Body Shop Buffer- 2nd Shift


Schedule: 3:30pm-12:00am

Job Scope

Utilizing buffing equipment, abrasives and compounds, restore automotive body finishes to original equipment manufacturer quality appearance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Inspect refinished body panels for proper color match and acceptable finish texture; refer any quality issues to supervisor
  • Prepare surface for buffing utilizing finish sanding products and technique
  • Utilizing rotary buffer, restore panel finish to required level of quality
  • Remove and clean all compound or polish residue from buffed panels
  • Remove any overspray from vehicle surface
  • Inspect completed work relative to finish quality standards
  • Follow all job related safety and health procedures
  • Perform other job related duties as directed by supervisor

Change & Innovation

  • Frequently considers what is the best way to do things and looks for ways to streamline and/or improve work processes
  • Draws from a variety of sources and experiences to identify alternative solutions
  • Adapts in the face of ambiguity or uncertainty
  • Embraces changes affecting one’s area

Customer Focus

  • Focuses on customer needs and preferences in delivering work product
  • Delivers impactful, timely solutions that are meaningful to the customer
  • Follows up with customers to ensure problems are solved
  • Shares information and explains procedures in a way that is easy for others to understand
  • Adapts personal style and approach to quickly establish rapport
  • Maintains professional demeanor in all customer situations


  • Demonstrates “we versus me” thinking
  • Willingly provides assistance and support to others
  • Works cooperatively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Addresses and resolves conflict directly and constructively
  • Builds a relationship network within and across departments

Drives Results

  • Plans appropriately for daily work and projects
  • Delivers consistently strong performance that co-workers can rely upon
  • Ensures manager and others are advised of problems or obstacles in sufficient time for action to be taken
  • Recognizes when to escalate a problem to the next level and when to handle it individually
  • Negotiates/re-negotiates priorities and competing demands for one’s time
  • Maintains a proper pace

Effective Communication

  • Providing clear and thorough information to others (e.g., verbal, written, email, presentations, meetings)
  • Listens actively and carefully to others opinions and ideas
  • Shares viewpoints openly and directly with others
  • Shares timely information with relevant parties

Develops Self and Others

  • Seeks opportunities to acquire new knowledge and skills
  • Shares own experience and expertise with others
  • Accepts feedback openly, without becoming defensive Learns from experiences, including successes, setbacks, and/or resistance


Education & Specialized Knowledge

  • Education & High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Valid respirator fit test knowledge
  • Paint Training Certification as defined in HAPS 6 H regulations
  • Valid driver’s license Ability to drive vehicles with standard or automatic transmission
  • Experience 2 – 5 years buffing experience preferred
  • Previous work experience in automotive body or repair shop preferred

Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-PA-Manheim-1190 Lancaster Rd

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing

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