CC Recruitment

Panel Beater

Location: New Zealand
Panelbeaters repair damage to metal, fibreglass and plastic body work on vehicles, and form replacement vehicle panels. This employer works mostly with insurance repairs for good, late-model vehicles.

Role Requirements:

  • Candidates must have an extensive experience in repairing and restoration of damaged vehicles to their original condition.
  • Removing dents, mending parts, removing rust, repairing scratches, and spray-painting panel


  • Removing damaged panels and parts, and removing upholstery and accessories to gain access
  • Removing dents by hammering panels
  • Straightening damaged vehicles and parts using mechanical and hydraulic equipment
  • Replacing badly damaged sections with new or second-hand panels
  • Filling depressions with plastic filler, and filing, grinding and sanding repaired surfaces
  • Cutting and joining replacement sections using welding equipment
  • Fitting repaired or replacement panels on vehicles and refitting body hardware such as door locks and trims
  • Assisting vehicle body builders in constructing and restoring custom-designed, vintage and other specialty vehicles
  • Spray-painting vehicles.

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