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Auto body collision, refinishing and glass technicians

Description

Auto body collision, refinishing and glass technicians repair and restore damaged motor vehicle body parts and interior finishing; repaint body surfaces; repair and/or replace automotive glass and repair defective automobile body parts and damage to the bodies of newly assembled cars. Damage repair estimators assess the degree of damage to a vehicle and estimate the cost of parts and labour. They are employed by automobile dealerships, automobile body repair shops, automobile appraisal centres and by motor vehicle manufacturers. This unit group also includes metal repairers. Apprentices are also included in this unit group

Example Titles

  • Antique car body restorer
  • Antique vehicle body restorer
  • Apprentice painter - motor vehicle repair
  • Auto body and collision technician
  • Auto body appraiser
  • Auto body damage estimator
  • Auto body estimator
  • Auto body mechanic
  • Auto body repair planner
  • Auto body repairer
  • Auto body technician
  • Auto body technician - collision
  • Auto body technician - refinishing
  • Auto body worker
  • Auto glass installer
  • Automobile body repairman/woman
  • Automobile damage repair estimator
  • Automobile polisher-sander - motor vehicle repair
  • Automotive body mechanic
  • Automotive body painter
  • Automotive body repairer
  • Automotive body repairer-painter
  • Automotive body technician
  • Automotive glass technician
  • Automotive painter - motor vehicle repair
  • Automotive painter apprentice
  • Automotive painting and refinishing technician
  • Automotive painting technician
  • Automotive refinishing technician
  • Automotive repair shop estimator
  • Body and fender repairer - automobile
  • Body and fender repairman/woman - automobile
  • Collision repair technician
  • Dent remover and repairer - automobile
  • Dingman/woman - autobody
  • Journeyman/woman motor vehicle body repairer
  • Metal finish and touch-up repairer - motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Metal finisher - motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Metal repairer - motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Metal upgrader - motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Motor repair vehicle painter apprentice
  • Motor vehicle apprentice painter
  • Motor vehicle body finisher
  • Motor vehicle body repairer
  • Motor vehicle body repairer - collision
  • Motor vehicle body repairer - metal and paint
  • Motor vehicle body repairer - refinishing
  • Motor vehicle body repairer apprentice
  • Motor vehicle body repair-painter
  • Motor vehicle body technician
  • Motor vehicle body technician - truck
  • Motor vehicle painter - motor vehicle repair
  • Painter - motor vehicle repair
  • Used car renovator

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
  • 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.

Employment Requirements

  • Auto body repairer certification is compulsory in Ontario and Alberta and available, but voluntary, in the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified automotive refinishing technicians upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.
  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Auto glass industry certification is usually required.
  • Metal repairers, motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • One to two years of on-the-job training are provided.
  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a three- to four-year auto body and collision damage technician apprenticeship program or a combination of over three years of work experience in the auto body and collision technician trade and completion of a professional or college automotive body repair program is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Completion of a two- to three-year automotive painter apprenticeship program or a combination of one year of work experience in the automotive refinishing technicians trade and completion of a high school or college automotive painting program is usually required for automotive refinishing technicians trade certification.
  • Trade certification for auto body and collision technician is compulsory in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified auto body and collision technician upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.
  • Automotive refinishing technicians certification is compulsory in Alberta and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
  • Apprenticeship training and trade certification for automotive glass technicians is available, but voluntary, in Nova Scotia, Ontario and British Columbia.
  • Auto body and collision technicians
  • Automotive refinishing technicians
  • Automotive glass technicians
  • Automobile damage repair estimator
  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • A combination of two- to three-year of relevant automotive experience and education is usually required.
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