Paint Prepper

Lincoln | Other

Surface Finish Technician 3 (Paint Prepper)

Operational Aerodromes Support

RAF Coningsby

Lincoln, LN4 4SY

Full Time, Permanent (39 hours per week)

Day and Night Shifts (2 Weeks Days - 0700 - 1545 / 2 Weeks Nights 1545 - 0245)

£20,266 per annum plus benefits and shift allowance


RAF Coningsby has a diverse selection of Aircrafts operating from its airfield, with Typhoon Aircraft and the historical aircraft of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, much of the history of the RAF in the last 70 years can be seen in the skies over Coningsby.


We currently have an opportunity for a Paint Prepper to join our team to support the painting services for the MoD. This role will support the Paint Sprayers in the delivery of Surface Finish in a wide range of supporting tasks, which include surface preparation (abrading, paint stripping, DMS, masking, cleaning, and pre-treatment) and Surface Finish Support duties.


Here at RAF Coningsby, we invest in our people and their development, so they are able to grow with us and move on to the next stage in their career


Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Carrying out a range of basic SF support activities to include abrading, paint stripping, DMS abrasive blasting, masking, cleaning, and pre-treatment of substrates requiring paint finishes on MoD assets.
  • Comply with all Quality, Health, Safety, Environmental and Aviation safety requirements, including COSHH and Risk Assessments.
  • Adhere to all correct trade practices and maintain high standards of workmanship.
  • Notify supervisors of any anomalies, failures, defects, corrosion etc which may give rise to a poor-quality product and/or endanger Aviation Safety. 
  • The completion of Maintenance Documentation and associated documents where authorized.


What you'll need to do the role

This is a career opportunity for the right candidate as initially there are no specialist skills required to do the job. We are interested in people who are passionate about developing their career at RAF Coningsby.


Previous knowledge or experience of working in an engineering environment would be beneficial, however full training will be provided.


What we offer 

  • 10 day per annum Continued Professional Development (CPD)
  • Pension contributions - up to 6%
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services/prisons sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Serco Benefits package


Why Serco

Meaningful and Vital Work - Everyone in our Defence business has an important role to play in the smooth operation of the UK's Armed Forces. Whether you're joining us from the military or from a civilian background, you'll take great pride in supporting the military and the care we take of our defence customers.


A World of Opportunity - With over 70 military contracts here in the UK and a wide variety of roles, Serco can offer excellent opportunities for progression, whether that's in Defence or in another part of our multi-sector business. We also support our teams with a range of training and accreditations.


Great People - Within Serco you'll find diverse and inclusive people that are driven by the same can-do attitude and values of Care, Trust, Pride, and Innovation. We are proud of who we are as individuals - and of how we come together as one team.


About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


Are you interested in finding out more about a career in defence with Serco?

To discover more about the amazing careers at Serco, meet our team, what we offer and women in defence please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.



Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 


At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.








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