Per Hourly Job Description
Sets up various types of spray painting equipment and work
stands and applies primer, finish, and protective paint and
paint-like coatings to parts and subassemblies, to interior
surfaces of unstuffed major aircraft sections and component
assemblies, and to other enclosed areas and unexposed surfaces of
wings, stabilizers, and fuel tanks.
Obtains paint types, colors, number of coats, and areas to be
painted from work orders, engineering drawings, and process
specifications. Mixes paints to specified proportions and to obtain
proper consistency for application. Performs incidental preparatory
duties such as cleaning and preparing surfaces for painting and
masking to skin breaks or other physical references, or as
Lays out for, masks and sprays all types of primer, finish, and
protective coatings on surfaces of detail parts and of
sub-assemblies such as antennas, radomes, bulkheads, partitions,
cargo doors and ramps, pylons, fairings, flaps, ailerons, rudders,
panels, racks, tables, and sponsons having single or multiple
colors. Makes operating adjustments to painting equipment to
control spray pattern, density, and splatter as required in order
to obtain proper finish. May operate computer controlled conveyors
to retrieve and return parts.
Spray paints crew, equipment, passenger, stowage, and wheel-well
compartments, and other interior surfaces of unstuffed major
aircraft assemblies such as forward, mid, and aft fuselage sections
and component assemblies such as upper and lower cab tops, floors,
and side panels with primer, finish, and protective coatings, as
specified. Masks lights, bracketry, cable drums, door hardware, and
Spray paints enclosed areas in stabilizers and inside external
fuel tanks with primer, finish, and protective coatings. Spray
paints surfaces covered on final assembly such as wing stubs,
beams, joints, and flaptracks and rudder and aileron mating
surfaces of stabilizers similarly. Performs paint touch-up and
rework of the same level of difficulty as described herein.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY REQUIRED
Knowledge of and ability to operate spray painting equipment and
use acceptable spray painting techniques on conveyor lines, in
paint booths, or in other designated painting areas to layout, mask
and apply finishes in complex multiple colored patterns. Ability to
obtain paint mixing, masking, and surface preparation information
from applicable documents and use decimals, fractions, and
proportions. Ability to apply protective and decorative finishes in
conformance with specified tolerances.
A Candidate is required to have the following minimum level of
- One year of production spray painting experience, either
aircraft or auto body. (ability to operate spray painting equipment
and use acceptable spray painting techniques).
- One year's experience in the application of decals and spraying
stencils, or other equivalent experience.