|Aircraft Surface Finishing
Surface finishing occupations meet industry and Australian Defence Force (ADF) aviation-specific requirements for the surface finishing of aircraft and aircraft components.
A number of industry organisations and the ADF train and employ aircraft surface finishers. In some cases these individuals are trained from entry level and in other cases they are recruited and converted from automotive spray painting to aircraft surface finishing.
Individuals that have a higher level of multi-skilling than those at Certificate III level and-or have supervisory responsibilities in either the civilian or Australian Defence Force regulatory environments can complete the Certificate IV in Aircraft Surface Finishing.
Aircraft surface finishers will usually work in hangers and workshops and their work environment may sometimes be noisy and contain fumes, however these workplaces are generally spacious, ventilated and well lit. A proportion of their work may be spent standing and sometimes shift work.
Of course, with further training and experience you might work in an occupation such as Aircraft Maintenance Manager and you can continue to progress along a career pathway that could see you in other senior management positions.
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