Buffer/Finish Tech in Auburn, WA at KAR Auction Services

Date Posted: 10/10/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Summary:  Reporting to the Body Shop Manager, perform limited preparation work to damaged vehicles prior to painting. Maintain high standards for efficiency and observe all safety requirements. Perform all additional duties assigned by the Body Shop Manager.  Must know, practice, and ensure that company policies, procedures, and applicable state and federal laws are followed at all times.

Responsibilities and Duties: 

Provide prompt and courteous service to all persons with whom they come in contact. Maintain a professional appearance and neat work environment consistent with company policy.

Resolve any customer complaints in a friendly, courteous manner and advise management of all serious complaints or incidents.

Provide limited vehicle preparation (tape, paper, clean, remove and reinstall parts) to damaged vehicles prior to painting.

Operate a high speed buffer and orbital sander to sand and buff freshly painted surfaces to remove minor imperfections such as dirt and paint runs. Wet sand scratches in Original Equipment Manufacturer finishes and polish out to original appearance.

Be proficient with all tools required for the job. Operate equipment and remove and reinstall parts under direct supervision for painting in accordance with auction and professional standards.  

Assist in overall general shop duties such as cleaning, driving, organizing vehicle parking and staging, etc.

Practice and promote teamwork at all times.  Set a good personal example of attitude and performance.

Inform the Body Shop Supervisor or Manager of all equipment breakdowns and maintenance immediately.

Ensure all shop area conditions are not a potential threat to employee or customer safety.  Respond to and follow proper procedures on employee or customer accidents, injuries, and loss or damage to any property.  Report all incidents to Body Shop Supervisor or Manager immediately per auction policy.

Educational Requirements and Qualifications:  High School Diploma or GED with previous experience in a paint and body environment preferred.   Must be qualified to operate a motor vehicle and possess a valid driver’s license.  Must provide sufficient tools to perform the job.

Physical Requirements:

The physical activity requirements of the position are Medium to Heavy Physical Work

Visual acuity requirements include color, depth perception and field of vision comparable to definitions for Clerical, Administrative, Machine Operators (including inspection) positions.

Constant –reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing

Frequent-stooping, repetitive motion

Occasional- balancing, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, lifting

Potential - .running, jumping, yelling or other rapid forceful movement in emergency situations.

Physical Working Condition:

This position is subject to inside and outside environmental working conditions including temperature changes, outside weather conditions, slightly elevated ambient noise levels, minor potential physical hazards as electrical, mechanical, and cleaning equipment, body shop, painting and cleaning chemicals; and minor atmospheric conditions affecting skin or respiratory systems such as fumes, odors and dusts associated with body shop and paint operations.