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Automotive - Bodyshop Prepper



Portbury, Bristol, UK
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2023

Job Summary:

Location: Marsh Lane, Portbury, Bristol, BS20 7XL

Hours: Full Time 40.25 Hours per week MON-SUN (554 Shift Pattern)

We're looking for an exceptional Bodyshop Prepper (Production Specialist - Prep & Masking) to join our fast-growing team at Cazoo, helping to transform the way people buy used cars and making buying a car no different to buying any other product online today.

The Bodyshop Prepper (Production Specialist - Prep & Masking) will be responsible for preparing vehicles for paint. You will be someone that enjoys working in a fast paced environment with a hands on attitude and at heart with a data-driven mindset, sharing fresh ideas for how to apply best practice to improve efficiency by reducing operating costs while increasing productivity.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Preparing vehicles for painting, as per the detailed instruction, and using appropriate
    tools to rub down paintwork where small dents or chips are located.
  • Preparing vehicles with masking paper to protect areas not required for painting.
  • Rubbing down primer to a smooth finish.
  • Using primer to cover chips or filled dents.
  • Using the appropriate filling material, where small chips or dents need filling.
  • After painting, using fine paper to remove blemishes and dirt in the paint.
  • Attending all training programmes as necessary and when instructed.
  • Using orbital sanders to remove small chips in the paint.
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy working area at all times.
  • Sending completed vehicles to the valeting team.
  • Rubbing down filler to a smooth finish.
  • De-masking any masking paper.

Required skills and experience:

  • Significant exposure working in a similar position i.e. Prepper, Bodyshop / Bodyworks Operative, MET Technician, Strip & Refit etc
  • Full UK Driving Licence.
  • Significant exposure using orbital sanders.
  • Ability to work fast and efficiently.
  • Team player.

Why join us:

  • A friendly and fast paced working environment
  • Opportunities to work on a large range of vehicle manufacturers and models to help broaden your skill set
  • Excellent shift pattern
  • A competitive salary and bonus structure
  • Full training and continued support
  • 23.5 days annual leave, plus an extra day for your Birthday
  • Wellness fund - you are allowed to claim £100 per year for wellbeing
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthcare provision
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Life insurance
  • Pension (5% matched)