Automotive Body and Related Repairers :

Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.


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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $44,390.00
Average Time to Fill 49 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,732
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.52 %

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Skills Profile


Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Professionalism

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Prime/Paint vehicle or transportation equipment surfaces
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Paint vehicles, structures and objects using spraying equipment
Paint surfaces such as walls
Laminate objects for preservation, protection, and durability
Weld metal structures
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Weld metal parts and components
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Grind metal objects
File metal or plastic objects
Sand metal or plastic objects
Cut metal or plastic material
Cut materials according to specifications or needs
Adjust vehicle components according to specifications
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured automotive or vehicle related products by hand
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Prepare compounds or solutions to be used for repairs
Shape metal or plastic
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Mold metal or plastic materials through bending or straightening

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Adjust clearances of vehicle body parts or components
Maintain cargo or passenger vehicle
Install glass such as windshields in motor vehicles
Remove parts or components from vehicles
Install vehicle parts and accessories
Align vehicle frame
Repair commercial transportation equipment
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Remove dents from equipment, materials, tools or structures
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
Maintain welding machines or equipment


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