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about 1 year ago
Gama Aviation
Location: Oxford
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Ciaran Thorogood
Sector: Maintenance
Category: Painter & Paintsprayers Jobs

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to build a first class team delivering top quality painting on aircraft, helicopters and components. You will be an integral part of a globally respected company with a reputation for delivering the highest quality of service.

Reports to: Accountable Manager

Reporting lines: All paint shop personnel

Key Relationships: Base Maintenance Managers, Commercial Planners, customers, suppliers. 

Job Purpose: To deliver high quality aircraft and component painting to schedule and on budget. 

Key Responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Ensure that both you and any staff under your supervision comply with all procedures detailed within the GAEL Maintenance Organisation Exposition.
  • To develop and ensure that both you and any staff under your oversight comply with all company health and safety policies, procedures and COSHH requirements.
  • Comply with all procedures listed in the current Staff Company Handbook.
  • Planning of painting inputs in conjunction with company engineering support teams.
  • The surface preparation and application of paint to the highest standard and to scheme with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Liaise with engineers on-site for the planning and scheduling of tasks requiring certification.
  • Oversee recruitment, training needs and development of paint shop staff to meet the needs of the business.
  • Act as primary point of contact for prospective enquires for painting services.
  • Respond to all audit findings that relate to paint shop work
  • Commercially review all active work and respond to potential over-runs and unforeseen additional costs.
  • Any other duties commensurate with your position. 


  • Manage priorities in a busy working environment, and follow a given production schedule.
  • Provide advice as a subject matter expert with intimate understanding of materials and application.
  • Team Worker that has the ability to fully interact with other team members.
  • In depth understanding and application of manufacturers and state of registration requirements for the painting of aircraft.
  • Personally skilled in the preparation and application of top quality, durable paint schemes.

Based at: Oxford Airport (with occasional travel)



Hours of Work: Full-time, 40 hours per week Monday to Friday

Salary circa £45,000 - Salary is commensurate with the position and experience and such other duties that will be agreed between the employee and employer from time to time

Company Benefits include: Pension, Private Healthcare, Life Assurance, Travel Insurance, Group Health Scheme, 20 days annual leave + Bank Holidays

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