Paint Technician in Huntsville, AR at Ducommun

Date Posted: 6/20/2018

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Job Description

Paint Technician

Job Description



Job Title: Paint Technician                                                       Job Code:

DIV/Location/Dept: ESG/HVL/OPS                                            # Employees Supervised: 0

Reports To: Production Supervisor                                          FSLA Status: Nonexempt

Job Summary & Essential Functions:

The following describes the essential functions,  general purpose, and scope of the position.

       Essential Functions

• Responsible for preparing product for paint, silkscreen, and/or assembly processes by masking, unmasking, cleaning, finishing and/or touching-up products as needed to meet requirements. May include light assembly and/or packaging activities as needed.

• Prepare, mix, and apply paint that meets company and industry standards.

• Prepare parts for application of topcoat (cleaning, filling, sanding, and priming)

• Monitor and maintain the materials, equipment, and environment needed to ensure the integrity of the paint process, masking process, silk screen process and product. Maintaining spray booths, spray equipment, and changing filters.

• Read and interpret manufacturers instructions, drawings, sketches, work orders, etc. needed to mask, unmask, paint, mark or identify product. Reference applicable specifications and standards as appropriate.

• Coordinate the efficient utilization and movement of product through the area.

• Monitor consumables, chemicals, inks and shelf life used in the painting, masking and silk screen processes.

• Take great care to protect the product’s surface finish, silk screen, or markings.

• Create and maintain templates and/or tools necessary for masking products.

• Create and maintain templates and/or tools necessary for painting products.

• Proper use of paint thickness gauge, gloss reader, calipers, Zahn cups, and ovens

• Maintain process and product traceability records, including serialization log.

• Follow Safety, Health, and Environmental procedures and practices.Maintain safety, environmental, process, and product traceability records. Including amount of paint used daily on VOC usage records. Respirator inspection records.

• Notify concerned personnel of problematic issues.

• Assist engineering personnel with related technical issues.

• Implement continual process improvements as appropriate.

• Performs other assisgnments as required.

Skills & Qualifications

Required Skills & Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, qualifications, competencies, abilities and any physical demands if required.  Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential requirements of this job. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Experience in blueprint reading

  • Proper use of calipers.

  • Overtime and weekend work as needed to support manufacturing activities

  • Experience in commercial flight or military grade spray finishing and operation of surface coating / spray equipment.

  • Working experience with silkscreen and masking tools, materials and shop aids, mixing and paint application, and surface preparation methods.

  • Working knowledge of and ability to interpret customer and industry standards, specifications, and regulations  (e.g. MIL-PRF-22750, MIL-PRF-23377, MIL-PRF-85582, MIL-DTL-53039, MIL-PRF-85285)

  • Working knowledge of the various customer and industry quality systems such as AS9100, FAA, NADCAP, etc, is desired

  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic manufacturing and assembly processes together with work measurement and work standards.


Physical Demands (reasonable accommodations may be made, if necessary):

Physical Abilities                                             Lift /Carry        

Stand - Frequently                                             10 lbs or less - Occasionally

Walk - Frequently                                              11-20 lbs - Occasionally

Sit - Frequently                                                  21-50 lbs - N/A 

Climb – N/A                                                      51-100 lbs - N/A

Crawl - N/A                                                        Over 100 lbs - N/A

Squat or Kneel - Occasionally                           

Bend - Occasionally                                          Push / Pull

Fine Manipulation - Continuously                        10 lbs or less - Occasionally

Reach Outward - Frequently                               10-20 lbs - Occasionally

Reach Above Shoulder - Occasionally                20-50 lbs - N/A

Drive – N/A                                                       50-100 lbs - N/A

                                                                        Over 100 lbs - N/A


N/A (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this occupation

Occasionally - Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (.25 - 2.5 hrs/day)

Frequently - Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5 hrs/day)

Continuously - Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)


Other Physical Requirements:

  • N/A


    Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess the outlined experience level, education, training, minimum years of experience, product or industry knowledge plus any certifications in order to be considered.

  • HS Diploma or GED.

  • 1 to 3 years experience in production manufacturing environment preferably in  aerospace, automotive, or commercial environment.

    Licenses, Certifications, etc.:

  • Ability to successfully complete any required on the job certification class necessary to perform assignment.

Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. 

  • Exposure to light manufacturing environment

  • Moderate noise levels.

  • Paint and chemicals in use in the work area.

  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when in required areas (i.e. safety glasses, smock, ESD wrist/foot straps, respirator and/or protective gloves)

  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled environment.

403 LaBarge Avenue
Huntsville, Arkansas, 72740
United States