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Aircraft Painter


An aircraft painter is primarily responsible for painting and polishing of aircrafts. An aircraft painter is required to make a pre-design before actually applying paint on the aircraft surface. Duties may also include painting aircraft spare parts, repairing some parts, and giving a new look to the aircraft.

Applies pre-mixed and blended paint or coating to interior and exterior of assembled aircraft or parts. Prepares surfaces for painting and protects painted surfaces from erosion.


Requires a high school diploma. Typically reports to a supervisor. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area.

An aircraft painter generally does not require any specific qualifications, but relevant experience in a related field would be an advantage. Familiarity and skill in all aspects of paint preparation, application, artwork layout, paint defect repair/corrections, cleaning and polishing is required.

Able to read and understand blue prints, as well as sanding, striping, etching, alodine, and water break testing. He/she should know paint and chemical mixing, and understands formulas, color charts and viscometer.

An aircraft painter needs to be physically fit so as to work minimum of 8 hours a day. An aircraft painter should be between 15-50 years of age and should be able to easily carry weight of 40+ pounds. An aircraft painter should be fine with wearing a full face respirator.

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