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Location: Milford, IA, United States
Business Unit: Safco Products
Remote Type: No Remote

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The Painter will apply proper paint application to office products and office furniture by applying high-quality standards and partnering with other manufacturing cells, to ensure product meets internal and external customer and quality standards.

This full-time position reports directly to the designated Production Supervisor and is located at Safco’s manufacturing plant in Milford, IA.



  • Set up and operate the powder painting operation
  • Spray powder coated paint following common industry practices 
  • Load and unload parts onto the powder paint line when not in the paint booth
  • Measure parts for identification purposes and properly label them with identification tags 
  • Operate and maintain paint booth system and observe gauges and equipment operations to detect abnormalities
  • Use inspection / measurement equipment to ensure work is meeting or exceeding quality standards
  • Enter Work Order data required for labor reporting into the computer system
  • Work in a manner that emphasizes safety of self and others.  Follows all safety policies and guidelines
  • Ensure accurate dispensing and labeling of color lab paint samples 
  • Troubleshoot issues that may occur within the paint process
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to understand basic mechanical and manufacturing techniques
  • Must be able to distinguish colors since the job involves color inspection
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiple and divide
  • Basic computer knowledge and ability to operate a computer and access programs, make transactions, and solve simple computer functions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to successfully pass respiratory test


  • Prior experience and knowledge of powder paint and maintaining paint equipment
  • Prior work experience with JDE/Oracle in a manufacturing environment is preferred



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to lift up-to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to work in hot, humid, and cold manufacturing environment
  • Must be able to work in crowded spaces for 4+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to bend and stoop for 7+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to stand for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to walk for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to reach and grasp up to 6+ hours per shift


about our company:

Comprised of multiple companies with headquarters in New Hope, Minnesota, Liberty Diversified International (LDI) is a privately held company employing more than 1,900 individuals across our manufacturing facilities, production facilities and core business operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, California, and Mexico. With deep roots in the corrugated box manufacturing industry, we operate in the core markets of paper, packaging, workplace products, corrugated plastics and building products.

Since 1918, our values – Caring, Innovation, Trust and Excellence – have guided our day-to-day activities. We believe that when our employees are aligned with these values, we create superior solutions and service for our customers. The LDI family of companies includes Liberty Packaging, Liberty Paper, Liberty Plastics (Custom Solutions and Quarrix Building Products) and Safco.



Liberty Diversified International is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.