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Aircraft Painter

Aerospace and Aviation

Aircraft Electrician


Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Aircraft Painter

The Aircraft Painter coats the surfaces of aircraft with paint, lacquer, epoxy, resin or other material, using brushes, rollers, spray guns and other devices, removes old paint from aircraft, using liquid paint remover and scraper.

  • Perform all preparatory work (obtains supplies and equipment, sets up ladders and scaffolds, and covers items with drop cloths and tape).
  • Perform all duties associated with the treatment, preparation, and coating of wood, metal, glass, synthetic, concrete, or other surfaces.
  • Prepare surfaces by mechanical means, i.e. scraping, wire brushing, masking, spackling, and sanding surfaces.
  • Clean, degrease, and remove all oil and wax buildup. Removes scale, dirt and old paint from surfaces so that coating materials will adhere properly.
  • Mask and cover portions of surfaces not to be painted.
  • Mix, thin, blend, match, tint, and tone coating materials following specific oral and written directives and specifications.
  • Applies coating materials such as primers, paints, varnishes, and shellacs, using standard application techniques and ensures that the coating finish meets surface protection requirements.
  • Performs fluid flushing and air vacuum cleaning of aircraft fuel tanks.
  • Removes fuel tank braces for access to hard to reach areas.
  • Removes anti-leak sealant and polyurethane paint material from fuel tank inner surfaces.
  • Paint insignia, letters or numerals on aircraft surface, using stencils.
  • Assists higher grade mechanics with cleaning of aircraft parts using solvents and other cleaning solutions.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


  • Two (2) or more years of recent experience in paint preparation, painting, sanding and scuffing, career field.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain a NAC-I security clearance.


  • Knowledge of preparation and painting of aircraft, support equipment, and allied components.
  • Knowledge of aircraft and/or company forms required by work requirements.
  • Ability to work independently with good decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication and people skills.


  • Is required to climb, stand, stoop, bend, stretch, crouch and work in tiring and uncomfortable position.
  • Frequently lifts parts and equipment up to 20 pounds.
  • Occasionally lifts objects up to 50 pounds. Most heavy lifting is accomplished through the use of mechanical devices.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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