Painter/ Prepper

Carstar - Ancaster, ON (30 days ago)

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Carstar Ancaster is looking for a Painter/Prepper

JOB SUMMARY & QUALIFICATIONS

This position is responsible for assessing a vehicle following body repair to determine refinish efforts required to restore vehicle’s paint to an acceptable level. This person must maintain a current skill and education level to paint vehicles at a high quality level and in accordance with factory specifications.  A Refinish Technician must be meticulous and thorough in the quality of their work.  He/she must be able to read and understand every aspect of a work order to ensure proper repair on the damaged vehicle.  It is imperative that this technician possess a good work attitude and foster a positive team spirit both within the department as well as between the other departments in support with the overall philosophy of the company and fellow employees. The Refinish Technician must strive to improve quality and productivity of work.
 
ACCOUNTABILITY & RESPONSIBILITY OF POSITION
 
Painting Preparation

  • Evaluate bodywork prior to starting refinish efforts.
  • Responsible for preparing the damaged area of the vehicle for painting;
  • Check all parts to ensure that they are correct for the repair assigned; if incorrect, notify the Parts Manager immediately
  • Responsible for protection of the vehicle from primer and overspray and any removal of overspray as necessary
  • Responsible for preparing the damaged area of the vehicle for painting
  • Feather paint adjacent to body work areas if required.
  • Locate and remove imperfections on panels prior to painting.
  • Treat scratched and chipped areas with plastic or liquid filler.
  • Inspect panels to be painted as well as adjacent panels for body repair defects and other damage and notify manager if necessary.
  • Securely apply paper and masking tape to protect unpainted surfaces, or apply liquid spray mask to areas such as bumpers, windows, chrome trim, and other parts while surrounding areas are spray-painted.
  • Smooth unmasked surfaces with sandpaper removing gloss from previous coats of paint. Sand rough spots.
  • Paint surfaces not readily accessible when vehicle is completely assembled
  • Responsible for preparing the damaged area of the vehicle for painting
  • Feather paint adjacent to body work areas if required.
  • Locate and remove imperfections on panels prior to painting.
  • Treat scratched and chipped areas with plastic or liquid filler.
  • Inspect panels to be painted as well as adjacent panels for body repair defects and other damage and notify manager if necessary.
  • Securely apply paper and masking tape to protect unpainted surfaces, or apply liquid spray mask to areas such as bumpers, windows, chrome trim, and other parts while surrounding areas are spray-painted.
  • Smooth unmasked surfaces with sandpaper removing gloss from previous coats of paint. Sand rough spots.
  • Paint surfaces not readily accessible when vehicle is completely assembled.
  • Responsible for reporting any discrepancies, missed damage, hazardous conditions, damaged tools and equipment or other unusual problems to Production Manager.
  • Responsible for reporting any discrepancies, missed damage, hazardous conditions, damaged tools and equipment or other unusual problems to Production Manager

 
Painting Process

  • Responsible for formulation, preparation and application of all primers, sealers, basecoats, colour coats and clear coats
  • Responsible for use of all paint-related products according to the manufacturer’s recommended procedures
  • Responsible for colour matching and mixing paint, in accordance with vehicle’s specifications and insurance guidelines
  • Responsible for completion of all refinishing per the estimate or work order in a timely manner

Job Type: Full-time