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Lead Painter
Title:Lead Painter
Department:Operations - 300
Location:Phoenix, AZ


Northstar Aerospace has implemented new safety protocols for all employees during the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the United States. This includes mandatory mask usage within the building, distanced workspaces, daily temperature checks for employees and visitors and nightly disinfection of our facility. Employee and visitor safety is Northstar's top priority.

No relocation offered for out of town candidates. 


This position is responsible for ensuring the safe processing of products that meet customer and Northstar quality requirements in accordance with time standards for her/his assigned area of production.

This position is in Northstar’s Manufacturing Department, and reports to the Manager, Operations.  The position works with all levels of employees throughout the organization as necessary and directs the work of 3 plus employees. This is a full-time position.


The essential duties and responsibilities of this position are listed below.  This list is not all inclusive and may be amended by Northstar, from time to time.

  • Ensure safe and continually improving work area
  • Maintain a positive work environment for employees
  • Ensure paint are trained and training is documented
  • Cross train employees to provide a flexible workforce inside and outside area of responsibility
  • Assure compliance of Northstar processing to customer and industry specifications & standards
  • Utilize quality systems for continual improvement of product quality
  • Knowledge of time standards for processing steps in assigned area
  • Improvement of steps/equipment to reduce time requirements and improve product quality
  • Maintaining time standards to reflect improved processing
  • Provide required information to the organization to support EH&S, Sales, Quality, SCM & HR
  • Maintain accurate employee time records and accurate inventory counts
  • Complete projects as assigned as time allows after primary responsibilities are met


This position will direct the work of multiple Northstar employees, but does not directly supervise any.


The physical requirements of this position are listed below.   This list is not all inclusive and may be amended by Northstar, from time to time.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position.

  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing, seeing, writing and typing
  • Occasional lifting of up to 40 pounds
  • Occasional reaching, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, fingering, grasping, feeling, twisting, bending and repetitive motion
  • Frequent exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles
  • Frequent exposure to moderate to heavy noise
  • The ability to wear proper personal protective equipment, including earplugs, safety glasses, safety shoes, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED                                                                                              

Education Required:  High school diploma or equivalent experience.  Bachelor’s degree in engineering is a plus

Experience Required: 5 year’s aerospace painting experience plus supervisory experience


The knowledge, skills and abilities required and/or preferred for this position are listed below.  This list is not all inclusive and may be amended by Northstar, from time to time.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Professionalism: approaches others in a tactful and respectful manner; calm under pressure
  • Adaptability: adapts to changes in priorities and unexpected events
  • Attendance/Punctuality: consistently at work per schedule and on time
  • Dependability: follows instructions, meets commitments
  • Able to effectively manage people to ensure timely completion of task while building a team environment
  • Able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment
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