What does a Auto Body & Collision Damage Repairer (310B) do?

An Auto Body & Collision Damage Repairer repairs automobiles, including frame and structural components, mechanical components, interior components, electrical components, plastic and composite panels and sheet metal panels.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Reviewing written damage reports and estimates of repair costs
  • Planning the work to be performed
  • Repairing and replacing front end components, body components, doors and frame and underbody components
  • Operating soldering equipment or using plastic filler to fill holes, dents and seams
  • Hammering out dents, buckles and other defects using blocks and hammers
  • Straightening bent frames using frame and underbody pulling and anchoring equipment
  • Applying primers and repainting surfaces using brush or spray guns
  • Inspecting repaired vehicles and test driving them for proper handling
  • Communicating with customers, co-workers and supervisors

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Completion of a secondary school diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of 7,200 hours of on-the-job training
  • Completion of 8-week in-class technical training sessions
  • Exam to obtain Certificate of Qualification

What's Your Future as a Auto Body & Collision Damage Repairer (310B)?

  • Indoor work with loud noise exposure
  • Full-time work, with some weekend work
  • Small percent of people in this trade are self-employed

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $25.00-$37.50 per hour. 


Auto Body & Collision Damage Repairer (310B)

Ask Yourself: Yes No
Do you have a valid and clean driver’s license?
Do you have good communication skills? Are you a problem solver?
Are you able to read blueprints and measurements accurately? Have basic math skills. An organized person?
Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?
Are you able to lift more than 50lbs? Are you able to stand or sit for long periods of time?
Are you detail-oriented and get satisfaction from completing a task well? Are you a creative person?
Are you reliable, a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision? Can you start and finish work on time?

If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as an Auto Body & Collision Damage Repairer (310B) may be for you!

You might want to look at these similar trades as well;

  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Auto Body Repairer
  • Automotive Service Technician

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