Date Posted
25 Sep 2019

A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a bright future.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities?  Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement?   Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Then look no further!!  Consider Cobham.  #peoplefocusedmissiondriven #everymissionmatters

We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in spanning defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Finishing Specialist II
Performs preparation and finish coat painting in accordance with specifications on products where high-grade finishes are required. Prepares surfaces of machined and composite components which require the application of protective materials such as polyurethane and epoxy paints as well as specialized aviation coatings. Process requires adherence to customer supplied drawings and meeting industry standards for color, sheen, thickness, and adhesion among others.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Performs paint preparation and paint application assignments under the direction of a team group leader.
  • Works independently from blueprints and process sheets to meet specified tolerances and visual requirements of the product.
  • Responsible for the quality, finish and color to comply with military specifications. Selects and utilizes the proper tools and equipment to complete task.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs.
  • Ability to perform performing repetitive, detailed work
Minimum Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate or equivalent
  • One (1) year experience within the Auto body, Paint, Composite, Fiberglass, Marine or Aviation indrustries.
  • In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must be eligible to obtain and maintain security clearance, which requires USA Citizenship
Experience Preferred:
  • Preferred 1-3 years’ experience
  • Experience in the Aerospace, Auto body, Paint or Marine industries preferred; preferences given to those with previous experience working within the Aerospace/ Aviation industry.
  • Experienced in the use of sanding hand tools and painting equipment
  • Experience discerning color shades
  • Experience reading and interpreting drawings and specifications
  • Experience performing finish coat painting in accordance with special specifications on work where high-grade finish is essential
  • Experience maintaining paint and painting equipment according to instructions and procedures
  • Experience with a PC windows environment
About Us:
Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us to become a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. It's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you!

If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we encourage you to apply.  We are unable to sponsor work visas.  U.S. Citizenship required for positions requiring a Security Clearance.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Employment Transparency:
Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here and the poster supplement is available here.
The Pay Transparency Policy is available here.

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (703) 842-2971 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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