Auto Body Prepper (FT) - #94659

MK Auto Group

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Calgary, AB
Contract type: Full time

About the Job:



Autobody Prepper will provide assistance to body painters in the shop. The role is tasked to prepare surfaces of vehicles in production for repainting and polishing of repainted vehicles.
We are looking for an autobody prepper who takes pride in their job, is meticulous and thorough in the quality of their work, and fosters positive team spirit with a strong work ethic.

The Role:

The autobody prepper will be responsible to:

  • Wash vehicles to remove dirt, oil, grease, and debris from painted surfaces.
  • Prepare the damaged area of the vehicle in production for painting.
  • Feather paint adjacent to bodywork areas if required.
  • Locate and remove imperfections on panels prior to painting.
  • Treat scratched and chipped areas with plastic or liquid filler.
  • Inspect panels to be painted as well as adjacent panels for body repair defects and other damage and notify the manager if necessary.
  • Securely apply paper and masking tape to protect unpainted surfaces, or apply a liquid spray mask to areas such as bumpers, windows, chrome trim, and other parts while surrounding areas are spray-painted.
  • Smooth unmasked surfaces with sandpaper removing gloss from previous coats of paint. Sand rough spots.
  • Paint surfaces are not readily accessible when the vehicle is completely assembled.
  • Responsible for reporting any discrepancies, missed damage, hazardous conditions, damaged tools, and equipment, or other unusual problems to the Production Manager
  • Apply anti-corrosion compounds while vehicles are still mounted on frame repair equipment.
  • Prepare substrate chemically or mechanically (if required by job conditions).
  • Apply undercoat products in the correct sequence, ensuring chemical compatibility, adhesion, and durability.
  • Remove and install bolt-on components such as hoods, deck lids, fenders, trim, doors, glass, and interior components.


  • 3-4 years experience or equivalent training in automotive prepping.
  • Certificate in Refinishing/i-car training.

Why Join Us?

MK Auto Group is dedicated to providing a positive work environment that supports the growth and development of our employees. We understand that our employees are our greatest asset and we strive to create a workplace that is both rewarding and fulfilling. Here are some of the reasons why you should join our team:

Tools for Ease of Repair: We provide our technicians with the latest tools and equipment to ensure that repairs are done efficiently and effectively.
Good Wages: We offer competitive wages to attract and retain the best talent in the industry
Well-Lit and Spacious Bay: Our facility is well-lit and spacious, providing our technicians with a comfortable and safe working environment
Steady Hours: We offer steady hours to provide our employees with a work-life balance that is essential for family comfort and peace of mind
Continuous Flow of Work: We have a steady flow of work, which means that our technicians are always busy and have job security.
At MK Auto Group, we are committed to giving back to the community and frequently organize corporate events and activities that promote teamwork, build camaraderie, and foster a sense of community within our organization.
Join our team and be part of a company that values its employees and strives for excellence in everything we do.
Please submit the resume to Zovinita at ** or call 587.393.5048

About MK Auto Group:

MK Auto Group is a diverse group of companies focusing on automotive repair, servicing and customization. The MK Auto Group employs over 200 staff members serving a collection of CARSTAR Collision stores in and around Calgary, Alberta. The group also owns Country Hills Collision, Force Auto Styling as well as the new addition of Calgary Rim Repair.

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