Performs spray, wipe, or brush applications to aircraft parts, assemblies and interior or exterior surfaces of completed aircraft, exercising a complete knowledge of surface preparations, material application procedures and techniques, tools, equipment, applicable specifications, and safety regulati
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Material Applicator, Sr.

Lockheed Martin TX • 
Palmdale, California, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
  • Performs spray, wipe, or brush applications to aircraft parts, assemblies and interior or exterior surfaces of completed aircraft, exercising a complete knowledge of surface preparations, material application procedures and techniques, tools, equipment, applicable specifications, and safety regulations, where it is required to hold exacting tolerances, working to blueprint requirements or engineering directions; utilizes blueprints to determine masked off areas, stay out areas, materials, and reference documents; prepares and utilizes test panels to ascertain material thickness.
  • Sets-up completely and operates robotic equipment used in the application of materials applied to the surfaces of individual parts of varied sizes up to and including a completed article; position parts/article in predetermined locations in relation to the robotic unit, connects cables and hoses, selects the proper program for the work to be performed and enters the predetermined information into the computer, mixes material to be applied and maintains material level in paint pots, operates the robotic system and monitors the operations being performed.
  • Performs rework, modifications and touch up of the level of difficulty of the operations described above.
  • Must possess certifications as required.
  • Performs the above functions on Company premises, and/or at vendor or other off Company locations.
  • Performs surface preparation by cleaning, stripping, sanding, masking and similar operations.
  • Identifies surface imperfections and makes corrections using approved procedures. Applies aerodynamic fillers to seams or voids and builds up surfaces to conform to aircraft configurations.
  • Uses precision measuring equipment and shop mathematics to determine material thickness.
  • Operates air and airless painting equipment as required. Moves, positions and stores such equipment as portable air mover ventilators or exhaust units, safety lights, ladders, scaffolding, etc. Maintains and stores spray guns, pressure pots, hoses, respirators and other similar safety devices. Maintains “good housekeeping” as necessary.
  • Places parts and assemblies in drying ovens and monitors temperature and time requirements.
  • Checks material expiration dates and viscosities, and mixes materials as required.
  • Files, recountersinks, trims, burrs and operates such equipment as power sanders as required.
  • May be required to operate Company furnished vehicles as necessary.
  • May be required to operate a computer workstation.
Job Requirements:
 
Basic Qualifications:
  • Experience with precision measuring equipment and shop mathematics.
  • Experience with air and airless painting equipment as required.
  • Experience with drying ovens and monitors temperature and time requirements.
  • Experience with expiration dates and viscosities, and mixes materials as required.
  • Experience with files, recountersinks, trims, burrs and operates such equipment as power sanders as required.
  • Experience operating a computer workstation.
MUST BE ABLE TO WORK ANY SHIFT
 
Desired Skills:
  • Low Observable experience
  • Coatings on Military aircraft
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
 
Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
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Job Ident #: 467038BR
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