Penske Automotive

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Penske Automotive Body Shop Helper - Motorwerks BMW in Bloomington, Minnesota


The Body Shop Helper assists in the refinishing of damaged body parts and bodies of vehicles in accordance with manufacturer and dealership quality specifications and time standards.

Essential Functions

  • Stocks; places orders; verifies receipt of parts, paints and supplies

  • Assists other body shop employees by bringing appropriate supplies and equipment to workspace and then putting away after use

  • Cleans work areas, empties trash, collects scrap and used materials the process according to company policy and in accordance with local, state and federal regulations

  • Performs vehicle inspections, and marks areas for dent repair, body work, refinishing, buffing, waxing and painting

  • Removes rust from metal, and grease and dirt from work surface prior to painting

  • Masks and protects parts that are not to be painted or coated

  • Fills cavities and dents with appropriate filler material to attain smooth surface

  • Mixes paint according to manufacturer's specifications

  • Moves vehicles from one area to another both within the body shop and within the dealership

  • Maintains and wears all required safety and health personal protective equipment, including respirator, in the manner recommended by the equipment manufacturer and in accordance with company policies

  • Complies with all laws and regulations pertaining to paint, thinners, and other hazardous materials. Reports any deviations to management immediately

  • Communicates with service advisor and/or dispatcher if additional work is needed

  • Ensures that customer vehicles kept clean during repair process or performs cleanup after the repair

  • Documents all work performed

  • Understands the terminology of the automobile business and keep abreast of technology changes

  • Follows all attendance and punctuality standards and adheres to timekeeping standards; Employees are required to record the beginning and end times of any shift, break or departure from work for personal reasons

  • Follows the Company Code of Business Ethics and Conduct

  • Understands and follow all work rules and procedures and follows lawful directions from Supervisors

  • Upholds the company's non-disclosure and confidentiality policies and agreements

  • Maintains a professional appearance in accordance with company policy

  • Attends pertinent training on request

  • Attends company meetings as required

  • Other duties as assigned

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice

EEO Statement

The Company is committed to hiring a diverse and qualified workforce. We will not consider any characteristic or category protected by state or federal law in hiring or employment decisions, including but not limited to race, national origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, status as a parent, or genetic information.

Req Number: 10655

Type: Full-time

Dealership: Motorwerks BMW

Location Address: 1300 American Boulevard West