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Heavy Equipment Prepper / Body

Posted Date: 09-19-22
Location: Modesto - CA
Manage Others: No
Availability: Full Time

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Heavy Equipment Prep/Body



Ahern Rentals is looking for a Prep/Body Man to prepare heavy equipment for painting by using D.A. Sanders, Sand Blasters, and Scrapers to remove old paint and decals. This will include masking/taping off electrical wires, hydraulic lines, and non-painted components. And will assist the Painters with various tasks.


Incentive Package includes:

  • Competitive pay
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401k Retirement Plan


Responsibilities for Paint Prep & Sander include but not limited to:

  • Remove decals and adhesive with scraper and solvent before the sanding process
  • Remove grease, dirt, paint, or rust from equipment surfaces in preparation for paint application, using abrasives, solvents, washing tanks, or sandblasters
  • Fill small dents or scratches with body fillers and smooth surfaces to prepare equipment for painting
  • Taping/Masking preparation
  • Set-up working area
  • Able to operate heavy equipment move equipment to access areas to be painted
  • Bleed out air compressor to assure there is no moisture and let compressor continue to run to build up air (to avoid water damage on the air tools)
  • Lubricate all air tools
  • Clean equipment and work areas
  • Collect all tools and place them back in the proper toolboxes
  • Dispose of hazardous waste in an appropriate manner
  • Must wear proper PPE (fresh air respirator, painting overalls, etc.)


Qualifications for Paint Prep & Sander:

  • 2+ years Automotive prep or Industrial prep
  • Reliable transportation and clean driving record
  • Ability to complete projects on time and on-budget
  • Excellent communication and team-building skills
  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Life
  • Supplemental Insurance Options Available



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Job Type – Full-Time

Ahern Rentals Inc. is an equal opportunity employer

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