Dec 23, 2020

Aircraft Painter TSGI - JAX Jacksonville, FL, USA

  • Tyonek Native Corporation
  • Jacksonville, FL, USA
Full-Time Aerospace - Aviation Defense Government Other Skilled Labor

Job Description



Coats surfaces of military aircraft and components with paint, lacquer, epoxy, resin or other material, using Aerospace/aviation application techniques with spray guns, paint guns and other application devices


  • Removes old paint from aircraft, using liquid paint remover and scraper;
  • Smooths surface with sandpaper and steel wool;
  • Roughens aluminum surfaces with acid solution and steel wool to ensure that paint adheres to surface;
  • Masks and covers portions of surfaces not to be painted; and
  • Assemble staging, scaffolds and work stands necessary to perform the full function of the paint shop;
  • Prepare aircraft, engines, SE and components for finish using various chemicals, detergents and solvents in conjunction with high pressure steam and water;
  • Apply chemical conversion coating to bare substrate, sand and featheredge existing coatings using various grits of abrasives;
  • Apply protective and decorative coating and paint finishes to aircraft, engines, ground SE and components;
  • Paint insignias, lettering and designs on aircraft and components;
  • Apply decals transfer and stencils to identify and decorate aircraft, engines, ground SE and components;
  • Perform high finish and critical tolerance painting on aircraft, engines, ground SE and components;
  • Apply sophisticated coating materials such as, but not limited to, waterbornes, elastomeric, low volatile organic compounds materials to aircraft, engines, ground SE and components;
  • Apply radiation-reflecting coatings to cockpit and canopy enclosures;
  • Mix primers, sealers and topcoat material to required viscosity for individual job or entire paint shop;
  • Treat corrosion and perform wet and dry tape tests;
  • Possess a current license to operate a portable man lift and shall have skills in the use of measuring devices and gauges used to determine thickness, viscosity, surface smoothness and gloss of the applied coatings;
  • Prepare the substrate for coating using a variety of pretreatment methods using chemicals, detergents and solvents in conjunction with high-pressure steam and water;
  • Perform sanding and featheredging to existing coatings and select proper grit abrasives necessary to ensure adequate substrate smoothness prior to the finish application;
  • Mask and protect surfaces not to be finished by the use of masking tape, discs, fixtures, plugs and/or covers;
  • Use and maintain conventional, electrostatic and high volume low pressure (HVLP) paint equipment and shall use a variety of materials such as lacquers, enamels, sealers, urethanes, waterbornes, epoxies, elastomerics and ceramic coatings; 
  • Shall manufacture and maintain stencils, patterns, layouts and apply national and foreign insignias, special markings and designs required by military specifications and individual activities.
  • Other Duties as Assigned


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Prefer experience from military aerospace community or civilian heavy structure background
  • At least two (2) years of documented experience in Aerospace and/or Aircraft painting procedures and processes
  • Prefer Military aircraft Paint & Insignia School/training or civilian equivalent.
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be able to pass a National Agency background check, which could include a criminal history and credit check for access to Government facilities.
  • We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform post offer, pre-employment substance abuse testing.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
• Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for certain periods throughout the day.
• Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders, and work stands.
• Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders.
• Must be able to work in small and confined spaces.
• May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.
• May be required to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
• Must be able to see imperfections, micrometer readings and other small scales.
• Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.
• Must be able to distinguish color and judge three-dimensional depth.
• May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, APU, etc.


TNC and its subsidiaries fall under ANCSA and are entitled under Federal Law to extend hiring preferences to its shareholders.  ANCSA provides TNC the authority to give shareholder preference in hiring.  TNC reaffirms its belief in equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.  Tyonek is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor who affords equal employment opportunity to protected veterans and people with disabilities:  Tyonek Native Corporation provides all employees and job applicants' equal employment opportunities in hiring and promotion without discrimination because of age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, marital status, race, religion, color, veteran status, physical or mental disability, national origin, or any other reason prohibited by law.



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