This position is located in the Joint Forces Headquarters - State, Logistics Directorate (G-4), Surface Maintenance Facility. The primary purpose of this position is to prepare and apply coating materials such as paints, varnishes, and rust proofing compounds on stationary and mobile equipment and on combat, tactical, and commercial vehicles.
Prepares surfaces (i.e., metal, wood and glass) by removing rust, paint, and loose particles. Fills in holes and dents and using body fillers and hardeners. Sands and evens out dents and scars to assure a smooth and level surface using sanders, scrapers, sandpaper, hand tools, wire brushes, and paint remover. Applies coatings to specified areas ensuring that that surfaces are free from skips, runs, and drips. Applies rustproof compound to areas such as splash panels, quarter panels, seams structural members, and underbody construction. Applies coatings using brushes, rollers, and spray paint equipment.
Prepares coating materials using guidance set by the manufacturer, by tinting, toning, etching, blending, and mixing in various additives (i.e., retardants, hardeners, drying agents, and other additives) needed for the different coatings to work properly and achieve the necessary surface appearance. Uses measuring equipment (i.e., Zhan cup) to achieve the proper viscosity and thickness for applying the coatings. Applies prime, intermediate and final coats of semi-gloss, gloss and other paint, lacquer, enamel, varnish and schellac. Ensures that match, texture and appearance meet finish requirements. Replaces and applies markings/lettering as specified by appropriate manuals.
Applies coatings using acceptable methods of the trade to include special finishing techniques to achieve desired results. Reads and interprets blueprints when applying camouflage patterns. Replaces markings and letterings as specified by the appropriate manuals. Reads and interprets directions that relate to mixture, use, and application of various kinds of coating materials, solvents, and precoating agents.
Monitors and adjusts air pressure in paint booth, controls heat settings and drying times in drying booth to achieve proper surface adhesion of coatings. Completes records for paint usage and paint waste as per environmental regulations.
Applies Chemical Agent Reactive Coating (CARC) materials in accordance with specifications and dimensions Manages workflow into the paint shop as assigned by the supervisor. Determines what jobs can be done in a series or if items need to be completed alone. Confers with the customer when needed to best achieve the desired results. Cleans and maintains painting equipment. Performs other duties as assigned.