Gerber Collision & Glass, IL Skokie

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:

Role Summary

To provide mechanical-related repair to a vehicle involved in a collision.

Reporting Relationships
  • Reports to General Manager
  • Has no direct reports

  • Ensure that all parts needed for repairs are correct in order to insure the most efficient cycle time. Notify your supervisor if additional parts are needed.
  • Communicate any additional work that needs to be done to Production Manager/General Manager.
  • Use all inventories efficiently.
  • Save old or damaged parts if necessary.
  • Complete 11 I-CAR course requirements in the first 12 months of service.

Key Attributes/Traits
  • Prior Mechanical Experience: Suspensions, Diagnostics, AC Systems,
  • Self Motivated
  • Organizational Skills

Key Education, Experience, and Skills

Required :
  • ASE Certified - not necessarily
  • Vehicle Scanning
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to use hands efficiently in handling vehicle parts.
  • Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Requires clear close vision.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others.
  • Must be able to read and understand a work order.
  • Must have tools.
  • 4-6 years related work experience

Preferred :
  • High School Diploma/GED preferred

  • Plan work procedure; follow work order for all operations listed.
  • Raise vehicle with hydraulic jack or hoist, to gain access to mechanical units bolted to underside of vehicle as needed.
  • Complete 2 and 4 wheel alignments. Run pre and post printouts via the alignment machine.
  • Remove units such as an engine, transmission, or differential as needed in the mechanical repair.
  • Disassemble vehicles and inspect parts for wear.
  • Repair or replace vehicle parts as needed
  • Overhaul or replace blowers, generators, and pumps.
  • Rewire ignition system, lights, and instrument panel.
  • Reline and adjust brakes, align front end, repairs or replaces shock absorbers.
  • Replace parts as needed in the cooling system (antifreeze).
  • Recharge air conditioning. (Certified)
  • Bleed hydraulic brake system.
  • Diagnose electrical and engine problems.
  • Perform other mechanical work as assigned. (Airbags, Seatbelts & SRS related items)
  • Mount and balance tires.
  • Test Drive all vehicles for quality of repair.
  • Airbags & ABS systems.

Key Success Measures and Metrics
  • Follow manufacturing guidelines to insure replacement parts are to manufacturer's specifications.
  • Maintain high levels of quality control.
  • Meet all quality standards before advising the Production Manager that the vehicle is ready to be moved on to the next department.
  • Inform your supervisor if any below quality work is arriving.

Key Meetings
  • 0800 Morning Huddle - Role: Participant
    • Inputs: Yesterday's performance, Today's plan, and barrier logs
    • Outputs: Clear prioritized assignments for each member of the production team. Clear communication to the estimators as to which vehicles will be completed
  • 1:00 PM Production Meeting - Role: Participant
    • Inputs: Scheduled Completions and Vehicle Delivery Plan
    • Outputs: Assignments to estimators, parts management, and production management that deliver to the plan
  • Weekly Planning Meeting - Role: Participant
    • Inputs: Budget/Projections, Demand Capacity Plan, Opportunities, Staffing Plan
    • Outputs: Opportunity assignments by estimator and minimum earned hours assignment to production management

Associated Standard Operating Procedures and Required Knowledge Base
  • Vehicle Scanning
  • DIagnostics/ Troubleshooting
  • Repair Planning

Physical factors (examples)

Moderate - Heavy - Lifting 20-50 pounds anything more would require assistance

Pulling/Pushing, Carrying

Walking ( 7+ hours)

Standing (1 hour or less)

Operating a motor vehicle


While we have attempted to make this position description as comprehensive and useful as possible, it cannot encompass all aspects of the job that an employee may be called on to perform. Every employee must be ready and willing to undertake all other duties that may be assigned by his or her supervisor to ensure the effective and safe operation of a collision repair center.

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 to learn more about our company.