OC Motors - Vehicle Body Repair Technician

Salary: £122.50 per week
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 25-Nov-2017

Employer Name: OC Motors 

Vacancy Location: Speke

Vacancy Title: Apprentice Vehicle Body Repair Technician 

Working Week (Days and Hours)

37.5 hours per week – Monday – Friday

1 day per week (term time) will be in The City of Liverpool College

Weekly Wage: £122.50

Employer Description

At OC Motor Repairs we specialise in - car body repairs, crash repairs, alloy wheel specialists, vehicle resprays, body kits.

 Our highly skilled workforce, are constantly being trained and re-trained to ensure their personal performance remains at the leading edge of the vehicle repair industry.



Full description

As an apprentice body repairer your first task would be to assess the extent of the damage and the best way to do the repairs. On a repair job, your duties could include:

  • removing damaged panels or parts to repair at a workbench
  • smoothing out minor dents in panels with a ‘dolly’ hammer and other tools
  • filling small holes or rusted areas with resin, body solder and other compound fillers
  • fitting new panels where the damage is too great for repaircustom-building body panels from sheet metal before welding them into place
  • After you have fixed the damaged parts, you would refinish the surfaces by:

    • removing old paintwork, sealant and rust, using a wire wheel attached to a drill or grinder
    • cleaning the repair area and masking off other parts to be left alone
    • priming and paint spraying the area, using the manufacturer instructions on colour matches
    • sealing and waxing the repair
    You would also keep a record of completed work to give to the customer when they come to collect their vehicle.

Skills required

  • Able to use hands for car repair
  • Able to communicate with colleagues and customers
  • Good team player
  • Prepared to take responsibility
  • Willingness to learn

Qualifications required

Ideally a Level 1 qualification in vehicle maintenance or engineering but mainly a real willingness to learn and take the initiative when it comes to taking on car mechanical work and responsibilities


Personal qualities

The successful candidate must have or be:

  • A positive attitude to work
  • Punctual
  • Motivated
  • Listening skills
  • Commitment – to job and studies


Training to be Provided

Level 2 in Vehicle Body repair


If yu wish to apply for this vacancy please forward a copy of your latest CV to Nicola Ward at The City of Liverpool College to the following email address stating which position you are applying for; nicola.ward@liv-coll.ac.uk




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