• Automotive Body and Related Repairers
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  • Automotive body and related repairers repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.

What do they typically do

  • Follow supervisors' instructions about which parts to restore or replace and about how much time the job should take
  • Review damage reports, prepare or review repair cost estimates, and plan work to be performed
  • Sand body areas to be painted and cover bumpers, windows, and trim with masking tape or paper to protect them from the paint
  • Fit and weld replacement parts into place using wrenches and welding equipment, and grind down welds to smooth them using power grinders and other tools
  • Prime and paint repaired surfaces using paint sprayguns and motorized sanders
  • Remove damaged sections of vehicles using metal-cutting guns, air grinders, and wrenches, and install replacement parts using wrenches or welding equipment
  • Chain or clamp frames and sections to alignment machines that use hydraulic pressure to align damaged components
  • Fill small dents that cannot be worked out with plastic or solder

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Job Growth +1.1%
Job Opening 633

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