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) 3,706
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 6.67 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Prime/Paint vehicle or transportation equipment surfaces
Paint vehicles, structures and objects using spraying equipment
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Laminate objects for preservation, protection, and durability
Paint surfaces such as walls
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Weld metal parts and components
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Weld metal structures
Sand metal or plastic objects
File metal or plastic objects
Grind metal objects
Cut materials according to specifications or needs
Cut metal or plastic material
Adjust vehicle components according to specifications
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Shape metal or plastic
Prepare compounds or solutions to be used for repairs
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured automotive or vehicle related products by hand
Mold metal or plastic materials through bending or straightening

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Install vehicle parts and accessories
Remove parts or components from vehicles
Install glass such as windshields in motor vehicles
Maintain cargo or passenger vehicle
Adjust clearances of vehicle body parts or components
Remove dents from equipment, materials, tools or structures
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Repair commercial transportation equipment
Align vehicle frame
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts

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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.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Automotive Painting
Motor Vehicle Operation
Customer Contact
Welding Equipment
Automotive Services Industry Knowledge
Occupational Health and Safety
Estimating Repair Cost
Wheel Alignment

Equal Opportunity is the Law. (La Igualdad De Oportunidad Es La Ley.)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.