Automotive Body Repairer
Auto body repairers Are highly skilled craftspeople who repair damaged
automobile and truck bodies, restores body metal to the original contours, and replaces
non-repairable body parts.
I chose automotive body repairer for my report because I like to deal with cars and
I enjoy performing hands-on activities. I like the hands-on and mechanical operation of
this career. Automotive body repairer is in the Industrial and Engineering Iowa pathway.
The National Employment and Outlook of this career is currently stable. However
the employment rate is expected to rise with the amount ...view middle of the document...
The changes in the industry have made it
necessary for a person in this occupation to become skilled in the use of fiberglass plastic,
aluminum welding, and other water-based materials.
In this career, a body worker can do a wide range of things to the body of an
automobile. Automobile body repairers are skilled craft workers who repair vehicle parts
damaged by collision, rust, or other causes. They pull dents and make them smooth again,
they replace parts and panels that cannot be restored back to its original look, and also
smooth out creases and other various rough areas. Also, they do a lot of custom work on
the vehicles. They have the ability to do custom paint jobs and install custom parts. After
they have fixed an area, they will sand that area and paint it the color of the rest of the
body. This career requires climbing, balancing, lifting, walking, and stooping.
They often work with tools such as drills, riveters, hammers, welders, files,
screwdrivers, and sanders. Automotive body repairers must buy their own tools, but their