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Body Shop Technician

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Five (5) years progressive heavy equipment body/collision repair and refinishing required.
  • Two (2) years technical degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Additional training from mechanical/technical schools, courses or seminars desirable.
  • High school diploma or GED and valid Nevada driver's license required.
  • Experience with paint mixing/color matching, spot blending required.
  • Must have an in-depth understanding of the design, adjustment, and repair of ADA safety equipment including but not limited to; ADA securement devices, doors and sensitive edges, wheelchair ramp functions.
  • Must be able to work amid constant interruptions, have ability to prioritize and be detail oriented.
  • Must have leadership skills and ability to mentor and provide instruction.
  • Must have good communication skills, ability to both verbally and in written format document questions and diagnostic information to management personnel.
  • Must be able to perform physical activities including working on top of coaches and lifting up to seventy-five (75) pounds.
  • Must be flexible and work in a 24/7 environment.
  • Must have clean driving record and be able to obtain a Commercial Driver's License, Class B with passenger endorsement.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test.

Skills:

  • Evidence of a "safety first" attitude
  • Must have computer skills for the ability to diagnose all sub-components of a Transit coach
  • Must have ability to understand and follow schematics
  • Intermediate level computer skills (including Microsoft applications)
  • Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, and act with complete integrity
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, diligent and able to operate independently with limited supervision (completing assigned work accurately and in a timely manner)
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Sound judgement; Good problem-solving and analytical skills (troubleshoot technical issues, communicate and document solutions to non-technical parties)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be flexible and work in a 24/7 environment

Key Accountabilities:  

  • Examines damage vehicle and efficiently plans repair process.
  • Provides assessment and evaluation of major collision damages.
  • Creates parts requests for accident damages and works with parts department to ensure timely order and follow up of required parts.
  • Performs major frame and structural damage repairs.
  • Performs welding with MIG, TIG and stick welder equipment.
  • Uses oxygen/acetylene welding equipment to braze and solder.
  • Repairs coaches concentrating on major complicated/complex problems including but are not limited to; ADA equipment, chassis, doors, safety equipment, sensitive edges, wheelchair ramp.
  • Performs upgrades and/or modifications on coach systems and equipment per manufactures recommendations or client requests.
  • Performs all aspects of paint work, verifies proper surface preparation, color matches, spot repairs and full body applications.
  • Records all labor in OCTA and provides comprehensive repairs notes.
  • Works and communicates with others on vehicle repair status.
  • Performs quality repair while keeping on-time status in mind.
  • Makes decisions on repair VS. Considering safety, cost and cycle time.
  • Removes upholstery, accessories, electrical, hydraulic equipment and trim to gain access to all parts of vehicle.
  • Files, grinds and sands, repairs, and paint surfaces using power tools and hand tools.
  • Familiar with all aspects of collision repair including frame repair, welding, bondo, prep work, sanding, primer and paint.

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