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Job Role:
Maintenance Repair Operations, Other
United States
Not specified
Job description

The Apprentice Aircraft Painter is an entry and first working level for an aircraft painter. Incumbents at this level work under the instruction of a Journey Painter and the direction of a Lead Technician to operate an environmental paint booth.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Assess aircraft paint finish and corrosion protection requirements
  • Strip, treat, and paint aircraft and aircraft parts and components
  • Maintain an environmentally compliant paint booth
  • Paint storage facilities
  • Hazmat control of cleaning product, paint waste, and residue
  • Have in-depth knowledge of aircraft corrosion protection and paint systems for the entire paint process, including alodine, wash primer, intermediate primer, and top coat color
  • Perform other qualified duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Aircraft paint booth operation, safety, and hazardous material purchasing, storage, use and disposal
  • Aircraft corrosion prevention, protection and application of chemicals to control and stop corrosion
  • Aircraft paint refinishing systems and the processes involved to prepare and treat aircraft for painting
  • The application of primers and top coat colors
  • The maintenance of paint equipment and personal safety equipment
  • Inspect aircraft and components and assess paint requirements
  • Strip, treat, and prepare aircraft components for paint refinishing
  • Apply primers and top coat paints without runs, orange peel, or dust and debris in the paint
  • Maintain a clean and safe working area and comply with all hazmat requirements for the use of paint material

Experience & Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • One (1) or more years of paint refinishing and corrosion control experience working full time as a transportation-related equipment painter is preferred
  • A valid class California C driver’s license

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Must be able to perform job duties as required while wearing full face respirator.


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