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Spirit AeroSystems Painter- Large Structures in Tulsa, Oklahoma


Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.


  1. Move and/or obtain correct parts, materials, and tools, as necessary within the employee's assigned area as directed by management.

  2. Use of all precision measuring instruments required to accomplish work assignments.

  3. Capable of accessing and navigating electronic systems as required by the position program, and/or company. Company will provide training as required in a timely manner.

  4. Works safely and maintains a safe work environment adhering to established company safety requirements.

  5. Train, coach and/or assist fellow employees as requested or required by the company.

  6. Maintain and utilize required personal certifications and qualifications as directed by the company to perform job assignments.

  7. Ensure equipment and tool certification occurs per procedure.

  8. Report job handicaps such as: errors in parts, procedures, tools, sequences, etc.

    Duties for Tulsa Only

  9. Read and interpret blueprints, drawings, specifications, planning documents, sketches, engineering orders, electronic work instructions, charts, and graphs to determine the methods and sequences of operations required to support processing and painting operations.

  10. Set up and operate chern-mill processing equipment to remove specified amounts of metal from sheet metal parts, and assemblies, extrusions and forgings utilizing etching solution, includes developmental. Experimental, first run and parts with non - symmetrical surfaces, radial tapers, deep draws, or complex contours.

  11. Set up and operate, adjust, and regulate various types and sizes of ovens and furnaces and quenching tanks to heat treat metal parts made from aluminum, titanium, stainless steel, and other similar metals. Load on racks to minimize warpage and obtain even heat. As necessary operate hand and power moving and lifting equipment to place parts in oven furnaces, and baths and quench.

  12. Set up operate processing equipment to anodize and electro plate orclean metal parts and assemblies. Determine sequences of dips and rinses, position parts and electrodes, calculate and adjust immersion times, temperatures, and voltage amperage levels. Check and maintain processing solutions and chemicals in tanks as required.

  13. Set up and operate various types of paint spraying equipment or dip,roll and brush interior, exterior prime, protective or finish coats on aircraft, automobiles, trucks, trailers, parts and assemblies.

  14. Thin and mix paints and other surfacing materials.

  15. Set up and operate robotic spray coating equipment by selecting and loading program tapes, masking material surfaces, mixing blend coating material and controlling spray flow rates, pressures, plume geometry and robot travel speed and pattern.

  16. Apply finish coats where, difficult access and special care must be taken to avoid runs and inconsistencies of coat thickness, a baked smooth or wrinkle finish is required, assemblies require hand brushwork.

  17. Operate robotic spray coating equipment to apply radar absorptive materials to surfaces.

  18. Perform rework and touch-up when tests disclose rework necessary. 11. Record manufacturing data and statistics manually or with the aid of a computer or computer-based system.


Skills and Experience

Educational Requirements

All Candidates must pass the WorkKeys Assessment (www.workkeys.com) or provide verification that they have passed the WorkKeys Assessment. Delay in completing your WorkKeys Assessment will result in a delay in your start date. You may complete your assessment in advance of an interview.


Must be willing and able to work any shift.

Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.