Ref: TFF01021750PB

Working hours Full Time
Location Think Ford Farnborough
Salary *OTE £27,000 - £33,000
Benefits Generous Benefits
Closing date 05/04/2017

Panel Beater at Think Ford

We are looking for a Panel Beater to join our team at think ford Farnborough. The position will report into the Bodyshop Manager and be responsible for carrying out the preparation and body repair of cars and light commercials in an efficient, skilful and safe manner.

In this role you will be expected to interact with our customers and so the highest level of customer service is expected. Candidates will benefit from experience where they have demonstrated their ability to deliver exceptional customer service, especially in demanding situations.

If you want to work for a market leading company, enjoy providing service that is above and beyond expectations, and flourish in a demanding, fast-paced atmosphere, then this is the right opportunity for you. *OTE Dependent on skills and experience.

Job Description

Main purpose of the role:

To carry out the preparation and body repair of cars and light commercials in an efficient, skilful and safe manner.

Detailed responsibilities:

Interpret repair estimate instructions and technical instructional information.
Identify areas to be worked on, plan work and order parts to ensure vehicles are ready when promised, in line with Customer Handling Standards.
Strip down the vehicle/remove all necessary fixtures and fittings.
Replace or repair damaged areas to a high standard with an effective use of time in accordance with manufacturers' specifications. Repair the vehicle right first time, in line with Customer Handling Standards.
Apply underseal and waterproofing compounds to completed repairs and issue corrosion guarantees.
Sign off work as it is completed and test as necessary.
Maintain a clean and tidy work bay.
Return all unused parts and keep own tools/equipment in good condition.
Maintain high standards of manner, appearance and integrity.
Observe all relevant Health & Safety procedures.
Attend training courses as required/qualifications. Keep abreast of technical developments.
Display an enthusiastic, motivated and committed approach to work
Carry out other duties as required from time to time.

Person Specification

Customer focused
Able to work to deadlines and targets
Excellent communication and negotiation skills
Multi-task oriented
1+ years of experience
Full driving licence
Committed to excellence and has a determined and forward thinking attitude

About us

Think Ford Farnborough is part of the Group 1 Automotive network, a well-established and growing automotive group in the UK, with offices in America and Brazil as well. Group 1 Automotive is the 14th largest dealership group in the UK, has a strong history of success and is looking to grow their presence in the UK over the coming years. All dealerships in the Group 1 Automotive network offer fantastic career opportunities, state of the art resources and training and competitive earnings packages.

If you see yourself in the position specification, we'd like you to apply now!

We appreciate your interest in the position and in our company. Please be aware that we expect a high number of applications for this vacancy and we may not have the time to write to every applicant. If you haven't heard from us within 4 weeks of applying, please assume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Please note this vacancy may be removed prior to the closing date due to the requirements of the role being fulfilled.

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