Lead, Aircraft Painter
Posted on: November 22, 2021
As a federal government contractor, StandardAero requires U.S.
employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you
receive an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of
vaccination will be required. This is a 2nd shift position. The
Lead Paint Technician is responsible for using sound judgment and
technical aptitude to make decisions regarding Painting, Stripping,
Exterior Striping (layout), Sanding, Priming, Masking, Detailing
and discrepancy resolution. The lead Technician is technically
competent on assigned aircraft, and is expected to accomplish all
of his/her duties with little or no supervision. Leads project,
coach and oversee the activities of other painters and provide
guidance and instruction on proper procedures and techniques.
Customer satisfaction hinges upon sound decisions and expedient
action on the part of Lead Paint Technicians. As customers are on
site at the facilities, professional appearance and communications
skills are required in order to create a positive and lasting
professional relationship. Upon arrival of aircraft, ensures that
it is properly placed in the hangar or shop, it is properly
protected, the customer's property is removed and secured, and an
incoming inspection of the aircraft or engine is performed.
Coordinates work with other departments as required. Reviews
customer Request for Service Forms with the Crew Chief to determine
the scope of work to be performed and any special requirements.
Helps crew members improve their skills, builds trust, and promotes
teamwork with the paint crews. Responsible for technical guidance
of paint technicians assigned to the aircraft or engine. Is
technically competent on assigned aircraft and capable of providing
on-the-job training to other paint technicians when required.
Ensures paint technicians are aware of standard man-hours and
materials used on assigned tasks. Keeps the Crew chief informed as
to the progress of the job and any unusual or delaying findings.
Prepares aircraft surfaces for painting by cleaning, scraping,
sanding and then treating the metal with alumiprep and alodine.
Applies sealer, and masks the aircraft using tapes and paper
products (to protect windows, seals, struts, cables, etc.) in
preparation for the paint process. Mixes, blends and thins paint
products, per the manufacturers' maintenance manual specifications.
Applies paint to the aircraft interior and exterior surfaces.
(Paints include: urethanes, acrylic urethanes, enamels, lacquers
and epoxy paints). Interprets specifications, color sketches, and
instructions and plans sequences, and times the paint operations.
This includes mixing ratios, surface preparation, papering and
masking, drying time, number of coats, etc. Maintains painting
supplies and equipment, including spray guns, air hoses, pumps,
paper and tape. Lead Painters also apply registration numbers,
external markings, placards, emergency borders, wing walks, etc.
within regulations and specifications. Lead Painters are also
familiar with and understand composite and problem areas on a
variety of corporate aircraft and able to procure and follow
manufacturers paint procedures. 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. Works fair
share of overtime and may travel to customer locations or other
StandardAero facilities as required. POSITION REQUIREMENTS: High
school diploma or equivalent. Eight years experience as an aircraft
painter. Demonstrated technical ability on paint projects. Requires
knowledge of all types of paints and thinners. Must be qualified to
prepare aircraft exteriors, interiors and panels for proper
application of paint, as per set standards. Ability to diagnose and
resolve technical problems. AIs able to minimize rework through
proficiency in paint preparation and application. Plan, organize
and coordinate multiple activities to achieve quality work within
established time-frames. Good interpersonal skills and verbal
ability. Must be authorized to work in the U.S. PHYSICAL
REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds. Must be able to
stand, walk, bend, stretch, and climb ladders frequently. Must have
the ability to manipulate equipment of all sizes, tools, computer
keyboards, and telephones. Must be able to see to visually inspect.
Must have excellent hand-to-eye coordination. Must be able to
safely operate lift equipment.
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