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Aircraft Painter - Moline, IL

Moline, IL

Job Description

Education and Experience:
- High School diploma or equivalent
- 5 plus years’ experience in aircraft painting required

Job Summary:
With limited supervision apply skills to assist in all phases of aircraft painting as assigned, participating in masking, stripping, sanding and preparing aircraft for paint.

Essential Job Functions:
- Masking aircraft for stripper application.
- Applying, agitating and washing stripper off of aircraft.
- Hand cleaning and sanding in preparation for etch and alodine.
- Applying etch and alodine to aircraft and rinsing.
- Removing and reapplying seam seal as required.
- Masking and preparing aircraft for primer application.
- Sanding primer for topcoat application.
- Preparing aircraft for topcoat application.
- Masking, preparing and painting stripes as needed.
- De-masking aircraft.
- Polishing and detailing exterior paint.
- Ability to paint/prime overalls.
- Ability to lead aircraft projects under supervisor’s direction.
- Assist with training of Junior Technicians.
- Other duties as assigned.

Job Specific Requirements:
- Effective time management.
- Ability to work as a team member to accomplish production goals.
- Quality oriented and strong attention to detail.
- Ability to understand and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to maintain a safe and clean work environment.
- 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.

- Occasionally lifts up to 50 lbs, rarely lifts up to 100 lbs.
- Stands for long periods of time, with frequent sitting, bending, squatting, kneeling, stooping, and balancing.
- Uses hands and arms to reach, grasp or pull, subjective to vibrations.
- Reads, writes, speaks and understands English fluently.
- Visual acuity correctable to 20/20.
- Works in precarious places, heights above six feet, noisy environments.
- Ability to wear PPE.
- Works with and exposure to toxic, caustic chemicals and fumes associated with aircraft repair & modifications.

Ability to attain & retain AOA badge or Airport requirements.
Regularly scheduled attendance required.
Occasional overnight and short-notice travel.
Must be able to work various shifts and overtime as directed.
Man-lift qualified.

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