US 12 Speed and Custom, a recognized and award-winning hot rod/race shop serving the southwest Michigan and northwest Indiana areas is looking to add to the team. This is a great opportunity to earn top pay and insurance along with joining a state-of-the-art shop along with a talented team who are building top notch hot rods and show cars. This is a fast-paced environment. You must be willing to travel to car shows, races, and other events like SEMA/PRI. You must be passionate about what you do and able to receive constructive criticism. We like to work and have fun! We are looking an EXERIENCED Body/Paint Specialist with a vision for what it takes to create world class rolling works of art. You must have experience with restorations. Must know how to “Fit & Finish” body panels. Job Responsibilities: · Assist with the preparation and review of cost estimates, and participate in developing proper build plans for each vehicle. · Perform structural repairs. · Fabrication of metal components. · Be able to assess and clearly document needs and work plan of vehicle. · Fabricate and install custom sheet metal panels (weld, prep, form, bend & finish panels). · Remove damaged sections of vehicles using plasma cutters, air grinders, and hand tools, and install replacement parts using hand tools or welding equipment. · Remove, install, adjust, and align body components, while ensuring proper fitment. · Advise body shop estimator of additional damage or if repairs will not be completed on time. · Ensure vehicle security and safety while in shop. · Maintain an organized and acceptable work area. · Perform other duties as assigned by manager or supervisor, i.e., provide technical assistance to helpers, orient and train new employees, etc. Requirements: · A welding background is necessary. · Experience as both a body tech & TIG welder. · Knowledge of panel & rust repair. · Knowledge of solvent & water born paint materials. · Understand estimate timelines. · Mechanically inclined & able to solve problems. · May be required to work overtime (more than 40 hours per week) as business needs dictate. · Must be reliable and willing to learn specific procedures and have the patience for perfection. · Willing and able to help develop and maintain a team atmosphere. · Proof of work and welding test is required.