Panel Beater

Location: Deeside
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £12-£16 per hour depends on experience
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Pay & Hours of Work:

 

• Days : Monday – Friday 8am-5pm

 

• £12-£16 per hour depends on experience

 

An exciting new opportunity has become available for Panel Beater to work with our client, who is a commercial vehicle accident repair and truck painting specialist based in Deeside area.

 

As a Panel Beater, you will be responsible for repairs vehicle bodies back to their factory state after having been damaged.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assessing a vehicle to establish the extent of damage

• Based on the initial assessment, deciding whether to repair or replace bodywork

• Removing damaged panels

• Stripping and refitting trim and panel interior

• Refitting new/repaired panels

• Repairing damaged bodywork using traditional dolly and hammer or more modern techniques

• Repairing small dents, holes or corroded areas using a compound filler

• During the repair process, specific tasks may include:

• Using jig alignment equipment

• Using a Strong Puller to pull out any damage to semi-structural vehicle parts, such as the wheel arch or the bonnet

• Using a Line Puller to pull out damage to non-structural (cosmetic) panels

• Using an Easy Puller to repair minor dents and to refine the work performed by the Strong and Line Pullers on other panels.

• A paint technician will usually be employed by the body shop but the panel technician may be expected to prepare the vehicle for them in the following way:

• Removing existing paint and corrosion

• Ensuring the area to be resprayed is clean

• Masking off the parts of the vehicle which are not going to be resprayed.

• A certain amount of administration and customer interaction is also required:

• Keeping a record of work carried out and time taken

• Liaising with the customer or insurance company