Auto Body Technician

South Elgin, Illinois

We put our team members first. You’ll receive a great salary and benefits, and experience the support and opportunity you deserve. You’re empowered to make decisions. You control your future.

Job Description:

The Auto Body Technician’s primary responsibility and accountability includes providing an exceptional and successful customer experience through the meticulous assessment and quality repair of each customer’s vehicle to restore it back to pre-accident condition. The Auto Body Technician thoroughly disassembles, repairs, and reassembles each vehicle while playing a pivotal role to our company’s promise of speed, quality and customer excellence. The Auto Body Technician works in alignment with all team members in achieving the repair facilities KPIs and is committed to being a dedicated Brand Ambassador of The Boyd Group at all times.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure consistent execution of WOW (Wow Operating Way) plan.

  • Plans the repair work that is necessary and prepares cost estimates for customers.  Uses various tools such as cutting guns, plasma cutters, hydraulic jacks, hammers, and pliers to repair sections of a vehicle.

  • Hammers out dents, dimples, and other minor body damage if possible; mixes and applies filler resins to repair  dents when other methods are not feasible.

  • Realigns car chassis and frames to repair structural damage.

  • Removes damaged sections of vehicles and replaces them with new or aftermarket parts. Replaces or repairs glass and windshields as needed.

  • Replaces or repairs interior parts as needed.

  • Welds and otherwise attaches or fits parts into place and Prepares and repaints vehicles with factory-specified paint or agreed-upon equivalent. 

  • Attempts to complete work orders within labor time guidelines.  Ensures all work has been executed correctly by inspecting vehicles after repair.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience Required

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Successful completion of technical school program OR a 3-year apprenticeship as an auto body repairer.  

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to read job orders and work with very little supervision.

  • Ability to work with other repairers within an auto body shop. 

  • Thorough understanding of methods and procedures to repair vehicle bodies.   

  • Thorough understanding of how to use tools required for the trade.  

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to work safely in a noisy area with many odors present.

  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds at times.

  • Must be able to visually inspect vehicle damage in a variety of weather conditions.

  • Must be able to bend, stretch, kneel, and squat to perform repairs and inspections.  

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.