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Paint Repair Specialist

  • Location
    • Detroit, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Factory ZERO is our first, all-electric automotive assembly plant and the blueprint of General Motors' electric future! We have a corporate vision of “Zero crashes, Zero emissions, Zero congestion.” Our most novel products like the Hummer EV and our very first autonomous vehicle, Cruise Origin will be assembled right in this facility. This requires us to employ the most upbeat, capable, and innovative talent to ensure we meet the challenges of developing the new manufacturing processes required to assemble these outstanding products! We offer a multifaceted and inclusive work environment that questions the status-quo daily to strengthen our reputation. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to learn new skills and actively play an integral role in the development of new processes here at Factory Zero.

Job Description Summary:

As a Paint Repair Specialist, you will be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) in all things Automotive Paint Repair. This role will require you to train, coach, and monitor the quality and efficiency of paint repairs in the vehicle repair space. Candidates should possess a knowledge of vehicle paint re-finish prep, application, and finishing. In addition, this role will have supervisory responsibilities for a group of employees to develop business processes, manage Paint Repair operations and foster an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation. You will maintain awareness of quality standards, and communicate department quality goals, and uses resources to tackle quality issues. You will build and maintain good working relationships with employees, union and management. You will implement and follow systems that prevent reoccurrence of known issues.


  • Responsible for effective team building and supporting a winning culture.
  • Responsible for the effective use of personnel, material, and equipment.
  • Leads Global Manufacturing Systems (GMS).
  • Promotes safe work practices and achieve objectives for ergonomics and health and safety.
  • Maintains WPO standards for responsible area.
  • Motivates, trains and develops employees to effectively perform paint repairs using standardized methods.
  • Ensure team members receive adequate JIT (job instruction training).
  • Coach, teach, counsel and mentor team members in these responsibilities.

Additional Description

Minimum Requirements:

  • Knowledge of basic math, manufacturing processes and quality control procedures
  • High level oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of scheduling and other management systems
  • High level analytical ability where problems are complex and interpersonal skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization, motivate employees and elicit work output.
  • Experience supervising employees in a union and/or manufacturing environment


  • Automotive paint reprocess experience.

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Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

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We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

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General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

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