Paint Mixing Attendant

Posted on March 25, 2024
IAM 751
 - $ 
 per hour
Greater Seattle, WA
Health insurance, Paid time off, Retirement benefits, Life and disability insurance
Applications accepted until position filled

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes is currently looking for Paint Mixing Attendant in Everett and Auburn, Washington.

Employees in this position formulate and/or mix, fill and deliver various paint orders, for the use on interior and/or exterior aircraft components, including aircraft exterior decorative logos and striping. Paints are formulated for the use during production as well as touch-up, repair or spares use on Boeing aircraft.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Employment in this position also requires carrying less than 10 pounds, lifting less than 10 pounds, standing, walking, pushing/pulling more than 35 pounds, rotation of head/neck, bending/twisting at the waist, contact with Lubricants, Metals, exposure to Atmospheric Conditions, Noise, vibration, confined Spaces and the use of personal safety gear for face, eyes, hand, ear and feet.
  • Work to pre-planned schedule (Firing Order) or receive and prioritize Hazardous Material (Haz Mat) Orders and ensure necessary information is included (e.g., quantity, color, texture).
  • Obtain and review appropriate documents (e.g., Boeing (BAC) specifications, drawings). Obtain paint ingredient/formula by inputting Boeing Material Specification (BMS) numbers into color computer system and/or scan color chip on spectrophotometer, modify ingredients/formula, as required. Formulate/mix required paint batch by using electronic scales to weigh ingredients (e.g., bases, tints), operate power shakers/spinners to mix individual ingredients and final paint batch.
  • Create color test strip and ensure hiding chip is attached to blank test strip.
  • Use spray booth and air powered spray paint gun to apply paint on test strip and allow to dry.
  • Repeat process until hiding chip is completely covered.
  • Perform color checks by using visual assessment methods and light booth to compare test strip to color chip.
  • Use glossmeter to check texture/sheen per BAC specifications.
  • Break down paint batch into appropriate size can (e.g., pint, quart, gallon) per Hazmat Pick Ticket.
  • Assign batch numbers and generate appropriate warning labels.
  • Pull Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) face sheets and record information in log book, prior to sending completed orders to kitting area for shipping.
  • Obtain assistance from co-workers or paint mixers/kitters, as required. Process/receive incoming Hazmat kits, verifying that quantities and BMS numbers on can labels match receival paperwork.
  • Use power paint shaker on color bases and catalyst, prior to usage or storage. Obtain and mix paint kits, primer and/or protective coatings for shop usage. Ensure proper paint viscosity by adding catalyst, flow control, solvents, and thinners per BAC specifications.
  • Determine mixture sequence and color requirements per drawing.
  • Check accountability log to verify paint quantity for each color requirement. Organize and plan time in order to continue the work flow (e.g., dry times, shake times).
  • Clean paint from equipment, (e.g., mixing pots, spray guns) and from surrounding work space.
  • Use proper Personal Protective Equipment, when using solvents. Monitor/control and inventory shop supplies (e.g., gloves, stir sticks, thinner, catalyst), as required.
  • Consult with management and/or others (e.g., Boeing color engineering, planning, Quality Assurance) on process or job-related issues.
  • Submit completed job or in-process checks to inspector at appropriate steps in sequence for acceptance or rejection.
  • Perform rework per Pick Up, Special Repair, Rejection Tag or other authorized instructions.
  • Lead, train and assist others in the formulation, tinting and mixture of paint. Handle and dispose of hazardous materials in an approved manner (e.g., solvents, thinners, paints).

This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.

The position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Basic Qualifications (Required):

  • High school graduate or GED.
  • Experience following oral and written instructions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with detailed work instructions or reading and interpreting blueprints and drawings.
  • Experience with Paint/Paint mixing.
  • Experience with hazardous waste disposal.


Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit for this position. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.

Shift Work:

This position is for variable shifts.


  • Resumes of current Puget Sound Boeing employees submitted via Careers at Boeing will be considered as this job is not installed in QTTP.
  • This is an hourly position governed by the IAM Collective Bargaining agreement.

Other Relevant Information & Requirements:

At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent.  Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.

The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.

The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements. Pay is based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business consideration.

Summary pay range: $20.00 – $43.74 Per Hour.

Applications for this position will be accepted until April 7, 2024.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

About the employer: Boeing

As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing’s diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity.

About your union: IAM 751

Serving the State of Washington, District 751’s Main Headquarters is considered a full service District. Representing members in over 40 collective bargaining agreements ranging from The Boeing Company to the men and women working in various trades throughout the Aerospace and other industries. The Main Union Hall has various departments to service over 33,000 members state wide.

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