Motor vehicle body repairers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7322

Motor vehicle body repairers repair and restore damaged motor vehicle body parts and interior finishing; repaint body surfaces; and repair and/or replace automotive glass. They are employed by automobile dealerships, automobile body repair shops and automobile appraisal centres. This unit group also includes metal repairers who repair defective automobile body parts and damage to the bodies of newly assembled cars. They are employed by motor vehicle manufacturers.

Job Duties for Motor vehicle body repairers

  • Review damage report and estimates of repair cost and plan work to be performed
  • Repair and replace front end components, body components, doors and frame and underbody components
  • Hammer out dents, buckles and other defects using blocks and hammers
  • Operate soldering equipment or use plastic filler to fill holes, dents and seams
  • Remove damaged fenders, panels and grills using wrenches and cutting torch and bolt or weld replacement parts into place
  • Straighten bent frames using frame and underbody pulling and anchoring equipment
  • File, grind and sand repaired body surfaces using hand and power tools
  • Mask and tape auto body surfaces in preparation for painting
  • Mix paint, blend and match colours
  • Apply primers and repaint surfaces using brush or spray guns
  • Repair and replace glass components such as windshields, windows and sunroofs
  • Repair or replace interior components, such as seat frame assembly, carpets and floorboard insulation
  • Inspect repaired vehicles and test drive vehicles for proper handling.

Working Conditions for Motor vehicle body repairers

Work is performed in auto repair shops, often at awkward angles or tight spaces. Safety measures are in place to prevent injury from repair equipment, fumes, high heat, and noise.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Antique Car Body Restorer
  • Antique Vehicle Body Restorer
  • Apprentice Painter - Motor Vehicle Repair
  • Auto Glass Installer
  • Autobody Mechanic
  • Autobody Repairer
  • Autobody Technician
  • Autobody Technician - Collision
  • Autobody Technician - Refinishing
  • Autobody Worker
  • Automobile Body Repairman/woman
  • Automobile Damage Repair Estimator
  • Automobile Polisher-sander - Motor Vehicle Repair
  • Automotive Body Mechanic
  • Automotive Body Painter
  • Automotive Body Repairer
  • Automotive Body Repairer-painter
  • Automotive Body Technician
  • Automotive Glass Technician
  • Automotive Painter - Motor Vehicle Repair
  • Automotive Painter Apprentice
  • Automotive Painting And Refinishing Technician
  • Automotive Repair Shop Estimator
  • Body And Fender Repairer - Automobile
  • Body And Fender Repairman/woman - Automobile
  • Collision Repair Technician
  • Dent Remover And Repairer - Automobile
  • Dingman/woman - Autobody
  • Journeyman/woman Motor Vehicle Body Repairer
  • Metal Finish And Touch-up Repairer - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Metal Finisher - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Metal Repairer - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Metal Upgrader - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Motor Repair Vehicle Painter Apprentice
  • Motor Vehicle Apprentice Painter
  • Motor Vehicle Body Finisher
  • Motor Vehicle Body Repairer
  • Motor Vehicle Body Repairer - Collision
  • Motor Vehicle Body Repairer - Metal And Paint
  • Motor Vehicle Body Repairer - Refinishing
  • Motor Vehicle Body Repairer Apprentice
  • Motor Vehicle Body Repair-painter
  • Motor Vehicle Body Technician
  • Motor Vehicle Body Technician - Truck
  • Motor Vehicle Painter - Motor Vehicle Repair
  • Painter - Motor Vehicle Repair
  • Used Car Renovator
  • Autobody Repairer
  • Automotive Body Mechanic
  • Automotive Glass Technician
  • Automotive Painter - Motor Vehicle Repair
  • Automotive Painter Apprentice
  • Metal Finisher - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Metal Repairer - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Body Repairer Apprentice
  • Motor Vehicle Body Technician - Truck
  • Painter - Motor Vehicle Repair
  • Auto Body Man
  • Auto Painter - Motor Vehicle Repair
  • Auto Body Mechanic
  • Auto Painting And Refinishing Technician
  • Collision Body Technician
  • AUTO GLASS TECHNICIAN
  • RV Technician
  • Autobody Finisher/Prepper
  • Auto Body Technician
  • Light Auto Body Repair Technician
  • Auto Body Repair Technician
  • Auto Body Prepper
  • Auto Body Worker