• Longo Toyota Refinish Apprentice

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

    The Refinish Apprentice is responsible for refinishing damaged body parts and bodies of vehicles in accordance with factory and dealership quality specifications and time standards.


    Schedule: Monday - Friday with schedule to vary Saturday hours.



    • Full Time positions available.
    • 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 and many more.
    • Access to our Health & Wellness Program which includes an on-site gym, Wellness Coach and more.



    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 one (1) 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


    At Longo, our pledge is to take care of our guests.  You would be among a profesional team that is committed to providing the highest levels of personal attetion to our guests and our Team Members.  Our Toyota & Lexus factory-certified collision center in an 80,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility featuring the most advanced technology and equipment.  We work with all insurance companies and we repair all makes and models.  As a part of the world's #1 dealership in the world since 1967, you would be surrounded by only the best.

    We are looking for the best and brightest to join our team!

    Are you eager, well-rounded, and ambitious? 

    Do you value exceptional guest service? 

    Are you ready for the new adventure in your career? 

    Then apply with us today!

    We firmly believe in transparency with everything we do and we believe in being a TEAM, which are probably the top reasons that our average Team Member has been with Longo for more than 9 years. 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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