Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services

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Tampa, FL - Lead Aircraft Painter

Summary Description Of Position

Any employee designated as Lead Painter by the company shall perform work as a painter for a major portion of the time and assume responsibility for the satisfactory completion and quality of all job assignments. In addition, he/she shall be required to lead, assign work to, and direct the work of other employees in a given classification and/or a specialized job or operation.

This position is responsible for coating surfaces of aircraft and aircraft parts with paint, lacquer, epoxy, resin or other material in accordance with policies, procedures, requirements, and specifications established by the company, applicable government agencies, and aircraft manufacturers as contained in approved maintenance manuals.

Minimum Requirements And Qualification

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Airframe license highly preferred but not required
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years aircraft painting experience or specialized training in aircraft painting.
  • Must have a thorough working knowledge of all forms and documents required to support the paint portion of a heavy maintenance service, including, but not limited to Company Policy and Procedures manuals, FAR’s, AD’s, Service Bulletins, and Maintenance Manuals.
  • Must be efficient in the use and application of tools, gauges, instruments, etc. necessary for the accomplishment of painter duties.
  • Must have an understanding and working knowledge of hazardous material handling and disposal as related to the job assignment.
  • Must have experience painting aircraft with a spray gun.
  • Shall have a thorough knowledge of work to be performed within a given classification and/or a specialized job/operation.
  • Must have demonstrated the ability to use good judgment and make sound decisions
  • Must be able to satisfactorily accomplish all job assignments with little or no supervision or instruction
  • Must be able to obtain airport SIDA badge
  • Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, and overtime

Major Responsibility Areas and Duties

  • Refinishes aircraft, aircraft parts, and other items as assigned
  • Ensures paint spraying equipment is maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
  • Mixes material used in paint process
  • Shall perform work in his classification for a major portion of his assigned working hours
  • Leads, assigns work to, and directs all work in conformance with the classifications of employees assigned to him
  • Instructs other employees in the proper methods and procedures of performing jobs when required.
  • Reads and interprets information, answers questions, reviews work in process, and checks completed work to ensure quality and timely completion of all job assignments.
  • Responsible for satisfactory completion of work performed by employees assigned to him.
  • Refers any matter to his Supervisor which is not within his authority.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to climb and work from ladders, work stands, and other heights.
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, crouch, kneel, and walk for extended periods.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Ability to hear at conversational level with hearing aide
  • Must have correctable near and far vision

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