Job description Autobody Repairer in Canada

Find out what work is like for an autobody repairer in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Motor vehicle body repairers (NOC 7322).

Motor vehicle body repairers

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. They are employed by automobile dealerships, automobile body repair shops and automobile appraisal centres. This unit group also includes metal repairers who repair defective automobile body parts and damage to the bodies of newly assembled cars. They are employed by motor vehicle manufacturers.

Job duties

  • This group performs 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
  • 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.

Job titles

  • automotive body mechanic
  • autobody repairer
  • motor vehicle body repairer apprentice
  • metal finisher - motor vehicle manufacturing
  • automotive painter - motor vehicle repair
  • metal repairer - motor vehicle manufacturing
  • automotive painter apprentice
  • motor vehicle body technician - truck
  • painter - motor vehicle repair
  • automotive glass technician

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