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MVEC Paint Technician

Apply now Job no: 498554
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: St. Athan, South Wales
Categories: Manufacturing

A career at Aston Martin means joining one of the world's most respected luxury automotive brands. With this opportunity available now, you have the chance to join us in a truly special working environment that is fast-paced, rewarding and dynamic. The Construction of the new facility in South Wales is now fully underway, joining the team, is becoming part of the history of the Brand and of the heritage of the such a prestigious product, in such a new fantastic state of the art location.

This role will see the right person joining the MVEC team - Manufacturing Vehicle Excellence Centre, this team has the absolute pleasure of touring the cars far and wide to present in Press events, showcasing the vehicles to the attendees in the utmost pristine conditions. The team also plays a part in ensuring all testing on the vehicles is completed – this includes driving each car through all conditions.

Job Purpose:  

To prepare, paint and polish: parts, test samples and whole vehicles needed for events, fleet & customers.  With emphasis on the filling and shaping of panels for concept and show properties.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Vehicle / component preparation – knowledge of a variety of materials and processes used to obtain the optimum finish.
  • Understanding and ability to use preparation techniques to include filler / high build and associated preparation to maintain finish.
  • Inspect vehicles for body defects prior to painting.
  • Ability to use both water based and solvent based, base coat application.
  • Experience in different clear coat applications and associated process requirements.
  • Experience in repair systems for spot to general repair.
  • Experience in show car level polishing and processes.
  • Experience in panel repair and shaping of hand formed and prototype panels is essential.
  • Maintaining a clean dirt free environment.
  • Ability to work on own or as part of a team.
  • Meeting targets in terms of both productivity and quality.
  • Good communication skills.        

    The post holder will undertake other duties as may be required to achieve the Company’s objectives, commensurate with the grading of the post. 

    Qualification & Experiences

  • Apprenticeship required in light vehicle mechanical repair and painting.
  • Further education to HND level preferred but not essential
  • At least 5 years experience of vehicle repair and painting.
  • Experience of filling and shaping hand formed and prototype panels.
  • Experience in show car level polishing and processes.
  • Experience of a wide range of different paint manufactures systems and different processes.
  • Ability to prepare, paint and polish, parts, test samples and whole vehicles.
  • An expert in the filling and shaping of hand formed and prototype panels.
  • Ability to prepare, paint and polish, parts, test samples and whole vehicles.
  • An expert in the filling and shaping of hand formed and prototype panels.
  • This role will involve travelling with the cars to events – the right person will need to be flexible with the ability to stay away from home for a number of weeks at a time.

Remuneration Package

  • Salary £30,752
  • Discount on our privilege lease scheme for Ford.
  • Private Medical Cover - Single Cover, Family cover at an additional cost
  • Health Shield Cash Plan.
  • 26 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays.
  • Holiday Bonus - £500 paid annually (pro-rata, dependent on length of service)
  • Service Days - One service day for each 5 years of service up to a maximum of 5 service days
  • Company pension scheme - Initial 5% company contributions rising (after two years' service) to double-matched company contributions of up to 12%.
  • A wide range of discounts with associated partners.

How to apply

We are continuing to drive the delivery of our 2nd Century Plan across our entire business, helped by record sales in 2018, a new state of the art site nearing completion and the strongest model line-up in our history, however without our people all this would count for nothing. If the above sounds like you, and you feel ready to take the next exciting step in your already successful career by becoming part of the Aston Martin family, helping us to create and deliver the most beautiful & accomplished automotive art in the world, then we would love to hear from you.

Please click on the 'apply now' button to submit your application.

PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to close the vacancy to applications earlier should we receive sufficient applications

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