Aircraft Painter

Aircraft Painter

System One | Courtland, AL, 35618, US
Salary Range:$33,000 – $45,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 14 days ago

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Job Description: Aircraft Painter
  • Read and interpret engineering paint drawings, technical manuals, understanding symbols, flags, and general notes.
  • Detail surfaces and prepare for paint by cleaning, stripping, abrading or chemically treating.
  • Perform basic fiber glass repairs using fillers or high build primers.
  • Mask aircraft surfaces as necessary protecting sensitive components, final wiping prior to paint application, prime & paint.
  • Use proper painting techniques, mixing ratio???s, correct paint viscosity, identification of improper and/or unacceptable finish application.
  • Layout and apply required markings to include stripes and two-tone surfaces.
  • Use various types of hand tools and/or hand-held power tools, grinders, sanders, paint guns, tape measure, etc.
  • Can prepare surfaces, mask, prime, apply finish coatings, and anti-corrosion chemical treatment. Performs a variety of operations to prepare and/or execute correct finish on sheet metal and extrusion parts.
  • Application of low observable coatings and materials, including fastener & gap filler, and boot installation.
  • Cleans, sands, prepares, treats, hand rolls, and mask acrylic/sheet metal surfaces.
  • Displays ability to plan, layout, interpret blueprints, sketches to all engineering specifications; determine sequence of operations, number of required pieces and method of setup.
  • Uses a variety of tools and precision measuring instruments.
  • Makes standard shop calculations relating to preparation and/or cure times.
  • May monitor and verify quality with statistical process or other control procedures.
  • Will input data as required.
  • 1 year of production spray painting experience, either aircraft or auto body. (Ability to operate spray painting equipment and use acceptable spray-painting techniques).
  • OR 1 year???s experience in the application of decals and spraying stencils, or other equivalent experience.
  • Exercises a complete knowledge of surface preparations, painting materials and techniques.
  • Must have some knowledge of surface preparation and coatings/painting and/or anti-corrosion chemical application and treatment.
  • Be able to read and execute to Blueprint / work order specifications.
  • Must have the desire and / or ability to use hand tools (i.e., sanding tools, cutting blades, brushes, scales, templates, and various other hand tools).
  • Be able to stoop, bend, kneel, and squat when working on and inside the missile.
  • Have good workplace housekeeping practices.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Must pass the Medical Requirements for this position. Chromium / Respirator ??? includes EKG if 40 years or older. Complete metabolic panel. Spirometry. Vision test. CBC w/o differential. Hearing Test. OSHA respirator questions. Urine dipstick. Chromium questions.
Desired Skills:
  • 4 years??? experience of surface preparations, painting materials and techniques, color matching, tools, equipment, applicable specifications and safety regulations
  • Ability to perform spray painting of final, decorative, gloss coats of synthetic or natural polychromatic, plastic coatings, lacquers and enamels to the exterior surfaces of completed aircraft.
  • Experience painting piece parts, aircraft or vehicles in an aerospace manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to interpret blueprints and drawings to determine what needs to be masked and painted.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks in the paint area including masking, sanding, painting, stenciling and bag and tag functions