- Follow supervisors’ instructions as to which parts to restore or replace and how much time the job should take.
- Review damage reports, prepare or review repair cost estimates, and plan work to be performed.
- Position dolly blocks against surfaces of dented areas and beat opposite surfaces to remove dents, using hammers.
- Adjust or align headlights, wheels, and brake systems.
- Read specifications or confer with customers to determine the desired custom modifications for altering the appearance of vehicles.
- Clean work areas, using air hoses, to remove damaged material and discarded fiberglass strips used in repair procedures.
- Apply heat to plastic panels, using hot-air welding guns or immersion in hot water, and press the softened panels back into shape by hand.
- Testing out motor vehicles so as to see if they are roadworthy and find any faults.
- Explaining in simple terms to car owners what’s wrong with their vehicles, how much it will cost to repair and how long it will take to fix any faults.
- Asking vehicle owners questions about the problems they are experiencing.
- Going through a checklist to ensure that all key mechanical work has been done.
- Completing all administrative documentation relating to any work carried out.
- Sourcing the cheapest suppliers of quality vehicle parts for a particular vehicle.
- Test driving cars after they have been repaired to ensure they are safe to drive.
- Virginia State Safety Inspector Certificate.
- General maintenance- oil changes, water pumps, Brakes, Timing Belts, Tire Changes, Exhaust, Mig Welding, Wheel Bearings, ball joints, and 4 wheel alignments. among other automotive work.
- Doing everything possible to maximise a vehicle’s availability for its owner.
- Accurately estimating the time, cost and materials needed for any repair work.
- Use diagnostic equipment to evaluate mechanical problems in vehicles.
- Perform minor mechanical repairs.
- Help lead mechanic complete major repairs.
- Do welding and minor body work.
- Service vehicles according to established preventive maintenance schedule. Rotate and balance tires; change oil and filters; lubricate vehicle parts; inspect and replace hoses, belts, mirrors, lamps; and maintain all fluid levels.
- Maintain accurate, updated records of preventive maintenance.
- Inspect vehicles and evaluate condition of systems, equipment, accessories, and lights; service as needed.
- Test components in automobiles to ensure proper operation.
- Install, adjust, or repair automatic lift mechanisms used to raise and lower automobile windows.
- Repair or replace clutch systems.
- Repair or replace automobile coil or leaf springs