Summary 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 key facts and figures about working as an auto body repairer. The following information is applicable to all Auto body collision, refinishing and glass technicians and damage repair estimators (NOC 72411).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
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
College or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or experience working in a supervisory occupation.
Median wage in the Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula Region
The job prospects are fair in the Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula Region
advertised near Hamilton (ON)
- 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
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