Plastic Repair Trainee

Company: 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:

No experience is needed - all training is provided through our world-leading advanced plastic and auto repair training program!


Join Gerber in shaping a more eco-friendly and efficient future for the plastic repair, sustainability, and collision industry. Together, we'll drive change and create a sustainable circular economy. If you are interested in long-term employment, job security, and working for a sustainable division - consider our opportunities.


Gerber Collision offers the most advanced 8-week PAID training program backed by I-CAR-accredited courses. For approved applicants, Gerber will invest in your training to learn entry-level auto skills such as plastic repairs, repair planning, and removal & installation of parts to fast-track your certification as an entry-level Micro Repair Technician.


Based on your progress after 12 to 24 months as a Micro Tech, you will then have the opportunity to move into Gerber’s industry-leading TDP (Technician Development Program) with paid on-the-job training for another 12 months towards becoming a graduate - Auto Body Repair Technician, potentially earning $100,000 and over based on your performance.


No experience is required for the entry-level Micro Tech; all training is provided during the certification program, followed by ongoing “on-the-job training and upskill career progression programs.” During the training, you will be able to take part in various trade-based, personal, and basic business development short courses, providing a foundation for further development of your career.


Secure a trade and a career for life in one of the countries fastest-growing industries!


Who we are:

Gerber Collision and Glass, has a rich history servicing customer for over 80 years is

one of North America’s largest collision brands under the Boyd Group with over 900

locations, providing ongoing opportunities across all USA states and Canada.


We are offering full-time and part-time job opportunities with flexible working hours to

meet employees’ life schedules and work commitment goals.


With your training, you will develop new trade and life skills, be introduced to

advancing technologies such as cloud based and mobile platforms, 3D printing, and virtual reality for training. 


About the Job:

Gerber Collision and Glass, is seeking employees who are interested in long-term

employment, job security, and want to work for a sustainable industry.


Candidates will start as a trainee, then certified as a entry-level technician, where they will undertake ongoing training in various Micro Collision Tasks listed below.


We are looking for people who are motivated, have an eye for detail, can work both independently and within a team, follow the company repair methods, and have great communication skills.


Preferred Skill Sets:

  • Great communication skills.

  • Experience in car repair, plastic, or metal welding 

  • Hands-on experience with cars, tools, or any kind of trade type role 


Micro Skills you will learn and be certified in: 

  • Plastic welding and lamp repairs

  • Vehicle disassembly and assembly

  • Repair assessment & parts tagging

  • Spray primer and texture application


What you will do:

  • Lifting plastic car parts and sanding parts

  • Taking parts off vehicles and tagging

  • Plastic welding using a fuse welding gun and plastic rods  

  • Use equipment such as sanders, air tools, hot air welders and lamp spray guns

  • Stand for long periods working on parts and cars

  • Use mobile/tablet to enter job numbers and part images

  • Identify plastic and part imperfections via visual and lamp hand inspection techniques

  • Will need to work independently and within a team

  • Work within a workshop environment with some noise



Gerber benefits you would expect from an industry leader, including:

•            Competitive Pay Plans

•            Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and lamp; Vision Insurance

•            401(K) Retirement Plan with Company Match

•            Short-Term Disability and lamp; Life Insurance

•            Paid Vacation and lamp; Holidays

•            Continuing Education Opportunities



Earning Capacity Stages: 3-Step Program


Step 1: Training Period ( 6 to 8 weeks )
Trainees have a base rate of $18 per hour ($37,440 annually) starting during the training period.


Step 2: Micro Tech Certified
After certification, Micro technicians move to an hourly base and commission structure equivalent to $20 to $22 per hour, which is $41,600 to $46,600 per year, not including bonuses, for 12 to 18 months.


Step 3: TDP (Technician Development Program)
Micro Technicians move into the TDP and work 12 months toward becoming a licensed Body Technician, earning between $75,000 and $130,000 per year after graduation.


Work Hours: Monday to Friday - 8am to 5pm



Gerber Collision

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.