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Paint Shop Manager


Job Description:

Job Type: Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity for an Paint Shop Manager to join a leading aerospace manufacturing business. A company with a commitment to innovation and reliability, their pioneering technology is complemented by the dedication of their skilled team.

Location: Maidenhead

Paint Shop Manager Role:
Lead and drive the paint shop team to meet operational KPIs and delivery targets. Develop, monitor, and prioritise production plans while managing a high-performing team.

Paint Shop Manager Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute production plans to meet delivery and arrears targets.
  • Lead and support the paint/prep team, ensuring job expectations are communicated and met.
  • Provide weekly priority feedback to VS managers.
  • Implement improvements to enhance productivity.
  • Collaborate with Operations leadership to resolve paint shop challenges.
  • Recruit, develop, and appraise team members, setting annual targets.
  • Manage paint and consumable inventory.
  • Plan future capacity and execute burn down plans as needed.
  • Maintain paint shop equipment and manage SHE issues for a safe work environment.
  • Offer technical support on painting, prepping, masking, and de-masking.
  • Ensure quality requirements are met in collaboration with Quality Assurance.

Paint Shop Manager Qualifications and Experience:

  • Management experience with strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Paint shop experience (painting, prepping, masking, de-masking) desirable.
  • Strong planning, reporting, and organisational skills.
  • Awareness of SHE issues.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Paint Shop Manager Key Competencies:

  • Leadership and urgency
  • Problem-solving and decision-making
  • Time management and priority setting
  • Effective communication and organisation
  • Managing performance and difficult conversations

Paint Shop Manager Key Measures:

  • Achieving production, delivery, and quality targets

Benefits of the Paint Shop Manager:

  • Compressed 4 day working week available
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, opportunity to buy/sell leave
  • Overtime paid at time and half, double on Sundays
  • Private medical insurance
  • Discretionary profit bonus up to 10%
  • Contribution Pension matched up to 8%
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance program


If you are interested in the Paint Shop Manager position, please click Apply Now or contact Aiden at Orion Reading today.



  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Manufacturing