Auto Body Painter Resume Example

Kellie Hanna, CPRW
By Kellie Hanna, CPRW, Career Advice Expert Last Updated: December 08, 2022
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Finding a new job isn’t always easy, but if you have a well-written resume, you’ll get the auto body painter position you’re looking for. Consider your resume to be your first marketing tool to sell yourself. This is the time you need to emphasize your skills, experience, and professional achievements.

Take note: An auto body painter resume isn’t complete without a statement about your attention to detail. Don’t forget to mention your proficiencies as they relate to color matching, repair skills, and ability to work with a team of auto body repair professionals. Include other talents related to the specific job you’re applying for. Putting all of this information in a highlighted section of your resume makes the employer’s job less tedious and easier to see why you’re the best fit for the position.

Take a look at our auto body painter resume templates to help you write your own.

auto body painter resume example

Resume Text

Thomas May

123 Fake Street
City, State, Zip Code
Cell: 000-000-0000

Talented Auto Body Painter who is able to utilize technology to expertly match colors and create a professional result. Adept at doing jobs of all sizes, using old and new equipment to get the job done and meeting customer deadlines. Specializes in new and old vehicles of any type.


  • Strong command of all color matching methods and software
  • Able to create specialized designs
  • Can work on any type or make of vehicle
  • Excellent body repair skills
  • Enjoys being part of a good team
  • Dedicated to giving the customer professional results

Work Experience
October 2011 to February 2015
Tom’s Collision – City, State
Auto Body Painter

  • Was the only paint technician allowed to work on municipal and fleet vehicles.
  • Developed several innovative ways to match colors outside of using computer programs.
  • Maintained a very high customer satisfaction level for all work performed.

June 2004 to October 2011
Altman Collision Repair – City, State
Auto Body Painter

  • Put in charge of cleaning and maintaining all auto body painting equipment.
  • Developed an effective system for ordering materials necessary to complete projects.
  • Maintained a reputation for being able to paint special patterns on vehicles that brought in more revenue.

July 1994 to June 2004
Company Name – City, State
Auto Body Painter

  • Administered quality checks that would confirm that a paint match was done properly.
  • Placed on a team that would do complete stripping and repainting of classic vehicles.

1994 Goat Community College,
City, State Associate’s Degree,
Auto Body Repair