Spray Painter Head

Spray Painter Head

About the Role
  • Great Career Opportunity
  • Relocation package provided to successful candidate
  • Competitive salary package that will commensurate work experience
The Company is looking to expand their team with experienced Lead Qualified Automotive Spray Painters who take pride in their work and ownership of their role. On a day to day basis, you will be responsible for all aspects of vehicle refinishing whilst working closely with team members in other departments.  Duties will involve leadership in managing the paint team to ensure quality of work is undertaken in all aspects of refinishing, from preparation to application. Working closely with the Production Manager and Quality Control team, you will influence and manage the paint team in a way that promotes quality results for our team and customers. 

  • Overall responsibility for the success of the Paint Shop and meeting production targets to company’s quality standards.
  • Manages the paintshop team performance and takes action to improve any gaps in skills and knowledge.
  • Management of all Paintshop Employees including performance management. Assists in undertaking quarterly conversations and annual reviews.
  • Acts as a senior painter and performs an appropriate balance between hands on painting and directing the team. Seen as a role model painter by apprentices and less experienced technicians.
  • Formulates a daily plan and goal and clearly communicates this with the team. Provides timely updates to the team on any changes to the plan and communicates to the team when the plan is off track. Brings the team back on track.
  • Facilitates the Team to “work as a team” as a way to meet production targets such that the team can expend less energy/effort to produce more than what would otherwise be achievable as an individual.
  • For every car unable to be painted per the initial plan for a reason outside of own control, promptly finds a replacement to ensure that targets are met for the day / week.
  • Monitors the level of inventory and plans ahead for ordering where appropriate.
  • Responsible for enforcing safe practices on the team including the manner in which harmful chemicals and substances are stored and used.
  • Oversees order and cleanliness of workspace and maintenance of spray guns and other equipment.
  • Monitors the booth operation daily and rectifies anything that may cause a risk of leakage and reworks.
  • Set a standard of approved practices and processes including equipment and product usage.
  • Continually minimizes the number of variables and differences in the practice of standards and processes applied by the team to enable effective root cause analysis and issue management.
  • Responsible for the team’s development including knowledge and skills. Identifies gaps and undertakes plan to fill them. Updates own knowledge and skills on a continuous basis.


  • Qualified trades person in Spray Painting
  • Current NSW Drivers licence
  • A certificate in Management preferred and ongoing training in relation to Production Management and LEAN[1] methodologies. Maintain qualification through Continuing Professional Education.
  • ICAR certificates: Platinum (Refinishing)
  • At least 5 years’ previous experience leading and managing a team.
  • At least 10 years experience in the automotive repair industry (including apprenticeship)
  • Experience working to strict KPI measures and metrics.

Who Can Apply

  • TSS/482 visa applicants
  • Australian and New Zealand permanent residents
  • Australian and New Zealand citizens

TSS/482 Visa Sponsorship Available

This client is willing to offer sponsorship through the 482/TSS visa for experienced applicants. You must meet the visa requirements set out by the Department of Home Affairs Immigration.

To be considered for TSS/482 sponsorship, in addition to the job requirements you will need to:

  • Hold a Recognised International Trade Qualification in Mechanics (i.e Red Seal, City and Guilds, FETAC etc)
  • Hold an approved English Test Certificate (i.e IELTS 5.0 Minimum in all 4 sections), or be a citizen of UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, or New Zealand
  • Be in a financial position to support your application and associated costs
  • Be able to move to Australia as soon as your Visa is granted (preferred)

Only applicants that are able to prove you have gathered all of the required documents, will be considered. You must be financially able to pay for your visa lodgement, as soon as the employment contract has been signed.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email a copy of your CV to recruitment@visajobs.co we will then send it on to our recruitment partner who is managing this job vacancy.

In your email, please include If you require TSS/482 visa sponsorship or if you already have an approved Australian visa with work rights.

If you require TSS/5482 visa sponsorship, please include the answers to the following questions. 

Have you:

  1. gathered all of the documents needed for the visa application?
  2. had all of your documents checked and organised?
  3. got the required funds to apply for your visa once offered the job?

Please note: This job vacancy has been advertised by Visa Jobs on behalf of the employer or one of Visa Jobs recruitment partners. We are unable to answer any specific questions you might have. 

Due to COVID and the Australian borders remaining closed, it is up to the employer or recruiter to decide if they will consider offshore applications at the moment. Good Luck!




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