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Location: Crawford County Region
Department: Production - Cuba, MO
Listing Date: 2019-12-20
Position: Masker - Cuba, MO (click here to apply)
Job ID: Masker
Job Type: Full-Time
Education Level: High School or equivalent
Experience Level: Entry Level

Perform racking and masking duties using paper/tape, or liquid masking techniques to meet production requirements under the direct supervision of the Masking Supervisor, Masking Lead, or a qualified trainer.

Essential Functions include but are not limited to:

  • Read and understand work order requirements.
  • Identify parts with printed and/or electronic pictures.
  • Apply paper/tape masking to production parts prior to chemical process and organic coating.
  • Apply liquid masking to production parts prior to chemical processing (Pre-Penetrant Etch and Anodize).
  • Pull plugs thru close-tolerance features prior to chemical processing (Pre-Penetrant Etch and Anodize).
  • Perform basic racking for prime and paint.
  • Unmask production parts, as needed, via paper/tape, liquid, or pull plugs.
  • Prepare parts for prime and paint operations by solvent cleaning, sanding, and taping.
  • Perform removal of tape residue during the paint prep operations.
  • Operate all in-house scales to verify quantities

Other Job Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Keep masking areas clean and organized per company Ultraclean/6S requirements.
  • Adhere to all safety requirements, and use all required Personal Protective Equipment. 
  • Handles customer-supplied product with care.
  • Maintain and reinforce LMI’s quality standards to meet and exceed customer expectations.
  • Available to work overtime when required, including weekends.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Masking Supervisor.


  • High School diploma or High School Equivalency required.
  • Previous experience in masking desired.
  • Must have ability to read and comprehend American English.
  • Reading and understanding basic blueprints desired.
  • Must attend and pass the LMI’s Blueprint Reading Course.
  • Must become proficient in using the LMI’s Work Order Tracking Program.
  • Application of basic math skills is required.
  • Must have ability to follow written and verbal directions.
  • Must exhibit attention to detail.
  • Must exhibit interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.


  • Must possess a positive team-player attitude.
  • Must have a demonstrated strong work ethic.
  • Must be dependable.

Physical Requirements:  
This position will require an employee to work in both a factory and office environment.  The site will contain mobility barriers with uneven ground-level and obstructed pathways. Working conditions at the job site will be indoor/outdoor with varying temperatures, and with various noise levels caused by tools, machinery, equipment, etc.   The work environment characteristics described above are representative of what an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.

The employee must be able to perform the following physical requirements effectively, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Must have ability to bend, twist and stretch arms above head and walk or stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift and move heavy objects up to 40 pounds safely.
  • Must be able to push and pull heavy racks.
  • Must have standard visual acuity (correctable by prescription glasses or contacts meets the requirement) and have the ability to distinguish colors.
  • Must have sufficient hand/eye coordination.
  • Hearing with or without correction is required.