Thermal Spray Apprentice

StandardAero Cincinnati, OH
* 1st Shift *

* Train to follow written tech plans and instructions to apply thermal spray coatings to hardware.

* Train in the use of coating systems including the 9MC Plasma Spray system, and Metco Smart Arc.

* Train to plan, develop, write, revise, document, test, implement and control programs for robots as applicable.

* Train to operate blasting equipment to clean and prepare the surface of materials and components.

* Train to prepare and mask parts with fixtures, rubber, tape, tafa, antibond or metal masks prior to coating.

* Train to operate various types of manual, semi-automatic and/or robotic spray systems to apply coatings to parts.

* Train to remove masking, clean overspray and wash parts.

* Train to inspect surfaces visually for defects and compliance with specifications using micrometers, calipers, profilometers, or related devices prior to and after applying coating.

* Train to clean and maintain spray/coating equipment, fixtures and blast cabinets.

* Train to participate in continuous improvement of cell processes.

* Cross train in other complementary skills and seeks endorsements for those skills as needed to support production requirements.

* Moves between production assignments that utilize multiple skills endorsements as needed to support production requirements.

* Responsible for observing all applicable safety requirements and reporting immediately any unsafe practices/conditions.

* Candidate is expected to be able to monitor jobs being thermal sprayed in 3 months.

* Candidate is expected to be able to spray basic jobs in 6 months to 1 year.

* Carries out other duties as assigned. Qualifications

* Must have a mechanical aptitude.

* Ability to read, understand work instructions

* Previous masking and blasting experience desired, but not necessary

* Ability to lift up to 50 pounds (unassisted) for approximately 25% of the average work day.

* Regularly required to sit for prolonged periods.

* Must be a US Citizen or a US Permanent Resident per ITAR regulations.