Aircraft Painter - Level 1

Northrop Grumman Palmdale, CA
At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for an Aircraft Painter- Level 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Palmdale or Mojave, CA.

The selected candidate will paint aircraft interior, exterior and piece parts.

Essential Functions:

* Prepares for painting by masking, stripping, washing aircraft sections and components.

* Blends and mixes paints, inks, and coatings to proper spraying consistency.

* Must be able to perform detail touch ups.

* Coordinates processes for painting production parts.

* Required ability to perform moderately strenuous physical and repetitious work to include: bending, stooping, kneeling, lifting, and working overhead.

* Required ability to be certified for a half & full face respirator.

* Must be able to access small confined spaces and work in an enclosed environment.

Basic Qualifications:

* High School diploma/GED

* Minimum of 9 months painting/surface prep experience in an aerospace, automotive, military, manufacturing and/or maintenance environment.

* The ability to pass Special Medical/Respiratory Exam.

* The ability to acquire enhanced security clearance and/or program access prior to beginning work.

* The ability to work any shift or work schedule.

* Must be able to work at either Palmdale or Mojave site.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Active DOD Secret Clearance with an investigation date/periodic review within the last 6 years.

* Completion of an Automotive Paint & Body certification or equivalent program.

* Painting/surface prep experience in an aircraft or vehicle manufacturing environment.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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