• Refinish Apprentice

    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Location Name
    Longo Collision Repair Center
    US-CA-El Monte
    Collision Repair Center
  • Overview

    Looking for a self-motivated individual that is able to work a 4pm to 1am shift as a Refinish Apprentice.  This person is responsible for assisting and apprenticing a Painter on all prerequisite steps, prep, and refinish required to repair vehicles in accordance with factory and dealership quality specifications and time standards.  This is also a learning opportunity to get your career as a Refinish Tech well underway!



    We are excited to introduce a convenient initial VIDEO interview process.  Selected candidates will receive an invitation to participate via Spark Hire where you'll have the opportunity to present your best self; for more information and tips visit https://www.sparkhire.com/video-interviews/ace-one-way-video-interview



    • Works alongside an assigned Refinish Technician to learn how to refinish vehicles.
    • Inspects vehicles that enter the paint shop to ensure it has passed all previous inspections and standards.
    • Under the direction of the Refinish Technician, mixes paints to match color specifications or vehicles' original colors.
    • Assists the Refinish Technician in preparing vehicles for paint, by filling small dents and scratches with body fillers to smooth surfaces.
    • Applies primer over any repairs made to vehicle surfaces
    • Efficient at sealer and primer                                     
    • Buffs and wax the finished paintwork.
    • Assists the Refinish Technician in laying-out logos, symbols, or designs on painted surfaces, according to blueprint specifications, using measuring instruments, stencils, and patterns.
    • Achieves production objectives set by Management.
    • Maintains and wears all safety and protective equipment, including respirator.
    • Complies with all laws and regulations pertaining to paint, thinners, and other hazardous material.
    • Helps manage material usage
    • Operates and uses all Paint shop equipment properly and safely.
    • Assists in all other areas of the CRC, as needed.
    • Maintains tools and equipment in a proper state of repair including mixing room.
    • Maintains a high level of grooming, hygiene, and uniform appearance.
    • Maintains high ethical standards in all actions.



    • A high school diploma or equivalent;
    • A minimum of Three (3) year experience replenishing vehicles;
    • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance related to vehicle replenishing; federal, state, and local regulations such as those governing the disposal of hazardous waste; and mathematical principles (adding, subtracting, dividing, multiplying and percentages) and application;
    • Ability to operate manual transmission; pay attention to detail; determines cause of operating errors on a range of makes and models and decides what to do about it; determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do the job; read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; and reads and comprehends instructions and information in the English language;
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and have and maintain an acceptable, safe driving record.


    Why Penske Motor Group


    • Competitve Pay with an evening schedule for flexibility
    • Free Team Member parking
    • Training Opportunities through Penske College to help advance this position from a Job to a Career.
    • Full Suite of Medical Benefits to include Health, Dental and Vision Insurance – Full Time Members
    • Retirement Program with a Wells Fargo 401-K that includes a generous Company Match
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Employee Referral Bonus Program
    • Company Discounts on New / Leased Vehicle Purchases, Parts and Service.
    • Corporate Partner Discounts with companies such as Oakley, RayBan, General Electric, Microsoft, Quicken, Dell Computers, PC Mall, Verizon Wireless, AAA Insurance and many more.
    • Access to our Health & Wellness Program which includes an on-site gym, Wellness Coach and more.



    Longo Toyota/Scion and Longo Lexus, part of Penske Motor Group, LLC, is taking a different approach to automotive sales.  We understand that the wants and needs of our guest are changing every day.   By adapting and providing superior guest service has made Longo the #1 Toyota retailer for 50 consecutive years and the world’s largest dealership. 


    We’re looking for Team Members who are eager, well-rounded, ambitious and who want to jump into a new and exciting career.  Our Learning & Development programs are geared to provide you with the proper introduction into the organization and our team of experts in every discipline will provide you the guidance needed to ensure your success. 


    Some companies may promise the world by offering you a fancy title or tell you about a creative benefits program that doesn’t fit your personal needs.  We firmly believe in transparency with everything that we do and in providing a variety of benefit offerings that allow our Team Members to select those that are important to them.  With our average Team Member having been with Longo for more than 9-years, you can tell that these beliefs are deeply rooted in our culture.


    Our Commitment



    Longo Toyota Service, Parts and Collision Repair Center



    Health & Wellness



    We’re looking for the best and brightest to become part of our winning team!  If you have experience in any industry or organization that focuses on providing a superior guest experience, then we encourage you apply today.



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