Licensed Body Repairer
- 36.16 - 3 hourly
- City Of Ottawa
Repairs and replaces vehicle parts such as body and underbody components, door/window frames, doors/windows. Paints vehicles, and prepares surfaces for painting. Achieves durable, attractive finishes using knowledge of how to treat different surfaces, such as steel, plastic, and aluminium and fibreglass. Employees in this job may work predominantly in either autobody repair or in autobody painting, or in both skill areas, as per work selected.
Education & Experience
Completion of secondary school (Grade 12) or equivalent plus completion of a journeyman's certificate of qualification as an Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer.
Two years of experience following attainment of certification. Work experience performing body repairs on coaches, buses, or other heavy equipment would be an asset.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
Trade certification of qualification from the Ontario Ministry of Training/Colleges/Universities, or other provincial/licencing bodies, if recognized by the Province of Ontario, as an Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer. (310B)
Successful completion of a pre-employment ergonomic assessment is required.
A valid Ontario unrestricted "G" class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated.
English oral, reading, writing required
- City policies and procedures affecting shop operations
- Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, techniques and equipment used in the automotive body repair-painting trade including repair and refinishing
- Other surface preparers and finishers, their uses and application techniques
- Diagnostic equipment
- Personal computers, with ability to use the Fleet Management Information System
- Safe work practices of the trade
Competencies & Skills
- Work independently, with minimal direction, and collaboratively with peers and managers as part of a maintenance repair team
- Read, understand and execute oral and written instructions and interpret service manuals, schematics, drawings, sketches and work orders
- Plan work and make estimates of materials and time required to perform the work
- Operate within a computerized Fleet Management Information System
- Ability and facility to use tools and equipment with precision
- Good manual dexterity and ability to work to close tolerances
- Able to tolerate exposure to moderate amounts of noise, dust, grit, oil/grease, fumes, solvents, paints, lacquers, hot/sharp metals and surface finishing products
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Able to efficiently use, operate and maintain hand tools and state-of-the-art automotive diagnostic and test equipment
- Possess analytical skills and be detail oriented
- Mix/match paints, and apply them with a spray gun and/or other tools or equipment
- Able to organize, clean and maintain a safe work area