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Aerospace Coatings Technician

Magnetic Inspection Lab Elk Grove Village, IL

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


***paid out after successfully completing 90 days of employment***

Position Overview: The Aerospace Coatings Technician is responsible for surface preparation and application of various coatings while maintaining production throughput as well as meeting customer and quality requirements.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Operate and maintain processing equipment such as HVLP spray guns, electrostatic powder guns, fixtures, hoists, measurement devices and vapor degreasing equipment.
  • Apply coatings uniformly to the film thickness required in accordance with specification and customer requirements.
  • Assist in inventory control of coating materials, related supplies, and equipment.
  • Complete and/or ensure adherence to applicable documents and process controls including contract review and customer-specific flow-down requirements, work order instructions, process techniques, test data, inspection reports and general procedures.
  • Perform incoming, in-process, and final inspections prior to transfer and consult the Quality Department regarding any concerns with quality of parts.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area by utilizing 5S and lean principles.
  • Provide cross-functional support and perform additional duties as assigned or required to meet organizational goals and objectives.
  • Engage in continuous improvement objectives and seek opportunities to support personal and company growth.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 

  • A detail-oriented, organized, self-starting individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Develop knowledge of paint mixing techniques and ratios.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Develop the ability to interpret engineering drawings.
  • Prioritize and efficiently complete tasks with consistency and accuracy, often under pressure and/or short deadlines.
  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of aerospace coating specifications, customer specific requirements as well as MIL’s quality system and general procedures.
  • Demonstrate all safe work practices including the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must be PC literate and able to effectively interface with MIL’s custom production software. Basic or greater understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel a plus.
  • Capable of standing for extended periods of time and have the strength to handle parts ranging in size and weight.
  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English. English/Spanish bilingual is a plus.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment a plus.


Reports To: The Aeropsace Coatings Technician will report to the Coatings Supervisor.


Hours: 4 PM 12:30 AM. Some overtime work is available and may be required.


Compensation: Dependent on qualifications and with opportunities for advancement. 

As a permanent, full-time MIL employee, benefits include:

  • Annual performance and compensation review, with eligibility for annual bonuses 
  • MIL Inc. 401(k) plan with employer matching and profit sharing 
  • Premium health insurance as well as supplemental vision and dental insurance plans  
  • Company paid and supplemental life insurance and AD&D 
  • Company paid holidays and personal paid time-off accrual 


Please do not hesitate to ask for additional details on any of our benefits & policies.


Magnetic Inspection Lab


Elk Grove Village, IL
60007 USA



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