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Body Tech Helper / Collision Apprentice

Company: AutoNation, Inc.
Location: Encinitas
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

BMW of Encinitas

Position Overview

The Collision / Body Tech Repair Trainee is responsible for preparing repaired vehicles for refinishing and assisting painters with their work.

Who Would I Interact With?

This position interacts daily with Customers, Technicians, Parts Associates, Cashiers, Sales Associates and Managers, just to name a few.

What are the day-to-day responsibilities?

  • Performs body and fender repairs, as outlined on repair or work order, with direction from Metal Technician. (If certified in welding operations, will perform welding, soldering, body alignment and oxidizing operations.
  • Communicates effectively with the Metal Technician, Paint Technician and other Collision Center
  • Operate all equipment in Collision Center in safe and productive manner, and follows AutoNation's Safety Standards for the use of personal protective equipment (safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection) while working on the production floor.
  • Uses basic mathematical skills to solve simple equations for mixing chemicals and determining vehicle structural measurements, as directed by supervisor.
  • Understands and follows federal, state and local regulations with respect to disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Actively participates in additional training classes, i.e., I-CAR, ASE
  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with the Company's Vision, Mission, and Values in all interactions with customers, co-workers and suppliers.
  • Adheres to all company policies, procedures and safety standards.

What are the requirements for this job?

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to comprehend and read instructions
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of repairs for damaged body parts and bodies of vehicles.
  • Must have a valid drivers license
  • Ability to interpret vendor catalogs
  • Ability to operate an automobile

AutoNation is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Company Overview

As America's largest and most recognized automotive retailer, AutoNation is transforming the automotive industry through its bold leadership, innovation, and comprehensive brand extensions. We are committed to hiring driven, diverse Associates and supporting them in growing their career within AutoNation. We offer paid training, competitive pay & benefits and a culture that believes in investing in our Associates' professional futures. With over 315 locations from coast to coast, AutoNation has an opportunity for you. We've sold over 13 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. Our success is driven by our commitment to delivering a peerless Customer experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. We believe deeply in giving back, and every car we sell helps to raise cancer research and treatment awareness with a Pink Plate. We have proudly raised over $25 million dollars to drive out cancer, create awareness, and support critical research.

Join us as we pave the way to moving our company, our communities and our industry forward. Apply today at a location near you or wherever you dream the road will take you.

Keywords: AutoNation, Inc., Encinitas , Body Tech Helper / Collision Apprentice, Other , Encinitas, California

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