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Aircraft Painter I

Pensacola, FL

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General Summary:

Responsible for aiding Finish Painter II in prep, touch-up, and finishes on all production projects utilizing paints, enamels, lacquers, and other protective coatings. Primarily painting helicopters.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepare various surfaces for application of primer and final finish coatings utilizing manual and power sanding and brushing equipment and products.
  • Mechanically or chemically clean/strip corrosion, rust, old paint, and other finishes from product to be painted.
  • Apply pre-mixed and blended paint or corrosion protective coatings on aluminum and steel structures and components.
  • Mix, blend, and match various primers, paints, and coatings as required.
  • Operate a spray painter to apply industrial paint finishes on metal products.
  • Utilize Material Safety Data Sheets to ensure compliance with potential hazardous material requirements for handling and storage of paint and other materials.
  • Apply stenciling and marking of all products in accordance with appropriate manuals, engineering drawings, and specifications.
  • Utilize personal protective equipment such as respirators, gloves, eye protection, and tyvek suits, during the preparation and application process.
  • Mist be capable of safely handling government furnished equipment and materials.
  • Must be available to work a standard weekly schedule with overtime as required.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • Minor disassembly and re-assembly of components required for proper surface preparation and application of primers, paints, and other coatings. 

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in the field or equivalent work related experience.
  • Knowledge and training in the use of respirators.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires comprehension in reading and interpreting engineering drawings, technical manuals, and specifications.
  • Requires general knowledge of proper application of corrosive protective coatings, primers, paints, and other coatings to include lacquers, enamels, epoxies, urethanes, acrylics, etc.
  • Knowledge of paint spray guns, mixers, and other tools required for the surface preparation and application processes.
  • Knowledge of commonly used paint concepts, practices, and procedures/drying times for coatings applied.

Physical Requirements:

Visual acuity (including color perception), hearing, lifting/pulling/pushing, grasping/feeling, and climbing/stooping/kneeling.

Working Conditions:

  • Position may require standing and working at bench level, in a paint booth, and/or climbing, squatting, kneeling around all areas of the training system.
  • Position is located in an area where temperature and humidity are not environmentally controlled. 
  • Position may require travel for on site repairs/installations on training systems.

*Must include resume to be considered*

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