Automotive Paint Prepper Columbus Fair Auto Auction - Columbus , Ohio, United States

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Category: Automotive,Body Shop Painter,Body Shop,Painter
  • Published: 04-15-2019
  • Job Location: Columbus , Ohio, United States
Job Description:

Auto Auction Body Shop Prepper

The Paint Prepper is responsible for preparing all assigned vehicles for the refinishing and reassembly processes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Thoroughly reviews each repair order prior to beginning work on vehicle
  • Completes all paint preparation processes for vehicles according to factory specifications and CFAA, Inc. policies
  • May prime, edge or jam replacement parts
  • Knows how to properly sand and prep for paint, new parts and blend panels
  • Knows how to properly sand and featheredge 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
  • 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 on-time delivery
  • Consistently utilizes all required safe equipment and follows proper refinishing procedures in compliance with OSHA guidelines
  • Adheres to all requirements hazardous waste disposal
  • Follow vendors procedures to maintain all tools and requirement, including maintenance of paint booth and prep booth filters
  • Maintain a clean and organized work space
  • Performs other duties assigned by management
Job Requirements:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Effective communication (written or verbal) and interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to work in a high performance, fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to adapt to and work effectively within a constantly changing environment
  • Excellent problem solving skills required
  • Customer Focus
  • Organization
  • Energy Level
  • Persistence
  • Product Knowledge


Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks; manual dexterity
  • Vision abilities required include close, distance, and depth perception
  • Periodic lifting and carrying objects over 50 pounds
  • Reaching above and below shoulder level
  • Extended periods of kneeling, bending, squatting, and stooping to complete or inspect repairs
  • Manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination
  • May be exposed to fumes, chemicals, high level of dust and noise in repair center
  • MUST be able to wear protective equipment, including respirator


We are willing to train the right individuals.