The Body Shop Helper assists in the refinishing of damaged body parts and bodies of vehicles in accordance with manufacturer and dealership quality specifications and time standards.
Stocks; places orders; verifies receipt of parts, paints and supplies
Assists other body shop employees by bringing appropriate supplies and equipment to workspace and then putting away after use
Cleans work areas, empties trash, collects scrap and used materials the process according to company policy and in accordance with local, state and federal regulations
Performs vehicle inspections, and marks areas for dent repair, body work, refinishing, buffing, waxing and painting
Removes rust from metal, and grease and dirt from work surface prior to painting
Masks and protects parts that are not to be painted or coated
Fills cavities and dents with appropriate filler material to attain smooth surface
Mixes paint according to manufacturer's specifications
Moves vehicles from one area to another both within the body shop and within the dealership
Maintains 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 policies
Complies with all laws and regulations pertaining to paint, thinners, and other hazardous materials. Reports any deviations to management immediately
Communicates with service advisor and/or dispatcher if additional work is needed
Ensures that customer vehicles kept clean during repair process or performs cleanup after the repair
Documents all work performed
Understands the terminology of the automobile business and keep abreast of technology changes
Follows all attendance and punctuality standards and adheres to timekeeping standards; Employees are required to record the beginning and end times of any shift, break or departure from work for personal reasons
Follows the Company Code of Business Ethics and Conduct
Understands and follow all work rules and procedures and follows lawful directions from Supervisors
Upholds the company's non-disclosure and confidentiality policies and agreements
Maintains a professional appearance in accordance with company policy
Attends pertinent training on request
Attends company meetings as required
Other duties as assigned
Please 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 notice
The 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.
Able to wear all required safety and health personal protective equipment, including respirator, in the manner recommended by the equipment manufacturer
Able to take direction from multiple employees and prioritize work
Good communication skills including the ability to listen to customers and determine how to assist them
Ability to work well in a team environment
Knowledge of automotive systems, tools and repair processes
Outstanding attention to detail with an commitment to quality
Ability to use technical reference materials and technical manuals in written and online formats
Ability to communicate technical terms to non-technical audience
Ability to follow processes to ensure quality and safety
Effective time management skills and ability to prioritize
Work Environment / Physical Demands
Will 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 Work---Will 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
May work in extreme heat or cold
May encounter hazards
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 3 months related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Education and Experience
High school diploma or the equivalent and 6-12 months related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications (Certification/Licenses/Registrations)
Valid Driver's License
Penske Automotive Group