Paint Prep Technician

Essential Job Functions

  1. Work as a team member to turn out a quality, squawk free aircraft on schedule.
  2. Masking aircraft for stripper application.
  3. Applying, agitating and washing stripper off of aircraft.
  4. Hand cleaning and sanding in preparation for etch and alodine.
  5. Applying etch and alodine to aircraft and rinsing.
  6. Removing and reapplying seam seal as required.
  7. Masking and preparing aircraft for primer application.
  8. Sanding primer for topcoat application.
  9. Preparing aircraft for topcoat application.
  10. Masking, preparing and painting stripes as needed.
  11. De-masking aircraft.
  12. Polishing and detailing exterior paint.
  13. Ability to paint/prime overalls
  14. Other duties as assigned.
  15. Assist with training of Jr Technicians

Job Specific Requirements

  • Effective time management
  • Ability to work as a team member to accomplish production goals
  • Quality oriented
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Work and comply with all safety rules
  • Compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Complete steps in the G.P.M. on aircraft refurbishment process
  • Regularly required to:
    1. Stand, walk, climb or balance
    2. Reach with hands or arms, grasp or pull
    3. Lift objects of up to 50 lbs.
    4. Ability to wear PPE.
  • Occasionally required to:
    1. Talking or hearing
    2. Sitting, kneeling, stooping, crouching, or crawling
  • Regularly exposed to:
    1. Toxic or caustic chemicals
    2. Fumes and loud noises
  • Works occasionally in
    1. High or precarious places
  • Specific vision abilities required
    1. Close vision
Special Requirements
  • Occasional overnight travel
  • Language Skill Abilities
    1. Ability to read, write and speak English
    2. Ability to understand and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
    3. Ability to write simple correspondence
Education and Experience
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 5-10 years experience in aircraft painting, automotive or industrial painting required