Auto Body Apprentice

Company: Gerber Collision & Glass

WELCOME TO GERBER COLLISION & GLASS
 
Our Team Members Drive Us! Gerber Collision & Glass is one of the largest collision repair companies in North America. With $2+ billion in sales, over 800 locations and growing, our 10,000+ team members across the United States and Canada are passionate about delivering our goal to WOW Every Customer and Be the Best! 
 
We invite you to join our team. Gerber offers a great place to launch and grow careers. As we continue to grow, we have endless opportunities for you to grow with us. 
 
Gerber Collision & Glass recognizes, values and welcomes all applicants with unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans.
 

Job Description:

This program offers a valuable opportunity for hands-on experience in the automotive industry,
working alongside an experienced technician and gaining insight into various aspects of auto body repair. This will be a 30 day trial to qualify for the 18-month Technician Development Program.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in performing basic auto body repairs, including dent removal, sanding, and painting under the supervision of
  • experienced technicians.
  • Learn to use and maintain tools and equipment properly to ensure safety and efficiency in the workplace.
  • Participate in vehicle inspections to identify damages and develop repair plans.
  • Collaborate with team members to complete repair projects within specified timelines and quality standards.
  • Follow all safety protocols and procedures to maintain a clean and organized work environment.

Education and/or Experience Required

  • High School Diploma/GED preferred
  • Trade/Vocational school graduates preferred
  • Some on-the-job experience is preferred
  • I-CAR Gold Class preferred

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time in the repair of a vehicle
  • Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Must be able to visually inspect vehicle damage in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Must be able to use hands efficiently in handling vehicle parts.
  • Strong interest in the automotive industry and a desire to learn and develop technical skills.
  • Ability to follow instructions and work effectively in a team environment
  • Basic knowledge of auto body repair techniques and tools is preferred but not required
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Good communication skills and a positive attitude toward learning and problem-solving
  • Reliable transportation to commute to the workplace

Other Requirements

  • Maintain a good rapport with all supervisors and co-workers
  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures as outlined in the employee handbook.
  • Present a friendly, pleasant, accommodating, cheerful, courteous, helpful, and outgoing disposition toward fellow employees
  • at all times.
  • Promote a positive spirit of teamwork within the company
  • Maintain a well-groomed appearance.
  • Maintain a clean, organized work area at all times
  • Perform all assigned activities according to the Standardized Operating Procedures of the company.
  • Continuously strive to improve the efficiency of the production department and overall company operation, and be willing to
  • participate in company meetings.
  • Participate in training programs as required to maintain the technical and professional skills and techniques necessary for
  • this position.
  • Extend normal working hours as necessary to accommodate workload and customer requirements.

Requirements to Qualify for Entry into TDP

  • Mentor agrees to accept trainee
  • Zero unplanned absences
  • Zero Tardiness violations
  • Has worked with selected mentor for 90% or more of the 30-day time frame
  • Trainee passes final Pre-TDP assessment
  • Mentor signs training agreement

Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
The physical demands of your job must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

Keywords

Automotive, growth, advancement, collision repair, collision center, auto body, autobody, body shop, I-CAR, ICAR, dent repair, PDR, paintless, bodyman, body man, body tech, bodytech, auto body tech, auto tech, collision tech, collision technician, dealership, apprentice, ASE, body shop, bodyshop, weld, welding, welder, frame tech

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Benefits That Drive Your Success
Gerber offers the comprehensive benefits you expect from an industry leader, including:

  • Competitive Pay Plans
  • Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with company match
  • Employer Paid Short-Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • Continuing Education Opportunities

Gerber Collision & Glass is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status, or any other consideration, prohibited by law or by contract.

About Us
Gerber Collision & Glass has been WOWing customers with our collision repair services for over 80 years. Please visit gerbercareers.com to learn more about our company.