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Paint Prep

Job summary

The Paint Prepper is responsible for assisting the paint team in getting vehicles and component parts ready for painting and contributing to the finished builds.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities, include but are not limited to:

  • Remove grease, dirt, paint, or rust from vehicle surfaces in preparation for paint application, using abrasives, solvents, brushes, or sanders.
  • Assist painter in pre-paint blending needs.
  • Masking and priming.
  • Work with paint team to assist in keeping vehicle on track for scheduled delivery time.
  • Fill small dents or scratches with body fillers and smooth surfaces.
  • Buff and wax the finished paintwork.
  • Disassemble, clean, and reassemble sprayers and power equipment, using solvents, wire brushes, and cloths for cleaning duties.
  • Ensure there are no defects on work produced.
  • Clean and organize work area.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Desired Education and/or Experience:

  • Attention to detail
  • Dependability
  • Ability to think on your feet
  • Ability to stand for 8+ hours a day, work on scaffolding and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to receive directions and work well with others
  • Occasionally exposed to hot, cold, wet or humid conditions

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Tooling, Supply Management, Mechanical Inspection Tools, Technical Understanding, Attention to Detail, Dependability, Thoroughness, Verbal Communication, Documentation Skills, Inventory Control, Job Knowledge, Computer Literate, Able to Think on your Feet, Willingness to Continue Education.

Job Type:

  • Full-time, Monday-Friday plus possible weekends, non-exempt, first or second shift
  • Pay: dependent upon skills/experience and shift

Benefits (waiting period or conditions may apply)

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 7 paid company holidays per year
  • Paid Training
  • Voluntary short-term disability coverage and life insurance

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APEX is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability. APEX Specialty Vehicles is FEA compliant.