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Commercial Vehicle and Ground Support Equipment Painter – (CAT 14) - 32689

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Apr 12, 2024
Posting End Date: Apr 26, 2024


Job Description


Location: Montreal, QC, Canada (Onsite)  

Starting Salary: $37.60/hour  

Branch: Airports North America    

Category: Unionized (IAMAW)


Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol. Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.


Air Canada is presently looking for a dynamic individual to fill the permanent full-time position of Commercial Vehicle and Ground Support Equipment Painter at our Maintenance Centre in Montreal.


Mechanics in Category 14 are engaged in performing all paint work required, relative to the aircraft, engines, propellers, instruments, accessories, buildings and ground equipment.

  • Identify Ground Support Equipment/Vehicle(s) to be painted 
  • Prepare, clean and sand metal surfaces to be painted
  • Apply primers/enamels  
  • Apply paint and mix paints 
  • Use power and non-power tools to complete the paint job (spray guns, sanders, paint booth, etc.) 
  • Clean and polish painted surfaces, remove/replace decals 
  • Follow proper safety procedures and use PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) 
  • Complete assignments on time
  • Produce a satisfactory result for the client and work to the standards of Air Canada
  • Accept direction from the Manager or Lead hand

Your benefits 

As one of the leading employers in Canada, we like to ensure our employees are well rewarded with a range of benefits including:

  • Air Canada staff love to travel and we have one of the most generous employee travel programs in the industry. You will be eligible for travel privileges for yourself and other eligible persons once you’ve completed twenty-eight (28) weeks of service.
  • We value your wellbeing which is why we offer a wide variety of benefit plans, including health and dental, for you and your family
  • Training and development tools to help unlock your full potential.


  • High school diploma / Diploma of Vocational Studies
  • Possession of a valid Painter Certificate, Red Seal 310B or equivalent 
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience as a body repair / automotive painter or equivalent experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Basic computer knowledge (Word, Excel, e-mail and internet)
  • Possession of valid driver's license (Mandatory).
  • Be available to work night, evenings and days including weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to pass and obtain an airside vehicle operators permit - AVOP (Mandatory).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain any applicable transportation security clearances and additional authorizations depending on the work location. Please refer to Transport Canada site for more details.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest, at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits/visas or other authorizations which may be required is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position

Linguistic Requirements

Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates.

Diversity and Inclusion

Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.