Paint Technician

Paint Technician

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. | Dallas, TX, 75201, US
Salary Range:$34,000 – $42,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 3 days ago

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Spirit Aerosystems, Inc. Dallas, TX location, is an FAA 145 Certified Repair Station that offers outstanding structural repair and overhaul of thrust reversers, flight controls, radomes/tailcones, nacelles, doors, panels and more.

Position Purpose:Mixes, matches, and applies paint to metal surfaces on aircraft parts. Also completes touch-ups and coordinates large painting projects.

This role will operate within the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.Shift: 3rd

10PM - 6:30 AM M-Thand 10pm - 2:30 am on Friday (work 36/paid for 40).

Compensation: $24 - $28 based on experience


Location: Dallas TX

* Applies paint to surfaces on aircraft parts
* Mixes, matches, and applies paint, varnish, shellac, enamel, and other finishes
* Scrapes, sands, primes, or seals surfaces prior to painting
* Cleans surfaces to ensure proper adherence
* Covers work surfaces and areas with cloth or plastic to ensure protection
* Calculates amounts of required materials and estimates costs
* Erects scaffolding, movable and immovable staging and various rigging to gain access to difficult areas. Moves equipment as necessary
* Masks portions of components that do not require paint such as bearings, bushings, rub strips, etc.
* Applies primers and top coat finishes to a quality standard to meet manufacturer's and customer requirements
* Properly uses scales and mixing equipment


Location: Dallas, TX


* 3rd Shift:10PM - 6:30 AM M-Th and 10pm - 2:30 am on Friday (work 36/paid for 40)
* Reads and interprets blueprints, drawings, manuals, specifications sketches, job orders, planning documents and engineering drawings to include general knowledge of repair station procedures and use of paperwork in relation to repair documentation
* Must be able to lift and transfer 40 pounds without difficulty
* Must be able to perform the following physical functions daily: stooping, kneeling, crawling, standing and bending for continuous periods of time
* Must be able to follow written and oral instructions as well as read and implement instructions
* Have experience with proper use of hand tools
* Must have 3 years of Commercial Aircraft Painting experience
* Must be able to read, write and understand English


* 2 - 5 yrs. of Mixed paint, varnish, sand painting
* Preferred experience painting in aerospace

Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.