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Lead, Aircraft Painter

Company: DallsAirmotive
Location: Springfield
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

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.

Keywords: DallsAirmotive, Springfield , Lead, Aircraft Painter, Other , Springfield, Illinois

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