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Custom Restoration Technician in Brainerd, MN at LKQ Corporation

Date Posted: 4/25/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Summary:

Assist our team of specialists in the restoration of customer supplied, custom parts.

Essential Job Duties:

1. Prepare custom parts for electroplating with copper

a. "Strip" old electroplated metals from surface

b. Remove remaining attached metal using sand blaster

c. Remove surface defects using sanding tools

d. Repair parts using solder and available methods

2. Electroplate part with copper

a. Attach part to rack applying "cheater" wire as needed.

b. Process part through the appropriate plating steps.

i. Follow work instruction for plating copper

c. Remove part from rack

3. Prepare copper electroplated custom part for nickel and chrome electroplating

a. Remove surface defects in copper using sanding tools

b. Sand or buff copper metal to desired surface roughness

4. Electroplate part with nickel and chrome

a. Attach part to rack applying "cheater" wire as needed.

b. Process part through the appropriate plating steps.

i. Follow work instruction for plating nickel and chrome

c. Remove part from rack

5. Maintain part documentation

a. Update work order after each operation

b. Assure that the work order is present with each part at all times

6. Maintain work area and equipment

a. Maintain and or repair "DA" sander

b. Keep work area clean and organized

7. Other duties as assigned

Company Overview:

LKQ Corporation (NYSE: LKQ), an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, is a leading global value-added distributor of vehicle repair parts and accessories. The Company is the leading North American provider of recycled automotive and aftermarket collision parts as well as specialty accessories for automobiles, trucks, recreational and performance vehicles.

LKQ Europe, with operations located in 15 countries, collectively is the largest distributor of automotive aftermarket mechanical repair parts and related products in Europe, holding leading market positions in the United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, The Czech Republic and Slovakia. Globally, the Company has more than 1,100 operating locations and 40,000 employees.

LKQ has an entrepreneurial, growth orientated culture and since 2005 consolidated revenue has grown at a compound annual rate of 28%. Come join the family and be LKQ Proud!

We offer:

* Competitive Pay 401k Plan with generous employer match
* Insurance Plans for (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability)
* Paid Holiday leave days and a Paid Time Off Program
* Tuition Reimbursement
* A top-notch leadership team with the experience needed to grow and develop your career

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications: To perform this job successfully the individual must be able to perform each duty

satisfactorily. Must have good written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to work well with

fellow employees and customers. Strong organizational skills are also required.

Education & Experience:

High School diploma or GED. Metal working experience (sanding, drilling, welding, soldering) preferred.


Must be able to work in cooperation with others. Must be attentive to detail and ensure accuracy in work

assignments. Must be able to communicate effectively with others. Must have the flexibility to work variable

schedules, including weekends.

Essential Physical Demands/Work Environment:

Essential Physical Demands/Work Environment:

This position requires individuals to constantly be on their feet. Should not have any lifting restrictions. They

must be able to stand for long periods, sit, walk, push, pull, bend, climb, and be able to move/lift up to 50 lbs.



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