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Corrosion Control Specialist

Government and Military

Computer Specialist


Pirmasens, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

Job Summary

Purpose and Scope:

The Corrosion Control Specialist performs corrosion control to include washing, cleaning, corrosion detection, corrosion removal, metal treatment, and touch up painting. Assist in the preparation of the equipment for complete repaint.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prepares Vehicles, Bare Base equipment, Cryogenics assets, Fuels Support Equipment and Munitions Material Handling Equipment for painting.
  • Applies specified paint finish schemes using air or airless spray equipment or by brush.
  • Carries out all duties in accordance with Quality and Safety Standards.
  • Removes or abrades existing paint finish by sandblasting, scraping, sanding or chemical paint removing methods.
  • Treats corrosion on ferrous and non-ferrous metals by grinding, wire brushing, or chemical acid treatment as is appropriate.
  • Applies metal conditioners and pretreatment washes.
  • Applies body filler to holed or depressed areas and to smooth these filled areas to compliment the surface contour.
  • Applies complete finishing schemes, as specified, using pneumatic or airless spraying equipment or by brush if appropriate.
  • Applies lettering and identifying insignia and performs maintenance and repair procedures to all equipment used during the performance of these duties.
  • Identifies correct thinners with paints for different applications.
  • Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:

  • Requires sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods of time.
  • Requires frequent climbing, bending, stooping, squatting, crawling, crouching, kneeling, lifting, carrying, balancing and reaching above shoulder level, pushing or pulling weight up to 70 pounds.
  • Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity.
  • Must have close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Requires hearing to normal range.
  • Requires use of respirator.
  • Requires shift work and a diversity of working conditions that range from a standard shop type environment, where there may be no physical discomfort, to an environment where inclement weather may subject individual to severe changes in temperature, direct sun, wind, rain, etc.
  • May be required to work in areas where noise hazards are prevalent.
  • Exposure to high intensity noise levels, extreme changes in temperature, materials identified on Material Safety Data Sheets, working on or around aircraft and machinery.
  • Must be able to physically operate equipment including vehicles, tugs, tractors, servicing carts, test equipment, hand tools, power tools.

Other Responsibilities:

Safety - Amentum enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment. As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements and fulfilling all self-aid/buddy aid responsibilities, participating in emergency response tasks, and serving on safety committees and teams.

Quality - Quality is the foundation for the management of our business and the keystone to our goal of customer satisfaction. It is our policy to consistently provide services that meet customer expectations. Accordingly, each employee must conform to the Amentum Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable Amentum Quality System documents and customer contracts. Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.

Procedure Compliance - Each employee must read, understand, and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures and policies pertaining to his/her job.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Position Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • One (1) to three (3) years of experience in corrosion control
  • Must be Respirator Qualified
  • Familiar with normal operational safety requirements, working on and around aircraft and/or ground support equipment.
  • Possess a thorough working knowledge of corrosion theory, detection, treatment, and prevention.
  • Working knowledge of applicable maintenance / technical manuals, basic tools, and special tools.
  • Ability to read, write, understand, and communicate the English language and to follow verbal and written instruction.
  • The preferred candidate would have a valid work & residency permit to work in Germany, or be a national of the European Union / European Economic Area.
  • This position is not approved for relocation allowances.