Airbus Helicopters, Inc
  • 30-Sep-2020 to 07-Dec-2020 (EST)
  • 10365 MRO Blade Repair
  • Grand Prairie, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing, and delivering aerospace products, services, and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer, and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and has achieved a more than six-fold order book increase since 2000.


Position Summary:

  • The Paint Technician will prepare all components and airframe surfaces for painting and perform the painting of the components and airframes in accordance with(IAW) Airbus manufacturer procedures. The employee will be required to have problem-solving skills to ensure that they are accepted practices, of the highest quality, and cost-effective for the customer. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Paint Preparation: 45%
  • Prepare all surfaces for paint by sanding, masking, filling, washing and removal of dents
  • Apply corrosive preventative treatments, primers, and finish coats of special material
  1. Painting: 45%
  • Mix and/or tint paint as required
  • Perform layout of paint schemes as specified by the customer
  • Apply paint materials to all prepared surfaces according to manufacturer instructions
  • Complete Aircraft for customer acceptance by brush touch-up, cleaning striping lines, and removal of overspray
  1. Documentation: 10%
  • Perform on a daily basis releasing and updating timesheet.  Sign off work clearly and legibly in a timely manner, using an adequate description of the work being performed.  All necessary blocks on the Discrepancy sheets need to be filled out as required.  Work needs to be signed off using correct referenced, AMM, Engineering Dispositions, and Repair Design Approval Sheets (RDAS).  Complete toolbox audit sheets on a daily basis at the end of the shift.
  • Complete forms and records pertaining to the completion of assigned work.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required to qualify:

  • A High School diploma or equivalent
  • Two or more years' experience in painting and paint preparation on metal and composite/fiberglass components.
  • Able to read and work from blueprints and Bills of Material (BOM) to ensure proper coatings are applied in IAW Technical Data
  • Must be able to use basic hand tools to remove and install hardware
  • Meet be able to meet below stated Physical Requirements
  • Authorized to work in the US for any employer 


Preferred skills/training:

  • Trade School attendance/completion, especially in painting, fiberglass or composites
  • Two or more years' experience in painting and paint preparation on metal and composite/fiberglass aircraft components.               


Physical Requirements:

  • Onsite: 100%
  • Vision: able to see and read a computer screen and other equipment, able to read documents, reports, and drawings. (Daily)
  • Hearing: able to hear to participate in conversations and to hear sounds including safety warnings or alarms. (Daily)
  • Speaking: able to speak in conversations, deliver information, and participate in communications (Daily)
  • Equipment operation (Computer, telephone, copier, fax machine, and other related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter buildings). (Daily)
  • Carrying: able to carry documents, tools, drawings, and equipment up to 30 lbs. (Daily)
  • Lifting: able to lift documents, tools, drawings, and equipment up to 30 lbs. (Daily)
  • Pushing/Pulling: equipment and tools (Daily)
  • Squatting/Kneeling: able to squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items stored on lower shelving and to reach areas under the aircraft. (Daily)
  • Standing: able to stand for long periods while working on the paint shop floor. (Daily)
  • Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents): able to walk through the Paint Shop floor, production areas, and areas between buildings. (Daily)
  • Personal Protective Equipment required:  Required PPE includes, but is not limited to, Safety Shoes, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Respirators/Masks, and/or Protective Gloves as required by site and/or customer site

Equal Opportunity:

As a leader in our field, Airbus in America provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or another legally protected status.  In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training. 

Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or another legally protected status.  Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified.  Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered. 

Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment.  Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. 


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