Aircraft Paint Layout Technician

Paint Milan, Illinois


Elliott Aviation, a leader in aircraft solutions, has an exciting opportunity for an Aircraft Paint Layout Technician at their location in Moline, IL. Since 1936, Elliott Aviation has been a world-class provider of comprehensive and customer-focused solutions for business aviation. Our vision, building partnerships that last, applies to our employees as well as our customers.

This position is responsible for assisting in all phases of aircraft painting, interpreting renderings, layout design of stripes, logos, and registrations numbers, and participate in masking, stripping, sanding, and preparing aircraft for paint. If you have a passion for aviation and a keen eye for detail, this may be the perfect opportunity for you. You'll be responsible for creating stunning and unique paint designs for a variety of aircraft.

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Fabricate stencils, mix paints, layout and apply stripes, layout and apply insignias
  • Assists with and applies design layout tapes per renderings
  • Applies sealer, and masks the aircraft using tapes and paper products (to protect windows, seals, struts, cables, etc.) in preparation for the stripping, priming, and painting processes
  • Cleaning and sanding in preparation for the stripping, priming, and painting processes
  • Applies etch and anti-corrosion coating to aircraft and rinsing
  • Applies paint to the aircraft interior and exterior surfaces
  • Polishing and detailing exterior paint
  • Other duties as assigned.

Top candidates will possess: 

  • Effective time management
  • Willingness to work on a team with both experienced technicians and mentor junior technicians with a calm demeanor
  • Ability to communicate well in straightforward situations
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain a safe and clean work environment
  • Excellent workmanship aptitude and a desire to initiate improvements

Other requirements include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to attain and retain AOA badge or Airport requirements
  • 5+ years of experience in auto or aircraft painting layout required
  • Ability to read and understand aircraft maintenance manuals for placard placement

Benefits of living in the Quad Cities:

  • Moline, IL is located in the Quad Cities, a dynamic family of communities on the Mississippi River where the river bends to run directly from east to west.
  • This bi-state (IA/IL), multi-city region is the largest metropolitan area between St. Louis and Minneapolis on the upper Mississippi River.
  • At 16% below the national average cost of living, the Quad Cities has been included in the top 4 Most Affordable Places to Live in the US 3 years running.
  • Our facility shares a runway with the Quad Cities International Airport, giving our worldwide customers access to our state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Veterans relocating to Iowa may be eligible for up to $8,250 in relocation incentives through Home Base Iowa

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