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Cosmetic / Smart Repair Technician

Salary: £0

Location: Preston

Job type: Full time


Cosmetic / Smart Repair Technician - Preston

Basic - £30,600
OTE - £34,200 +

Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm.
Friday - 8:30am - 4.00pm.

Working from our clients prep centre based in Preston where all their cars are prepared both mechanically and cosmetically for sale. The cosmetic repair technician will be required to train in paintless dent removal, prepare car panels and alloy wheels for repair and then carry out the paint and finish to a high standard.
Existing cosmetic/body shop experience essential. Experience in paintless dent removal would be good but not essential as training will be given.

Key responsibilities:

To carry out paint and minor panel rectification in a safe and efficient manner to both retail customers and company vehicles in a time efficient manor to aid the 5-day preparation goal.

Vehicle Protection:

Ensure all company and customer vehicles are fully protected using seat covers, floor mats and appropriate wraps prior to any work commencing.
Safe storage of all displaced vehicle parts.

Repair and Preparation:

Carry out panel and paint rectification work using when required dust extraction system and specialist tools supplied by the company
Whenever possible utilise smart repair techniques
Carry out minor plastic repair work


Safely remove wheels and tyres from vehicles to carry out alloy wheel repair and painting
Repair work strictly limited to superficial kerb damage and scuffing of the paint surface
Carry out minor paint repair work whenever possible to diamond cut wheels
Ensure that all wheel bolts are correctly torqued up and tyres are inflated to the correct pressure

Paint Mixing:

Mix colour to match original finish using the mixing scheme and smart scales
Accurate mixing of all wet material to minimise wastage
Waste wet materials to be safety stored before removal by contractor


Spray painting of all primers, final colour and lacquers must take place inside the enclosed dedicated paint bays utilising the paint extraction system
The painter must wear suitable protective clothing and gloves
Safe breathing air fed respirator and masks must be used when spray painting

Final Detailing & Quality Check:

Carry out final detailing and polishing of finished work
Ensure that all electrical cables are in good working order
All work must be quality checked to ensure the vehicle is suitable for retailing or for handover back to the customer

House Keeping:

Maintain a clean and organised work area
Carry out basic daily / weekly checks on all fixed and mobile equipment used to complete your work Including basic maintenance of paint booths, mixing room, compressor and dust extraction system
Follow all the health and safety guidelines provided by the company, manufacturer and suppliers
Job Cards and Estimating
Job cards must be written up on completion of work to reflect work completed against the repair estimate and work authorised
You may also be required to assist your line manager with the preparation of estimates if requested


Attend whenever required specialist training on and off site by paint manufacturer or supplier.


- Family owned business
- Pension scheme
- 22 days paid annual leave + bank holidays
- Leave increases to 25 days after 10 years service
- Birthday off after 3 years service.
- Uniform provided
- Reduced workshop / MOT rates
- Staff Referral scheme
- Accreditation Programme/ Academy
- Employee of the Quarter Awards

If this sounds like you we would love to hear from you, please apply with an up to date CV and we will be in touch to discuss your application further.

Who are you applying to?

The Solution Automotive Recruitment have been placing candidates into the UK Motor Trade since 1999. We have a fantastic relationship with all our clients and candidates across the country, many very long standing relationships. If you are skilled and experienced Automotive candidate, we want to hear from you and rest assured, you'll be dealing with a person, not just a consultant! Unfortunately due to the volume of applications we get, we can only respond to the candidates who match the criteria set for this vacancy. We will retain your CV on our database and make contact as and when suitable vacancies arise. We will NEVER send your CV anywhere without your permission.

Key positions; Sales Executive, Sales Manager, Business Manager, Service Advisor, Parts Advisor, Technician, Mechanic, Master Technician, Workshop Controller, Service Manager, After Sales Manager, Dealer Principal, General Manager

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