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Body Shop Technician I - Full Time

Penske - Grand Rapids, MI

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Posted on 07/08/24 (Ref: MImJwI4AGw)

Body Shop Technician I - Grand Rapids, MI - Penske

Address : 3940 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49508

Position Summary:

As an experienced Body Shop Technician with Penske, you'll use industry-leading technology and repair techniques - plus cutting-edge diagnostic equipment - to get our customers' state-of-the-art vehicles back up and running in high-quality condition. You'll take the lead to perform minor and major truck and trailer collision repairs, while enjoying the advantages of working for a winning team that's got your back.

You'll have the opportunity to continue learning with our in-house training programs. Learn from the best and have access to leading technology, as Penske was the first in the industry to become I-CAR Gold certified. You'll get to work on lots of different equipment and we give you the time to get the job done right. If you are an experienced body shop technician and are interested in a stable career with a lot of opportunity for growth, join our team.

Work Hours:

Why Penske is for You:

- Competitive salary and incentives

- Career stability

- Opportunity for growth

- Excellent benefits, including lots of time off

- Advanced vehicle maintenance technology

Major Responsibilities:

- Perform all levels of Truck Collision Repair and maintenance services. Duties may include the overhaul, adjustment, replacement and repair of all series of motor truck and trailer equipment including, but not limited to the following: Cab/ Sheet Metal Repair, Fiberglass Repair, Composite Bonding/ Repair, Welding/ Fabricating, Frame Straightening/ Alignment, Suspension Repair/ Alignment, Box Repair/ Replacement, Air Conditioning Systems, Electrical/ Brake/Cooling Systems, Surface Preparation, and Paint/ Mixing/ Tinting/ Blending.

- Identify and determine parts required for repair of disassembled truck and trailer units

- Identify warrantable repairs and document on repair order

- Maintain work area appearance and safety

- Road test vehicles when necessary

- Perform duties with little or no supervision and in a timely and efficient manner

- Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor


- 6 years practical experience (or an equivalent combination of related education and experience)

- High School Diploma or equivalent required

- Vocational/technical school preferred

- Specialized training and experience in the repair/refinish of all series of truck and trailer required

- Proficiency in the use of all tools of trade (including welding equipment, paint equipment, shop machines, and power tools) required

- Valid driver's license required

- Basic computer skills required

- The associate will be required to understand and comply with specific instructions, guidelines, rules, regulations, or other information established by Penske management

- The associate must be able to perform all work adhering to DOT, OSHA, and all Penske safety and maintenance policies; including but not limited to the correct selection and use of appropriate tools, PPE, machine guarding, and established best safety practice.

- Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job

- As this position requires driving Penske and customer vehicles, it is regulated by the DOT and requires a current driver qualification file to be maintained as required by the role. The driver qualification file includes: an annual motor vehicle records (MVR) check, a successfully completed DOT Physical, and Safety Performance History records request from prior employers in the last 3 years. Additionally, CDL holders will have a DOT Drug Screening within 30 days of start and subject to a FMCSA Clearinghouse review.

- Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.

This position is regulated by the Department of Transportation or designated as safety sensitive by the company, and the ability to work in a constant state of

alertness and in a safe manner is required. Associates must have the ability to accept responsibility for their own safety, as well as the safety of others.

Whether it's on the racetrack or in the body shop, our people love working here. Our supportive team culture will make you feel like you're not just getting a job,

but joining a family. So it's time to do what you love, love what you do.

Physical Requirements:

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

- While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be required to move frequently, stand, walk, climb, bend, and sit for extended length of time throughout their scheduled working period.

- The associate is required to use their hands on a routine and daily basis to grasp, reach, touch, handle, feel, and/or otherwise operate required tools or controls.

- The associate must be able to work safely at heights using applicable ladders and elevated working platforms.

- The associate must be able to safely work in all weather conditions.

- Given the frequent movement of large trucks through the workplace, the associate must be able to see and hear in order to safely navigate the work environment.

- The associate must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50lbs/23kg and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100lbs/45kg.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: fabrication, sand/prep, cosmetic repair, restore, filler, painting, Works with a variety of metals and plastics, as well as glass, and mechanical parts, Collison, Auto body, Auto, Truck body, Framework , Refinishing, Commercial body work, Fleet repair, Collision technician, Truck repair, Disassembling/assembling vehicles, Lead painter, Upholstery, Bodywork, Trim repair, Rebuild/teardown


Job Category: Vehicle Maintenance/Mechanics/Technicians

Job Function: Body Shop Repair

Job Family: Vehicle Maintenance

Address: 3940 Eastern Ave SE

Primary Location: US-MI-Grand Rapids

Employer: Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P.

Req ID: 2408313

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