Painter Prepper

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual looking to join Coulson's rapidly expanding team as a paint prepper!
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Coulson Aviation is expanding and looking to add new team members to its paint and finishing department. This is a great opportunity to establish a career with ongoing training and exposure to many different and unique projects ranging from large fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, to newly manufactured parts and automotive projects. 

This position reports to a Red Seal Paint Supervisor with an Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician ticket and Automotive Paint ticket so there is a lot of opportunity to learn from a qualified and experience professional.

This full-time position is based at Coulson Aircrane Ltd.’s airport facility in Port Alberni, BC.


  • Perform paint prep and masking duties as needed
  • Strip, clean, fill, sand, mask and prep areas for paint
  • Ensure all areas of the Painting Department are clean and tidy
  • Report to the Paint Supervisor to assess current needs of the day and determine which project(s) and location(s) will require attention
  • Other duties may include, but are not limited to priming; prepping all surfaces that may be found in Aviation, from aluminum to composites; detail touch up; paint stock inventory


  • A good work ethic, willingness to learn new skills, and ability to focus on task completion
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work independently as well as within a team
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Experience in the paint or body shop industry an asset but not required
  • Experience in the aviation industry an asset but not required
  • Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician Ticket and/or Automotive Paint Ticket would be considered an asset but not required.


Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


Port Alberni, BC, Canada

4890 Cherry Creek Rd
V9Y 8E9 Port Alberni Directions View page

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