The Body Shop Technician is required to perform skilled tasks in the repair and maintenance of vehicles. He/she restores damaged vehicles to their original structural integrity, function, and appearance. He/she uses hand tools and power tools to remove or repair damaged parts, weld as needed, and properly install new parts. The Body Shop Technician works with a variety of metals and plastics, as well as glass, electrical, and mechanical parts. Damaged vehicles must be repaired correctly so they will perform as designed, especially in subsequent collisions. Work assignments will be received in the form of oral or written work orders, but the employee is expected to determine the nature and extent of needed repairs.
- Review damage report and estimates of repair cost and plan work to be performed. * * Repair and replace front end components, body components, doors and frame and underbody components. * * Hammer out dents, buckles and other defects using blocks and hammers. * * Operate soldering equipment or use plastic filler to fill holes, dents and seams. * R
- emove damaged fenders, panels and grills using wrenches and cutting torch and bolt or weld replacement parts into place. * * Straighten bent frames using frame and underbody pulling and anchoring equipment. * F
- ile, grind and sand repaired body surfaces using hand and power tools. * * Mask and tape auto body surfaces in preparation for painting. * * Mix paint, blend and match colors.
- Apply primers and repaint surfaces using brush or spray guns. * * Repair and replace glass components such as windshields, windows and sunroofs. * * Repair or replace interior components, such as seat frame assembly, carpets and floorboard insulation. * * Inspect repaired vehicles and test drive vehicles for proper handling. * * Install new and added-on equipment. * * Conduct first, second and third line repairs, modifications on vehicles. * * Monitor parts usage and report on any materials issues. * Assist in ordering replacement equipment, parts and supplies. * * Accurate completion of work orders and time cards. * T
- est repaired equipment for proper performance. * * Keep detailed and accurate reports and documentation. * * Maintain a working knowledge of changes in technology and repair techniques.
- Trade certification for motor vehicle body repair (metal and paint).
- 2 years of experience as a Body Shop Technician preferred.
- Possess a valid drivers' license.
- Proven abilities in automotive body repairs.
- Ability to work independently in a busy environment.
- Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment.
- Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $70,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year