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Lead Exterior Finisher – Knoxville, TN

Cirrus Aircraft is seeking a motivated, quality driven, and highly detail orientated Exterior Finisher Team Lead. The primary role of this candidate will be to lead a diverse team of aircraft exterior finish technicians focusing on quality and a strong attention to detail. This person will be responsible for leading employees through all exterior finishing processes to ensure projects are completed on time without compromising Cirrus quality standards.

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Drive towards continuous improvement and development of standards, and performance of exterior finish team.
  • Ensure safe work environment and culture.
  • Provide employees with guidance on all exterior finish processes.
  • Provide daily reports to shop supervisor.
  • Coordinate incoming and outgoing aircraft for paint/ detail.
  • Maintain tool control and upkeep for all work station.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

A successful Exterior Finish Technician will have 5+ years’ experience with exterior finishing process such as body working experience, prime and paint process, automotive or aircraft detailing (sanding and buffing clear coats) or equivalent combination of education and experience. Exterior Finish Technicians will have many of the following experiences: Extensive exterior body/paint/finishing experience, direct experience working in the automotive finishing career field, vast at home experience finishing automobiles, watercraft or aircraft, and/or specific technical training/schooling in the body/paint/finishing field. Job duties can include sanding preparation and finishing of various aircraft surfaces such as; composite preparation, surface filler preparation and shaping, adding and smoothing sealants, light primer/paint application, buffing and detail, adding vinyl striping, etc. Please detail any and all related experience on your application and/or resume.

High School Diploma or GED required.

Demonstrated Proficiencies/Skills/Abilities:

Must be able to demonstrate the ability to read, write and speak the English language.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Overtime hours may be required.

Cirrus is dedicated to a drug free work environment promoting equal employment opportunity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, religion, pregnancy, veteran status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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