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Auto Body Repairer

Job Summary:

The Auto Body Repairer will make repairs to metal, plastic, and fiberglass parts of automobiles.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.


  • Plans the repair work that is necessary and prepares cost estimates for customers.
  • Uses various tools such as cutting guns, plasma cutters, hydraulic jacks, hammers, and pliers to repair sections of a vehicle.
  • Hammers out dents, dimples, and other minor body damage if possible; mixes and applies filler resins to repair dents when other methods are not feasible.
  • Realigns car chassis and frames to repair structural damage.
  • Removes damaged sections of vehicles and replaces with new or aftermarket parts.
  • Replaces or repairs glass and windshields as needed.
  • Replaces or repairs interior parts as needed.
  • Welds and otherwise attaches or fits parts into place.
  • Prepares and repaints vehicle with factory-specified paint or agreed-upon equivalent.
  • Attempts to complete work orders within labor time guidelines.
  • Ensures all work has been executed correctly by inspecting vehicles after repair.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to read job orders and work with very little supervision.
  • Ability to work with other repairers within auto body shop.
  • Thorough understanding of methods and procedures to repair vehicle body.
  • Thorough understanding of how to use tools required for the trade.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Successful completion of technical school program OR a 3-year apprenticeship as an auto body repairer.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work safely in a noisy area with many odors present.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to visually inspect vehicle damage in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Must be able to bend, stretch, kneel, and squat to perform repairs and inspections.


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