Automotive Body and Related Repairers:

Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $44,390.00
Average Time to Fill 49 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,732
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.52 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
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Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Reassemble equipment after repair
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Weld metal structures
Align equipment or machinery
Adjust vehicle components according to specifications
Weld metal parts and components
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Disassemble equipment to inspect for deficiencies
Assemble equipment or components
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Mold metal or plastic materials through bending or straightening
Assemble gear systems
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured automotive or vehicle related products by hand
Install electrical components, equipment, or systems
Prime/Paint vehicle or transportation equipment surfaces
Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Spot/tack weld materials
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Adjust electrical or electronic equipment
Rewire electrical or electronic systems
Paint vehicles, structures and objects using spraying equipment
Solder parts or connections between parts
Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
Cut materials according to specifications or needs
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Paint surfaces such as walls
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Install audio or communications equipment
Braze metal parts or components
Cut metal or plastic material
Adjust measuring or control devices
Install lead-in wires to control boxes and other components
Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
Connect electrical components or equipment
Grind metal objects
Laminate objects for preservation, protection, and durability
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured electrical or electronic products, equipment, or parts by hand
Sand metal or plastic objects
Set-up welding equipment
Prepare compounds or solutions to be used for repairs
Install electronic manufacturing equipment
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured aircraft products by hand
Cut glass or crystal to specifications
Shape metal or plastic
Set-up electronic systems test equipment
Remove parts or components from equipment
File metal or plastic objects
Assemble tires
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials
Don/Doff installation, maintenance, or repair related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Install vehicle parts and accessories
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Repair commercial transportation equipment
Remove parts or components from vehicles
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Align vehicle frame
Adjust clearances of vehicle body parts or components
Maintain cargo or passenger vehicle
Service vehicle with water, air, fuel, or oil
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Overhaul major vehicle systems such as engines or transmissions
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Install glass such as windshields in motor vehicles
Maintain work tools or equipment
Repair major vehicle systems such as engines, engine components, or transmissions
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Install brakes on vehicles
Rebuild parts or components
Service green vehicles to make repairs or maintain good working order
Remove dents from equipment, materials, tools or structures
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Maintain mechanical machinery or implements
Overhaul power-generating equipment or machinery
Determine replacement part required
Repair mechanical controls
Repair aircraft ignition systems
Install tires on vehicles
Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Repair aircraft propulsion systems
Repair defective or damaged tires
Repair measuring or control devices
Repair railroad equipment or tracks
Overhaul industrial or construction machinery or equipment
Align machines, equipment, or structures
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Perform hydraulic plumbing
Maintain mining machinery or equipment
Maintain boat or ship hull
Calibrate mechanical equipment or instruments to specification
Perform preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment
Repair specialized rigging

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test vehicle computer processors to detect malfunctions
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning
Operate vehicle engine electrical systems test equipment
Operate engine emission testing equipment
Test mechanical systems to ensure proper functioning
Perform safety inspection related to an installation, maintenance or repair
Inspect vehicle body to determine extent of damages and repairs needed
Inspect vehicle to detect malfunctions or maintenance needed
Test mechanical products or equipment
Inspect installation, maintenance, or repair machinery or equipment
Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
Inspect completed repair work to ensure proper functioning
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Inspect aircraft or aircraft components
Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects
Inspect mechanical systems to determine if they are operating properly
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Perform inspection of tools or equipment prior to use
Inspect production equipment

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

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