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Body Shop Mechanic - Diesel Shop

Company: Star Truck Rentals, Inc.
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: November 9, 2019

Job Description:

This is a 2nd shift position with flexible hours - Monday-Friday. Diesel Body Shop Technician A Body Shop Technician will repair or replace damaged body parts back to Pre-Accident Condition with factory and dealership specifications. Quality repairs need to meet or exceed the original factory fit and finish. The end result should be an invisible repair. Responsibilities

  • Follow supervisors' instructions as to which parts to restore or replace and how much time the job should take.
  • Review damage reports, prepare or review repair cost estimates, and plan work to be performed.
  • Select paint according to company requirements, and match colors of paint following specified color charts.
  • Mix paints to match color specifications or vehicles' original colors, then stir and thin the paints, using spatulas or power mixing equipment.
  • Remove grease, dirt, paint, or rust from vehicle surfaces in preparation for paint application, using abrasives, solvents, brushes, blowtorches, washing tanks, or sandblasters.
  • Pour paint into spray guns and adjust nozzles and paint mixes for proper paint flow and coating thickness.
  • Monitor painting operations to identify flaws, such as blisters or streaks, and correct their causes.
  • Sand vehicle surfaces between coats of paint or primer to remove flaws and enhance adhesion for subsequent coats.
  • Disassemble, clean, and reassemble sprayers and power equipment, using solvents, brushes, and cloths for cleaning duties.
  • Spray prepared surfaces with specified amounts of primers and decorative / finish coatings.
  • Remove accessories from vehicles, such as chrome or mirrors, and mask other surfaces with tape or paper in order to protect them from paint.
  • Dispose of hazardous waste in an appropriate manner according to company policy.
  • Review each repair order, work order, and estimators notes to understand repairs needed prior to beginning work on the vehicle.
  • All repairs must be completed according to the documentation on the repair order.
  • Knowledge of the manufacturers and technical repair process.
  • Conduct initial teardown of vehicle.
  • Identify parts for cut-in and edging.
  • Perform all repair procedures according to company policy and factory specifications.
  • Perform and sign-off on all quality check before vehicle painting.
  • Re-assemble painted vehicle and parts.
  • Evacuate and recharge A/C systems.
  • Work with lesser skilled technicians in developing repair skills. Basic Qualifications
    • Basic knowledge of detailing of vehicles/trucks.
    • Keen eye for details and quality results of prepping the vehicle/trucks.
    • Must be agile enough to work inside cabs and engine housings.
    • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
    • Vocational Training or applicable experience, preferred.
    • Experience with shop safety, shop work practices, mechanical systems and use of all hand and power tools.
    • Computer keyboarding skills and basic understanding of computer diagnostic systems is desirable.
    • Valid drivers license with CDL A, preferred.
    • Four years body shop experience, preferred. Physical Requirements: The physical requirements described below are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
      • Ability to lift, push and pull up to 100 lbs.
      • The associate must regularly be able to get in and out of small to large truck equipment. This includes but is not limited to climbing steps to sit in driver and passenger seat, lifting roll doors on the back of cabs and trailers, bending down to view the truck from all angles, etc.
      • Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral visor, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.
      • Associate will be required to visually inspect equipment in all weather conditions and inside shop bays when needed.
      • Associate will be required to read a series of numbers in the exact order of placement to safely and adequately manage truck equipment.
      • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to stand, walk, climb, crawl, crouch, sit, talk and hear.

Keywords: Star Truck Rentals, Inc., Grand Rapids , Body Shop Mechanic - Diesel Shop, Engineering , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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