KAWARTHA LAKES-Flying Colours Corp. is hosting a recruitment event to attract talent for its paint technician team located in its state-of-the-art paint hangar at Peterborough Airport.
Flying Colours specializes in all mid to large sized business aircraft, including the Bombardier Global and Challenger families, Dassault Falcon, Beechcraft/Hawker, Gulfstream and Textron models. Flying Colours is an Authorized Service Facility for Bombardier and a Bombardier Preferred Completion Center.
The recruitment event will be held on 19 November 2021 from 4.00pm to 7.00pm and aims to provide a platform where job seekers can take their next career step, and for Flying Colours Corp. to fill a number of positions including paint preparation and paint application technicians, as well as supervisory roles.
During the event job seekers will be shown around the facility to learn more about one of Peterborough’s most dynamic international companies. The business is hoping to fill a significant number of roles and is anticipating that some applicants will have had experience as a paint professional in parallel industries including the automotive, boat/yachting or freight sector, while a number of the roles will be supported by on-the-job training.
Ian Ross, Flying Colours HR director said, “This type of recruitment event showcases the diversity of our business. We work on aircraft of all types from small propellor aircraft through to large private jets. Every paint job is different and requires a new approach which keeps our team engaged. With the recent growth of activity in the business aviation sector we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of aircraft passing through our paint hangar which is why we are seeking new talent to join our existing team. We’re interested in meeting everyone from recent grads who want the opportunity to develop a new career, to seasoned professionals, skilled painters, paint technicians and supervisors.”
Existing employees will be on hand to explain their roles, and management will respond to specific company questions while the HR team will be accepting resumes and organizing interviews. Flying Colours specializes in the custom completion and maintenance of mid to large size business jets and is the largest tenant at the airport.
Officials say new recruits will be working in an environment representing the very latest in paint technology. The fourth and largest paint shop was opened at the facility in 2020 and accommodates any size business aircraft including Bombardier Global 7500, Gulfstream G700 types, as well as narrow body executive airliners such as the A220 or B737-900 models.
The purpose-built paint shop is designed with functionality and sustainability in mind. Fully computerised and climate controlled, the new booth is equipped with energy efficient lights that optimize paint colour matches and visibility for technicians. The sanding, paint, purge, and cure application sequence reduces environmental impact through intelligently designed air recirculation and exhaust systems which decrease the amount of heat needed to operate, while reducing the amount of paint emissions released into the air.
Those attending the recruitment fair will also be able view a business aircraft and learn about how working at Flying Colours provides the opportunity to earn a good wage, excellent benefits and enjoy career progression, while performing interesting and varied work.
The event will be held Friday 19 November from 4 pm to 7 pm in building 95. To preschedule an interview, resumes can be sent in advance to [email protected]