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Automotive Bodywork/ Painter

Lancaster, CA, USA

Job Type

Part Time/ Full Time


On site

About the Role

The Automotive Paint & Body Lead Instructor works under the supervision of the Program Director and as part of the Program Instructor team to achieve the organizational objective of service, on-the-job training, professional development, and sustainable
job placement for LACP students.


Direct Responsibilities:

  •  Demonstrates/Trains on the safe and efficient operation of all body shop equipment.

  • Demonstrates/Trains on how to remove rust, grease, and dirt to properly prepare work surfaces.

  • Demonstrates/Trains on pre-painting procedures including masking & taping to protect parts that are not to be painted

  • Demonstrates/Trains proper procedures to fill cavities and dents to attain smooth surface.

  • Demonstrates/Trains in procedures of paint, coating liquid, and color mixing to custom color specifications

  • Demonstrates/Trains painting multiple surfaces using a paint sprayer

  • Ensures that shop tools & equipment are well-maintained and cleaned while training students on the importance of a

  • Maintains and wears all required personal protective equipment, including respirator, in the manner recommended.

  • Ensures all students understand the importance of PPE & enforces the required use.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  •  Must have professional auto paint & body work experience

  •  Professional auto paint & body work instructor experience preferred

  •  Ability to train & coach patiently &effectively to students of all ages & levels of experience

  •  High school diploma or equivalent

  •  Valid driver’s license & reliable means of transportation

  •  Proficient in the safe & efficient use of all auto body shop tools and equipment.

  •  Ability to work well with & responsive to the needs of staff, students, and management

  •  Excellent communication, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills

  •  Ability to maintain a professional demeanor & remain calm in demanding and unpredictable situations.

  •  Ability to work closely with individuals of diverse backgrounds, circumstances, abilities, & be able to develop rapport, provide instruction, & serve with sensitivity and professionalism.


  • 401(k)

  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Vision insurance

Pay: Competitive Wages

About the Company

Lost Angels Children's Project (LACP) is a non-profit organization that serves disadvantaged youth through innovative vocational training, social enterprise, and traditional outreach programs. The LACP Work Program serves transitional aged youth from 18-24 years old. Our program participants (students) learn classic car repair and shop skills in a hands-on training program where they develop and immediately apply their skills towards classic car restoration. The program teaches highly transferable skills designed to help students obtain careers in aeronautics, aerospace, automotive, and manufacturing industries.

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