Responsible for repairs and restoration, both minor and major, of collision damage to vehicles as well as basic mechanical repair
Review damage reports, prepare or review repair cost estimates, and plan work to be performed
Remove damaged panels, and identify the family and properties of the plastic used on a vehicle.
Inspect repaired vehicles for proper functioning, completion of work, dimensional accuracy, and overall appearance of paint job, and test drive vehicles to ensure proper alignment and handling.
File, grind, sand and smooth filled or repaired surfaces, using power tools and hand tools.
Mix polyester resins and hardeners to be used in restoring damaged areas.
Position dolly blocks against surfaces of dented areas and beat opposite surfaces to remove dents, using hammers.
Fit and weld replacement parts into place, using wrenches and welding equipment, and grind down welds to smooth them, using power grinders and other tools.
Requires maximal physical demands involving bending, lifting, reaching and pushing/pulling
High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
Valid driver’s license
Ability to drive vehicles with standard and automatic transmissions
General knowledge of all vehicle types required
Knowledge of frame and uni-body repairs required
Extensive mechanical abilities and training in car damage repairs
Ability to stay current by attending technical training schools and by reading shop manuals, technical bulletins, etc
3-5 Years’ experience preferred