Aircraft Detailer

Location: Thermal, CA

Department: Desert Jet Center

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Have you always been interested in aviation but were not sure how to break into the industry? Well here is the perfect opportunity! The aircraft detailer will be responsible for providing immaculately clean aircraft on a daily basis as part of a team. The detailing staff will also be responsible for the cleanliness of the facilities.  

This is a fun work environment (on an airport in an aircraft hangar) with exceptionally nice coworkers. Opportunity exists to promote through the Desert Jet family of businesses into other roles such as line service, maintenance, customer service, etc.  This is a career opportunity.  No experience necessary - we will train the right individual who has a strong work ethic and high integrity.  The ideal candidate is self-motivated, can see on their own what needs to be improved, has a meticulous attitude and pays attention to the details.  If you are a self-starter and like to work independently at times, and other times with a team, this may be for you.

What Does an Aircraft Detailer Do?

  • Ensure aircraft are kept properly detailed at all times, both interior and exterior of aircraft.
  • Responsible for cleanliness of work area and hangar including hangar floors, golf carts, inside facilities, etc.
  • Keep specific inventory of detailing supplies and stock
  • Detailing customer vehicles 
  • Maintaining a clean work space and professional environment for customers and fellow employees

This position is based on an assigned shift.  Shifts assigned to employees could include evenings, weekends or scheduled company holidays.  The candidate that will be most happy in this position has a flexible attitude and won't mind staying after hours in case an aircraft has a change in schedule.

Why Work for Desert Jet?

We have a close-knit team who each play an important role in the growth of the company.  This is your chance to get in on the ground floor of a fast-growing aviation company and make an impact while doing the work you enjoy.

Professional development and growth opportunities are an important part of working at Desert Jet.  Significant opportunities are available to those who join our team and contribute to the success of the organization.

Who We Are

Desert Jet is a group of full-service aviation companies providing jet owners with a full complement of aviation services – including FBO services and jet maintenance, management, charter, acquisitions and sales. But at heart, we are a group of people who are creating great futures for our families by building a group of companies based on our stated values that provide an exceptional service experience for our customers.  We believe that we can, as a team, build a fun work environment that will enable us to create a memorable experience for our customers that will enable them to do great things with their companies and loved ones through the utilization of private aviation.

Desert Jet is a fast-growing company with lots of opportunity on the horizon.  We have ranked on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing, privately held companies the last five years in a row.  We are currently constructing a new 5 acre, 5 million dollar facility to accommodate our growth.

We have an active and effective Safety Management System that allows us to continually make thoughtful improvements in how we do things.  We hold a variety of industry recognitions, including IS-BAO Stage III Registration, IS-BAH, ARGUS Platinum and Wyvern Wingman status.

Who Will Fit Best?

If you have at least 1 year of experience in aircraft interior and exterior cleaning and detailing, and can train others in these skills, we want to meet you!  We are seeking an experienced detailer who is ready to lead others and who wants to see his/her team succeed.


This is an entry level position with pay starting at $12 per hour.  We offer industry-leading benefits and perks, including;

  • Company-paid medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401k plan with a 100% company match up to 6% of the employee’s salary
  • Profit sharing
  • Two weeks of vacation and personal time annually after one year of service, increasing with seniority
  • Sick and family medical leave including maternity and paternity leave

All Desert Jet employees live in the greater Palm Springs/Coachella Valley area.   

About the Palm Springs Area

The greater Palm Springs area offers something for everyone - beautiful weather, low cost of living and ample opportunities for fun and adventure.  A sample of nearby activities include:

  • Desert off-road bike riding, sand dunes - less than 30 minutes drive
  • Colorado River - boating, jet skiing - 90 minute drive
  • Joshua Tree - hiking, rock climbing, camping - 60 minute drive
  • Mountains and snow skiing - 90 minute drive
  • California beaches - 2-3 hour drive
  • Hiking, golfing, tennis, polo and a ton of other activities are right in our backyard!  Big music festivals occur here each year, such as Coachella Fest, Desert Trip and Stagecoach.

Interested in learning more? We encourage you to learn more about Desert Jet at our website,  You’ll be able to read about your future coworkers on our site, our core values and a bit about our history.  Apply today!


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