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Salary: £18.74 - 25.00 per hour

Location: Daventry, Northamptonshire

Job Type: Contract

Date Listed: 26 Mar 2024

Reference: 6498

Carbon Panel Prepper

Location: Daventry

Immerse yourself in the world of heritage and classic automotive restorations with our luxury brand, renowned for preserving iconic designs and employing modern engineering techniques while maintaining unparalleled attention to detail. This is a unique opportunity to join a team of master craftsmen dedicated to showcasing the beauty of heritage and classic vehicles.

We are in search of a skilled Carbon Panel Prepper to contribute to the meticulous restoration and presentation of these luxurious, prestigious cars. This opportunity offers a competitive pay rate of £18.74 - £25 per hour (depending on experience) on a long-term contract basis. Working in a modern, bright, and airy facility on a Day-shift basis, Monday to Thursday (7.30am – 16.15pm) and Fridays (7.00am – 15.30pm) with the opportunity for overtime. You'll be part of an inclusive and supportive team that values a positive attitude and fosters a family culture.

Responsibilities of the Carbon Panel Prepper:

Material Preparation:

  • Inspecting carbon fibre panels for defects or imperfections.
  • Cleaning and preparing surfaces for prepping procedures.
  • Ensuring all necessary materials and tools are available for the prepping process.

Surface Prepping:

  • Sanding, buffing panels to remove old paint, imperfections, or surface contaminants.
  • Filling any gaps, scratches, or dents with appropriate filler material.
  • Ensuring a smooth and even surface for subsequent processes.
  • Applying primer coats to promote adhesion and enhance paint durability.
  • Ensuring proper drying and curing times between primer coats.
  • Masking off areas of the vehicle that do not require paint or treatment.
  • Taping edges and seams to ensure clean lines and prevent overspray.

Quality Control:

  • Inspecting prepped carbon fibre panels for any defects, imperfections, or areas needing touch-ups.
  • Ensuring all surfaces meet quality standards and specifications.

Team Collaboration:

  • Collaborating with other team members such as painters, technicians, and supervisors to coordinate workflow and ensure project deadlines are met.
  • Communicating any issues or concerns regarding the prepping process to relevant personnel.

Equipment Maintenance:

  • Cleaning and maintaining prepping tools and equipment to ensure optimal performance and longevity.
  • Reporting any equipment malfunctions or maintenance needs to the appropriate manager.

Safety Compliance:

  • Adhering to safety protocols and guidelines while working with hazardous materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Using personal protective equipment (PPE) such as goggles, gloves, and masks as necessary.


  • Maintaining accurate records of prepping procedures, materials used, and any quality control checks performed.
  • Reporting completed tasks and progress to supervisors or project managers as required.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Actively seeking opportunities to improve prepping techniques, efficiency, and quality standards.
  • Participating in training programs or workshops to enhance skills and stay updated on industry trends and best practices.

Requirements of the Carbon Panel Prepper:

  • Experience: Proven experience in Preparation of panels / parts on vehicles. Ideally heritage, classic or high value bespoke vehicles 
  • Passion: A deep appreciation for heritage and classic cars with a keen eye for detail.
  • Skills: Proficient in using various preparation tools and products suitable
  • Adaptability: Ability to adapt techniques based on the unique requirements of each heritage vehicle.

What’s in it for You:

  • Competitive pay rate: £18.74 - £25 per hour (depending on experience) on a long-term contract basis.
  • Inclusive Team: Join a supportive and family-oriented team in a modern facility.
  • Full-Time Role: Enjoy job stability and long-term career prospects.

Apply Now: Ready to contribute your expertise to the preservation of automotive heritage? Apply now with your CV to express your interest in the Carbon Panel Prepper role. If shortlisted, a member of our team will reach out to discuss the role in more detail. All applications are treated with the utmost confidence.