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Quality Controller - Paint

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Salary: £35k - 40k per year

Location: Bicester, Oxfordshire

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 14 Jun 2024

Reference: 6572

Quality Controller - Paint

Location: Bicester

Permanent Position

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum

Dedicated to meticulous attention to detail and uncompromising quality, our team extends invaluable support to esteemed manufacturers, including major OEMs, Motorsport entities, and Concept Show Car Builds.

Leveraging extensive expertise in prototype manufacturing, they adeptly provide practical solutions to engineering challenges. With a wealth of experience spanning over 25 years, their specialisation lies in delivering distinctive finishes and meeting stringent deadlines. Offering prototype assistance across a diverse array of materials such as carbon fibre, fiberglass, and metals, they excel in professional-grade paint finishes, intricate pattern masking, and bespoke paint formulations, all executed with industry-standard products.

We are currently seeking a proficient Prepper, Painter, Polisher, and Quality Controller to play a crucial role in the meticulous restoration and presentation of luxurious vehicle panels and parts.

You will work in a modern, bright, and spacious facility on a day-shift schedule, Monday to Friday (7:00 am – 3:30 pm), with the potential for overtime. You will be part of an inclusive and supportive team that values a positive attitude and fosters a family culture.

Responsibilities of the Quality Controller - Paint:

Surface Evaluation and Material Preparation:

  • Clean and prepare surfaces for prepping procedures, ensuring all necessary materials and tools are available.
  • Inspect carbon fibre panels for defects or imperfections.


  • Sand, buff panels to remove old paint, imperfections, or contaminants.
  • Fill gaps, scratches, or dents with appropriate filler material.
  • Apply primer coats for adhesion and durability, ensuring proper drying and curing times.
  • Mask off areas not requiring treatment, tape edges and seams for clean lines.

Painting and Polishing:

  • Use specialised techniques and products.
  • Apply Paint products / Lacquers and or coatings.
  • Choose suitable polishing compounds and pads based on paint condition and desired correction level.
  • Inspect for visible scratches, swirl marks, or imperfections requiring special attention.
  • Assess the paintwork's condition, identifying areas with oxidation, fading, or damage.

Quality Control:

  • Conduct thorough inspections to identify areas needing attention or restoration.
  • Maintain detailed records of work performed and any issues encountered.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations when handling hazardous materials.

Team Collaboration and Equipment Maintenance:

  • Collaborate with team members to coordinate workflow and ensure project deadlines are met.
  • Communicate any issues or concerns regarding the prepping process.
  • Clean and maintain prepping tools and equipment for optimal performance.

Requirements of the Carbon Panel Prepper / Polisher:

  • Experience: Proven experience in Preparation of panels / parts on vehicles, Paint and Polish. Previous experience in Quality Inspection / Control
  • Skills: Proficient in using various preparation tools and products suitable
  • Adaptability: Ability to adapt techniques based on the unique requirements of each panel / part

What’s in it for You:

  • Permanent Position: £35,000 -£40,000 per annum
  • 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 Quality Controller - Paint 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.