Paint Prep Technician

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VIVE Collision is Growing and We Want to Invest in You!

We are disrupting collision repair through People, Process and Passion.

Paint Prep Technician

VIVE Collision offers infinite growth potential.

Don’t wait, apply today to join our elite team.

Do you always go the extra mile? Are you reliable? Are you looking for a collision repair company that values you? We believe that your success is our success. This is your opportunity to turbocharge your career!

We support our team with the latest tools and technology to ensure success. State-of-the-art collision repair equipment and tools, certifications, and training.

What’s in it for you?

  • Day one Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance options for you and your family (this includes domestic partners)
  • $50,000 employer-paid life insurance policy
  • 401K plan with an employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program, includes confidential assistance in the following areas:
    • Counseling from relationships to stress and substance abuse
    • Work/Life benefits including personal, financial, and legal issues
    • Self-Help benefits
    • Peak performance coaching
    • Lifestyle saving benefits for wellness, shopping, travel
    • Personal development and training
  • Heath savings account to assist with medical bills
  • Paid time off to promote work-life balance – 8 paid holidays including Black Friday and your BIRTHDAY!
  • Growth opportunities within our company
  • Paid training including industry certifications, I-CAR & OEM

The specific pay rate/salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a number of factors including experience, education, specialized certifications from OEMs, and where the job is located.

As a Paint Prepper, you will be responsible for supporting our paint technicians. In this position, you will prepare various auto parts for the paint application process and ensure quality work has been completed.

Job Requirements

  • Prepare the vehicle for paint by sanding, removal of oils, debris, or imperfections 
  • Taping off components where paint should not be applied 
  • Assist in the application and preparation of paint after repair work is complete 
  • Buff or clean surfaces after the paint dries 
  • Correct defects on the finished product  
  • Request necessary materials 
  • Maintain an organized, clean, and safe work area

Skills & Qualifications

  • Prior experience as a paint prepper in an auto body shop preferred 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age 
  • HS Diploma or GED, Auto Body Vo-Tech certification strongly preferred 
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others 
  • Ability to read and understand basic instructions, written estimates, and work orders 
  • Multi-tasking; adapt easily to fast-paced environments 
  • Must be able to wear a respirator 

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stoop, bend, squat, kneel and pull 
  • Extended periods of kneeling, bending, and squatting to complete or inspect repairs 
  • Carry and lift heavy objects (up to 80lbs) 
  • Manual dexterity and eye/hand coordination to operate equipment 
  • Standing, sitting, and walking 
  • Performing repetitive motions