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Aircraft Painter needed in Canada by Muskoka Aircraft Refinishing Inc.

Apr 13, 2022

An aircraft painter is responsible for painting and polishing aircraft. To prepare the plane for paints and finishes, an aircraft painter cleans the surfaces and parts. Aircraft painters also set up and ready the equipment used to apply paint, epoxy, and other materials to the aircraft.

What Are the Job Duties of an Aircraft Painter?

As an aircraft painter, your job is to paint and polish the surface of an aircraft or aircraft parts. You must be physically fit to lift and carry 40 pounds or more of equipment and supplies, and you need the stamina to work on your feet for up to eight hours at a time. Your job duties include creating design drafts before actually painting on an aircraft, considering the artistic layout of your work, and then applying your designs to the aircraft. You also repair defects in aircraft paint and do minor aesthetic repairs.

Job details

  •  Location: 1006 Airport Road Gravenhurst, ONP1P 1R1
  •  Salary: $22.00 to $30.00HOUR hourly for 40 to 44 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Permanent employment
    Full time
  •  Day, Evening, Night, Weekend, Shift, Overtime, Early Morning, Morning
  •  Start date: Starts as soon as possible
  •  vacancies: 8 vacancies

Aircraft painting is physically demanding work. It also requires a knowledge of various techniques used to ensure that paint remains on the correct surfaces, including masking and sanding surfaces. Aircraft painters are responsible for maintaining their equipment between jobs and ensuring they are ready for the next task. They make repairs to old paint jobs using color matching software and appropriate touch-up paints and finishes.

We are looking for someone detail-oriented who takes pride in their workmanship. Those we hire will have less than two years of experience, and we expect your skills to continue improving as you gain more experience. Beginners will apply chemical paint stripping solution and prepare the aircraft to be painted with cleaning, masking, and sanding while those with more experience will apply the stripe, registration, and logo to the aircraft. If you are reliable, willing to work with minimal supervision, and you are ready to learn, you are a great candidate for this position.

Typical duties and responsibilities

  • Using tools and paint remover solutions, remove old paint from aircraft body and spare parts
  • Clean, sand and scratch aircraft surfaces to prepare them for painting
  • Apply epoxy, polish, resin or other materials to metal aircraft surfaces before applying the final color coat
  • Mix paint pigments to create desired colors
  • Mask and outline aircraft body to paint airline logo and livery, numerals, and brand name letters
  • Follow safety regulations and wear protective gear during spray painting operations

Education and experience

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent.

Required skills and qualifications

  • Knowledge of the properties of various paints, finishes, and paint removers
  • Teamwork and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong hand-eye coordination and proficiency in using tools
  • Sufficient physical strength and dexterity to climb on aircraft and manipulate painting equipment
  • Knowledge of the use, handling, and disposal of hazardous materials

Preferred qualifications

  • 3+ years working with aircraft
  • Experience working at high heights
  • Excellent steadiness in your hands
  • Strong self-starter attitude

Job requirements




No degree, certificate or diploma


1 year to less than 2 years


Specific Skills
Tend or operate equipment to prepare items for application of protective or decorative coatings
Tend or operate equipment to spray or coat
Select appropriate paint or mix paints
Prepare and apply stencils, decals or other decorative items on finished products
Prepare and mix metallizing solutions according to formulas or specifications
Paint small items and apply touch-ups using paint brushes
Clean and maintain equipment
Check proper thickness of plating using micrometers, callipers or other devices
Tend automatic metal coating machines which convey objects through a series of cleaning, rinsing and plating solutions
Operate and control: electroplating equipment to coat metal, hot-dip metal plating equipment to galvanize metal and/or spray equipment to build up worn or damaged parts
Application Methods
Hand-held spray guns
Electrostatic method
Brush or pencil
Automated spray painting
Airless gravity pump
Type of Paints or Coatings
Resinous, solvent drying paints
Metallized coatings
Inhibiting coatings
Fluorescent coatings
Fire retardant coatings
Drying oils paint
Catalyzed or polymerized paints
Bituminous coatings
Anti-fouling paints
Oil-based or emulsion paints
Type of Product
Aircraft or motor vehicles
Type of Industry Experience
Rail industry
Marine industry
Aviation and Aerospace industry
Automobile and Trucking industry
Surface Preparation Methods
Abrasive disc wheel
Abrasive head blasting
Water blasting
Steam cleaning
Removing old coatings manually
Flame cleaning
Chemical techniques
Security and Safety
Criminal record check;
Work Site Environment
Confined spaces; At heights; Noisy; Odours; Dusty; Hot;
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Fast-paced environment; Repetitive tasks; Handling heavy loads; Physically demanding; Manual dexterity; Attention to detail; Hand-eye co-ordination; Combination of sitting, standing, walking; Standing for extended periods; Bending, crouching, kneeling;
Personal Suitability
Flexibility; Team player; Reliability; Organized;

Who can apply to this job?

Only apply to this job if:

  • You are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
  • You have a valid Canadian work permit.

If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.

How to apply

By email


By fax


By mail

1006 Airport Road
Gravenhurst, ON
P1P 1R1

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