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Body Shop Detailer & Porter

Job Title: Body Shop Detailer/Porter
SUMMARY
Cleans and refurbishes new and used automobiles. Conforms to dealership and/or manufacturer specifications and time allowances.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Regardless of how the customer brought the vehicle in for repairs, we are to return it to them in a clean as new condition. The customer most likely has been through the trauma of a collision and coming to a collision center for repairs is difficult. We are to impress the customer no only be putting the vehicle back to at least at clean as they brought it in but in a like new appearance so that the customer is impressed with the shine and glamour of the vehicle.
Washes vehicle exterior, cleans interior and exterior windows, and wipes down doorjambs.
Applies glaze to auto body, and wipes or buffs surface.
Vacuums interior of vehicles to remove loose dirt and debris. Vehicles in the collision repair become very dusty and dirty from the repair process. All areas of the vehicle are to be cleaned to remove this dust and dirt. Under the hood, trunk, all compartments, under seats etc. sometimes glass gets shattered and all areas must be inspected for glass shards, including the heating duct work.
Cleans upholstery, rugs, and other surfaces, using appropriate cleaning agents, applicators, and cleaning devices.
Applies revitalizers and preservation agents to interior vinyl or leather surfaces and treats fabrics with spot- and stain-resistant chemicals.
Applies special-purpose cleaners to remove foreign materials which normal cleaning procedures do not remove, utilizing experience and judgment and following product manufacturer's recommendations.
Uses proper eye, hand, and body protection when using products that require protection.
Applies dressing on tires and tire wells.
Keeps work area neat and clean.
Operates all tools and equipment in a safe manner.
Reports any safety issues immediately to management.
Every vehicle coming into the shop for repairs requires a thorough cleaning and inspection for any damages prior to beginning repairs. These are to be noted on the check-in inspection form and the form must be signed and time stamped. Incoming mileage is to be recorded on this form.
During the final detailing of the vehicle prior to delivery, every vehicle must go through a complete safety check and inspection for missed or improper repairs (i.e. missing emblems, stripes trim items) there is a check sheet that must be filled out and signed at the completion. Any discrepancies found must be brought to the attention of management. A careful final inspection of the painted surfaces must be made after the vehicle is completely dry for signs of paint overspray and rubbing compound. These must be removed prior to delivery to the customer. We do not want any vehicle to leave our premises with safety equipment not functioning. Following the check sheet all problems found MUST be brought to managements attention.
Responsible for the cleaning of the entire shop and office area. The floors are to be swept daily. All tools, air hoses, cords etc. are to be picked up and put in their proper places. This is to include emptying all trash containers, putting all recyclables in their proper containers. All parts for vehicles in process are to be stored in the caged area next to the dumpster. They must remain there till at least 2 work days after the vehicle has been picked up by the customer. You are also responsible to keep the dumpster and cage area neat. The cage is to be emptied of all parts that no longer need to be kept on a weekly basis. The dumpsters are not to be over filled and may require timing of when the trash is picked up. No large sheet metal items are to be placed in the dumpster. The shop must be kept safe and clear of debris at all times, all spills and drips are to be cleaned up immediately for safety purposes. Care must be taken to throw out only discarded parts, and must verify before disposal if the parts may be needed for reassembly by the technician doing the repairs.
Drains must be kept flowing and care must be used to not allow a large quantity of dirt to go out the drains as to plug them up.
As vehicles are dropped off for repairs they will require movement to the repair holding area immediately. You are responsible for the parking area orderliness and any cleaning up of debris from damaged vehicles that are parked at our facility. The customer parking area is to be kept open at all times for incoming customers. All completed vehicles are to be parked facing forward ready for customer pickup.
Time scheduling of your duties as to meet all deadlines.
Pick up and deliver customers as needed and run errands as directed.
MARGINAL DUTIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Cleans engine and engine compartment with steam-cleaning equipment and various cleaning agents.
Inspects vehicles for noticeable defects, such as dents, scratches, torn upholstery, and poor mechanical operation.
Restores appearance of engine area, rugs and upholstery, and painted surfaces. Uses touch-up paint, dyes, and other appropriate materials.
Fills vehicle with fuel.
Replaces missing or defective small parts.
Safety of the entrances to the shop, including shoveling snow and salting icy conditions.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Driver's License
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.



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