Paint Finisher SpecialistRenton, Washington; Everett, Washington
Decorative painters apply exterior finish to commercial aircraft. They prepare the exterior surfaces of airplanes for painting by cleaning, stripping, abrading, and chemically treating as necessary, masking, then apply the paints and finishes and touch-up details. Types of painting may include free-form, MICA, gradient fade (layout only), blend fade (painting only), and decal application. Employment in this position also requires lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling up to 35 pounds, rotation of head/neck, standing, walking, crawling, crouching, kneeling, exposure to noise, atmospheric conditions, elevated platforms and the use of personal safety gear for face, eyes and ears. Additional Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities: Obtain daily work assignment from lead or supervisor. Obtain appropriate engineering drawings for assigned job. Operate mechanical lifts of various types (e.g., cranes, scissor lifts, elevated work platforms, wing stands, tail stands, and high ranger) in order to access work. Prepare exterior of aircraft for finishing by removing tape and seal residue using solvents or by abrading (sanding), and removing Temporary Protective Coating using alkaline cleaner and high pressure water spray. Clean exterior of aircraft using a mixture of various solvents and/or chemical/paint strippers. Prepare aircraft skins for application of chemical etching, by power abrading using jitterbug sander and Scotch-Brite. Apply chemicals and neutralize with water per specifications and drawing requirements. Seal areas that may have been omitted in previous processes such as final assembly travelers. Verify aircraft is ready for exterior finish by selling in-process inspections to Boeing Quality Assurance (QA) and Customer. Mask off areas that do not require finish per Installation Plan (IP) and drawing requirements. Wipe areas to be painted with tack cloth to remove any dust particles. Apply conversion coating per specifications and drawing requirements. Clean and adjust spray equipment and ensure that equipment is functioning properly. Apply primer and topcoat to engineering and QA specifications (e.g., thickness, gloss, appearance) prior to laying out templates and patterns for decorative finish. Lay out areas for decorative finish using patterns, templates, stencils, and laser and apply paint to designated locations (e.g., body, tail, wings, engine cowlings). Handle and dispose of hazardous materials in an approved manner (e.g., solvents, thinners, paints). Clean up work areas and re-stock masking and painting supplies. Maintain personal and tool certifications.
This is an hourly position governed by the IAM Collective Bargaining agreement.
This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required.
Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.
Contingent Upon Program Award
No, this position is not contingent upon program award
Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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