Automotive Painter - $2,500 Sign On Bonus

Job Title

Industrial coater


Human resources


Austin, U.S.


Gross remuneration € Yearly

Job Type


Working hours

Full time

Job Description

What you’ll be doing

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Blending in a base coat for a color match for two-stage paint application.
  • Correct fish-eyes as they appear in the paint.
  • Use water-base paint to paint and gloss the vehicle inside our paint booths.
  • Complete heavy bodywork, rebuild body lines, stud welding, wheel, and rim repair. 
  • Concisely and collaboratively communicate with the Cosmetic team if additional work on a vehicle is needed. 
  • Follow proper operating rules, procedures, and standardized work initiatives as assigned. 
  • Work on a variety of vehicle tasks for extended periods of time.
  • Partner and provide clear communication with other team members and departments involved in the vehicle reconditioning process. 
  • Maintain a clean and productive work environment by keeping tools and supplies organized throughout the Cosmetic department.
  • Report any safety issues or accidents to management immediately
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Working hours are Monday - Friday 6:00am to 3:00pm.  

Hours of operation are subject to change based on business needs. You may also be required to work overtime to support those business needs and will be given as much advance notice as possible.

What you should have

This position requires a minimum of 5-7 years of paint & body, or paintless dent repair experience and requires someone who has a high-level understanding of cosmetic vehicle repair while having an interest in continuing their career as an auto body technician. Requirements include: 

  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English. 
  • Minimum 5-7 years of paint and body experience or collision repair education.
  • A valid Driver’s License.
  • A positive, can-do attitude with a desire to work in a team setting. 
  • Ability to physically operate vehicle equipment and tools. 
  • A quality-first mentality that takes pride in upholding Carvana’s vehicle quality standards. 
  • Strong, consistent attention to detail. 
  • Moderate understanding of vehicle mechanical repair. 
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize effectively. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow procedures and guidelines.
  • Ability to review, analyze, identify problems, and make decisions. 
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing production environment while sometimes being exposed to excessive weather conditions (heat/cold). 
  • Strong communication skills to engage with all departments at the Inspection Center.


It would be great if you also had

  • iCAR certifications
  • Experience working in the Autobody Industry or in a Lean Manufacturing environment
  • Experience painting and glossing vehicles
  • Experience working for a fast-paced hyper-growth company

The Automotive Painter will report to the Line Lead, Cosmetic, and will be an hourly full-time position. No travel is required.  

What we’ll offer in return

  • Competitive hourly wages (NO FLAT RATE)
  • $2,500 Sign On Bonus (paid in two installments after 30 days and 90 days of successful employment)
  • On the job training
  • 100% employer paid healthcare premiums for employee
  • Excellent schedules that allow for work/life balance
  • 401k with company match 
  • ASE and Tool Reimbursement Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Repayment
  • Vehicle Discoun
  • A company culture of growth, with a start-up atmosphere, allowing for varied and rapid career developmen
  • A leadership team that listens and is geared toward teammate engagement

Other requirements

To be able to do your job at Carvana, there are some basic requirements we want to share with you.

  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand Englis
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • This job position is designated as a safety-sensitive position
  • Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds independently; majority of lifting from knee to shoulder heights; other lifting required from various levels
  • Must be able to carry and transport up to 60 pounds up to 20 feet
  • Requires standing for extended periods of time with frequent stretching, reaching, walking, stooping, pushing, and/or pulling in an environment that may be cold, hot, noisy, and wet and may have fumes or odors due to vehicle maintenance
  • Requires excellent visual acuity and manual dexterity
  • Requires use of safety equipment that may include but not limited to face shield or goggles, non-slip shoes, gloves, mask, and other protective garments and equipment
  • Requires frequent driving and computer data entry 
  • Must adhere to regular and predictable attendance


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