Summary: To perform preparatory duties and apply primer, finish coat, firecoat and/or ablative coating to all kinds of assemblies where quality of work and thickness of coating must be held in close conformance with specifications. To perform this function in accordance with the following duties. Responsibilities: Works from drawings and/or sketches, written specifications and verbal information, etc., to determine exact areas of product to be primed and painted, type and color of paint and/or other material to apply. Checks to insure that areas to be painted are cleaned, masked and ready for finish. Mixes paint per specifications and thins to obtain proper viscosity, and does some color matching as required. Performs painting on all kinds of assemblies, maintaining thickness of coating in conformance with specifications; applies adhesive coating to honeycomb parts and assemblies where thickness of coating must be controlled to designated tolerances. Sets up, adjusts and operates automatic paint spraying equipment and drying ovens. Performs touchup work on the above, when required. Maintains close check and control on viscosity of paint. May dip parts into tank and place on rack, in proper position, for drying. Instructs and directs lower graded employees in their work. Requirements HS Diploma/GED Equivalent. Min of three years in identical or related work. Requires the ability to work from drawings and sketches. Requires technical knowledge of the characteristics of brush and spray painting, ablative materials and the ability to match colors.
Middle River Aerostructure System is a world-leading manufacturer of thrust reverser (the braking system on a jet engine), engine nacele components and specialized aerostructures. It supplies and supports these products for engine makers, airplane manufacturers and aircraft operators. Located on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore, MRAS has a 1.7 million sq. ft. facility situated on 180 acres-where the company and its predecessors have designed, built and equipped civil and military aircraft for 90+ years.