Position reports to the Workshop/Parts Manager. The Bodyshop Lead will direct the activities of the bodyshop, ensuring that vehicles/parts are painted/repaired to the standards of the Customer. The Lead will ensure that the quotas and priorities are followed and will serve in the role as painter when the workload dictates.
Meet with Workshop/Parts Manager to plan the shift and discuss other issues that arise.
Assist in preparing staffing needs for the day’s production plan.
Collaborate with other departments to ensure an efficient flow of vehicles through the facility.
Evaluate daily production requirements and ensure the appropriate scheduling of resources.
Provide direct, daily supervision of department employees.
Monitor inventory levels; identify and implement cost reduction activities.
Ensure that established operating procedures are followed for all department functions and processes.
Respond to customers’ requests in a timely manner while ensuring quality services.
Conduct daily pre-shift meeting with employees to assign tasks and discuss any safety, quality or production issues.
Supervise department personnel and responsible for production schedules and work load.
Check progress and quality of the work being performed.
Troubleshoot a wide variety of problems and offer advice.
Responsible for safety in the department, follow safety policies, procedures and standards. Monitor speed to eliminate accidents.
Ensure all employees wear PPE (personal protective equipment) at work throughout the day.
Discuss any potential concerns to the Workshop/Parts Manager and deliver safety crew talks.
Write SOPs for various work details.
Ensure associates are trained to the approved SOP.
Assist Body Shop/Parts Manager with research for new equipment purchases and processes for Paint and Body Shop.
Coordinate ongoing customer-sponsored training of associates.
Ensure all associates are following all environment laws regarding VOCs.
Ensure all repairs are performed as per supplier’s specifications for quality and warranty compliance.
Communicate with in house and outside Surveyors to ensure proper damages and source are recorded.
Review completed repairs for quality.
Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record and be able to drive vehicles with manual and automatic transmissions.
Meet all physical requirements to perform the job safely, to include but not limited to standing, walking, using stairs, bending in order to get in and out of vehicles.
Demonstrates the ability to carry out specified work procedures and follows directions of supervisors and lead persons.
Able to work in all weather conditions.
Ability to read, understand, and follow Standard Operation Sheets (SOP).
Strong work history (including good attendance), good safety record.
Good communication skills.
Automotive paint experience required.
Must be certified to use protective respiratory equipment.
Must be able to mix and match paint and operate painting equipment.
Must be willing to work overtime on a moment’s notice.
Any Contractor Employee whose annual eye exam shows less than 20/20 vision must wear corrective lenses prescribed to correct their vision to 20/20. The Vendor Painter must be able to adequately and fully discern colors and color variations in the course of their painting duties. The Customer reserves the right to prohibit any Contractor Employee with a color vision impairment who is unable to perform the essential functions of the job from participating in vehicle painting.
Maintain quality records of maintenance performed.