An aircraft painter is responsible for painting and polishing aircraft. To prepare the plane for paints and finishes, an aircraft painter cleans the surfaces and parts. Aircraft painters also set up and ready the equipment used to apply paint, epoxy, and other materials to the aircraft.
What Are the Job Duties of an Aircraft Painter?
As an aircraft painter, your job is to paint and polish the surface of an aircraft or aircraft parts. You must be physically fit to lift and carry 40 pounds or more of equipment and supplies, and you need the stamina to work on your feet for up to eight hours at a time.
Your job duties include creating design drafts before actually painting on an aircraft, considering the artistic layout of your work, and then applying your designs to the aircraft. You also repair defects in aircraft paint and do minor aesthetic repairs.
- Location: 1006 Airport Road Gravenhurst, ONP1P 1R1
- Salary: $22.00 to $30.00HOUR hourly for 40 to 44 hours per week
- Terms of employment: Permanent employment
- Day, Evening, Night, Weekend, Shift, Overtime, Early Morning, Morning
- Start date: Starts as soon as possible
- vacancies: 8 vacancies
Aircraft painting is physically demanding work. It also requires a knowledge of various techniques used to ensure that paint remains on the correct surfaces, including masking and sanding surfaces. Aircraft painters are responsible for maintaining their equipment between jobs and ensuring they are ready for the next task. They make repairs to old paint jobs using color matching software and appropriate touch-up paints and finishes.
We are looking for someone detail-oriented who takes pride in their workmanship. Those we hire will have less than two years of experience, and we expect your skills to continue improving as you gain more experience. Beginners will apply chemical paint stripping solution and prepare the aircraft to be painted with cleaning, masking, and sanding while those with more experience will apply the stripe, registration, and logo to the aircraft. If you are reliable, willing to work with minimal supervision, and you are ready to learn, you are a great candidate for this position.
Typical duties and responsibilities
- Using tools and paint remover solutions, remove old paint from aircraft bodies and spare parts
- Clean, sand, and scratch aircraft surfaces to prepare them for painting
- Apply epoxy, polish, resin o,r other materials to metal aircraft surfaces before applying the final color coat
- Mix paint pigments to create desired colors
- Mask and outline aircraft body to paint airline logo and livery, numerals, and brand name letters
- Follow safety regulations and wear protective gear during spray painting operations
Education and experience
This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
Required skills and qualifications
- Knowledge of the properties of various paints, finishes, and paint removers
- Teamwork and interpersonal communication skills
- Strong hand-eye coordination and proficiency in using tools
- Sufficient physical strength and dexterity to climb on aircraft and manipulate painting equipment.
- Knowledge of the use, handling, and disposal of hazardous materials
Preferred qualificatQualificationsworking with aircraft
- Experience working at high heights
- Excellent steadiness in your hands
- Strong self-starter attitude
Job requirement requirements
No degree, certificate, or diploma, a
1 year to less than 2 years
- Specific Skills
- Tend or operate equipment to prepare items for application of protective or decorative coatings
- Tend or operate equipment to spray or coat Select appropriate paint or mix paints Prepare and apply stencils, decals, or other, decorative items on finished products
- Prepare and mix
- according to formulas or specifications Paint small items and apply touch-ups using paint brushes
- Clean and maintain equipment
- Check proper knees of plating using micrometers, callipers Tend automatic metal coating machines which convey objects through a series of cleaning, rinsing, and plating solutions
- Operate and control: electroplating equipment to coat metal, hot-dip metal plating equipment to galvanize metal, and/or spray equipment to build up worn or damaged parts
- Application Methods
- Hand-held spray guns
- Electrostatic method
- Brush or pencil
- Automated spray painting
- Airless gravity pump
- Type of Paints or Coatings
- Resinous, solvent drying paints
- Metallized Metalizednhibiting coatings
- Fluorescent coatings
- Fire retardant coatings
- Drying oils paint
- Catalyzed or polymerized paints
- Bituminous coatings
- Anti-fouling paints
- Oil-based or emulsion paints
- Type of Product
- Aircraft or motor vehicles
- Type of Industry Experience
- Rail industry
- Marine industry
- Aviation and Aerospace industry
- Automobile and Trucking industry
- Surface Preparation Methods
- Abrasive disc wheel
- Abrasive head blasting
- Water blasting
- Steam cleaning
- Removing old coatings manually
- Flame cleaning
- Chemical techniques
- Security and Safety
- Criminal record check;
- Work Site Environment
- Confined spaces; At heights; Noisy; Odours; Dusty; Hot;
- Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
- Fast-paced environment; Repetitive tasks; Handling heavy loads; Physically demanding; Manual dexterity; Attention to detail; Hand-eye co-ordination; Combination of sitting, standing, walking; Standing for extended periods; Bending, crouching, kneeling;
- Personal Suitability
- Flexibility; Team player; Reliability; Organized;
Who can apply to this job?
only apply to this job if:
- You are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
- You have a valid Canadian work permit.
If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.
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