Collision Paint Prepper - Gene Messer Collision Center

Job ID 2019-11920
Job Location US-TX-Lubbock
Category Collision Center
Type Regular Full-Time

More Information About This Job


Gene Messer Collision Center is part of fast growing Group 1 Automotive, a leader in automotive retail and we are looking to add a qualified PAINT PREPPER to our team. Group 1 is a Fortune 500 company that offers a team environment, great benefits and ongoing training and support for its associates. If you are in alignment with our values of integrity, transparency, professionalism and teamwork- now might be the time for you to accelerate your career as part of the best company in automotive retail. Apply today or refer a qualified friend.


In addition to competitive pay, we offer our associates the following benefits:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid Time-Off
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Employee Vehicle Purchase Program
  • Professional work environment, with job training and advancement opportunities


  • Prep vehicle for primer application and apply primer coat
  • Block repaired panels as needed, prep for painting
  • Masks and protects parts that are not to be painted or coated
  • The ability/willingness to learn how to cut in the parts and vehicle
  • The ability/willingness to learn how to spray color test panels to obtain industry acceptable color match
  • Maintains tools and keeps equipment clean and in a proper state of repair
  • Cooperates and assists other personnel in the repair and prepping of vehicles


  • Experience as a collision painter helper/prepper is preferred.
  • Ability to read and following instructions on repair/estimate orders
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver license in the state that you will work and a good driving record

*All applicants must pass pre-employment testing to include: background checks, MVR, and drug testing in order to qualify for employment*


Group 1 Automotive is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.