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.
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.
Paid time off
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.