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Date Added: Sat 18/11/2023

Vehicle Paint Technician

Risley, Warrington, WA1, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Competitive salary, depending on experience

Permanent/ Full time

Monday to Friday, 07:30 - 17:30, 45 hours per week

Lecapitaine Warrington, WA1 4RF

Petit Forestier, the European leader in refrigerated rental, are recruiting for an experienced Commercial Vehicle Paint Technician to join our Warrington Lecapitaine workshop. The Commercial Vehicle Paint Technician will report into the Body Shop Manager.

What do you get?

* Free onsite parking

* 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and Birthday

* Increasing holiday entitlement for long service (capped at 30 days)

* Company pension

* Group life assurance scheme, plus access to Unum's multiple health & wellbeing services and employee discount perks

* Employee referral scheme of up to £500 (before tax)

* Continuous technical training and development

What will your main objectives be?

To achieve high productivity and quality within Thatcham standards environment, whilst adhering to Company strategy and procedures. To provide a safe working environment and the provision of a well maintained internal vehicle fleet.

What will you be doing?

* Manage individual workload and job assignment

* Accurately complete job sheets and quantification of time

* Use workshop equipment in a correct manner

* Fully conversant with Health and Safety requirements, COSSH and Occupational Health

* Ensure all Health and Safety regulations are adhered to at all times

* Complete repairs and blending to the correct standard

* Record usage of dry goods per job

* Be fully conversant and competent with high build and flat back, mix and blend paints together with high solid and water borne paint including basecoat and clear applications, to include electrostatic application

* Correctly record the use of paint, materials and/or parts

* Supply own tools as specified from the Company

* Complete all work to a “right first time standard”

* Prepare and submit vehicles to a standard appropriate for the use intended

* Communicate accurately with Foreman / Manager as to Work in Progress and any anticipated delays or issues

* Ensure that knowledge is in line with modern technologies and developments applicable to the role

* Ensure that good housekeeping standards are maintained at all times

* Paint shop management

* Any other ad-hoc duties as required

What are we looking for?


Thatcham standards certification

Excellent knowledge of paints, materials and techniques involved in vehicle spraying

Full Driving Licence

Appropriate qualifications relating to industry standard

Excellent understanding of vehicle paints, materials and technique requirements and procedures

Effective verbal and written skills, coupled with strong decision making and problem solving skills

Planning and time management

Apprenticeship training as a vehicle painter

Extensive experience as a vehicle painter in a commercially demanding vehicle environment

City & Guilds levels 1 and 2


Excellent knowledge of vehicle painting and preparation

Experience of training apprentices

Knowledge of Transportation and Logistics industry

Strong PC literacy

Understanding of vehicle maintenance

City & Guilds level 3

To apply please submit your CV and a member of our recruitment team will contact you
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