Ten8 Fire

Painter/Body Repair Technician – Forsyth


SUMMARY:  The Painter – Body Repair Technician performs skilled work in the repair of damaged fire trucks and emergency vehicles.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Operates and uses all body shop equipment properly and safely.
  • Removes and refits damaged components and trim from vehicles.
  • Fills cavities and dents with putty to attain smooth surface.
  • Strip, sands, masks and protects parts that are not to be painted or coated.
  • Mixes and applies paint following manufacturers spec.
  • Inspects painted units for quality of workmanship, noting any runs, sags and unpainted areas.
  • Maintains tools and keeps equipment clean and in a proper state of repair.
  • Keeps work area clean.
  • Maintains and wears all required safety and health personal protective equipment, including respirator, in the manner recommended by the equipment manufacturer.
  • Complies with all laws and regulations pertaining to paint, thinners, and other hazardous materials. Reports any deviations to management.
  • Cooperates and assists other personnel in the repair and prepping of vehicles.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.  Ability to create standard correspondence.  Ability to effectively and concisely present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers and other employees.  Ability to work from oral and written instructions.   Proficient verbal communication skills, in English, are required.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • 3+ years’ experience with body work and painting.
  • Experience with repair of custom commercial vehicles preferred.
  • PPG and or Sikkens training preferred.

(Comparable amount of training, education, or experience may be substituted for the above minimum requirements.)

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply concepts of basic mathematics.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions in written and oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variances in standardized situations.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignments.

  • Skill in using hand tools.
  • Must have own paint and body hand tools.
  • Ability to attend job training, as required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

MEDIUM WORK:  Lifting 75 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 lbs.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling, crawling, climbing, and balancing.

POSITION: Sitting 10%, standing 70% and walking 20%

WORK CONDITIONS: Spends approximately 40% of the time outdoors.

EEO STATEMENT: Ten-8 Fire & Safety provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE: Ten-8 Fire & Safety is committed to protecting the safety, health and wellbeing of all employees and other individuals in our workplace. As a condition of employment, employees are required to participate in pre-employment drug screening.