TDP Auto Body Technician Apprentice

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:

Starting pay range: $15-$18 hourly with weekly pay!

Gerber Collision & Glass is seeking a body technician trainee for our Technician Development Program. This is a unique experience where we will personally match you with a mentor that best meets your learning style. During this 18-month journey, you will develop your body work skills and continue to challenge yourself to reach the next level. The training will prepare you to be a stand-alone technician upon completion of the program. Be a part of a team that consistently rewards and recognizes top performers through employee of the month programs and other forms of appreciation!

Program Highlights:
  • Potential for a 6 figure income in just 5 years!
  • Gradual raises and bonuses throughout the 18 months
  • Complete set of tools with box valued at $7,000
  • Full-time employment including benefits and paid time off starting day 1
  • Hands-on training, coaching, and development
  • Daily instruction that will prepare you for a career in the collision industry
  • Mentors that care about you succeeding as much as you do
  • Structured curriculum that outlines each phase of your training

  • Assist the mentor in checking all parts for accuracy before starting the repair and notify the parts manager of any incorrect parts or other discrepancies
  • The trainee is responsible for assisting the mentor with all aspects of the repair process, as listed on the repair order under the supervision of a mentor
  • Refit new parts such as; bumpers, fenders, grills, moldings, and other bolt-on items
  • Complete all repairs in a manner such that the repaired areas are restored to the original manufacturer's specifications, including door, hood, and deck alignments, chassis and frame measurements, and welded on unibody parts
  • Maintain high levels of quality control

  • 18 years of age
  • Ability to work full-time, 40 hours a week
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Have a valid driver's license
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Ability to effectively communicate and take direction from superiors
  • Ability to read and understand a work order
  • High School Diploma/ GED preferred
  • Please note that you do not need any collision experience or training to be considered for this role. Experience is a bonus, but not required!

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

At Gerber, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. #MATL

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.