Paint Prep Technician

Full Time/Part Time

About This Position

The Paint Prepper is responsible for preparing all assigned vehicles for the refinish and reassembly process. As well as assist the painter in any and all other needs. A valid driver’s license and good driving record are required.

Benefits/What We Offer

  • Training courses for Audi, Tesla, Rivian and I-Car certifications. (paid for by Dave’s)
  • Continued education training needed to maintain shop certifications (paid for by Dave’s)
  • After intro period has been met 100% of health insurance is covered for employee
  • Competitive rates for family insurance plans
  • Dental and vision benefits are available.
  • Optional cafeteria plan
  • Optional 401K with employer match incentive
  • Paid vacation after intro period
  • Paid holidays after intro period

Job Responsibilites

  • Thoroughly reads and reviews each repair order prior to beginning work on the vehicle (reading and understanding estimate).
  • Completes all paint preparation processes for vehicles according to Dave’s Body Shop and factory specifications
  • May prime, edge of jamb replacement parts
  • Knows how to properly sand and prep for paint, new parts and blend panels
  • Knows how to properly sand and feather edge surface for primer
  • Able to properly block panels for refinishing
  • Able to mask and spray the correct amount and coats of primer
  • Able to mask all panels and cover car to minimize tapelines and overspray on the vehicle
  • Ability to de-nib and polish
  • Contributes to maintaining acceptable cost per paint labor hour
  • Knows status of assigned vehicles and helps problem solve on getting and keeping all vehicles on schedule
  • Consistently utilizes all required safety equipment and follows proper refinishing procedures in compliance with OSHA guidelines
  • Adheres to all requirements for hazardous waste disposal
  • Follow vendors procedures to maintain all tools and equipment
  • Maintain a clean and organized work space
  • Performs other duties assigned by management

Qualifications/Desired Skills

  • 1 Year experience
  • Ability to work in a high performance, fast-paced team environment
  • MUST be able to wear protective equipment, including respirator
  • Ability to stay level headed in stressful situations
  • Ability to communicate with and keep team informed of repair process
  • A valid driver’s license and good driving record are required.
  • Ability to learn and retain new information and adapt to a changing environment
  • Reliable, Self motivated, ability to stay productive
  • Ability to organize and manage daily tasks



Health Insurance

Vision and dental available


1-1 matching up to 3%


Pre-taxed savings account