Painting and Finishing Apprentice - 37222 in Alexandria, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/6/2021

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Job Description

Commonwealth Technology Innovations, an Huntington Ingalls Industries company, is an R&D firm with in-house manufacturing capabilities for prototype and low volume production. As part of its manufacturing work, CTI applies finishes including paint, powder coating, stain and clear finishes to a variety of products.  This is very high-end work with extremely careful color-matching and above automotive-level quality. The candidate for the position must have a good knowledge of finishing/painting of metal and composite materials.  This is a Commonwealth of Virginia approved apprentice program.


  • Assist the Finisher in applying finishes to CTI Products.
  • Learning all aspects of the Finishing/painting apprentice program. 
  • Learn the proper use of finishing equipment and finishing area including paint booth.
  • Ability to perform detailed sanding processes and other surface preparation.
  • Understand how to properly use all related respirator equipment. 
  • Ability to identify color variances.
  • Learn to estimate quantities of materials required
  • Read and interpret work instructions.
  • Learn and follow all safety procedures and policies required to fulfill duties.
  • Learn Preventative Maintenance procedures on equipment.
  • Keep tools and finishing equipment clean and well maintained and work area orderly.
  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Maintain no less than a “B” average on all academic courses required by the apprentice program.
  • Maintain accurate time keeping for the Apprenticeship log book.
  • Perform duties in accordance with company policies.
  • Take a proactive approach to continuous improvement including productivity, quality, safety

and shop environment.

  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, written and verbal.
  • Performing other duties as required.

May require occasional work at our facility in Sterling, VA.

Candidates who enter this program without a Secret Security clearance will work on electromechanical assembly and other duties until they attain a Secret clearance.

Job Requirements:

  • US Citizenship and and ability to obtain Secret clearance
  • Good basic math skills
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Good hand eye coordination
  • Good color matching skills
  • Ability to do multi-step processes
  • Able to lift 50 lbs. and stand for 8 hrs.
  • Willingness to learn and ability to work under close supervision and as part of a team
  • Strong Work ethic
  • Ability to pass respirator training and fit test
  • Ability to listen and communicate with others
  • Organized

This position supports a U.S. Government contract; per the Executive Order 14042 issued on September 9, 2021, personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to fill this role.

Security Clearance: None
Telework - Not Eligible

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