Motor Vehicle Body Repairer

So, you think you might want to be a Motor Vehicle Body Repairer?

Like fixing things? Put your career in to high gear with a career in Motor Vehicle Body Repair.

Job Description

Motor Vehicle Body Repairers (metal and paint) repair and restore damaged motor vehicle bodies as well as their collision-damaged mechanical and structural parts. Motor Vehicle Body Repairers assess body damage and make repair estimates and calculations. Their repair work may range from correcting minor structural and cosmetic scratches and dents to fixing extensive structural damage to motor vehicles. Vehicle parts that are damaged beyond repair are replaced. The alignment and replacement of suspension and steering components is also a part of this trade. Restoring interior components of vehicles also falls within the scope of duties of these tradespeople. They also work with electronic components and passenger protection systems such as seat belts and airbags.

If you want to be an Motor Vehicle Body Repairer, you will work in BC’s Transportation Sector. In this sector, most motor vehicle body repairers work in private enterprises or are self-employed. Journey persons may be employed by body shops, auto and truck dealerships, custom shops, and trucking and bus companies.

Look below to find out which sectors of BC’s economy you can work in if you pursue this trade.

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For more information on how much Motor Vehicle Body Repairers make, the expected number of future job openings and where the jobs are, as well as current workforce opportunities specifically for this trade, visit the Work BC Career Profile here.

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