Paint Prep (Autobody)

Date:  Jun 27, 2024

Charlotte, MI, US, 48813

Company:  REV Group, Inc.
Work Hours:  Mon-Thu, 5:45a-4p, 30 min lunch

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Requisition ID: 21871
Spartan Emergency Response (Spartan ER) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of custom emergency response vehicles, cabs, and chassis. Driven by a commitment to quality and innovation, Spartan and its portfolio of brands Spartan Fire Apparatus and Chassis, Smeal Fire Apparatus, and Ladder Tower (LT) offer a broad range of apparatus to meet specific requirements and demands of the fire service industry. Spartan has a rich history in fire apparatus manufacturing with over 250 years of combined experience.
Spartan Emergency Response is part of the larger REV Group (NYSE: REVG), a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles for the fire & emergency and recreation markets. REV Group’s extensive vehicle line-up includes models such as ambulances, fire trucks, terminal trucks, RV’s and much more. Our 6,500+ employees continuously demonstrate their commitment to building innovative and reliable vehicles that our customers can depend on whether for a family trip across the U.S. or when responding to an emergency. Rev Group is a veteran friendly employer and hires over 200 veterans and or those transferring out of the military each year.


The Paint Prep position is responsible for the preparation of cabs and parts prior to painting for Spartan’s emergency response cabs and bodies. 




  • Sanding  of cabs in primer state as well as aluminum state 

  • Washing of cabs parts before and after primer 

  • Masking of cabs to create several tones per vehicle 

  • Learn and retain skills and practices needed to complete duties in assigned area 

  • Read and follow detailed operator instructions, installation drawings, blueprints, etcetera, as required by a particular area   

  • Understand, and be able to articulate, the production flow of an assigned product line or area 

  • Self-check work and inspect prior processes  

  • Use basic hand, electric, cordless, and pneumatic tools, as required 

  • Meet production goals 

  • Maintain a clean and safe work area 

  • Initiate process improvements  

  • Support 5S in work area 

  • Communicate with manufacturing and other cross-functional teams (engineering, materials, purchasing, sales, etcetera) to resolve issues 

  • Work in close proximity with customer, as needed 

  • Solve complex problems with minimal assistance 




  • Excellent attendance  

  • Positive attitude 

  • Strong and consistent attention to detail  

  • Self-motivated with the ability to stay on task 

  • Team oriented 

  • Basic computer skills are required 

  • No critical shortcomings on last performance review 

  • Body and paint experience preferred 

  • Working knowledge of application of fillers, putties, and primers 

  • Able to: 

  • Tolerate very high heat temperatures 

  • Be exposed to high dust & chemicals 

  • Work overtime on short notice 

  • Be willing to: 

  • Wear PPE respirators for extended amount of time 

  • Learn and rotate within all areas pertaining to this job description 

  • Improve self / area / company (including pursuing additional training, if needed) 

  • Develop a working knowledge of Spartan’s systems (example: AS/400) 



REV Group is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by law. REV Group also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunities for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans. 



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