Body Shop Painter

A body shop painter requires artistic creative skills as well as a high attention to detail in order to help maintain fleet appearance.

Related Careers

  • Body shop repair

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Perform initial tear-down of customer vehicles to identify repair requirements. Thoroughly inspect the vehicle and compare to the repair order looking for required parts not included and reusable parts not listed. Communicate discrepancies to the Body Shop Foreman. Perform repairs efficiently and accurately, working in a safe manner. Demonstrate discretion in knowing when to troubleshoot individually and when to seek help. Participate in the match parts checking in process for accuracy. Stage the vehicle and the correlating parts in their respective stalls. Repair vehicle back to pre-loss condition or better utilizing state of the art technology and factory repair standards.


Salary range

$29,000 - $53,000

What does it take to be a Body Shop Painter

Education Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED


  • Automotive body collision repair trade school or equivalent experience.


  • Automotive body collision repair trade school or equivalent experience.
  • Must have necessary tool knowledge to dismantle the vehicles.
  • Physical demands of this job are classified as Light to Medium: exerting 16-50 pounds of force or lifting occasionally, and/or 10-15 pounds of force or lifting frequently to move objects.
  • Team oriented, flexible and focused on maintaining a high level of customer service.