Auto Body Shop Buffer - 2nd Shift


This position is responsible for ensuring an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) quality appearance on repaired and refinished panels after paint application by utilizing finishing abrasives, buffing equipment and compounds to refine panel finish texture. Adherence to processes defined in Manheim?s Body Shop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) is required.

Second Shift Hours: 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Job Responsibilities:

Inspect refinished body panels for proper color match and acceptable finish texture, bringing any quality issues to management?s attention immediately.

Prepare surface for buffing utilizing proper finish sanding products and technique (see


Restore refinish panel(s) to OEM quality utilizing provided rotary buffer, correct buffing technique, compounds and polishes defined in SOP.

Inspect remaining (not repaired/refinished) vehicle surfaces for overspray and remove as needed.

Remove and clean all compound or polish residue from buffed panels completely and inspect for acceptable finish quality.

Visibly demonstrate safety commitment by following all safety and health procedures and modeling the behaviors related to such. Actively participate in support of all safety activities aligned with Safety Excellence.

Perform other duties as assigned by management.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • 2 ? 5 years of buffing experience or experience working in a body shop/repair preferred. Valid respirator Fit Test required.

  • Paint Training Certification as defined in HAPS 6H regulation required.

  • Valid driver?s license and safe driving record required.

  • Ability to drive vehicles with standard and automatic transmission. Regularly required to stand, walk, reach, talk andhear.

  • Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat and climb. Ability to lift 1-15 pounds.

  • Manual dexterity, repetitive motion tasks.

  • Vision abilities required include close, distance and color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Organization:Cox Automotive

Primary Location:US-CO-Aurora-17500 E 32nd Ave

Employee Status:Regular

Job Level:Individual Contributor

Shift:Evening Job-Mon-Fri 2:00pm - 11:00pm



Unposting Date:Ongoing

Company Description:

Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of more than $17 billion and approximately 55,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms). The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, and Valpak.  

At Cox Enterprises we innovate and evolve in alignment to a set of values that remain constant. Year to year. Person to person.

Our Core Values:

  • Our employees are our most important resource.

  • We are committed to having a diverse workforce.

  • Our customers are our lifeblood.

  • We embrace new technologies.

  • We invest in new business opportunities.

  • We believe its good business to be good citizens.

  • We are committed to helping shape a better world

At Cox we believe that bold action and staying true to our values has enabled us to create a thriving business. We believe in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

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