Unmanned Aircraft - Painter I-II - Swing Shift

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-332055
    • Job Location: Sacramento, CA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 02/22/2022
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Radford Job Code: 0708X
    • Compensation: $21.00 - $26.00 / hour
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Job Description


Prepare surfaces for paint application.  Apply protective coatings to metal and composite based product specifications using spray gun techniques.  Remove protective coatings using chemical and mechanical methods. 


The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Painters.  Each level of Painter has additional duties and responsibilities listed.

  • Paints production products using enamel, lacquer, polyurethane, elastomeric, and related finishes.
  • Follows FOD (foreign object prevention) practices.
  • Uses wet mil gauge for verification of paint thickness.
  • Prepares surfaces for paint using pneumatic, mechanical and hand sanding methods.
  • Operates shop related machinery to include HVLP spray guns, ovens, paint booths, pneumatic tools, common hand tools, and scales.
  • Handles, applies, stores, and disposes of chemical paint removing compounds, paints, smoothing compounds, adhesives, sealants, and solvents.
  • Must use a respirator when spraying primer and paints.
  • Interprets and follow manufacturing orders and drawings.
  • Completes production paperwork, including painting logs.
  • Supports and exhibits the focus of zero defects as well as “right-the-first-time” approach.
  • Inspects finished products for conformance to specifications.
  • Complies with established safety directives.
  • Complies with established QMS procedures.
  • Maintains a clean work area and ensures strict adherence to the 5S Standards. 

Other Job Functions

  • Assists co-workers within immediate department as required.
  • Assists outside department personnel per Supervisor’s request or approval. 
  • May occasionally perform common tasks outside the scope of this job description in support of production operations.
  • May be cross trained and utilized to perform technical tasks outside the scope of this job description in support of production operations.
  • Other duties may be assigned 


  • None

Experience and Skills


  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally.
  • Must be able to interpret and work from industry specifications.
  • Must be able to demonstrate accurate basic math skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the accurate use of a tape measure.
  • Must be able to perform dimensional inspection using calipers, dial indicator, thickness gauge.
  • Basic computer skills with the ability to navigate around files.

Painter I

  • Works under close supervision.
  • Specific duties and responsibilities for this level include an intermediate level of:
    • Math
    • Documentation
    • Materials Knowledge
    • Tooling/Fixtures/Templates
    • Equipment
    • Process
    • Quality
    • Safety 

Painter II

  • Works under minimal supervision.
  • Applies decals according to specifications and written work instructions.
  • Trains less skilled Painters and Grinder/Sanders.
  • Specific duties and responsibilities for this level include an advanced level of:
    • Math
    • Documentation
    • Materials Knowledge
    • Tooling/Fixtures/Templates
    • Equipment
    • Process
    • Quality
    • Safety


Painter I

  • Requires high school education or equivalent.
  • Preferably 2+ years of hands on experience in a automotive or industrial finishing environment. 
  • Experience with aircraft finish, especially composite airframes a definite plus.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). 

Painter II

  • In addition to Painter I requirements above:
  • Preferably 5 - 7 years of hands on experience in an automotive or industrial finishing environment. 


  • Standing, walking, and occasionally sitting.
  • Exposed to noise and hazardous chemicals.
  • Must use respirator when spraying primers and paints. Requires pre-employment physical exam to certify ability to use respirator.
  • May work extended hours and/or weekends.
  • Occasionally lifts and carries up to 35 lbs.
  • Employee may generate, handle, manage, or work around hazardous materials and hazardous wastes.

As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042, we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by December 8th 2021 or by your start date if it is after December 8th 2021, subject to approved medical, religious or other accommodation

Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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