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Painter, Automotive at Akima, LLC in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Sunik, an Akima Company, delivers superior services for logistics, facilities, maintenance, and repair across today’s most complex and demanding DoD and federal civilian installations. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to innovation, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.

Position Summary:

The Painter, Automotive Worker, coats surface of motor vehicles such as automobiles, buses, and trucks with paint, lacquer, epoxy, resin, or other material, using brushes, rollers, spray guns and other devices, removes old paint from vehicle, using liquid paint remover and scraper, smoothes surface with sandpaper and steel wool.  The Painter, Automotive Worker roughens aluminum surfaces with acid solution and steel wool to ensure that paint adheres to surface, masks, and covers portions of surfaces not to be painted, paints vehicle or specified portion of vehicle and may paint insignia, letters or numerals on vehicle surface using stencils.


  • Performs painting on a variety of light and heavy equipment, such as combat and tactical wheeled, track and artillery equipment as well as spot painting and stenciling sea land containers by any of the accepted methods of the trade using painting materials that are prepared in special as well as common ways. Applying painting techniques that ensure surfaces have a smooth textured appearance and meets trade standards and military specifications.

  • Determines the methods, techniques, devices, and materials that are best suited for the surface finish.

  • Prepares surface by grinding, sanding, smoothing, filling, shaping, and leveling with metal synthetic resins and plastics.

  • Mix and apply pre-coating agents.  Prepares coating material by tinting, toning, matching, blending, and mixing in various additives.

  • Applies coating with brushes, rollers, spray guns and graining devices. Cuts and applies stencils as required.

  • Maintains paint booth and sets up, adjusts, and performs booth maintenance as necessary by following established standard operating procedures. 

  • Use authorized procedures in the preparation, application, and disposal of Chemical Agent Resistance Coating (CARC) paint. 

  • Move equipment in and out of booth by using material handling equipment or driving using proper ground guides.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Automotive paint application equipment; respirators; material handling equipment.


Work is generally conducted in a shop environment. However, duties may involve the conduct of work in the out-of-doors area with a potential exposure to extreme climatic conditions. Work will require lifting to 50 lbs.; stooping; climbing; prolonged standing; prolonged sitting; and working with or in areas where a potential could exist for exposure to physical, chemical, or biological agents. Employee use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is mandatory in certain areas. Such PPE includes but is not limited to head, foot, hand, torso, respiratory, vision and hearing protective devices. Must comply with OSHA, EPA, Fire Regulations, and published Company work rules.  Must be able to pass an OSHA required medical screening.

FREEDOM TO ACT:    Reports to the Lead, and functions somewhat independently under his/her supervision. 


Education:     High School graduate or equivalent. 

Experience:    Three years painting experience of various tactical wheeled, track and artillery equipment.

Must possess and continuously maintain a current State of Colorado Driver's License prior to start date or by 30 days after employment,

Minimum Qualifications: 

You must be able to meet all health requirements, including but not limited to, current and future vaccination requirements for infectious diseases such as COVID-19.

Desired Qualifications:  

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary.  We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Pay Rate:  $24.21 per hour, plus applicable Health & Welfare fringe dollars as defined under the DOL’s Wage Determination.

Benefits:  The company offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and a range of other voluntary benefits. 

Paid Leave:  Vacation, holiday and Sick Leave offered will be as defined under the DOL’s Wage Determination.

EEO Statement:  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, gender-identity or gender expression, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other legally protected status.


We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities.  If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at or 571-353-7053.  The dedicated email and telephonic options above are reserved only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance.  Please do not use the dedicated phone number above to call on the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation.  Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

The dedicated email and telephonic options above are reserved only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance to apply to an open position using our website. 

Please do not use the dedicated email or phone number above to inquire on the status of your job application.

In order for our company to stay compliant with government regulations, please apply on line. Please DO NOT email resumes or call in lieu of applying online unless you have a physical and/or mental disability and need assistance with the online application.

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