Automotive Body Repairers
On the Job
Automotive Body Repairers repair and refinish car and truck frames. They may inspect damage, plan repair work, and prepare estimates. They may replace damaged parts, or sand, buff, and prime repaired surfaces.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Read work orders or descriptions of problems to determine repairs or modifications needed.
- Inspect completed work to ensure proper functioning.
- Confer with customers or users to assess problems.
- Adjust vehicle components according to specifications.
- Cut materials according to specifications or needs.
- Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
- Install machine or equipment replacement parts.
- Install vehicle parts or accessories.
- Operate welding equipment.
- Paint surfaces or equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Exposure to hazardous conditions.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
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