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

An Auto Body and 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 7,280 hours of on-the-job training
  • Completion of 8-week in-class technical training sessions
  • Passing an exam to obtain Certificate of Qualification
  • Passing an Interprovincial Standards Exam to qualify for Interprovincial Red Seal Certificatio

What's Your Future as a Auto Body and 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

The average hourly pay for an Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer is $23.00.


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 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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