Automotive Paint Shop Assistant

Automotive Painters

Automotive Paint Technicians

Minimum ? 8th

Certified training for Automotive Paint Shop Assistant (programme aligned to ASC/Q 3302 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

Minimum experience of 0-2 years in painting process

The tasks an Automotive Paint Shop Assistant is expected to perform include:

Priming and final painting of the vehicle or vehicle parts

Performing surface treatment and inspecting BIW

Loading the vehicle body or vehicle parts on the conveyor

Sealing and sanding the vehicle parts

Knowledge of the different types of painting processes and associated equipment

Knowledge of the different types of dents, burrs etc.

Knowledge of the different types of defects which may arise due to improper loading

Knowledge of paint defect repair methods (both automatic and manual)

Understanding of machinery cleaning, filter changes, equipment installation, equipment repair

Basic knowledge of safety procedures (fire fighting, first aid, etc.)

Conversant with management practices like 5S (sorting, streamlining, storage, standardization and sustenance)

Ability to handle or escalate any queries regarding the job

Basic knowledge of reading and writing

Physically fit

Perfect vision

Manual dexterity

Training in the basics of paint mixing

Training in material handling techniques


Ability to work independently or in teams

Quality conscious


It is not a desk job.

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 9 hours everyday for 6 days a week

Overtime and shift system maybe involved according to the company norms

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

One may develop occupational hazards like poor eyesight, asthma, back/neck pains, injury to body and accidents

Health risks include exposure to toxic emissions, chemicals and equipment noise

For freshers ?INR8,000 toINR10,000 per month

For candidates with experience ?INR10,000 toINR12,000 per month

?(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Trends in Automotive Industry in India

The Automotive Mission Plan for the period of 2006-2016 aims to make India emerge as a global automotive hub. The idea is to make India the destination of choice for the design and manufacture of automobiles and auto components, with outputs soaring to reach US$ 145 billion, which is basically accounting for more than 10% of the GDP. This would also provide further employment to over 25 million people by 2016 making the automobile sector the sunrise sector of the economy.

According to the Confederation of Indian Industry, the automobile sector currently employs over 80 lakh people. An extension in production in the automobile industry is forecasted, it is likely to rise to Rs. 6,00,000 crore by 2016.

As the automotive manufacturing sector will grow, so will be the demand for this profile. Many new avenues are opening for Automotive Paint Shop Assistants, some of which can be in different sectors also.

Mechanical assembly plant Workshops or service stations

Cities across India