When you see that slick restored classic car cruising down the road, there is a good chance a Motor Vehicle Body Repairer recreated that work of beauty. You do have to be very lucky to score a job like that, but there is no shortage of cars out there that need some loving care.
As a Motor Vehicle Body Repairer, you work on all kinds of cars and trucks because no one is immune to damaging their vehicle. You’ll repair and restore damaged body parts and interior finishing, repaint automotive body surfaces, and repair or replace automotive glass. Once your repairs are done, you’ll inspect the vehicle for dimensional accuracy and may even need to test-drive it to ensure proper alignment and handling.
40 hours per week, potentially evenings or weekends
What you learn:
How to analyze and diagnose structural damage
How to review damage reports and estimates
How to hammer out dents, buckles and other defects
How to replace doors and body components
How to file, grind and sand repaired body surfaces
How to fix interior seats, carpets and floorboards
How to inspect and test-drive vehicles for proper alignment and handling
Who you work for:
As a Motor Vehicle Body Repairer, you can work for automobile dealerships, automobile body repair shops and automobile appraisal centres. You can also work directly for car manufacturers or maybe even start your own business one day.
Types of Workplaces
Independent Automotive Repair Shops
Automotive Dealership Repair Shops
Automotive Manufacturing Factories
Who you‘ll work with:
Roughly from the time it’s taken you to read up to this portion of the page, a motor vehicle accident has happened somewhere in the world. Working as an Automotive Collision Repair Technician (designated as a Motor Vehicle Repairer under the Interprovincial Red Seal program) you will need to know what needs to be fixed and how to do it. You’ll be paired with an experienced Technician who knows how to repair, replace, and adjust sheet metal as well as also being on top of current automotive trends given that new models and alloys are constantly being introduced.