Aircraft Painter

Emirates Airlines - United Arab Emirates

Job Purpose


At Emirates, we believe that the appearance of an aircraft is very integral for the image we portray. It not only carries the branding of the company but also plays an integral part in how our passengers perceive the airline.


The Aircraft Appearance Centre, includes a Paint Hanger, Paint Shop and a Graphic Shop


Working as lead aircraft mechanic (painting) you will be involved in the end to end paint process for the full aircraft re-spray or in the paint booths. From cleaning, stripping, sanding, testing, mixing, primer, top coat and gloss finish.


We are looking for aircraft painters who ideally have experience with electro-static spray guns. We are flexible whether your experience is on different aircraft types then the Emirates fleet or whether your background is more components/parts re-spray. Our priority is to find aviation painters and the rest we can train - such as the Emirates paint processes, reference guides and documentation requirements.


You can view on youtube - videos of a full re-spray & decals on the A380/B777 in our state of the art paint hanger.

Qualifications & Experience


Aircraft maintenance in painting with an airline or an approved aircraft maintenance organisation or equivalent formal training in an Air Force. With post training experience in an aircraft maintenance painting capacity.


Knowledge/skills: An in-depth knowledge of maintenance safety, human factors and general engineering practices is an essential requirement. Must have the ability to read, write and converse fluently in English.


Like any other profession, the painting profession has its own risks and privileges. The paint that is currently used has some chromate and other chemicals which are hazardous. Apart from making sure that staff members have the latest protective equipments so that they are not exposed to these materials, we are also working on different projects with the paint manufacturers to have 100% green paints products.

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