The Davey Tree Expert Company

Auto Body & Equipment Prep | Kent, Ohio

Kent, OH, US, 44240

Additional Locations: NA

Primary Locations: OH, Kent, 1550 Franklin Ave, 44240 

Requisition ID: 182013

Position Overview

Come join one of the nation's oldest and largest Green Industry companies! Due to our growth and expansion, we are looking to add another team member to our growing Davey Shop. We service vehicles for our fleet that spreads to almost every state in the country!

Located in Kent, Ohio. Davey was named the company with the largest growth for the City of Kent for the 2022 fiscal year. Are you ready to grow with us?

Summary: Applies paint, varnishes, stain and enamel, or lacquer to decorate and protect interior or exterior surfaces, trimmings, and fixtures of buildings and other structures by performing the following duties.

Job Duties

What You’ll Do: 

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities: Includes some or all of the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Read work order and receive instructions from supervisor
  • Sandblast equipment as needed
  • Prep and paint equipment as needed
  • Learn how to install Vortex Spray Liner
  • Install Decals on Trucks and Equipment
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations
  • React appropriately in an emergency situation
  • Perform all duties as required
  • Report timely and accurately to supervisor

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described are representative of those employees encounter while performing the essential functions of this Job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to:

  • Moving mechanical parts
  • Fumes and airborne particles
  • Noise level and environmental changes in the work environment


What We’re Looking For: 

  • An individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Driver’s license required
  • Exert up to 50lbs of force occasionally up to 20lbs of force constantly to move objects.
  • Stand and walk at and around the work site
  • Reach (i.e. extending arms, hands and fingers) and handle (holding and grasping tools, etc.) and twist
  • Balance (when using equipment) pull and push
  • See and judge the distance of objects
  • Perform the desired tasks in the presence of distractions or work frustrations
  • Obtain and select pertinent information through investigative, observation and questioning, including organizing and combining different pieces of information into meaningful order to identify problems
  • Regular and timely attendance

Additional Information

What We Offer: * 

  • Paid time off and paid holidays 
  • Opportunities for advancement 
  • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided 
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match 
  • Employee-owned company & discounted stock purchase options 
  • Group Health Plan 
  • Employee referral bonus program 
  • Locations throughout US in major cities and desirable areas 
  • Career Development Program supported by Industry Expert Safety Specialists & Skills Trainers 
  • Scholarship Program for Children of Employees 
  • Charitable matching gift program 

*all listed benefits available to eligible employees  

Company Overview

Invest in your future. Join one of the largest employee owned companies in the nation!  Davey has a unique culture that focuses on the open exchange of ideas, community partnerships, a commitment to safety, and delivering unrivaled client service while acting as industry leaders in horticultural and environmental services.  

We are currently looking to add a dynamic Autobody Painter to our passionate team of tree care professionals.  Your office is outdoors, and you get a new view every day! 

Divisional Overview


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 

The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 

Davey is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers all qualified employees and applicants for all positions regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.  It is our mandate that all matters related to the terms and conditions of employment and all treatment on the job be free of discrimination.  In addition, harassment based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.

To preview Davey’s relevant EO/AA plan, please submit a written request to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Attn: HR, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.

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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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