Aircraft Painter / Flugzeuglackierer

Location: 

Basel, CH

Flexible Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Job Category:  Aircraft Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO)
Career Level:  Technicians / Crew
Requisition Id:  2220

Position Summary

As an Aircraft Painter you will be responsible for preparing the aircraft for painting and finishing. This involves cleaning the surfaces and individual parts but also applying paint and epoxy and other materials to the aircraft. You will use your knowledge of various techniques, including masking and sanding the surfaces, to ensure it is completed perfectly. Our Aircraft Painter team is also taking care of repairing previous paint jobs using color-matching software, touch-up paints and finishes. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Maintain a professional and personal ownership of working standards, personal presentation and tidiness of your own immediate working area and the surrounding area for the greater company team
  • Work within teams / individually in such a manner to ensure proper delivery expectations and quality
  • Mix and apply primers / top coats i.a.w different paint manufacture technical data sheets
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment
  • Responsible for cleaning equipment and report damage equipment
  • Perform work within estimated hours
  • Use and operate ground support equipment, as applicable and if qualified, in a safe manner. E.g. Man lift, Cherry Picker, Scaffolding
  • Perform other duties as assigned and required by his/her superior and coordinate with his/her superior
  • Comply with Paint Shop standards , safety procedures and specifications
  • Comply with Company JBSL Part 145 approval,JBSL safety policy,customer request and other airworthiness requirments
  • Report unsafe conditions before putting people or property at risk
  • Use material requisition system, track squawks, and sign off completed work
  • Reads and write work procedures in English

Additional Main Responsibilities

  • Perform prolonged standing, kneeling, squatting, sitting, crawling and climbing stairs, ladders and work stands
  • Prepare stencils, lettering blocks and apply letters, decals, and insignias to aircraft
  • Perform paint repairs/polishing and touch-ups
  • Prepares surfaces for painting by removing old paint using paint removers or abrasives
  • Work flexible hours (shifts and weekends)
  • All employees are responsible for their own safety, that of the colleagues and impact on the environment
  • Adhere to all EHS policy and procedures
  • Report EHS hazards, incidents and injuries. Be familiar with emergency instructions
  • Comply with the EHS rules (work instructions, personal protective equipment...)

Minimum Requirements

  • General knowledge of paint preparation, paint mixing and paint application processes
  • Minimum 3 years experiences with prepping, masking and general paint refinishing background on aircraft or automobiles/trains required. Non-aircraft experience can be evaluated
  • Basic computer skills
  • Apprenticeship Certificate/Diploma
  • Knowledge on paint related products and Manufactures
  • German, and/or French would be an advantage
  • Education on technical courses is an advantage