Apprentice Autobody Technician
St. James Volkswagen
At AutoCanada we are passionate about our business, our customers and our talent! We are cultivating a culture of excellence and aspire to be best-in-class in the industry. We know that to be successful we need the best people to curate exceptional experiences for our customers. We aim to be the destination for top talent and are committed to providing our employees with meaningful and challenging work, an engaging and collaborative environment, recognition for performance, and opportunities for growth and advancement.
What We Offer
- Highly competitive wages
- Clean working environment
- Up to date equipment
- Paid health and dental plan
We are looking for an Apprentice Autobody Technician to join our growing team. You will play a crucial role in terms of the customer experience by completing the work required to reunite clients with repaired or restored vehicles.
Reporting to the Collision Centre Manager, mentored by Journeymen Autobody Technicians, you will work with the greater collision centre team to determine vehicle repair requirements and provide accurate repair recommendations to our clients. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with, and be mentored, coached and trained by our experienced Journeyperson’s and associates within the Collison Centre.
Your Key Responsibilities
- Determine vehicle repair and or restoration requirements.
- Review damage reports, prepare and review repair cost estimates, and plan work to be performed.
- Perform quality repairs on a variety of vehicles.
- Fit and weld replacement parts into place, using wrenches and welding equipment.
- Remove damaged sections of vehicles using metal-cutting guns, air grinders and wrenches.
- Use hydraulic pressure machines to align damaged components.
- Adjust or align headlights, wheels, and brake systems.
- Replace front end components, body components, doors and frame and underbody components.
- Remove damaged fenders, panels and grills and bolt or weld replacement parts into place and remove, install, align and repair panels.
- Repair or replace interior components.
- Straighten bent frames using frame and underbody pulling and anchoring equipment.
- Fit and secure windows, vinyl roofs, and metal trim to vehicle bodies, using caulking guns, adhesive brushes, and mallets.
- Inspect repaired vehicles for proper functioning, completion of work, dimensional accuracy, and overall appearance of paint job, and test drive vehicles to ensure proper alignment and handling.
- Replace damaged glass on vehicles.
- Cut openings in vehicle bodies for the installation of customized windows, using templates and power shears or chisels.
- Monitor and take part of active cleanliness of shop and equipment.
- Move vehicles as required for shop production.
- Demonstrate and champion a healthy and safe work environment.
Your Capabilities and Credentials
- Journeyman Autobody Apprentice, 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year.
- Working towards the completion of a related post-secondary program and or training courses.
- Professional demeanor and strong work ethic.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills.
- Efficient problem-solving skills.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Knowledge of and the ability to operate machinery and tools required to complete repairs.
- Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
- High level of integrity and work ethic.
- Ability to meet physical demands such as heavy lifting, standing for long periods of time and using to use power and hand-held equipment.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving history.
- Open to continuous learning and development.
For more information on our Company, please visit our website at www.autocan.ca. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. AutoCanada is committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture, as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.
AutoCanada is a multi-location automotive dealership group operating in both Canada and the United States. AutoCanada trades under the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ACQ. The multi-location dealership model enables AutoCanada to serve a diversified geographic customer base providing a range of services to customers including new and used vehicle sales, financing, leasing, automotive service and repair, collision repair, and parts sales. Founded in 2006, AutoCanada has expanded significantly and continues to grow. Today, customers are served by more than 4,200 employees comprised of automotive service technicians, sales experts, and support staff from offices across Canada.