Body Shop Technician
JOB DETAILS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Repairs damaged body parts and bodies of vehicles in accordance with factory and dealership specifications and time standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Removes upholstery, accessories, electrical and hydraulic window and seat operating equipment, and trims to gain access to vehicle body and fenders.
- Positions dolly block against surface of dented area and beats opposite surface to remove dents, using hammer.
- Fills depressions with body filler, using putty knife or spreader.
- Removes damaged fenders, panels, and grilles, using wrenches and cutting torch.
- Bolts or welds replacement parts in position, using wrenches or welding equipment.
- Straightens bent automobile frames, using a pneumatic frame straightening machine.
- Files, grinds, and sands repaired surfaces, using power tools and hand tools.
- Aims headlights.
- Inspects painted units for runs, sags, and unpainted areas.
- Hand-sprays parts to cover unpainted areas or applies rust preventative.
- Repairs or replaces defective mechanical parts.
- Repairs vehicles per estimate and according to manufacturer standards.
- Checks parts against estimate and ensures proper parts are ordered and received.
- Notifies management of any additional repairs needed.
- Notifies management of any difficulties or problems that may prevent a quality job from being performed or cause a change in the promised time.
- Maintains tools and equipment in a proper state of repair.
- Maintains and wears all required safety and health personal protective equipment, including respirator, safety glasses, and hearing protection in the manner recommended by the equipment manufacturer.
- Complies with all laws and regulations pertaining to paint, thinners, and other hazardous materials. Reports any deviations to management.
- Cooperates and assists other personnel in the repair and prepping of vehicles.
- Assists technicians on the job; provides technical information ensure use of correct tools and equipment.
- Coordinates and monitors an apprentice training program.
- Understands, keeps abreast of, and complies with federal, state, and local regulations that affect body shop operations, such as hazardous waste disposal, OSHA Right-to-Know, etc.
- Operates all tools and equipment in a safe manner.
- Maintain housekeeping standards in the workshop, technicians’ facilities, and service parking lot.
- Sweeps stall, removes trash, and stores tools at end of shift.
- Documents work performed and applicable technical information.
- Notes additional needed work and obtains approval before proceeding.
- Clean all parts that have been worked on and keep vehicles clean.
- Maintain tools and equipment.
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to read and comprehend instructions and information. Working knowledge of all aspects of repairing damaged body parts and bodies of vehicles. Valid driver’s license. Ability to interpret vendor catalogs. Two years of experience as a body technician or apprentice. Ability to use hand and power tools and other machinery safely.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- High school diploma or general education degree.
- Or one to three months related experience or training.
- Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals.
- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
- Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
- Ability to compute rates, ratios, and percentages and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
- Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out detailed but non-complex written or oral instructions.
- Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standard situations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- On-the-job time spent standing: 2/3 or more of the time.
- On-the-job time spent walking: 2/3 or more of the time.
- On-the-job time spent sitting: 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.
- On-the-job time spent talking or hearing: 2/3 or more of the time.
- On-the-job time spent using hands to finger, handle, or feel: 2/3 or more.
- On-the-job time spent climbing or balancing: 1/3 to 2/3 of the time
- On-the-job time spent stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling: 2/3 or more of the time.
- On-the-job time spent reaching with hands or arms: 2/3 or more of the time.
- On-the-job time spent tasting or smelling: Up to 1/3 of the time.
- On-the-job time spent lifting or exerting force of up to 10 pounds: 2/3 or more of the time
- On-the-job time spent lifting or exerting force of up to 25 pounds: 2/3 or more of the time
- On-the-job time spent lifting or exerting force of up to 50 pounds: Up to 1/3 of the time.
- On-the-job time spent lifting or exerting force of up to 75 pounds: Up to 1/3 of the time.
Special vision requirements for the job:
- Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less).
- Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more).
- Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors).
- Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point).
- Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships).
- Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- This is a physically demanding position. Will stand six to eight hours per shift. Will lift parts weighing up to 70 pounds. Will use hand and power tools. Will be exposed to noise, vibration, dust, exhaust fumes, paint, and other hazardous and nonhazardous materials.
- Employee must be aware of hazardous waste procedure – following guidelines issued by the EPA and advise the department manager or president of Fisher Auto Inc. dba Fisher Honda dba Fisher Kia of any deviation from the standards, even if it is in another department.
- On-the-job time spent exposed to vibration: Up to 1/3 of the time.
- Typical noise level for job: Very loud noise (85 dBA).
ABOUT THE DEALERSHIP/WHAT WE OFFER
Fisher Honda has been family owned, and operated in Boulder since 1968. We offer an outstanding work environment, and a culture second to none. We offer a management staff with longevity that has the ability to train, coach, and motivate people to greatness. Our facility is large, clean, and modern in design as to serve not only the customer, but its employees. If this appeals to you then this may be your perfect career!
Equal opportunity employer
Excellent benefits package
- 40 hour work week
- Health, Dental, Vision, and supplemental insurances
- 401k plus match
- Paid vacation time
- Promotions from within
Contact Jeff Kashuba at 303-443-0530 or apply online today.