Auto Body Technician

Caliber Collision Santa Barbara , CA 93101

Posted 4 weeks ago

Caliber Collision is the largest, fastest-growing collision repair company in America. Right now, we're looking for highly talented, dedicated, and quality-focused teammates to help restore the rhythm of our customers' lives.

Job Summary

Repair vehicles thoroughly, safely, and profitably in a manner consistent with Caliber S.O.P., insurance partner and industry guidelines/standards.

Essential Job Duties

  • Complete dis-assembly of vehicle in order to assist Service Advisor with preparing a 100% Repair Plan

  • Ensure all needed repairs identified to eliminate supplements and minimize repair time

  • Plan work procedure: follow work order for all operations listed

  • Remove upholstery, accessories, electrical and hydraulic window and seat operating equipment and trim to gain access to damaged area of vehicle if needed. Store parts on carts or cover to eliminate potential damage

  • Mend damaged body and fenders by hammering out or filling in dents and welding broken parts; insure all gaps and fits are to industry standards

  • Operate a variety of hand and power tools (e.g. welder, soldering equipment, cutting torch, blocks, hammers, wrenches, sander, spray guns, etc.)

  • Fill depressions with body filler

  • Remove damaged fenders, panels and grills; and bolts or welds replacement parts in position and reassemble after parts are painted; insure all gaps and fills are to industry standards

  • File, grind, and sand repaired surfaces with 120-grit paper before turning vehicle over to the Paint Dept.

  • Aim headlamps and repair or replace defective parts

  • Inspect and test drive repaired vehicles to check for compliance with safety and quality standards

  • Assist Service Advisors in assessing damage to vehicles prior to repair

  • Comply with all Caliber safety rules, guidelines and standards

  • Perform other related duties as assigned to ensure an efficient and effective repair

Skill/Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must have a valid driver's license and be eligible for coverage under Caliber's insurance policy (Not an excluded driver)

  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check

  • Ability to effectively communicate with others

  • Ability to read and understand instructions, written estimates and work orders

  • Multi-tasking; adapts easily to fast-paced environment

  • Personable, friendly demeanor with "World Class" customer service approach to internal and external customers

  • Maintain a well-groomed appearance

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time during the repair of a vehicle

  • Must be able to walk, sit, bend, push/pull, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach or crawl frequently

  • Must be able to use hands efficiently in handling vehicle parts

  • Regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts

  • Occasionally exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and/or caustic chemicals

  • Moderate noise levels in this working environment

  • Occasionally exposed to hot, cold, wet or humid conditions

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

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Auto Body Technician

Caliber Collision