Skills Auto Body Repairer near Hamilton (ON)

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "auto body repairer" was moved from the group Motor vehicle body repairers (NOC 7322) to the group Auto body collision, refinishing and glass technicians and damage repair estimators (NOC 72411).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as an auto body repairer in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Motor vehicle body repairers (NOC 72411).

Tasks

  • Professionalism in customer service
  • Review damage report and estimates of repair cost and plan work to be performed
  • Clean and maintain work space
  • Instruct apprentices
  • Replace front end components, body components, doors and frame and underbody components
  • File, grind and sand body surfaces to be repaired
  • Mask and tape auto body surfaces in preparation for painting
  • Hammer out dents, buckles and defects using blocks and hammers
  • Remove damaged fenders, panels and grills and bolt or weld replacement parts into place
  • Apply primers and repaint surfaces
  • Repair or replace interior components
  • Repair or replace damaged windows, windshields and sunroofs
  • Inspect repaired vehicles and test drive vehicles for proper handling
  • Mix paint, blend and match colors
  • Operate soldering equipment or use plastic filler to fill holes, dents and seams
  • Straighten bent frames using frame and underbody pulling and anchoring equipment

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Analysis Help -
    • Projecting Outcomes
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Planning
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Inspecting and Testing
  • Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles Help -
    • Mechanical Installing, Maintaining and Repairing
    • Operating Mobile Equipment
    • Operating Stationary Industrial Equipment
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Managing Information
    • Processing Information
  • Building Help -
    • Constructing
    • Installing Building Interior Infrastructure
    • Finishing Building Interior/Exterior
    • Restoring and Repairing

    Knowledge

  • Engineering and Technology Help -
    • Engineering and Applied Technologies
    • Computer and Information Systems
    • Electricity (Electrical and Electronics)
    • Design
    • Building and Construction
    • Mechanics and Machinery
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