Aircraft Painter

Summary of Accountabilities

 Prepares aircraft for paint, stripping and logo’s.

Work days: Friday – Sunday

Work hours: 5:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (40 hours in three 12 hour shifts)

Training period 90 days: Must be able to train on 1st shift 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Prepares aircraft surfaces for removing paint by cleaning, masking applying stripper, removing stripper

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

Mixes primers and paints, per the manufacturers’ maintenance manual specifications

Applies primer and paint to the aircraft exterior surfaces.  (Paints include: urethanes, acrylic urethanes, enamels, and epoxy primers)

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.)

Layouts of stripes and logo’s

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

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

Observes all safety, environmental and general housekeeping rules and policies

Provide backup to line personnel when they are moving aircraft in and out of the hangers


Other activities and projects as approved by the Director of Maintenance, or the General Manager


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
Requires 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:

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


Computer Skills:

Basic computer aptitude preferred.

To Apply

Please send resumes to:
Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V)
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