Description: PDS Tech is seeking a Aircraft Prep Traineefor an open position in Savannah, GA. In your role, you will: The A/C Prep Trainee works along side higher level employees to assist with the preparation and painting of aircraft.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential Functions: 1. Assists in the preparation of the exterior surfaces of aircraft for application of primer and topcoat. Use various masking materials to protect windows, external probes, antennas, and other required areas. Sand and wash the aircraft surface as directed. 2. Assist with and applies corrosion preventative materials to the aircraft. 3. Apply primer and sanding surfacer to aircraft. 4. Uses tools to sand primer and sanding surfacer in preparation for base coat. 5. Comply with all safety, 5S, and housekeeping policies. Use personal protective equipment as required. Use (PTP) to ensure aircraft interior is protected.
Additional Functions: 1. Properly care for shop equipment and tools as assigned. 2. Comply with Paint shop standard practices. 3. Perform other duties as required.
As our ideal candidate, you will meet the following requirements:
A high school diploma or GED. Paint experience in a technical environment or trade school preferred. See Other Requirements in Job Description.
Other Requirements: 1. Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. 2. Ability to read and interpret blueprints and engineering documentation. 3. Able to pass Pulmonary Function Test to obtain respirator certification. 4. Ability to use tools, equipment, and materials in the aircraft painting process. 5. Able to climb ladders and stairs, perform close tolerance work, work in small spaces, and able to lift up to 40 pounds. 6. Experience may be offset by completion of Technical Certificate in paint and refinishing and/or successful completion in current year youth apprenticeship program, in area of expertise.
Must be able to work any shift when required and must be able to work well with a team.