Permanent Full-Time

Volkswagen Ballina

Job Title:              Bodyshop Technician
Responsible to: Bodyshop Manager

Main Purpose of Job:
Due to continued growth we are currently recruiting for a Bodyshop Technician to join the Connolly Motor Group, within the Bodyshop team at Volkswagen Ballina.

The role:
Working in one of our state of the art preparation centres on various make and model of vehicles, you will have the opportunity to develop, grow and perfect your craft.

In this role you will be responsible for carrying out a variety of cosmetic and accident damage repairs, including prepping & polishing, minor filler and paint work, removing and refitting body panels and trim components and other general bodyshop tasks.

Role Responsibilities:
  • Working with a variety of specialised hand and power tools
  • Fabrication of part panels and shaping sheet metal on a workbench themselves before welding it into place.
  • Application of primers such as etch primer, filler primer and surface primers.
  • Spray painting and preparing new or repaired panels as per manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Paint finishing and polishing as per manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Demonstrate good work practices including time keeping, tidiness, responsibility, quality awareness and safety awareness
The person:
Skills and Competencies:
  • Experience working in a similar environment is advantageous but full training will be provided
  • FETAC or City & Guilds Qualification (Irish based qualifications or equivalent evidence of similar in Europe) would be advantageous but not essential
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Interested in working in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail is fundamental to ensure quality is consistently delivered
  • Continuous improvement mindset