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Paint & Coatings Technician (10+ openings)

Merritt Island, FL 32953

Posted: 05/24/2024 Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: 2017661 Pay Rate: 30/hour - 50/hour

Job Description


Up to 10 openings on multiple shifts immediately available.

 

Compensation: Up to $50/hour plus overtime (10 hours weekly is available) 11 paid holidays, multiple weeks PTO, and full healthcare benefits.

 

Location: Merritt Island, Florida. These positions are 100% onsite at a space rocket facility with no possibility of remote or work-from-home.

 

Positions are 6-24 month contract-to-hire opportunities with high possibility to convert to FTE.

 

Contact info@rainierrecruiting.com for more information and for access to over 100+ other openings in space and aerospace.

 



  • Painting and sealing processes onto space vehicles, including surface preparation, masking, application, and chemicals handling
  • Performing surface preparation, fixturing, adhesive application, gap filling, and vacuum bagging of large structures
  • Adhering to equipment requirements, method, and sequences of operation to be followed in fabrication of parts using materials such as sealants, primers, RTV adhesives, solvents, foam insulation, and consumable materials
  • Understands, follows, and completes work instructions, and contributes to safety, quality, process, and work instruction continuous improvement
  • Performing hand and spray-on applications of paints and foam insulation onto flight hardware
  • Application of logos, symbols, or designs on painted surfaces, based on specifications, using measuring instruments, stencils, and patterns
  • Application of thermal protection systems (TPS) onto New Glenn flight hardware
  • Performing surface preparation, fixturing, adhesive application, gap filling, and vacuum bagging of large structures
  • Adhering to equipment requirements, method, and sequences of operation to be followed in fabrication of parts using materials such as sealants, primers, RTV adhesives, solvents, foam insulation, and consumable materials
  • Understands, follows, and completes work instructions, and contributes to safety, quality, process, and work instruction continuous improvement
  • Check completed products for conformance to specifications and for defects
  • Ability to support scheduled work shift, overtime, and weekends if/when vital.




Qualifications:
  • Passion for our mission: Millions of people living and working in space!
  • High School diploma or GED
  • 2+ years of experience in aerospace coating and thermal protection applications
  • Expertise in one or more of the following: primer/topcoat spray-out and hand application, spray/molded foam insulation applications, conversion coating applications, sealant applications, adhesive bonding, RTV bonding of TPS, ablative TPS materials, foam insulation applications, pressure sensitive adhesive applications, vacuum bagging, thermal blankets, applying sealants, conversion coatings, primers, adhesives, and other special finishes
  • Knowledge of safety procedures for chemicals handling
  • Must be able to be respirator qualified
  • Ability to work respectfully and cooperatively with diverse teams in a dynamic environment displaying strong work ethic with close attention to detail
  • 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
  • Ability to climb ladders/stairs and work in small, restricted areas
  • 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.




Desired:
  • 2+ Years of experience working with aerospace thermal protection systems or coatings
  • Industry certification, trade school training and/or degree in related field
  • Demonstrated success as a “hands-on” technical leader
  • Work effectively with a strong work ethic and close attention to detail in a fast-paced dynamic team environment with rapidly changing roles and responsibilities
  • Continuous improvement mindset. Our job is never complete; we are always refining and improving
  • Intense curiosity for understanding the details of our business and how to optimize it
  • Experience in handling large aerospace components
  • Experience in assembling large tight-tolerance structures
  • Experience in new product introduction
  • Experience in a team-based Lean Manufacturing environment
  • Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma certification




 

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.







Who is Rainier Recruiting? 

Rainier Recruiting is a boutique, award winning national staffing agency and executive search firm. Using an approach that “treats every

candidate like an executive search”, we offer positions in contract-to-hire, Full-Time, and executive search. Named the #1 Best Workplace in Washington State in 2022, recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm, and identified as a top recruitment firm by multiple business journals, Rainier Recruiting is fast becoming a respected company. We are no longer the “best recruiters you have never heard of”. Rainier Recruiting is also proud to share our clients have a 93% repeat business rate. Rainier Recruiting is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent. We engage in socially conscious business practices and believe that diverse, equitable, inclusive, and non-biased talent and recruitment processes are foundational to the success of every organization that we partner with.  









Meet Your Recruiter

Diana Jacobson
Senior Recruiter

Diana Jacobson has 7 years of recruiting experience, with a focus on Executive, Sales, and Skilled Trades searches. Diana is passionate about connecting great candidates with great employers, creating successful and long-term partnerships. To her, there's nothing like the thrill of a candidate's enthusiastic "Yes!" to an offer, and an equally pleased hiring manager who just landed a top performer. Outside of work, Diana enjoys spending time outdoors exploring hikes around PNW with her husband, spending time with friends and family, and traveling and experiencing new cultures around the world.

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