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Company Kelowna Flightcraft Ltd
Organization Overview

At Kelowna Flightcraft, our people enjoy rewarding, quality work in a friendly environment where we have one thing in common: we are proud of what we do!

 

Privately owned and operated, Kelowna Flightcraft Group of Companies is an industry leading aviation company. We operate two full service MRO facilities in Kelowna, BC and Hamilton, ON with 11 bases spread across Canada. Our facilities support Boeing 727, 737, 757, 767, Convair 580, DC10, Dash 8, Astra 1125 and other aircraft. With exciting and challenging opportunities, we are offering you the chance to join our team and take your career to new heights at our Kelowna base.

Location Overview Located in BC’s beautiful Okanagan Valley, Kelowna is home to our Head Office and our largest maintenance facility. We have over 500 employees employed locally, who spend their off-hours enjoying all the valley has to offer year round from skiing to wineries to golfing to any of our amazing lakes. Kelowna was awarded the honour of Cultural Capital of Canada in 2004. Our strong and growing company provides the community, co-workers and satisfying challenges that makes the connection between career and lifestyle.
City Kelowna
Province British Columbia [BC]
Title Painter
Position Overview The Painter position reports to the Paint Supervisor and is responsible for the painting of all Company owned and Customer aircraft.
Responsibilities • Aircraft stripping
• Spraying stripper , and removing stripper with squeegees and pressure washer
• Stripping parts
• Aircraft and aircraft parts prepping
• Orbital and hand sanding
• Die-grinding
• Scotch-brite scrubbing
• Masking of aircraft and hangar
• Complete etch and alodine process
• Tacking aircraft skin
• Polishing aluminum
• Paint design layout
• Aircraft painting
• Applying paint with electrostatic or other paint spraying equipment
• Cleaning paint guns and electrostatic paint unit
• Parts priming and painting
• Operate company lift equipment
• Other duties as assigned
Requirements

Knowledge and Skills required:
• Strong mechanical aptitude
• Self-starter
• Enjoys working in a team environment
• Able to work in an industrial environment
• Must be physically fit and able to climb ladders, stairs, work in small and/or awkward spaces and lift up to 40 lbs
• Able and willing to work shift work

 

Certification and Experience Required:
• Minimum 2 years experience in an autobody shop or completion of an autobody repair course preferred
• 1 –3 years proven painting experience in aircraft, automotive or related industry
• Preference for CAMC (CCAA) Aviation Painter Program

Compensation & Benefits Overview To support your career we offer a competitive salary, paid vacation, a matching pension plan, and a benefit plan that includes: Medical, extended medical, dental (including orthodontics for children), Health Spending Account (HSA), life and accident insurance, paid sick time, short and long term disability and an Employee and Family Assistance Program.  These benefits are extended to your spouse and dependent children. 
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