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West Star Aviation, Inc. Aircraft Paint Technician I in Grand Junction, Colorado

Additional compensation in the form of a shift differential will be paid forthose hired for the 2nd or weekend shifts.JOB SUMMARYThis hourly, non-exempt, position requires knowledge of the paint process. The job includes varying amounts of general mechanical applications as listedbelow. Job duties will vary each day and are designated by the Paint ProgramManager.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS- Make sure masking is complete.- Sand primer if necessary.- Blow aircraft and clean with thinner.- Wash paint booth.- Apply top coat (three coats).- Layout stripe scheme.- Prep and scuff paint for trim paint.- Re-mask aircraft and detail aircraft.- Inspect complete paint job.- Paint mixing.- Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor or management.JOB SPECIFICATIONSEducationHigh school diploma or equivalent.Vo-tech school in paint or on-the-job experience required.A valid drivers license approved for airline travel and/or a valid passportis ideal, but not requiredExperience3 - 5 automotive or aircraft paint experience.InitiativeSelf-motivated, work unsupervised and maintain a rapid pace.Quality oriented.ResponsibilityAttend work every day as scheduled to include overtime and weekendassignments.Notify supervisor in advance of shift starting if unable to work.Must have reliable transportation to get to work each and every day.Perform all work in accordance with Federal Aviation Administrationguidelines.Assist with painting, painting base coat and layout.Follow all company and safety rules during performance of duties.Maintain customer oriented work habits.ContactsOther technicians in paint department or other departments.Paint Program Manager.Company sales representatives.Physical RequirementsLift and carry 50 lbs.Routine walking, bending and squatting or sitting.Work standing on ladder or scaffold.Pass pulmonary physical prior to employment.Pass respiratory fit test, as you must wear protective gear.Mental RequirementsUnderstanding and implementation of regulations and guidelines including butnot limited to OSHA, haz mat, etc.Logically work with mechanical processes.Work with others in a professional manner.Good communication skills.SupervisionWork under supervision of Paint Program Manager.Working ConditionsThe majority of work will be accomplished in a heated hangar or shop area.Work in aircraft on ramp may occur.Varied positions in and around the aircraft.Equipment UsedAir equipment, polisher and sander.Stripper pump, electrostatic paint guns, pressure posts, and laser level.Tugs, power carts and other engine powered equipment.

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