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Cobham is seeking a
highly motivated Finishing Specialist II. The Finishing
Specialist II performs finish coat applications using multi stage aerospace
materials in accordance with Mil-Spec requirements where high-grade finishes are essential.
The Finishing Specialist II applies polyurethane and epoxy paints as well as aviation specified
materials to surfaces of machined or manufactured products used in the avionics
and aerospace industries. The position requires meeting stringent
specifications for finishing requirements that necessitate the mixing of
paints to achieve the specified criteria. This position is located in
Conduct painting assignment under the direction of
a team leader or Sr. Finishing Specialist.
Works independently from blueprints and process specifications
on applications where tight thickness tolerances are measured in terms millimeters
and are difficult to meet. Often works with engineering personnel to
determine and calculate experimental procedures.
Determines the type of finish, quantity and color
to be utilized in conformance with military specifications. Selects
proper method, equipment and tools to complete task.
Ensures proper surface preparation and masking,
mixing epoxies and solvents to appropriate ratios by weight, volume
or viscosity, incorporating knowledge of scales and weights and how
Mixes and applies a wide variety of paint finishes
such as polyurethane, epoxy, and plastic-based products to specific
colors, consistencies and viscosities requiring a thorough knowledge
and understanding of their qualities in order to experiment with and
achieve desired effect.
Tests drying, curing and baking times for specified
finishes. Adjusts temperatures according to atmospheric conditions,
finish requirements and experimental bake times.
Regulates spray gun and ventilates spray booth
according to temperature and humidity requirements.
Calculates requirements if methods are being tested.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as
Ability to lift up to 40lbs.
Ability to perform performing repetitive, detailed
High School Diploma or GED
3+ years’ experience as a Painter/Finishing or
experience in finishing area.
In order to be considered for this opportunity, you
must be eligible to obtain and maintain security clearance, which requires
Preferred 5+ years’ painting/ finishing experience
within the avionics/ aerospace industries.
Experience performing finish coat painting in
accordance with Mil-Spec specifications where high-grade finishes are
Experience reading and interpreting Mil-Spec drawings
Knowledge of EPA usage and waste disposal regulations.
Painter/Finishing Specialist within the avionics/
Experience in the Aerospace, Auto or Marine
Manufacturing industry preferred; preferences given to those with
experience in the preparation and painting of composite or manufactured
piece parts used in avionics and aerospace applications.
Experience in the operation and maintenance of paint
Experience using measuring cups, scales and industry
standard painting equipment.
Knowledge with a PC windows environment
If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we encourage you to apply. We are unable to sponsor work visas. In order to be eligible for positions requiring a Security Clearance, you must be a US Citizen.
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