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Aircraft Component Painter

Job Details

Nextant Aerospace Division - Cleveland, OH
Full Time/Safety Sensitive
First Shift


  • Strong buffing and polishing skills
  • Ability to spray a variety of paints and finishes, primer base coat, clear coat and single stage.
  • Ability to apply coatings to details parts, sub-assemblies and major assemblies of aircraft exterior and interior parts to customer or company specifications and industry standards.
  • Selects finish ingredients and mixes them by hand or machine to obtain specified color or shade to specifications or match existing finish (sanding, bodywork, primer, paint, finish wet sand and buff).
  • Ability to perform small blown in repairs and blending of topcoats.
  • Calculates mix ratios in order to mix sealant, filler materials, and paint
  • Must have experience cutting and buffing polyesters, urethanes, imron and acrylic clear coats
  • Applies
  • Demonstrate competency in applying the following to perform normal job duties
  • Familiar with and have operational knowledge of department tools
  • Performs moderately complex to complex filling operations related to the cosmetic appearance of the part being worked
  • Removes excess material and prepares the surface for finishing
  • Performs difficult masking operations
  • Documents the work performed on the work orders
  • Seeks methods to cross train to develop technical skills and business knowledge
  • Assist aircraft technicians when necessary
  • Performs other duties as required


  • High school or GED
  • Minimum five (5) years of touch up/color matching experience
  • Automotive refinishing experience desired, aircraft painting experience a plus
  • Requires excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must be flexible with shift work