Motor vehicle body repairers repair and restore damaged motor vehicle parts and the interior/exterior finish of vehicles.
Metal repairers repair vehicle body damage in assembly plants.
Workers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
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;
Remove 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;
File, grind and sand repaired body surfaces using hand and power tools;
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.
Workers in this group may specialize in areas such as engine/fuel systems, brakes, steering, alignment, air conditioning, cooling/heating systems, transmission systems or diagnostic services.
Automotive Body Mechanic
Automotive Body Technician
Body Repairer, Moter Vehicle
Metal Finisher, Moter Vehicle Manufacturing
Painter, Moter Vehicle Repair
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