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Painter Helper

Company: Penske Automotive Group
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job OverviewSummary/Objective The Painter Helper assists in the refinishing of damaged body parts and bodies of vehicles in accordance with manufacturer and dealership quality specifications and time standards.Essential FunctionsPerforms vehicle inspections, marks areas for dent repair, body work, refinishing, buffing, waxing and paintingRemoves rust from metal, and grease and dirt from work surface prior to paintingMasks and protects parts that are not to be painted or coatedFills cavities and dents with appropriate filler material to attain smooth surfaceMixes paint according to manufacturer's specificationsSelects and mixes coating liquid to produce desired colorPaints surface using sprayer or brush as appropriate to achieve quality repairInspects painted units for quality of workmanship, noting any runs, sags, and unpainted area and correctsHeats and sprays wax or other appropriate coatings onto vehicles and products after they are testedOperates all required equipment to perform necessary repairs in a safe manner and in accordance with company policies and applicable local, state and federal regulationsMaintains and wears all required safety and health personal protective equipment, including respirator, in the manner recommended by the equipment manufacturer and in accordance with company policiesComplies with all laws and regulations pertaining to paint, thinners, and other hazardous materials. Reports any deviations to management immediatelyCommunicates with service advisor and/or dispatcher if additional work is neededEnsures that customer vehicles kept clean during repair processExamines assigned vehicle to determine if further safety or service work is required or recommended and communicates this information as needed to appropriate body shop or service personnelVerifies that repairs and painting are complete and to quality standards prior to submitting for final approvalContains costs by using warranty or insurance as needed; evaluating service and parts options for repairsKeeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt of parts, paints and suppliesMaintain a clean, efficient work area and assist in keeping the shop neat and organizedDocuments all work performed and recommended on the repair order in accordance with operating proceduresUnderstands the terminology of the automobile business and keep abreast of technology changesFollows all attendance and punctuality standards with adherences to timekeeping standards; Employees are required to record the beginning and ending times of any shift, break or departure from work for personal reasonsFollows the Company Code of Business Ethics and ConductUnderstands and follow all work rules and procedures and follows lawful directions from SupervisorsUpholds the company's non-disclosure and confidentiality policies and agreementsMaintains a professional appearance in accordance with company policyAttends pertinent training on requestAttends company meetings as requiredOther duties as assignedOther DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without noticeEEO StatementThe Company is committed to hiring a diverse and qualified workforce. We will not consider any characteristic or category protected by state or federal law in hiring or employment decisions, including but not limited to race, national origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, status as a parent, or genetic information.Requirements CompetenciesAble to wear all required safety and health personal protective equipment, including respirator, in the manner recommended by the equipment manufacturerAble to perform quality refinishing of vehicle in accordance with company standardsGood communication skills including the ability to listen to customers and determine how to assist themAbility to work well in a team environmentKnowledge of automotive systems, tools and repair processesOutstanding attention to detail with an commitment to qualityAbility to use technical reference materials and technical manuals in written and online formatsAbility to communicate technical terms to non-technical audienceAbility to follow processes to ensure quality and safetyEffective time management skills and ability to prioritizeSupervisory ResponsibilityNoneWork Environment/ Physical DemandsWill primarily work in an automotive shop environment. Workspace is covered but may involve various weather conditions such as heat and cold as well as safety hazards due to the nature of work. May experience loud noise on a regular basis.Medium/Heavy WorkWill lift over 50 pounds with assistance device required and/or frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to or over 35 pounds with assistance device available as needed.This position will require the employee to be standing for prolonged periods of time. This position requires the ability to push, pull, climb, stoop, kneel, reach, grasp, and walk on a regular basis.This position involves repetitive motion.This position requires the ability to talk and hear.Must be able to wear all required personal protective equipment.Position Type/Expected Hours of Work Work evening, weekend and holiday work hours as required.Required Education and Experience High school diploma or the equivalent and 6 months related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.Preferred Education and Experience Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; and two-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Additional Eligibility Qualifications (Certification/Licenses/Registrations) ASE Certification is preferredSafety Sensitive PositionThe essential functions of this position require a person to work with hazardous or flammable materials; AND/OR to complete tasks in which a lapse of attention could result in injury, including without limitation the operating, repairing, maintaining, or monitoring of heavy equipment, machinery, or motor vehicles.

Keywords: Penske Automotive Group, Austin , Painter Helper, Other , Austin, Texas

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