Paint Mechanic Jobs in Bakersfield – California – USA at Elliot Aviation Inc
Title: Paint Mechanic
Company: Elliot Aviation Inc
Location: Bakersfield – California – USA
Type: Full Time
Category: Airport/Airline, Skilled Labor/Trades
General Summary:With limited supervision apply acquired skills to assist in all phases of aircraft painting as required, inspect, remove, install, troubleshoot and repair airframe, engine and components. To ensure all parts removed from the aircraft are accounted for and stored properly. When assigned, participate in masking, stripping, sanding and preparing aircraft for paint.
Essential Job Functions:
Perform airframe inspections in accordance with customer, FAA and company requirements.
Remove and reinstall flight controls and miscellaneous parts as necessary.
Communicate progress with Paint Mechanic Crew Chief and/or other crew chiefs on a regular basis.
Insure all work performed is inspected by an authorized repair station inspector.
Insure all paperwork is completed on a daily basis in a concise and legible manner.
Report any discrepancies noted to the Crew Chief as relates to company tooling/equipment.
Responsible for locating inventory, and properly dispensing all incoming items by following established guidelines. Inventory parts as they are removed from the aircraft.
Support Paint Department Technicians by ordering parts as needed, expediting orders, receiving parts, returning material, and dispensing parts.
Learn, understand and follow the company work s requisition process as written.
Repair and calibrate shop equipment as assigned.
Masking aircraft for stripper application.
Applying, agitating and washing stripper off of aircraft.
Hand cleaning and sanding in preparation for etch and alodine.
Applying etch and alodine to aircraft and rinsing.
Removing and reapplying seam seal as required.
Masking and preparing aircraft for primer application.
Sanding primer for topcoat application.
Preparing aircraft for topcoat application.
Masking, preparing and painting stripes as needed.
Polishing and detailing exterior paint.
Ability to paint/prime overalls.
Other duties as assigned.
Airframe and Power plant License
Ability to attain & retain AOA badge or Airport requirements
Effective time management
Ability to work as a team member to accomplish production goals
Quality oriented and attention to detail
Ability to maintain a safe and clean work environment
Compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations
Ability to learn new skills quickly
Complete steps in the G.P.M. on aircraft refurbishment process
Occasionally lifts up to 50 lbs, rarely lifts up to 100 lbs
Stands for long periods of time, with frequent sitting, bending, squatting, kneeling, stooping, and balancing
Uses hands and arms to reach, grasp or pull, subjective to vibrations.
Reads, writes, speaks and understands English fluently
Visual acuity correctable to 20/20
Works in precarious places, heights above six feet, noisy environments
Ability to wear PPE
Works with and exposure to toxic, caustic chemicals and fumes associated with aircraft repair & modifications.
Regularly scheduled attendance required
Occasional overnight and short notice travel
Must be able to work various shifts and overtime as directed
Some hand tools required
Ability to understand and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
High School diploma or equivalent