Aviation Painter

Merritt Island, FL 32953

Posted: 05/15/2024 Employment Type: Contract Division: Government/DOD Job Number: JN -052024-18938 State: Florida

Job Description

Aviation Painter

Location: Merritt Island, FL

Salary: $38.85/hr

Industry: Aerospace/Manufacturing

Employment Type: 6 month assignment w/ potential for extension or conversion

Shift: Friday to Sunday, 5AM to 5:30PM

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or GED.
  • 3+ Years of experience working with aerospace thermal protection systems.
  • Experience working in an aerospace manufacturing or other manufacturing environment with strict quality and configuration controls.
  • Proven expertise in one or more of the following: two part RTV bonding , operation of CNC machinery, CO2 Lasers, chemical spray mixing and application, vacuum infusion, automated systems operation and troubleshooting, and Hazardous waste treatment and handling.
  • Experience applying sealants, conversion coatings, primers, and adhesives.
  • Must be able to be respirator qualified.
  • Ability to work, listen and learn, and mentor in return, respectfully and cooperatively with diverse teams in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to interpret engineering models, drawings, specifications, written work instructions, and test procedures.
  • Basic computer skills such as Windows, Microsoft Office, etc.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Perform repetitive work including lifting of heavy items, >50lbs.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


  • Experience with fundamentals of aerospace quality inspection, and peer to peer inspection processes.
  • Industry certification, trade school training and/or degree in related field.
  • Demonstrated success as a hands-on technical leader or technical skills mentor.
  • Evident track record of a strong work ethic and close attention to detail, and organizational skills in a fast-paced dynamic team environment with rapidly changing roles and responsibilities.
  • Continuous improvement mindset.
  • Experience in processing aerospace components, maintaining configuration control and documentation.
  • Experience in new product development and qualification processes.


  • Responsible for the manufacture of thermal protection systems (TPS) through multiple processes including adhesive bonding, heat cleaning, water proofing, CNC quilting, material processing, inspection, and packaging.
  • Perform surface preparation, fixturing, adhesive application, material selection and preparation.
  • Adhering to operational requirements, methods, and sequences of operation to be followed in operating CNC machinery and CO2 lasers and in the required maintenance of process equipment.
  • Read and quickly develop a full understanding of work instructions, records data bases, and process specifications controlling the manufacturing processes.
  • Perform tasks assigned in the manufacturing processes while maintaining strict adherence to process specifications and work instructions.
  • Complete all process qualifications required for the position in a timely manner.
  • Continuous personal efforts toward maintaining the safety, 5s and FOD controls, quality, and process improvement.
  • Maintain a positive attitude in difficult or stressful situations.
  • Personal commitment to build strong working relationships in support of the team s efforts to achieve goals set before them.
  • Ability and willingness to work in environment with safely controlled exposure to solvents, chemicals, and respiratory hazards, wearing and maintaining safe use of respirators, PAPRS and protective gloves and clothing.
  • Commitment to work 1st, 2nd, or set weekend shift and overtime as required. This position will also require ability to work shift rotations when specified to meet schedule and may require off site travel for up to 30-day periods.
  • Other duties as assigned or otherwise beneficial to fulfilling the mission

Keyword Searchstring: Rocket, Assembly, Aerospace Technician, Thermal Protection System, Adhesives, Primers, Aerospace Manufacturing, CNC Machine, Spray Mixing, Bonding

SRG Government Services is a leading provider of information technology, training, engineering, accounting and intelligence analytical services for agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, cyber security, and federal civilian markets. SRG utilizes an innovative approach to identify and qualify talent that is unique to the federal contracting industry, featuring a cutting edge platform that allows us to rapidly and precisely match professionals to client requirements. We have a proprietary database of over one million candidates and maintain continuous contact with our qualified talent.





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