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Painter 2nd Shift

Northampton, Massachusetts

Job ID 9641
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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Title: Painter 2nd Shift 

Job Code: 717

Job Location: Northampton, MA (Onsite)

Schedule: 9/80 (Every other Friday off)


Effectively paint by applying various types of coatings utilizing spray and brush techniques to high quality, military hardware. Deliver output aligned with company quality, delivery and cost goals in order to meet customer expectations and contractual requirements which positively impact the company business results.


1. Translate blueprint instructions and manufacturing data sheets into specific painting        

      requirements and action

  2. Mix paint and required components in accordance with industry standards and
      appropriate military specifications

  3. Prepare surfaces to be painted by cleaning and masking where appropriate

  4. Prime surfaces to be painted by applying proper chemicals for optimal adhesion

  5. Paint by properly operating spray gun by adjusting air pressure and gun nozzle to
     guarantee proper finish in accordance with industry standards and military specifications

  6. Manually touch up small defects with a brush by feathering and blending

  7. Strip/remove paint by using chemical and mechanical techniques

  8. Exercise inventory control and disposal of hazardous materials in compliance with the       

      company rules and regulations

  9. Accurately record all required documentation including operation sheets and chemical     

      consumption logs

 10. Comply with KEO rules and requirements including 5S responsibilities applicable to the    

       cleaning, operation and maintenance of all equipment and areas including personal
    working area and common area, ensuring the safety of oneself and others

  11. Comply with the company rules and requirements regarding the proper use of Personal  

       Protection Equipment (PPE) and quality safety processes designed to protect all
    associates  working in or near the paint room

  12. Perform housekeeping activities including but not limited to changing filters, cleaning
       paint  booth and paint booth walls and floor, spray gun and hoses

  13. Includes all essential duties of Grade 5 Assembler

14. Assist with shipping & receiving duties as necessary


  • Work to a tolerance of 15 seconds on optical parts and .001” mechanical
  • Set up and operate engraving machines, drill press, milling machine and bench lathe to a tolerance of .002”
  • Responsible for own work including set up
  • Distinguish quality defects and bring to the attention of supervisor or group leader.
  • Final clean the more complicated assemblies or instruments


  • Degrease of parts for purpose of being clean for prime/paint process
  • Ability to detail mask/unmask various surfaces, prepping for primer/paint
  • Ability to mix paint, lacquer, enamel to specified color and consistency
    • Plain lacquer
    • Crystalized surfaces
    • Matt finish
  • Ability to adjust and operate spray gun and equipment
    • appropriate air pressure
    • nozzle settings
    • appropriate cleaning practices with approved solvents
  • Dexterity and skills to perform touch up, fine hand paint application
  • Ability to work/adjust baking ovens and control temperatures
  • Ability to maintain paint booth and PM of exhaust fans


1. High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.

 2. Completed vocational track in mechanical assembly or applicable track

 3. 1+ years experience in general mechanical assembly or auto mechanic assembly

 4. Ability to read and understand blueprints, operation data sheets & computerized

 5. US citizen with the ability to obtain a government security clearance


 1. Fine motor dexterity & hand/eye coordination

 2. Ability to recognize colors, with or without the use of glasses or corrective lenses

 3. Must be able to lift 32 lbs, sit or stand for up to 8 hours and climb stairs

4. Must pass annual physical test required by OSHA for use of respirator


Includes all L-3 KEO Success Factors with a focus on:  

  • Professional/Technical Knowledge   •Tools & Process Proficiency

  • Quality & Productivity                          • Details Matter                                         

   • Results Matter


  • Light manufacturing environment with exposure to chemicals and solvents
  • Involves handling and use of hazardous materials
  • Environment requires extensive safety training for the protection of oneself and the safety of others. The use of safety equipment is required at all times

*DISCLAIMER: The statements included in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed in this job. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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