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8 months ago
Location: Springfield, IL, Illinois
Job type: Contract/Locum
Contact: No Name
Category: Painter & Paintsprayers

Position Description 

This is a weekend shift position.

• The Aircraft Painter prepares aircraft surfaces for painting by cleaning, scraping, sanding and treating metal surfaces with chemicals such as alumiprep and alodine.  Applies aerodynamic sealer, and masks the aircraft using tapes and paper products (to protect windows, seals, struts, cables, etc.) in preparation for the paint process.

• Mixes, blends and thins paint products, per the manufacturers’ maintenance manual specifications.

• Applies paint to the aircraft interior and exterior surfaces.  (Paints include: urethanes, acrylic urethanes, enamels, lacquers and epoxy paints.)

• Interprets specifications, color sketches, and instructions and plans sequences, and times the paint operation.  This includes mixing ratios, surface preparation, papering and masking, drying time, number of coats, etc.)

• Maintains painting supplies and equipment, including spray guns, air hoses, pumps, paper, and tape.

• Applies registration number, external markings, placards, emergency borders, wing walks, etc. within regulations and specifications.

• Familiar with and understands composite and problem areas on a variety of corporate aircraft.  

• Documents all work accomplished (a.k.a. sign-off) in a clear, concise and accurate manner.

• Responsible for knowing, understanding, following, promoting and continuously improving company policies and procedures.

• Works fair share of overtime and travels to customer locations or other Standard Aero facilities as required.

• Observes all safety, environmental and general housekeeping rules and policies.

• May perform other duties as required by the department


Position Requirements 

• High school diploma or equivalent.

• Minimum 3-5 years experience as an Aircraft Painter.

• Requires knowledge of all types of paints and thinners.  Must be qualified to prepare aircraft exteriors, interiors and   panels for proper application of paint, as per set standards.

• Is able to minimize rework through proficiency in paint preparation and application.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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