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Paint Technician - All Levels

Company: West Star Aviation
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description

West Star is the fastest growing maintenance repair organization in the industry and we recognize this is the result of our talented team of trusted employees working together to deliver customer service excellence. We are committed to providing our employees with personal and professional growth opportunities while fostering a culture of respect and well-being with a small company feel.

When you join our team we don't think you should have to wait for your benefits to kick in. That's why when you start, they start with you! This includes medical, dental, 401K match, time off accruals, weekly pay days and much more. We don't want you to live to work, we want you to work and live.

What you can expect as a Paint Technician at West Star:

As a Paint Technician you will have the opportunity to help change the ordinary into the extraordinary. Our paint technicians can paint anything from standard stripes and colors to highly detailed art work. If you have a creative edge and a desire for working with your hands, then this is the position for you.

You will be ESSENTIAL to many FUNCTIONS including:

  • Masking and taping aircraft parts to avoid overspray
  • Sanding primer
  • Blowing and cleaning aircraft with thinner.
  • Washing the paint booth.
  • Applying all layers of paint to include top coat.
  • Laying out stripe and design schemes.
  • Prep and scuff paint to get ready for trim.
  • Re-masking aircraft and detail work
  • Inspect completed paint jobs.
  • Paint mixing and paint matching
  • Effectively and clearly communicate (i.e., speak, write, read) in English
  • Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor or management.

    What you will need to bring with you:

    Your Education:

    A high school diploma or equivalent. Vo-tech school in paint or on-the-job experience is preferred but not required.

    Avalid driver's license approved for airline travel and/or a valid passport is ideal, but not required

    Your Experience:

    Technician I- 0-2 years' experience as automotive, commercial, RV, or aircraft painter

    Technician II- 2-4 years' experience as automotive, commercial, RV or aircraft painter

    Technician III-4+ years' experience as aircraft painter

    Your Initiative

    We're looking for team players who are self-motivated. Being able to work in a fast paced environment where working under specific deadlines and time constraints will be common.

    Your Sense of Responsibility

    Attend work every day as scheduled to include overtime and weekend assignments.

    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 Administration guidelines.

    Assist with painting, painting base coat and layout.

    Follow all company and safety rules during performance of duties.

    Maintain customer oriented work habits.


    Other Particulars:

    Physical Requirements

    Lift and carry 50 lbs.

    Routine walking, bending and squatting or sitting.

    Work standing on ladder or scaffold.

    Pass pulmonary physical

    Pass respiratory fit test, as you must wear protective gear.

    Mental Requirements

    Understanding and implementation of regulations and guidelines including but not limited to OSHA, haz mat, etc.

    Logically work with mechanical processes.

    Work with others in a professional manner.

    Good communication skills.


    Work under supervision of your Team Leader.

    Working Conditions

    The 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 Used

    Air equipment, polisher and sander.

    Stripper pump, electrostatic paint guns, pressure posts, and laser level.

    Tugs, power carts and other engine powered equipment.

    The Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act requires employers in the state of Colorado to disclose the following information. If the position applied to is not located in Colorado, the following information may not apply. Hourly rate for this position generally ranges from $18.15-$28.00. Actual hourly rate will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. Additional compensation in the form of a shift differential provided if the employee is assigned to an alternate shift. The range listed is just one component of the total compensation package for employees. Other forms of compensation include a semiannual discretionary bonus based on site performance, health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid vacation. This position will remain open until all positions are filled. #ZR

    Employee Benefits

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