Wichita, Kansas, United States
TAD PGS, Inc. is currently seeking an Aircraft Painter in Wichita, KS. - Prepares aircraft surfaces for painting by cleaning, scraping, sanding and then treating the metal with alumiprep and alodine. - Applies aerodynamic 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 operation. 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. - 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. - Observes all safety, environmental and general housekeeping rules and policies. - May perform other duties as required by the department Position Requirements - High school diploma or equivalent. - Minimum 3 years' experience as an Aircraft Painter. - 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. - Is able to minimize rework through proficiency in paint preparation and application.