Internal Automotive Body Shop Technician Job at Briggs Automotive Group, Topeka, KS

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  • Briggs Automotive Group
  • Topeka, KS

Job Description

Position OverviewThe Automotive Body Shop Technician is responsible for performing high-quality repairs on damaged vehicles, restoring them to their pre-accident condition. This role involves working with a variety of tools and materials to perform tasks such as dent repair, frame straightening, panel replacement, and refinishing. The Body Shop Technician must have a keen eye for detail, a thorough understanding of automotive repair techniques, and the ability to work efficiently to meet deadlines. Key Responsibilities * Damage Repair:

  • Assess vehicle damage and determine the appropriate repair methods.
  • Perform structural and non-structural repairs, including frame straightening, welding, and panel replacement.
  • Repair or replace damaged body panels, doors, fenders, bumpers, and other components.
* Surface Preparation:
  • Sand, grind, and prime surfaces in preparation for painting.
  • Apply body fillers and perform necessary sanding to ensure smooth surfaces.
  • Mask and tape vehicles to protect areas not being painted.
* Quality Control:
  • Conduct thorough inspections of repaired vehicles to ensure all work meets quality standards.
  • Perform final adjustments and touch-ups as necessary.
  • Test drive repaired vehicles to verify proper alignment and functionality.
* Tool and Equipment Maintenance:
  • Maintain and clean tools, equipment, and work areas.
  • Ensure that all equipment is in good working condition and report any issues to management.
  • Stay updated on new tools, technologies, and repair techniques.
* Safety and Compliance:
  • Follow all safety protocols and use personal protective equipment (PPE) as required.
  • Comply with local, state, and federal regulations regarding vehicle repairs.
  • Dispose of hazardous materials according to environmental regulations.
* Collaboration and Communication:
  • Work closely with estimators to understand repair plans and timelines.
  • Communicate with parts associates to ensure timely delivery of needed parts.
  • Collaborate with other technicians and body shop staff to achieve efficient workflow.
Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent; additional technical training or certification in automotive repair is preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of automotive repair techniques and procedures.
  • Proficiency in using a variety of tools and equipment, including welding machines, frame straighteners, and spray guns.
  • Ability to read and interpret repair manuals and technical specifications.
  • Excellent attention to detail and quality craftsmanship.
  • Good communication and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently and manage time effectively.
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift and carry parts and equipment up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequent standing, walking, bending, and kneeling.
  • Ability to work in a body shop environment, which may involve exposure to loud noises, dust, and fumes.
Work Environment
  • Primarily in a body shop environment.
  • May involve occasional exposure to extreme temperatures, depending on the season and shop conditions.
Performance Metrics
  • Quality and accuracy of vehicle repairs.
  • Efficiency in completing repairs within estimated timeframes.
  • Customer satisfaction and feedback.
  • Adherence to safety protocols and compliance with regulations.
The ideal candidate for the Automotive Body Shop Technician position will be detail-oriented, skilled in various repair techniques, and committed to delivering high-quality workmanship. This role is crucial in ensuring customer vehicles are restored to their original condition, contributing to the body shop's reputation for excellence.

Job Tags

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