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Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd.

Aircraft Paint Technician

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Pilatus is looking for a detail-oriented individual to join our new state-of-the-art Aircraft Paint Shop. As an Aircraft Paint Technician, you will work under limited supervision to prepare and paint aircraft exteriors and components such as fuselages, wings, fairings, horizontals, verticals, and flight controls in accordance with special specifications and all technical data. You will also process the assigned workload through the shop while meeting quality and schedule expectations. Additionally, you will mask, sand, prime, paint, and complete paint inspections on the PC-12 NGX Single Engine Turboprop, and the PC-24 Super Versatile Jet. You will be a key part of our team that values a perfect final aircraft delivery that brings our customers' dreams to life. Take your career to the next level with Pilatus Business Aircraft!

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Has a thorough understanding of all pertinent paint shop processes, paint systems, and quality standards
  • Performs customer-facing, finish-grade painting in accordance with applicable specifications by fabricating patterns, stencils, templates and operating spray equipment to apply finish coats
  • Prepares aircraft surfaces by sanding, masking, and priming surfaces for final layout and painting
  • Performs incoming inspection of aircraft and materials upon arrival from Stans
  • Recognizes and troubleshoots problems as they arise, alerting others regarding potential concerns and ensures that all materials are available to support painting activities
  • Maintains accurate records and documents and complete sign-offs in a timely manner
  • Ensures all work is performed according to applicable regulatory requirements, customer specifications, and established quality standards and procedures and notifies appropriate personnel of any deviations
  • Follows safety policies and uses required personal protective equipment in accordance with company and government regulations and guidelines

Other Duties/Responsibilities

  • Works with and accepts guidance from Leads and higher skilled technicians, while helping to build skills and abilities of lower level technicians
  • Develops and implements skills and techniques required to perform all assigned tasks in accordance with Pilatus quality standards
  • Performs other related duties and assists coworkers and other departments to successfully perform other job tasks as assigned by Lead or Manager



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • Two (2) years related trade school or vocational degree preferred
  • Demonstrated craftsman-level abilities and quality, and a minimum of two (2) years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to use measuring tools and perform basic math computations
  • Ability to use paint sanders, spray guns, primer guns, sealant guns, and buffers
  • Ability to read, understand and adhere to engineering drawings, tech specs, and other relevant documents
  • Eye for precision and attention to details
  • Able to work in heights, restricted spaces, and lift up to 40 pounds
  • Regular, reliable attendance and willingness to work overtime and other shifts as required
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English
  • Must qualify as a U.S. person in compliance with ITAR 22 CFR 120.15
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination required for business-related travel and in-person learning at offsite facilities

Salary Description

$20.00 - 31.00


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