Auto Body Repairers

(NOC 7322)

Career Description

Motor vehicle body repairers repair and restore damaged motor vehicle body parts and interior finishing; repaint body surfaces; and repair and/or replace automotive glass. This unit group also includes metal repairers who repair defective automobile body parts and damage to the bodies of newly assembled cars.

Duties May Include

  • 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
  • Mask and tape auto body surfaces in preparation for painting
  • Mix paint, blend and match colours
  • 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.

Examples of Titles

Autobody Repairer
Automotive Body Mechanic
Automotive Body Technician
Body Repairer, Moter Vehicle
Metal Finisher, Moter Vehicle Manufacturing
Painter, Moter Vehicle Repair

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Motive Power - Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Diploma; Online
Automotive - Motive Power Technician Diploma; Online
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Cambrian College
Sudbury, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Motive Power Technician - Service and Management Diploma; Co-op
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Modified on January 26, 2022