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Women 4 Plastic Repairs Program -Plastfix drives Gender Equality in Automotive Plastic Repairs

Kirsten Heindel, Plastic Repair Technician and Plastfix Women 4 Plastic repairs ambassador.

The modern workforce is competitive, complex and is constantly changing – a challenging environment for anyone to work in. For women working in traditionally male-dominated industries such as automotive repair, these challenges can be even greater. One of the biggest roadblocks for women in the automotive industry is the stereotype. 

With the need for Plastfix to expand and service a growing market in automotive and general plastic repairs it has to diversify its recruitment strategies and start to explore new ways to attract more females to become plastic repair technicians and possible management opportunities as the company grows.  

To tackle this objective head on, Plastfix has launched its Women 4 Plastic Repairs Program. The aim is to promote a presence of women in the automotive repair industry through mentoring, flexible working hours and policies that promote fairness and strengthen opportunities for a more diverse and female inclusive workforce.

Plastfix has recently recruited its first female plastic repair technician who has joined its service team in Queensland after successfully completing a six-week training and repair process induction with QLD Team Leader Keenen Chapman. On the back of her rapid success and quality of work Kirsten Heindel has become the foundation ambassador for the company’s Women 4 Plastic Repairs Program.

Mr Dimovski CEO of Plastfix said,

"We want to encourage females from various career backgrounds and skills to explore this exciting career choice. We are a professional, fresh and innovative company offering flexible working hours to suit candidates who might be looking for part time work or flexible hours and days backed by an attractive salary package and bonus scheme. We need good staff who are looking for long term employment, we have the work volumes and geographical footprint in Australia and NZ to offer flexible working hours to service our customer base.

This program is close to my heart, having 3 young girls of my own I always encourage them that they can pursue any career or passion they want and this program is the perfect example of that, led by a very suited role model in Kirsten Heindel our Women 4 Plastic Repairs ambassador that I am very proud of. We are aiming to double our workforce in the next 18 months to about 90 staff and it is vital we provide opportunities for all suited candidates to achieve this goal as trade industries across all sectors suffer growing skills shortages."

Plastfix has one of the industry’s highest staff retention rates sitting at over 90%. It services the industry’s leading collision groups and is driving innovation in plastic repairs and solutions around the world. Plastfix operates a digital business model where all technicians are given a smart phone where they manage their daily work activities, customer needs and job orders, driven via their own online management platform. Staff are provided with summer and winter uniforms and all the required specialty tools and materials to carry out on-site repairs. A safe and secure career choice for any suited candidate out there.

There is an environmental feel good aspect to our service offering, for every plastic component we repair to be reused, it gets diverted from general waste and landfill. We proudly divert approximately 120 tonnes per year of automotive plastic waste across Australia and NZ from waste streams.

Plastfix has started to work with local community groups, schools and employment agencies on our Gender Equal program as we continue our expansion across both Australia and New Zealand with the aim to double our work force to about 90 on field technicians in the next 18 months.

Plastfix encourages anyone who is considering a new career move to contact them and take the first step towards a new and long-lasting career.  

Follow the link to apply now: https://plastfix.com/careers/