Painter Exterior/Finisher

Company Name:  MHI RJ Aviation Inc

Bridgeport, WV, US, 26330

Job Description: 

What you’ll be doing…at the core

  • Adhere to MHI RJ AVIATION General Work Requirements (Factory, Shop and / or Hangar positions) 
  • Comply with environmental health / safety policies / procedures. Participate in 5-S activities. Perform all work in a safe and timely manner. 
  • Perform surface preparation on the aircraft, repaired component, and new parts/assemblies.
  • Apply primer / topcoat / final spray. 
  • Perform touch ups as needed. 
  • Polish painted surfaces for finished appearance. 
  • Install sealant and erosion tape. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Additional Duties


  • May assist with maintenance at off-site locations. 
  • Meet Customer Service objectives when ordering paint and tools. 
  • Meet internal customer needs in regard to planning work scope, job bids, facilitating work buy-backs. 



Ready to take this to the next level? Let’s review the MHI RJ recruiting checklist…

  • Must have a minimum of one (1) year painting experience or equivalent completed vocational training (i.e., aviation, automotive or marine) 
  • Must have satisfactory results on Pulmonary Function evaluation in order to obtain respirator certification. 


Preferred Qualifications


  • You have formal vocational training or equivalent. 
  • You have customer service / aviation work experience. 
  • You have basic PC skills. 
  • You have basic knowledge pulling maintenance manuals / IPCs from computer. 
  • You have basic knowledge of regulations dealing with transportation of hazardous materials. 
  • You have demonstrated ability to communicate in both written and verbal form on individual and / or aircraft status.
  • You have demonstrated ability to interpret and work with mechanical engineering drawings. 


Join us…here’s the why

You obviously have a passion for aviation and want to make valuable contributions with top leaders & customers in the industry - you’ve landed at the right place for that! At MHI RJ we value your contribution to our team, provide robust benefits for you & your family, and offer career growth. To that end, here’s a glimpse of our leading benefits package:


Benefits for Employees:


Life Insurance

401k with Aggressive Company Match

Paid Vacation, Floating Holidays, & Sick Time

Medical, Dental, Vision & Prescription Coverage

Employee Assistance Program

Hourly Pay Premiums

Health & Wellness Program

Overtime Availability

Identity Protection Coverage

12 Hour Shifts (Day & Night), 3 & 4 days a week

Wellness Incentives up to $1,000

Annual Bonus Plan

Uniforms Provided

Short & Long Term Disability



Who we are…on the surface

On June 1st, 2020, MHI acquired the CRJ Series Program, which marked the opening chapter of MHIRJ’s story.  Built on the solid foundations already in place, and with the strong support of the MHI group of companies, the MHIRJ team is committed to serving the regional aviation market and becoming a platform for growth in the industry. MHI RJ has the largest operating base of regional aircraft in the world with service centers situated in Bridgeport, WV and Tucson, AZ. Yes, we’re awesome!



What we do…in a nutshell

We partner with regional airlines (our customers) to provide safe and reliable aircraft services, which in turn allow our customers to connect people to their destinations. MHI RJ provides comprehensive operational, engineering and customer support solutions including maintenance, refurbishment, technical publications, marketing, and sales activities for the global regional aircraft industry. MHI RJ’s network of service centers, support offices and parts depots are positioned in important aviation hubs in the U.S., Canada, and Germany. Exciting, isn’t it?



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, national, or local laws.



We thank you for the interest in a career at MHI RJ and look forward to having you join our community! We know you’re excited – so after you submit an application, please monitor your email for future communications from us and be sure to answer your phone when an unknown number appears (or check your voicemail). We look forward to connecting with you!

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