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Painter - Non-Certified

Date: Mar 2, 2023

Location: Orangeburg, SC, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary


The Painter role is responsible for carrying out the required standard activities of their assigned tasks, in full compliance to the Work Instruction and/or Standard Operating Procedure, and without compromise to their own, and colleagues, safety. Where required to achieve “certified” status, the team member will be taught how to undertake their tasks safely, and to a high-quality level, through a rigorous Job Instruction process, and will be expected to attain the relevant certification, as measured by the competence matrix and specified in the sites BMS/QMS.

The team member will be fully supported by their Team Leader (TL), who will enable their training, coaching and quickly respond to them if they find any off standard / quality issues. They will be expected to actively identify safety concerns (Hazard identification), make problems immediately known to their TL (Pull the Andon), and raise improvement ideas to solve problems (Kaizen). They will be part of a team that will collectively work on creating a Great Place To Work through a culture of continuous improvement, safe working and open dialogue.

Job Responsibilities


•    Maintains safety as a top priority.
•    Applies primers, paints, and finish coats using full range of applications, methods, and materials.
•    Mixing primers and topcoats to manufacturing and customer specifications.
•    Perform layout and masking as necessary.
•    Ability to accurately check paint viscosity and coating thickness.
•    Performs other miscellaneous activities in support of production.
•    Maintain a neat and orderly work area, Supports the company 5S and Lean Initiatives Programs and complies with safety regulations.
•    Cleans and maintains all painting equipment and painting areas.
•    Records time spent and materials used.
•    Assists other painters when needed.
•    Follow shop order work instructions

Job Qualifications


Required Qualifications:


•    High School diploma or GED.
•    1+ years of manufacturing and/or industrial work experience
•    1+ years of Painting and/or paint preparation experience (EX: auto body, hard surface prep/repair/paint).
•    1+ Years of experience with tools, equipment, and materials used in painting trade and methods of mixing paint colors.

Preferred Qualifications:


•    GKN Experience
•    Aerospace Experience
•    Ability to work any shift


Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina