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.
- 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.