Paint Shop Technician (Full Time)

Hours : 40 hours
Salary : A very competitive salary commensurate with experience will be offered.

Haynes International Motor Museum - Background 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the role of Paint Shop Technician at the Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford, Somerset. As one of the leading museums and visitor attractions in the South West, with over 125,000 visitors annually, you will be joining a dynamic and engaged team of over 120 staff and volunteers.

The Museum has over 400 vehicles and as a charity it has three core aims: Preservation, restoration and education. The Museum also operates several businesses that donate all of their profits to support these charitable aims; those businesses are:
• The Museum Workshop and Restoration Centre: We not only preserve and restore the Museum’s vehicle collection but we also offer those services to a local and international client base of veteran, vintage, classic and modern sports car owners
• Venue Hire: We offer one of the South West’s premier venue hire facilities, hosting conferences, events, exhibitions and functions throughout the year
• The Museum Shop: The Shop offers a vast selection of automobilia and will shortly be launching an online retail platform

Job Description

Job Title: Paint Shop Technician
Reporting Structure: The post holder will report to the Workshop & Restoration Centre Manager
Job Summary:

The Paint Shop Technician at Haynes International Motor Museum (HIMM) will be responsible for taking car body’s from a restored shell to a painted shell for both the museum and clients vehicles to the highest standard, including concours. There will be some smaller paint jobs that need doing but primarily full body re-sprays.

The post holder will be a qualified in this area but most importantly have demonstrable experience in doing the same job at another reputable vehicle restorer. Be able to work with both modern cars as well as older classic, veteran and vintage cars.
The Paint Shop Technician will work in collaboration with the Head of Body Shop and Fabrication to develop and constantly review time scales and identify areas which need communicating to the client. The ability to estimate time scales for jobs is desirable but not essential.
You will also ensure that all clients and potential clients receive a polite, professional and efficient service, maintaining all the HIMM brand pillars.

The Workshop & Restoration Centre offering at the Museum is at a pivotal moment and this is a truly exciting, challenging and hugely rewarding opportunity for the right candidate. The successful applicant will have demonstrative experience of delivering first rate work in a timely and efficient manner.
Job description Duties & Responsibilities
• Be able to carry out all prep work to vehicle body’s before paint from a bare metal shell - Essential
• Filler work where required - Essential
• To paint to the highest standard - Essential
• Flat and polishing paint work - Essential
• Keep to job timelines, and keep accurate time records - Essential
• Co-ordinate and communicate with other internal sections of the Workshop & Restoration Centre and the Museum when required - Essential
• Be able to converse with clients from time to time when required - Desirable
• Immaculate housekeeping skills - Essential
• Clean and tidy appearance - Essential

• Able and willing to work out of hours if required; time off in lieu or paid overtime will be given - Desirable
• A minimum of five years’ demonstrable experience in the motor trade - Desirable
• Practical, hands on, approach and attention to detail  - Essential
• Able to respond using own initiative and a good team player - Essential
• Excellent communication skills, including written and spoken English, and the ability to deal with clients in a professional manner if required - Desirable
A very competitive salary commensurate with experience will be offered. The prospect for career development is good.

Hours, Culture and Structure
This is a full time role. Standard hours are based on a 40 hour working week. The job may require some over time to hit project targets. The Workshop & Restoration Centre has a culture of mentoring, ownership, zero blame and mutual professional respect.
The Workshop & Restoration Centre Manager has an open door policy and promotes team work and good communication within the team. You will report directly to the Workshop & Restoration Centre Manager.

How to Apply

Please submit the following by email to Sara Lackford on

• A copy of your CV, with your work history in reverse chronological order i.e. your most recent employment first
• A covering letter outlining clearly how you match the key tasks listed above (maximum one page font size 12)
• Please also indicate your current notice period

Recruitment Process

The closing date for applications is 30th June 2019.  Applicants will be assessed on an ongoing basis and should be prepared to attend a first round interview prior to the closing date. 
Please note we will only consider candidates with relevant experience. No agencies please.