Car Painting

The competition tasks of this skill category are based on the Vocational qualification in the vehicle sector. The qualification titles of the basic qualification are autokorinkorjaaja (vehicle body repairer), automaalari (vehicle painter), automyyjä (car salesperson), ajoneuvoasentaja (vehicle mechanic), pienkonekorjaaja (small machinery repairer) and varaosamyyjä (part salesperson).

The professional who have completed the qualification may work according to the competence area for example in vehicle sales, car repair shops, car or car parts shops, car painting shops or in industries manufacturing different vehicle bodies, special vehicles and caravans.

Description of the skill category

A vehicle painter is a professional in vehicle surface treatment. The work tasks include for example priming of the auto body structure, basic and repair painting as well as surface treatment, such as fixing and waxing. Technical skills and artistic creativity are combined in a vehicle painter’s work.

The competition is individual.

Skill requirements

A vehicle painter must master modern work tasks of the profession as a whole. S/he shall be able to plan his/her daily work tasks so that transferring from one work stage to another takes place at suitable time and no unnecessary breaks occur for example as a result of waiting for paint product drying. A vehicle painter must especially observe the work safety, environment protection and customer service as well as work profitability.

Skill category managers

Skill steering group

  • Ilkka Heiskanen, Savon koulutuskuntayhtymä Sakky
  • Antti Ahokivi, Savon koulutuskuntayhtymä Sakky
  • Martti Järvinen, Keski-Uudenmaan koulutuskuntayhtymä Keuda
  • Timo-Pekka Kauranen, Keski-Uudenmaan koulutuskuntayhtymä Keuda
  • Netta Kari, Turun ammatti-instituutti
  • Martti Volotinen, Ykkösväri Oy
  • Jouni Puolakanaho, Koulutuskuntayhtymä OSAO
  • Harri Käpylä, Koulutuskuntayhtymä OSAO
  • Tommi Kaasinen, Pohjois-Karjalan koulutuskuntayhtymä Riveria
  • Pekka Töhönen, Automaalaamo Töhönen
  • Mika Hirvonen, Autoväri Hirvonen
  • Timo Repo, Opetushallitus
  • Kalle Raanoja, Cora Refinish Oy

Partners of the skill

Main event partners