Aircraft Painter

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Type: Full-time
Schedule: Monday-Friday 5am-1:30pm
Location: Wichita, KS

Summary of Accountabilities

Responsible for all aspects of overall aircraft base painting including stripping, priming, painting, and logos.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Prepares aircraft surfaces for removing paint by cleaning, masking applying stripper, removing stripper
  2. Applies aerodynamic filler and masks the aircraft using tapes and paper products (to protect windows, seals, struts, cables, etc.) in preparation for the paint process
  3. Mixes primers and paints, per the manufacturers’ maintenance manual specifications
  4. Applies primer and paint to the aircraft exterior surfaces.  (Paints include: urethanes, acrylic urethanes, enamels, and epoxy primers)
  5. Interprets specifications, color renderings, 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.)
  6. Layouts of stripes and logo’s
  7. Maintains painting supplies and equipment, including spray guns, air hoses, pumps, paper, and tape
  8. Documents all work accomplished (a.k.a. sign-off) in a clear, concise and accurate manner
  9. Responsible for knowing, understanding, following, promoting and continuously improving company policies and procedures
  10. Observes all safety, environmental and general housekeeping rules and policies
  11. Provide backup to line personnel when they are moving aircraft in and out of the hangers
  12. Other activities and projects as approved by the VP of Operations

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work of the job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent

Minimum of 3 years’ experience as aircraft painter preferred
Knowledge of all types of paints and thinners
Qualified to prepare aircraft exteriors, and panels for proper application of paint
Minimize rework through proficiency in paint preparation and application
Must meet the requirements of Airport Authority to be receive a badge and have no ramp restrictions
Cessna and King Air experience would be a plus

Communication Skills

Must be able to read and speak English.  Must be able to communicate effectively with other personnel.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. Occasional periods of walking, sitting, rotation, bending, pushing, pulling, and reaching.

Occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs, and frequently lifting up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment

Frequent exposure to general shop conditions, engine noise.

Frequent exposure to aircraft exhaust, moving mechanical parts, lubricants, metals, and solvents.

Frequent exposure to seasonal weather.

Additional Requirements or Skills

Mathematical Skills:

Basic math skills.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Budget Responsibility:

Assist department managers in maintaining a specified budget.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

A & P License is a plus

Must possess and maintain a current and valid driver’s license

Computer Skills:

Basic computer aptitude preferred.

Equal Opportunities

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify.

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