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Finch Restorations - Professional Motor Trimmer Wanted
Finch Restorations - Professional Motor Trimmer Wanted

Join Our Team: Professional Motor Trimmer

Shape the Future of Preserving the Past with Finch Restorations

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Finch Restorations is Australia's premier vehicle restoration firm. We specialise in the complete body-off, ground-up restoration of Veteran to Modern-Classic era (1890-1990) cars, trucks, and motor-cycles, and we do much more!

We have a team of highly experienced professionals who have a deep understanding of all aspects of the restoration process. Our workshops are equipped with the technologies, tools, and equipment to ensure that projects are completed to the highest standards of quality and authenticity.

Celebrating six decades of excellence, we are excited to expand our team at our new flagship site near Adelaide, dedicated to restoring the glory of classic, prestige, and vintage vehicles for the future generations.

Our New Branch

We are establishing a new flagship branch within 15 minutes of the Adelaide CBD. A two stage process, we are currently establishing our Paint Shop in stage one. Stage two incorporates areas for restorations, repairs and maintenance, Trim Shop, and concierge vehicle storage.

This role will require being based in our Mount Barker branch for the first 4-6 months, for induction and training purposes, before subsequent transition to the new branch.

This role will be based at our new branch within 15 minutes of the Adelaide CBD.

The Role: Professional Motor Trimmer

As a Professional Motor Trimmer with Finch, you will play a pivotal role in the critical aspect of what people see and touch in our final products - the vehicle's interior. We seek a passionate and experienced Motor Trimmer, either a master or an emerging star, to join our team to restore/replace the interiors, upholstery, and hoods of classic, prestige and vintage cars, trucks, and motorcycles.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assess upholstery requirements of vehicles.
  • Research and develop design schemes and specifications, and discuss options of styles, materials, and colours with clients.
  • Remove old coverings and fittings from vehicles, take photographic records, and take measurements.
  • Source upholstery materials.
  • At times, manufacture, or arrange to be manufactured, trim items including seats and bases, based on originals.
  • Prepare, select, and cut fabric, vinyl and leather and sew pieces together using commercial sewing machines and hand tools.
  • Reinstall internal trim, floor coverings, linings, rubber seals, doors hardware in vehicles.
  • Responsible for the day to day safe and efficient running of the Trim Shop including allocated work, completion of records, and maintaining safe working practises.
  • Responsible for the smooth progression of projects through the Trim Shop including timely purchase of materials, fixings, and fastenings and tools.

About You

Your skills and attributes include:

  • Being a Professional Motor Trimmer with a demonstrable portfolio of high-quality projects in high-grade leathers, vinyls, and fabrics (essential).
  • Having at least five years of experience (desirable).
  • Holding an AQF Certificate III in Automotive and Marine Trimming Technology with at least two years of on-the-job training. Holding a AQF Certificate IV qualification would be well regarded but not essential.
  • Experience restoring classic and/or vintage cars, trucks or motorcycles (desirable).
  • Able to visualise the end-product, have a great eye for detail, and take great pride in your work.
  • Commitment to high-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, with a passion for preserving automotive history while embracing future technologies.
  • Being an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen, or holding (or are eligible to hold) a valid visa with permission to work in Australia.

Other automotive skillsets, for example timber veneer lacquering and polishing, would be highly regarded.

Why Choose Finch Restorations?

At Finch Restorations, we're not just restoring cars; we're preserving history while innovating for the future. You'll join a dedicated team of artisans who share your passion for automotive excellence. We offer a creative and supportive work environment, opportunities for professional growth, and the unique chance to work on some of the most iconic vehicles in history.

  • Opportunities: With over two dozen personnel, Finch Restorations can offer great opportunities for craftspeople with the right experience, skills, and attitude to make their marks as professional restorers and remanufacturers of classic and historical vehicles.
  • Multi-skilled team: Our team is multi-skilled and has a passion for preserving and restoring classic and historic vehicles and knowledge sharing allows you to grow your own skill set.
  • Crafts-based environment: We work on a broad range of vehicles in a diverse, skilled, crafts-based environment.
  • Work-life balance: We offer a better work-life balance with flexible work arrangements with options of 9-day fortnights.

Apply Now

If you're ready to contribute to our legacy of automotive excellence and innovation, we would love to hear from you.

Please submit your Resume via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Let's drive into the future together, preserving the past.

Applications close Monday, 29 April 2024 (unless filled prior).


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