Industrial Painter

Our History:

VAW Systems Ltd. is an international leader in the design and manufacturing of noise control and filtration equipment for fans and gas turbine engines. We have over a 40+ year history of building high quality products for customers around the world.

VAW is pleased to offer its employees competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental and vision coverage and employer paid premiums. We also provide a company matched RRSP program, Employee Assistance Program, on the job training and potential for continuous long-term employment and advancement within our organization.

Your Opportunity:

VAW is looking for experienced Industrial Coatings Applicators to join our fast paced, safety focused, custom manufacturing facility. We have an opening on our Monday to Friday Day Shift (7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.).


• Set up and operate conventional and airless spray equipment
• Maintain and clean all painting equipment, grit blasting equipment and finishing area
• Set up and operate the grit blasting equipment
• Ability to mix and apply various coating systems (i.e. epoxy, zinc, urethanes, etc.)
• Ability to read and interpret paint data sheets
• Prepare product for painting
• Perform final assembly of products
• Ability to work on ladders and at various heights

Skills and Qualifications:

• The ideal candidate will have completed training at a vocational or technical training facility
• Ideally 2+ years of painting and coating experience
• Min 2 years’ experience with the following:
o Ability to mix and apply Epoxies, Zincs, Polyurethanes and enamels
o Ability to use conventional and airless spray equipment
o Ability to use wet WFT gauge as well as electronic DFT gauge
o Ability to read and understand Product Data Sheets
o Ability to operate Sandblast equipment
• Safety focused
• Possess the skills and abilities to consistently produce high quality products and ensure quality control is maintained to the established standards
• Must be organized, flexible, proactive and interact in a positive and respectful manner with co-workers
• Knowledge of industrial/commercial fans, noise control and HVAC systems are assets
• Knowledge of Lean principles an asset


• Dental Care
• Extended Health Care
• Vision Care
• Disability Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program
• On-Site Parking
• RRSP Match
• Overtime Pay

Wage: Up to $25.62 per hour.

If you feel you are the ideal candidate that is needed for this role, please send your resume in confidence to:

We appreciate your interest in VAW Systems, however only candidates who are already eligible to work in Manitoba will be considered. Only candidates selected for a paint test and interview will be contacted.

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