York College

Vehicle paint technicians use spray equipment to apply paint, cellulose and other protective or decorative materials to the bodywork of motor vehicles.

Tasks

  • Applies masking material to protect areas not to be coated and removes any external fixtures
  • Consults vehicle colour code, chooses appropriate paint or mixes paint to achieve desired consistency and colour
  • Uses hand or electrostatic spray gun to coat surfaces, adjusting nozzle and pressure valves of the gun as required
  • Removes masking materials and refits external fittings after completion of spraying
  • Cleans and maintains spray equipment, protective clothing and spraying booth.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements although some employers may require GCSEs/S grades or an equivalent qualification. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. NVQs/SVQs at Levels 2 and 3 are available. Apprenticeships at NVQ/SVQ Levels 2 and 3 are also available and take between three to four years to complete.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £28,000 per annum and can progress up to £35,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 1,377 employed Vehicle Paint Technicians in the region.

Current Vacancies

Vehicle paint technician

A1M Retro Classics Limited
16 Apr 2021

Destinations of Construction Completers July 2018

57% of students went on to other FE study

11% of students went on to an Apprenticeship

3% of students went on to employment

Destinations of Engineering Completers July 2018

54% of students went on to other Further Education at York College

6% of students went on to other Higher Education

8% of students went on to employment

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