.
  • Will require use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during certain tasks (goggles, safety glasses, aprons, boots, gloves, hearing protection, etc) and be expected to comply with safety directives and policy.
  • Will be exposed to chemicals/solvents, occasional fumes, and moderate noise level.
  • Position also includes the performance of various duties related to collection and/or storage of Hazardous Waste
    • Use of the type of PPE required for the particular work task(s).
    • Proper disposal of used PPE to work center containers.
    • Proper transfer of work center containers to the correct Hazardous Waste Storage location.
    • Proper work practice and labeling for Waste Collection and Waste Containers.
    • Familiarity with facility emergency procedures and Hazardous Waste Contingency Plan.
    • Knowledge of processes to facilitate environmental reporting, meeting disposal requirements, or compliance with Hazardous Waste Regulation.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent hand/eye coordination, practical skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent vision whether or not corrected including normal color vision.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work alone or as a member of a team, good cooperative skills.
  • Ability to utilize necessary safety equipment such as grade D air hoods/masks, Tyvek suits, neoprene gloves, and safety eyewear.
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods with limited movement.


 Required Experience:


 Level of Education:


  • General Standard education including the ability to read and write in English.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

This requisition is closed to applications.