Painter - Rail

Greenbrier Portland , OR 97210

Posted 2 weeks ago

Company: Gunderson LLC

Gunderson traces its roots to 1919 when Chet Gunderson opened Wire Wheel Sales and Service Company of Portland, Oregon. His brother, Al Gunderson joined in 1923 and shortly thereafter Gunderson Brothers was born. They became a leading steel fabricator and manufactured thousands of vital ship components during World War II. Today, we are the market leader in intermodal railcar production. Our team of industry experts take great pride in our work -- our manufacturing capabilities leverage the latest engineering software, training programs and production techniques. The result: proven innovation to deliver the highest quality, innovative design and on-time delivery.


Train in accordance with job responsibilities and applicable specifications. Prepares Rail cars and prepares parts for painting, masks, primes, caulks and paints railcars and parts. Responsible for using a variety of tools to both prepare a surface for painting and for painting the objects' surface. Ensure complete surface coverage designated in the job specifications. Other tasks as assigned.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Previous paint/blast experience is strongly recommended

  • Previous experience in/around shop noise, paint fumes, dust and working in all weather conditions

  • Must be able to work in any shift

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced heavy industrial production environment

  • Ideal candidate possesses the ability to work autonomously or as part of a team

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers

  • Motivated to continuously improve and learn new skills


  • Will be required to stand continuously, repetitively grasp, push or pull with hands, frequently walk, bend, squat, and/or twist. Walk up ladders and/or scaffoldings (must be comfortable with heights) and work in small confined spaces

  • Capable of frequently lifting up to 50 pounds for the duration of an 8-10 hour shift

  • Capable of wearing hard hat, safety clothing, ear plugs, and safety goggles (prescription googles provided) up to 10 hours per day.

  • Must be clean shaven as you will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment which includes respirators

  • May be required to handle hazardous materials and waste (will be train on proper handling of materials and waste)

  • Ability to work in all weather conditions

  • Comfortable working in an environment that contains dust and loud noises, paint fumes and some hazardous materials/waste

  • Must be able to work all shifts


  • Paid On The Job Training

  • Medical Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)

  • Retirement Savings Plan (401K) with company match

  • Eight (8) Paid Holidays

  • Paid Time Off

  • Competitive Bonus Plan (paid 2x yearly)

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (GBX)

  • Safety Focused Work Environment

  • Short Term and Long Term Disability

  • Health Savings Account

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Life Insurance

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Traditional Reimbursement

  • Free (Select) BA & MA Degree through Ashford University

  • Company Paid Accredited Weld Certificate

  • American Welding Society (AWS)

  • Certified Welding Supervisor (CWS)

  • Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)

  • Free ESL Classes

  • Tri-Met Reimbursement Plan

  • 24 Hour Fitness Discount

  • Verizon Discount

  • Boot Allowance

Gunderson, LLC a Greenbrier company is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Gunderson is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at (503)972-5725.

APPLY ONLINE: or in person at Gunderson LLC 4350 NW Front Ave, Portland, OR 97210

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