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Bodyshop Technician / Paint Sprayer

Due to expansion, we are recruiting a Bodyshop Technician / Paint Sprayer to join our team. Working in our coachbuilding / bodyshop department, you will join our growing team of highly skilled technicians based at our premises in Kingstone, Herefordshire, HR2 9HY, UK.

This is a full time, permanent post working Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week with the possibility to cover these hours flexibly by negotiation, whilst still meeting business needs.

Earley Engineering Limited are Alvis restoration specialists providing a full range of repair, maintenance, restoration, race and rally preparation services to an international client base. The role in the coachbuilding / bodyshop department involves the preparation and painting of vehicles.

This is a challenging, interesting and varied role where the successful candidate will join a specialist team restoring classic and vintage cars, using our newly installed paint booth and equipment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Carry out preparation / spray painting operations to the agreed method and of a very high standard using the spray booth

  • Carry out refinishing and assembly of vehicles

  • Carry out panel beating and fabrication tasks

  • Carry out regular safety checks, maintain and clean equipment including changing filters as required

  • Operate the spray booth to ensure the correct pressure and temperature is used within manufacturer’s guidance.

  • Make sure that all safety precautions are followed and notify management of any maintenance or safety requirements

  • Wear the correct PPE (supplied by the company) including gloves, eye protection and breathing apparatus when mixing and spraying

  • Dispose of all paint, lacquer, thinners and general waste correctly

  • Adhere to all company policies and health and safety regulations

Essential skills, competencies, behaviours and experience:

  • Fully trained and experienced bodywork technician skills (minimum 2 years professional experience)

  • Bodyshop refinishing and assembly experience (minimum 2 years professional experience)

  • Experience of preparation of vehicles for paint (minimum 2 years professional experience)

  • Experience of painting using spray booth (minimum 2 years professional experience)

  • Panel beating and fabrication skills (minimum 2 years experience)

  • Knowledge of relevant COSHH requirements

  • Able to work independently – managing own workload efficiently – and as an effective member of a small team

  • Good literacy and numeracy skills

  • Full driving license

  • be able to communicate politely and professionally with colleagues, customers, suppliers and visitors

  • Attention to detail, a desire to meet high standards of quality and a drive to deliver excellent results for our customers

  • Punctual and reliable

  • Commitment to own professional development and an interest in keeping up to date with the latest technologies and techniques

Based in rural Herefordshire, we offer a great modern, clean working environment, with a highly skilled, professional and friendly team.

Benefits include:

• an excellent salary (dependent on skills and experience)
• company pension scheme (5% employer contribution)
• 30 days annual leave including UK public holidays (5 day company shutdown over Christmas)
• overtime available at enhanced rate
• all tools, laundered work wear and PPE provided (excludes safety boots)
• training and development opportunities
• opportunity to attend and assist at external motorsport events
• free onsite parking

If you think you have the skills and experience we are looking for, and are keen to join our team, please get in touch – applicants are encouraged to call us for an informal chat about the post. To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter below, or by email to or by post to:

Earley Engineering Limited
Unit C Gooses Foot Industrial Estate

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