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Automotive Body and Related Repairers
District Of Columbia

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Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.

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Currently Employed: 100

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $15.92 - $28.99

Typical Annual Salary: $33,100 - $60,300

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Follow supervisors' instructions as to which parts to restore or replace and how much time the job should take.
  • Review damage reports, prepare or review repair cost estimates, and plan work to be performed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • File, grind, sand and smooth filled or repaired surfaces, using power tools and hand tools.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Metal cutters
  • Pneumatic hammer
  • Pullers
  • Shears
  • Trim or molding tools

Technology:
  • Accounting software
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Inventory management software

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