Aircraft Prep Trainee

Savannah, GA

Job Description

Job Summary:
The A/C Prep Trainee works along side higher level employees to assist with the preparation and painting of aircraft.

Job Responsibilities:
- Assists in the preparation of the exterior surfaces of aircraft for application of primer and topcoat. Use various masking materials to protect windows, external probes, antennas, and other required. areas. Sand and wash the aircraft surface as directed.
- Assist with and applies corrosion preventative materials to the aircraft.
- Apply primer and sanding surfacer to aircraft.
- Uses tools to sand primer and sanding surfacer in preparation for base coat.
- Comply with all safety, 5S, and housekeeping policies. Use personal protective equipment as required.
- Use (PTP) to ensure aircraft interior is protected.

Additional Functions:
- Properly care for shop equipment and tools as assigned.
- Comply with Paint shop standard practices.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:
- Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
- Ability to read and interpret blueprints and engineering documentation.
- Able to pass Pulmonary Function Test to obtain respirator certification.
- Ability to use tools, equipment, and materials in the aircraft painting process.
- Able to climb ladders and stairs, perform close tolerance work, work in small spaces, and able to lift up to 40 pounds.
- Experience may be offset by completion of Technical Certificate in paint and refinishing and/or successful completion in current year youth apprenticeship program sponsored by employer, in area of expertise.

Education and Experience Requirements:
- High School Diploma or GED required.
- Paint experience in a technical environment or trade school preferred.