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Bodywork Operator

Coatings (Bodywork)


Role Profile & Pay Grade:
Non-Exempt, VII


Van Wert, Ohio


We make life better, one relationship
and one vehicle at a time.


To be the partner of choice, dedicated to
safety and innovation, delivering an exceptional
 experience through empowered employees.

Summary of Responsibilities

The bodywork operator performs high quality metal finishing and sub-straight operations including sandblasting, fill work, priming, foaming and compartment lining for final preparation of the module and other assemblies for paint operations.

Summary of Activities

Responsibilities Activities
Use of knowledge of metal finishing techniques Detect defects, such as dents, scratches, or breaks in metal
Prepare vehicles for painting Knowledge of filling a variety of sizes of small dents, gaps and scratches with body filler and smooth surfaces
Mix polyester resins and hardeners to be used in coating
Apply caulk and seal seams as needed
Spray prepared surfaces with specified amounts of primers
Touch up and sufrace as needed Verification and inspection of final finish bodywork
Sand vehicle surfaces Between coats of primer in order to remove flaws and enhance adhesion for subsequent coats
Spray prepared surfaces with foam insulation
Spray prepared compartment surfaces with lining
Comprehend work orders Reveive, review, and interpret instructions and prints. Plan details of working procedure, tooling, and material requirements

Technical Skills/Competencies (Technical Knowledge, Education and Experience)

  • Disassembly and assembly of service vehicles
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledge of body working techniques and two years prior working experience in automotive bodywork
  • Experience with sanding, priming, foaming operation of the module and/or compartment liners

Personality Traits / Core Skills

  • High cooperation with weld and paint deparments

Essential Functions/Physical Requirements

  • Cleanliness and operation of equipment including earplugs, respirators, spray gun and hoses
  • Ability to pass spirometric testing and physical examinations without restrictions
  • Complete all work as detailed in the summary of responsibilities of this position profile at acceptable productivity and quality levels
  • Demonstrate all technical skills/competencies and core skills as referenced in this job specification at acceptable productivity and quality levels
  • Demonstrate reasonable and reliable attendance
  • Maintain any required licensures and/or certifications
  • Operate all job-related equipment or machines at acceptable productivity and quality levels
  • Successfully pass a post offer drug test, as well as random, reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug and alcohol test thereafter
  • Ability to lift and move up to 100 pounds with assistance, regularly require to walk, talk and hear, reach with hands and arms, stand, crouch and kneel; frequently required to use hand to finger dexterity in order to handle objects, tools, and/or controls; occasionally required to stoop or crawl