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4 months ago
Location: Everett
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Painter & Paintsprayers
Becoming a Painter of Major Assemblies at The Boeing Company is an exciting opportunity to complete one of the most critical processes that’s essential to aircraft performance and appearance while being able to tell their family and friends “I painted that!”

As a Painter of Major Assemblies you will work by drawing on personal experience, knowledge acquired from training and certification classes to complete your daily assigned work. By interpreting drawings and reading/comprehending work instructions you will be responsible for identifying your work (task) location on the airplane/part/tooling and identifying all required hand tools, parts and equipment to accomplish defect-free work.

For a Painter of Major Assemblies, daily assigned work could include:

Within a production environment:

1. Prep (chemical washing or sanding), mask/unmask required areas and spray or brush enamel, lacquer, etc. to major assemblies such as wings, rudders or fuselages. Also apply required insignia, lettering, striping or decals in order to complete work statement.

2. Clean and service spray guns, paint tanks, brushes, hoses and other equipment after use.

3. Look up/read/comprehend technical work instructions, drawings and/or specifications.

4. Use a computer.

Depending on your work environment and assigned work the following tools and materials might be used:

1. Appropriate protective clothing/equipment determined by the task you are performing.

2. Operate mechanical lifts of various types (e.g. ladders, tiger and snorkel lifts).

3. Operate, clean and load automated paint equipment.

4. Chemical solvents, sealants, coatings, primers, adhesives, paints and special finishes.

Once your work is completed per drawing requirement you’ll inspect your work quality and check for FOD (Foreign Object Debris).

The daily Physical Demands experienced are dependent upon your work environment but most Painter Major Assemblies can experience:

1. Frequent (3-6 Hrs) working around fumes and with chemicals; exposure to constant noise and inside a confined space.

2. Frequent (3-6 Hrs) flexion/extension (head bent down, head bent back), handling, kneeling, bending at the waist, reaching (overhead), rotation of head/neck, standing, twisting at the waist, laying down (back, side, front) walking.

3. Carrying/Lifting up to 10-35 pounds.

4. Climbing/balancing (stairs, ladders, poles, scaffolding, inclined surfaces) crawling, crouching (squatting).

5. Finger manipulation through typing.

6. Reading from a computer screen, printed drawings or documents.


Manufacturing & Safety

Relocation Assistance Available

No. Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit.


This position requires an individual when working at heights to utilize fall protection equipment that has weight limitations.

Experience reading and interpreting assembly instructions or drawings

Experience performing applications of decorative finishes or finish painting

Position requires the use of respirators

High school graduate or GED preferred

This is an hourly position governed by the IAM Collective Bargaining agreement

Resumes of current Puget Sound Boeing employees submitted via Careers at Boeing will be considered as this job is not installed in QTTP.

"This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "US Person" includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee."

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