Production Tech I-Paint (1st shift)

Manitowoc, WI - Manufacturing, 1400 S 41st St, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States of America Req #990
Thursday, April 15, 2021
At KI, we believe knowing our customers helps us serve them better. We listen. We observe. We understand that each customer has unique needs. So, we pride ourselves on helping our customers make smart  furniture decisions by offering expert advice, design options and personalized solutions.

Since 1941, we’ve positioned KI as the furniture company that best understands the furniture industry and is committed to providing customers with the smart solutions. By targeting specific markets with solutions for business furniture, university furniture, educational furniture, healthcare furniture and government furniture, we can quickly respond to our customers’ unique needs – including the choice to procure furniture according to what fits their ordering and fulfillment process. That’s why we say we offer far more than furniture. We’re Furnishing Knowledge.

***** $1,000 sign on bonus! ******

As a Production Technician in the Paint Department employees are responsible for hanging parts/hooks on the paint line, taking hooks off as needed, applying powder coat paint to the product, performing color changes and taping product coming off the paint line. The paint line Technicians support the assembly cells & provide them with needed product to meet their final assembly schedules

Production Activities:

  • Hang hooks & parts on the paint line following identified priorities
  • Manually apply powder paint to production parts
  • Perform paint color changeovers
  • Tape parts coming down from line to protect from scratches
  • Inspect & pack parts off the line (assemble as necessary)

Continuous Improvement:

  • Participate in continuous improvement activities to include Kaizen events, layout planning, etc.
  • Provide suggestions and monitor productivity and downtime issues
  • Be open to changes occurring to improve processes


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • No previous experience is required, but prior manufacturing experience is helpful
  • Soft Skills: Positive attitude, willingness to learn, regular attendance, frequent interaction with others
  • Must be willing to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Constant lifting & bending


  • Competitive base wages + $0.95 shift premium
  • Monthly Goal Sharing bonus program with earning potential of up to $190 per month
  • 15 Minute paid break
  • Health, Vision, Dental Insurance
  • HSA w/ Employer Contribution
  • Celebration of Achievements
  • Employee Stock Ownership Program *Once vesting period is met
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • + MORE!
KI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Manitowoc, WI - Manufacturing, 1400 S 41st St, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States of America