October 13, 2020
Job Type
Job Code
£11.50/ hour
Contact Name
David Williams


Paint Shop Operative

Reports to: Paint Shop Supervisor

Hours: 8:00 - 4:30, Monday - Friday

Salary: £11.50/ hour


Our local client is looking for a paint shop operative to actively support the paint shop to deliver customer satisfaction through quality workmanship, whilst maintaining a healthy and safe working environment and working within the Company’s key result areas; Business Performance, Customer Focus, People and Teamwork, Leadership


Key responsibilities and accountabilities, includes but not limited to:

  • To prepare and carry out all aspects of painting by manual brush and roll paint methods to all types of commercial vehicles, plant machinery, structures and components and mobile cranes using compliant two-pack paints.
  • To prepare and carry out all aspects of preparation to all types of commercial vehicles and plant machinery, structures and components. This to include de-greasing, washing, masking, flatting and basic filler repairs and corrosion removal as necessary as well as preparation (using both mechanical and manual methods and equipment, orbital sanders, needle-guns and abrasive tools) to exacting specifications in accordance with quality and production standards.
  • All documentation relating to the work activities must be completed fully, accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Travelling to off-site locations as may be requested from time to time to undertake paint shop related activities, promotional work or training. This might also involve travel overseas.
  • Collaborative team-working within the department which may include additional extended working hours or shift working from time to time.
  • To ensure as far as possible that any commercial risks to the company are eliminated when dealing with customers and suppliers.
  • In all activities to ensure that the Safety, Quality, Environmental, Financial and Operational policies of the company are adhered to and promoted, and that company procedures, both operational and administrative, are maintained.
  • Takes responsibility for self-development and continually identifies ways of improving technical skills.
  • Any other duty as required by management commensurate with the post.


The Paint Shop Operative must:

  • Be able to demonstrate relevant vocational qualifications
  • Have GCSE pass grades A-C in Mathematics and English
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Able to demonstrate previous experience in a similar role and / or industry
  • A strong background in automotive or commercial spraying in environments where quality outputs are considered essential.
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of the latest paint technology and application techniques.


The Paint Shop Operative would ideally:

  • Be smart and well presented
  • Be a team player
  • Be a good communicator
  • Have a flexible approach to work
  • Have the ability to use own initiative
  • Be computer literate and able to demonstrate uses of IT relevant to role
  • Be able to travel UK & Ireland as required to support business requirements
  • Be able to travel overseas as required
  • Keep up to date on technical skills and knowledge
  • Attend training as required


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