Production Tech- Aluminum Wheel Polisher in Tampa, FL at LKQ Corporation

Date Posted: 6/23/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    1201 Old Hopewell Road
    Tampa, FL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/23/2019

Job Description

As a part of our continued growth we are looking for a dedicated and passionate Wheel Polish Production Technician. As a Wheel Polish Production Technician, you will be responsible for: Identifying the required steps for properly processing and polishing aluminum wheels, sanding all areas on Wheels to remove blemishes with appropriate grit sand paper, loading Wheels into polishing machinery, removing Wheels from machinery to place in rinse tanks, inspecting the Wheel after removal and buff Wheel to remove any defects that were not removed in the polishing machines. The Wheel Polish Production Technician will also be responsible for maintaining excellent customer service to internal and external customers always. We are seeking candidates who are extremely motivated and are excited about the opportunity to support all operational processes and procedures. If you like growth and working with happy, enthusiastic individuals, you'll enjoy a career with us!

Job Summary: To identify the required steps for properly processing and polishing aluminum wheels.
Essential Job Duties:
1. Determine sanding grit by the severity of the defect on the wheel
2. Sand all areas on wheel to remove nicks, gouges, machine lines etc., with appropriate grit paper
3. Load wheel for 1st Operation (Rough) and 2nd Operation (Finish)
4. Place wheel from machine and place in rinse tank
5. Inspect the wheel after removal and buff to remove any potential defects that were not removed in the polishing machines
6. During final hand polishing use Yellow, White or Brown compound and Blue or White pad and polish wheel using a circular motion and spin wheel accordingly
7. Finish polishing with the White Compound and White pad
8. Rinse wheel and wipe off buffing compound, finish polishing and place in wash tank and let soak for 5 to 10 minutes
9. Take the wheel out of the wash tank and sponge the entire compound off the wheel and then rinse the wheel and place the wheel on wheel rack and scan in to the compute

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 (Minimum Required Experience, Education, Knowledge/Skills/Abilities, Essential Physical Demands):
Education & Experience: High School graduate or G.E.D. equivalent desired. Prior painting, sanding, and machining experience preferred, supplemented by on-the-job training, to learn duties, nature of work performed, procedures, work methods, to become familiar with the company's products, locations, machines and equipment, operating methods, and to attain proficiency requirements and to fully assume responsibilities of the job.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Must be familiar with the company's products and warehouse methods, techniques, and procedures. 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 a flexibility to work variable schedules, including weekends.
Essential Physical Demands/Work Environment: This position requires individuals to constantly be on their feet except. Should not have any lifting restrictions and must not be afraid of heights. They must be able to stand for long periods, sit, walk, push, pull, bend and climb and be able to move/lift 35-50 pounds regularly.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. Should be able to tolerate high and low temperatures. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is moderately loud.