Automotive Body & Related Repairers

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Auto Body Man, Automotive Body Technician (Auto Body Tech), Body Man, Body Technician (Body Tech)

What they do:
Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.
On the job, you would:
  • File, grind, sand, and smooth filled or repaired surfaces, using power tools and hand tools.
  • Inspect repaired vehicles for proper functioning, completion of work, dimensional accuracy, and overall appearance of paint job, and test-drive vehicles to ensure proper alignment and handling.
  • 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.


Engineering and Technology

  • mechanical


  • customer service

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills

  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use

  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Innovation
  • Analytical Thinking


You might use software like this on the job:

Operating system software

  • Microsoft Windows Hot Technology

Word processing software

  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology

Analytical or scientific software

  • Collision damage estimation software
  • Swan River Estimiser Pro


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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