• Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £19.00 - £22.80 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jack Shingler

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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We are currently recruiting for a Highly skilled Painter/Prepper for our prestigious defence and space client based in Stevenage. This position involves working in some top projects that have helped revolutionise surveillance from Space.

This is a 6 month contract initially but has the potential to go on longer. The pay rate is £19 per hour LTD whilst on day shift but you will most likely be working a double day shift pattern. 6am-2pm one week, 2pm-10pm the following which will entice a 20% uplift, £22.80 per hour LTD.

Specific Job Profile

Chemical cleaning using various methods (Cloth / Immersion)
Vac blasting using specified pressure and media grade
Abrasive (Grit) blasting using specified pressure and media grade to produce a surface for either bonding or friction surface
Aluminium etching of various components for bonding preparation
Corrosion protection treatment for various aluminium parts
Paint preparation
Detailed masking to tight tolerance
Primer application to achieve specified film thickness
Paint application to achieve specified film thickness


Ability to work from detailed drawings and electronic work instructions - within specific procedures
Knowledge of satellite structure assemblies or similar
Experience working to procedures with checkpoints/quality gates
Previous experience in other industries such as mechanical fitter, close tolerance sheet metal worker, time served mechanical technician
Experience in industries such as Space/Aerospace/Automotive/Motorsport etc.
Ability to work in confined spaces above floor level