Security Clearance: None
The Aircraft Painter prepares the aircraft for paint related operations by performing tasks safely within schedule while meeting quality expectations.
- Prime small parts, and various surfaces according to required specifications.
- Mask, sand, and prepare aircraft for paint application.
- Apply glazing and sealing compounds in preparation for final painting.
- Mix paints, primers, etc. according to specifications.
- Paint assemblies (including metal, fiberglass and composite material), detail parts, and apparatus related to ground support.
- Strip paint and prepares surfaces as required.
- Perform miscellaneous paint operations and applies decals.
- Maintain a neat and orderly work area, supports the company 5S and Lean Initiatives Programs and complies with safety regulations.
- Perform other duties as requested
Knowledge & Skills
- Knowledge of preparation and painting of aircraft, support equipment, and allied components.
- Knowledge of aircraft and/or company forms required by work requirements.
- Ability to work independently with good decision-making skills.
- Excellent communication and people skills.
- Able to prioritize workload to maintain schedules on assigned projects.
- Basic computer data entry skills required for use of maintenance and logistics databases.
- Good working knowledge of aircraft painting, FAA regulations, and technical publications.
- Working knowledge of aircraft safety requirements and how to operate portable firefighting equipment.
- Ability to read, interpret, and comprehend schematic diagrams, drawings, charts, and technical publications
Experience & Education
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- Two (2) or more years recent paint experience, automotive or aircraft.
- Basic knowledge of different paint systems and application process.
- Experience in applying military tactical paint coatings.
- A&P License preferred but not required.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Is required to climb, stand, stoop, bend, stretch, crouch and work in tiring and uncomfortable position.
- Frequently lifts parts and equipment up to 20 pounds.
- Occasionally lifts objects up to 50 pounds. Most heavy lifting is accomplished through the use of mechanical devices.
- As required by Task Order Performance Work Statement.Aviation / Support (Full-time)