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Salary: £22k - 32k per year + .

Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 04 Jan 2022

Reference: 5202

Paint Preparation Technician required to join a leading product finishing specialist in Peterborough paying £22,000 - £32,000 per annum (D.O.E) on a 40 hour per week on a permanent basis

We have a fantastic opportunity for a driven paint preparation technician and polisher to join a leading specialist in product finishing, based in Peterborough. Using state of the art techniques and a flawless focus on detail, they are renowned for transforming ordinary products and surfaces into a masterpiece!

The successful paint preparation technician will be working on architectural installations, sculptures, furniture, and engineering equipment so if you are looking for somewhere to put your prepping skills to good use, stretch your imagination and always be working on something new, then this is your chance to get involved. This varied work environment accompanies a competitive salary and progression potential.

They are looking for a paint preparation technician who is as flexible and diverse as their client base. You will join the spraying team and you will be part of an entire process from masking up, final fitting, sanding and de-nibbing in preparation for painting will be a particular focus.

This company is invested in those that dedicate themselves and show eagerness and drive to succeed. A devoted individual will have support to improve their skill set through apprenticeship or in-house training in the paint spraying department, opening up new avenues in your career. 

Ideally, the paint preparation technician will have worked in a similar role, but this is not mandatory. If you have a keen eye for detail, are passionate about quality, and have skills that can be further developed in the role, then this might be the opportunity for you!

Paint Preparation Technician Responsibilities:

  • Prepping parts to be painted
  • Sanding down panels using different grades of paper
  • Masking parts up ready for paint, prime and filling
  • Light repair work and polishing
  • Work within a small team and be conscientiously job-proud
  • Assist spray finishers
  • Prepare various furniture materials such as veneers / hardwood / MDF for spray finishing.
  • De-nibbing/fine sanding joinery products between spray coats
  • Staining products
  • Hand priming/painting as required
  • Working with the wider production team to ensure a seamless operation.
  • Health, safety & environmental compliance of all activities during finishing.
  • Maintenance of all plant & equipment used in association with the finishing process to ensure they remain fit for purpose and safe to use.
  • Reporting regularly on progress.
  • To assist in maintaining the working environment in a clean and safe condition.
  • Packaging & labelling

Key experience:

  • 2 years’ experience as a paint preparation technician
  • Disc abrading or orbital sanding
  • Preparing parts for high quality paint finish and understand methods of minimising contamination during preparation of surfaces to be painted
  • Forklift driver would be useful but not essential


07:30am -16:30pm, 40-hour week (overtime opportunity available)

Salary: Between £22,000-32,000pa dependant on experience


Expenses paid if working Off-site

To show your interest in this role please Apply Now with a copy of your CV, should you be successfully shortlisted a member of our Team will contact you to discuss the role in more detail. All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.