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Aircraft Painter San Diego

Company name
Tyonek Native Corporation

San Diego, CA

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General Description

This is job is at a Depot Level repair facility maintenance on types of aircraft, which include, but not limited to F/A-18 A-G and F-35. Military aviation platform experience is a plus. This position is located on a federal facility and will require a government issued clearance.


Assemble staging, scaffolds and work stands necessary to perform the full function of the paint shop.

Prepare aircraft, engines, support equipment, and components for finish using various chemicals, detergents, and solvents in conjunction with high pressure steam and water.

Apply chemical conversion coating to bare substrate, sand and featheredge existing coatings using various grits of abrasives.

Apply protective and decorative coating and paint finishes to aircraft, engines, ground support equipment and components; and paint insignias, lettering and designs on aircraft and components.

Apply decals transfer and stencils to identify and decorate aircraft, engines, ground support equipment and components; apply sophisticated coating materials such as, but not limited to, waterbornes, elastomeric, and low volatile organic compounds materials to aircraft, ground support equipment, and components; apply radiation-reflecting coatings to cockpit and canopy enclosures; mix primers sealers and topcoat material to required viscosity for individual job or entire paint shop; treat corrosion; and perform wet and dry tape tests.

Have skills in the use of measuring devices and gauges used to determine thickness, viscosity, surface smoothness and gloss of the applied coatings.

Prepare the substrate for coating using a variety of pretreatment methods using chemicals, detergents and solvents in conjunction with high-pressure steam and water.

Perform sanding and featheredging to existing coatings and shall select proper grit abrasives necessary to ensure adequate substrate smoothness prior to the finish application.

Mask and protect surfaces not to be finished by the use of masking tape, discs, fixtures, plugs and/or covers.

Use and maintain conventional, electrostatic, and high volume low pressure (HVLP) paint equipment and shall use a variety of materials such as lacquers, enamels, sealers, urethanes, waterbornes, epoxies, elastomerics, and ceramic coatings.

Manufacture and maintain stencils, patterns, layouts and apply national and foreign insignias, special markings and designs required by military specifications and individual activities.

Other duties as assigned.

Environmental Factors:

Work in an inside/outside environment to include working around machinery, objects, vehicles, ladders, and scaffolds.

Excessive noise and vibration that can be intermittent or constant.

Environmental conditions can included but not limited to dust, silica, asbestos, fumes, smoke, gas, solvents such as degreasing agents, grease, oils, and electrical energy

Working on slippery or uneven surfaces

Working closely with others or working alone

Possible protracted or irregular hours of work as needed or required.


TNC and its subsidiaries fall under ANCSA and are entitled under Federal Law to extend hiring preferences to its shareholders. ANCSA provides TNC the authority to give shareholder preference in hiring. TNC reaffirms its belief in equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. Tyonek is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor who affords equal employment opportunity to protected veterans and people with disabilities: Tyonek Native Corporation provides all employees and job applicants' equal employment opportunities in hiring and promotion without discrimination because of age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, marital status, race, religion, color, veteran status, physical or mental disability, national origin, or any other reason prohibited by law.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Job Requirements:

Education/Experience Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent

Minimum 4 years aircraft painter experience

Military decal and painting experience required

Prefer experience from military fixed wing community or civilian heavy structure background

Experience in heavy structure U.S. Military or related FAA or civil aviation

Must be able to obtain/maintain a secret clearance.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform post offer, pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Physical Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Functional Requirements:

Must be able to walk, stand, crawl, kneel and bend on level and/or inclined surfaces for certain periods throughout the day.

Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders, and work stands.

Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp, pull over hand, push, reach or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders.

May be required to lift up to 44 pounds and heavy, moderate carrying up to 44 pounds.

May be required to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.

Must be able to see imperfections, micrometer readings and other small scales with or without corrective lens.

Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.

Must be able to distinguish color, shades of color and judge three-dimensional depth.

May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, APU, crane, truck, tractor, etc.

Security Clearance:

NO Security Clearance

Company info

Tyonek Native Corporation
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Company Profile
Tyonek Native Corporation (Tyonek) is an Alaska Native Corporation and parent company to a growing number of subsidiary businesses that provide defense engineering and manufacturing, aircraft maintenance, information technology services, construction services, and general support services to a broad customer base. Headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, Tyonek has operating locations and manufacturing plants throughout the United States. All of our subsidiaries are classified as Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB) and many are certified participants in the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program. Our companies enjoy well-earned reputations with government agencies and business partners as strong, reliable providers of high quality goods and services. Our subsidiaries are led and managed by four distinct Operating Groups, whose focus is on the provision of services; manufacturing of goods; construction; and land development. Tyonek Native Corporation has its roots in the landmark Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971. Regional and Village Corporations were established under the Act as a way to support sustainable economic independence for Alaska Natives throughout Alaska. Tyonek Native Corporation represents the interests of and is accountable to nearly 800 shareholders. Tyonek is governed by a Board of nine Directors, all shareholders, who set corporate directives for a professional management staff and employees in Alaska and in the Lower 48 states. We are proud to say that 52% of our employee base are US veterans.

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