Paint Technician Job at McGonigal Buick GMC Cadillac, Kokomo, IN

  • McGonigal Buick GMC Cadillac
  • Kokomo, IN

Job Description

Paint Technician Chariot Collision Centers are looking for experienced paint technicians to join our award-winning team! Business is good and we are needing additional technicians to keep up with the customer demands. The Paint Technician repairs damaged body parts and bodies of vehicles in accordance with factory and dealership specifications, using hand tools and power tools. She or He will also operate cone, disk or nozzle-type painting equipment. At the Chariot Collision Centers we believe that employees are the key to our continued success. We’ve built a legacy with our Value Statements and our employees have helped us become a familiar face in the community, be it from helping out at community events or providing the sales and service that our customers have come to love and respect. We know that none of this is possible without an amazing team of employees working within all facets of the dealership, and we treat our employees as family. Chariot Collision Centers is part of a growing family of dealerships that offers a fun working environment, great pay and benefits, as well as the opportunity to grow and advance your career. Job Responsibilities:

  • Repair damaged vehicles per estimate of repair
  • Remove upholstery, accessories, electrical and hydraulic window-and-seat-operating equipment and trim to gain access to vehicle body and fenders
  • Remove dents by using dolly and hammer or stud gun and puller
  • Fill depressions with body filler, using plastic spreader
  • Remove damaged fenders, panels and grills using wrenches and cutting torch
  • Bolt or weld replacement parts in position, using wrenches or welding equipment
  • Straighten bent automobile frames, using Kansas Jack frame straightening machine and Shark computer aligner
  • File, grind and sand repaired surface, using power tools and hand tools
  • Prep and prime repaired surface, using paint spray gun and sand primer accordingly
  • Paint surfaces after performing body repairs
  • Turn valves and observe gauges to set pressure and to control flow of paint to each spray station
  • Inspect painted units for runs, sags and unpainted areas. Buff as needed to remove any imperfections
  • Readjust pressure valves to control direction and pattern of spray and to correct flaws in coating
  • Clean paint from ceiling and walls of booth, conveyor hooks or grid and from disks, cones, spray heads and hoses, using solvent and a brush
  • Hand-spray parts to cover unpainted areas or apply rust preventive
  • Mix paint according to specifications
  • Repair or replace defective mechanical parts
  • Ensure that work areas are kept clean
  • I-Car, ASE, GM and 5-Star Certified Preferred.
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions and information.
  • Ability to identify damage per estimate. Working knowledge of all aspects of repairs for damaged body parts and bodies of vehicles.
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of painting body parts and bodies of vehicles.
  • Valid driver's license. Ability to interpret vendor catalogs.
  • Two years of experience as a vehicle body repairer/painter of apprentice.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools and other machinery safely.
Working Conditions:
  • This is a physically demanding position
  • Will stand six to eight hours per shift
  • Will lift parts weighing up to 70 pounds
  • Will use hand and power tools
  • Will be exposed to noise, vibration, dust, exhaust fumes, paint and other hazardous and non-hazardous materials
Dealership Benefits:
  • Competitive wages
  • Paid training program
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and additional benefits available
  • 401k with company match
  • Paid time off after 90 days
  • Employee Purchase Program
  • Employee Service and Parts Discount Program
  • Professional working environment
  • Opportunities for career advancement
Apply today to join the Chariot Collision Centers Team!


Job Tags

Full time, Apprenticeship, Shift work,

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