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Pre-Finish Operator I - St. Louis/Granite City

Job Req ID:  8061

Granite City, IL, US, 62040

Date:  Jun 10, 2022

As a leader in high-performance building solutions, LP Building Solutions manufactures engineered wood building products that meet the demands of builders worldwide. Its extensive offerings include innovative and dependable building products and accessories, such as the LP Structural Solutions portfolio (LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing and more), oriented strand board (OSB), LP® TopNotch® Sub-Flooring, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® Outdoor Building Solutions®, and LP Elements® Performance Fencing.

In addition to product solutions, LP provides industry-leading service and warranties. Since its founding in 1973, LP has been Building a Better World™ by helping customers construct beautiful, durable homes. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates 26 plants across the U.S., Canada, Chile and Brazil.

LP’s values-driven, positive culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in a safe, ethical, fun, challenging and rewarding place to work.  For more than 40 years, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry.

Job Purpose

To assist in the everyday pre-finishing duties, which include but are not limited to assist in paint or automation/expedition of product through paint line, assist in packaging functions of paint line, assist with safe assembly of corner products and operate manual spray booth as assigned, under daily direction.

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Operate a simple piece of equipment, requiring basic instruction, as assigned
  • Check supplies to ensure smooth operation
  • Perform general preventative maintenance & make minor adjustments to maintain equipment in good operating order
  • Provide general relief in support of line positions during breaks as assigned
  • Perform general clean-up and utility duties as assigned, including sweeping floors, picking up trash, painting, cleaning equipment, etc.
  • Operate mobile equipment
  • Operate hand-held tools and equipment including heat gun, stapler and banding equipment
  • Perform visual inspections & make hourly checks in regard in quality of board condition and package appearance to ensure all product meets quality standards
  • Other duties or responsibilities not listed above may be assigned as necessary
  • Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations

What do I need to be successful?

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of simple equipment operations
  • Knowledge of line position duties and functions
  • Ability to properly assemble corners and manually paint units
  • Ability to work in a Team Environment
  • Time management and prioritizing skills
  • Knowledge of general plant operation functions and housekeeping requirements
  • Ability to read and understand safety rules and regulations



  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required.


  • 3 – 6 months experience.
  • Or any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position.


Work Environment

  • Plant environment
  • Exposure to dust, noise and fluctuations in temperature
  • Standing 90% of the time
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds on a daily basis
  • Medically cleared and able to wear respiratory protection (half-face respirator)

LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) program, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

Job Segment: Equipment Operator, Manufacturing