Body Shop Helper

Bluebonnet Chrysler Dodge Ram
New Braunfels‎ , Texas


A Body Shop Helper, under the leadership of a designated Manager or Team Leader, will support the process to satisfy new and current customer demands for new and used vehicles by providing the vehicles to dealers and customers that meet their demands. A Body Shop helper will 1) perform light body work

2) prep vehicles for paint

3) clean completed vehicles
Essential Responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance of the Painters, prepare vehilces for painting.
  • Prepare the vehicle using protective materials to prevent overspray of bed liner spray and/or paint.
  • Inspect vehicles for damage and clean/prepare surface to meet preparation criteria.
  • Remove masking material, clean and inspect for any defects or imperfections.
  • Ensure that completed work meets quality standards.
  • Perform final setup inside spray booth.
  • Perform minor repairs as necessary to ensure quality standards are met.
  • Maintain and properly safeguard all shop painting/spraying tools and equipment.
  • Work safely.
  • Comply with all safety rules, particularly those dealing with workin in confined spaces or in service pits.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and safe storage room, mixing room, and work area.
  • Use shop equipment and tools safely.
  • Wear required personal protective equipment: breathing apparatus, clothing, footwear, gloves, masks, safety glasses, etc.
  • Dispose of paints, paint container, and any hazardous wastes properly
  • Report all accidents immediately.
  • Support cross-training efforts through periodically working in the body shop.
  • Actively participate in department and company-wide continuous improvement efforts.
  • Carries out responsibilities in accordance with GST policies, TMS operating standards, and applicable federal and state laws.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above 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.
Critical Competencies:

(For optimum performance, the jobholder in this position would be expected to demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities in the listed areas.)

Operating Skills:

Keeping on Point
Priority Setting - Spends his/her time and the time of others on what's important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus. (CE)

Getting Organized
Time Management – Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; value time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities. (CE)

Informing - Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information. (CE)

Dealing with Trouble
Standing Alone – Will stand up and be counted; doesn’t shirk personal responsibility; can be counted on when times are tough to be the only champion for an idea or position; is comfortable working alone on a tough assignment. (CE)

Energy and Drive
Focusing on the Bottom Line

Action Oriented - Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others. (PA)

Perseverance – Pursues everything with energy and drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks. (CE)

Personal and Interpersonal Skills:

Approachability - Is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra effort to put others at ease; can be warm, pleasant, and gracious; is sensitive to and patient with the interpersonal anxieties of others; builds rapport well; is a good listener; is an early knower, getting formal and incomplete information in time to do something about it. (PA)

Peer Relationships - Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration; can be candid with peers. (CE)

Acting with Honor and Character
Ethics and Values - Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; practices what he/she preaches. (PA)

Integrity and Trust - Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn't misrepresent him/herself for personal gain. (PA)

Composure – Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; a settling influence in a crisis. (PA)

Listening - Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees. (CE)

Language Skills:
Ability to read and comprehend written and oral English instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively discuss information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the 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.
Key Measures:

(The following measurement methods are intended to provide the jobholder with a sound basis for assessing the performance of the jobholder in this position.)
Performance Achievement


Education and/or Experience:
High School Diploma or GED is required. 1 Year of experience in appropriate area required.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense.

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations*:
Has valid driver’s license. Is legally able to work in the United States.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to talk; hear; stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The associate frequently required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The associate must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 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 associate encounters while performing the essential responsibilities of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions.
Additional Information:

* Is legally able to work in the United States.

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