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Automotive Painter

Manheim Portland Auto Body and Detail Inc. Portland, OR
  • Posted: 24 days ago
  • $1,000 to $2,500 Weekly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k

We know that good painters do more than refinish outer panels, they make our customer’s vehicles—and our shop—look good! If you are experienced, hard-working and known for your skill and attention to detail, then our busy body shop may be the perfect fit for you.

***SIGNING BONUS WITH JOB OFFER*** (based on experience and certifications)


The painter will refinish all assigned vehicles to pre-accident condition according to the written work-order, effectively diagnose and refinish vehicles thoroughly, safely, and profitably in a manner according to Manheim Portland Auto Body and Detail's standard operating procedures.

  • Utilize air sanders, spray guns, sanding blocks, etc. in order to complete quality work
  • Direct the painter's apprentice/prepper to jobs in order of priority
  • Assist in prep work when necessary
  • Manage & control materials cost maximizing usage and inventory
  • Prepare color tint to match paint color
  • Spray test panels for each vehicle to ensure color match
  • Insure that all paint operations are complete, all masking is removed, and all prior paint-related disassembly has been reassembled prior to returning the vehicle to the body technician
  • Complete QC sheet for every vehicle as applicable
  • Adhere to all regulatory compliance guidelines for hazardous waste disposal
  • Maintain clean, orderly and organized work area
  • Comply with Manheim Portland Auto Body and Detail's safety rules, guidelines and standards
  • Perform other duties as required to successfully meet the needs of the business


  • 5+ years of automotive refinishing experience
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a valid drivers license
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check
  • Comply with all safety requirements, respirator safety, and fitment/usage. Maintain compliance to pass required safety mask fit test
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others, oral and written
  • Advanced communication to mentor/coach/train apprentices as required
  • Ability to read and understand basic instructions, written estimates and work orders
  • Multi-tasking; adapts easily to fast-paced environment
  • Personable, friendly demeanor with World Class customer service approach to internal and external customers
  • Honest, ambitious and reliable
  • Neat, organized and engaged
  • I-CAR Certifications preferred but not required
  • Must be able to work the following days and hours:
    • Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


  • Ability to bend, kneel, squat, and pull
  • Extended periods of kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping
  • Carry and lift heavy objects (up to 50lbs)
  • Performing repetitive motions

***Why choose us?***

  • The weekends are generally yours to enjoy. There may be an occasional need to work a Saturday, but not often.
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
    • Holiday bonus
  • Cutting edge equipment & technology!
  • Advancement opportunities. Our company is growing!
  • You will be a part of a shop that works in conjunction with a well-established and highly respected auto auction chain and be on a team who believes in working smart to attain shared goals!

***Pay will be based on experience. Please forward resume and salary history; your submittal will be confidential***

Compensation Package:

  • Flat rate
    • $60k – 100k
    • Actual amount depends on work habit
    • Earn additional compensation through bonuses. Sign on bonus based on experience and certifications.
    • Payday is every Friday

Manheim Portland Auto Body and Detail Inc.

Why Work Here?

We are an exciting, dynamic and growing company that understands that our success depends on the success of those in our organization

Manheim Portland Auto Body and Detail, Inc. is proud to be able to provide our customers with a superior repair and reconditioned product at competitive prices. We have a diverse client base including retail, wholesale and fleet customers. As a sublet vendor, we play a key role in the auction's process of selling cars by meeting all quality standards and production deadlines set by each account. Our company was originally founded in Hayward, CA in 1999 and has another location in the Desert Southwest. We expanded to the Pacific Northwest when Manheim asked us to take over their Portland location in 2011. Our shop is a fast-paced and highly productive department in the auction. We take pride in the earnest and humble culture that has taken root throughout the company; we are passionate people, and we love what we do. Why choose Manheim Portland Auto Body and Detail? We are bar setters. We strive to set the bar high enough that competition becomes irrelevant . Our vision is to be recognized as more than a repair shop; we want to be an experience. From the first look to the final encounter, our dream is to be forever remembered by employees and clients alike, not only for our prices and high work quality, but for the entire experience one has with our company.


3000 N. Hayden Island Drive Portland, OR
Portland, OR


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