Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (metal and paint)
APPRENTICESHIP - YES
At a glance
Motor vehicle body repairers restore the structural integrity of damaged vehicles by straightening frames, fixing minor body damage, removing badly damaged sections, and priming and painting all repaired surfaces. As a motor vehicle body repairer, you will also repair and/or replace vehicle glass and interior and exterior components of the vehicle. Duties also include verifying dimensional accuracy, system functions, passenger protection, proper alignment, and proper handling.
Work environments for construction careers can be located outdoors or indoors or both. Work hours may vary as well. Some positions are seasonal while others are all year round, but part-time. Other positions are project-based and may require you to work full-time until the project is complete. And, of course there are careers that have full-time hours all year round.
Below is a list of workplaces where you might find opportunities to gain apprenticeship hours and/or experience. (Source: Apprenticeship Manitoba Handbook and Manitoba Prospects)
- Autobody repair shops
- Auto dealerships
- Specialty automobile shops
- Public transit systems
Other conditions: N/A
Mini Skills Assessment
If you answer YES to the questions below, then a career as a Motor Vehicle Body Repairer may be right for you!
- Do you have good communication skills?
- Do you have strong analytical skills?
- Are you physically flexible?
Essential Skills Profiles
The Government of Canada Job Bank has identified Nine Literacy and Essential Skills (Reading, Writing, Document Use, Numeracy, Computer Use, Thinking, Oral Communication, Working with Others, and Continuous Learning).Below you will find links to the Essential Skills Profiles for this occupation and/or related ones.
Below you will find the annual salaries for apprentices and journeypersons for a Motor Vehicle Body Repairer.
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Note: To receive the most up-to-date information about satisfying apprenticeship level requirements, contact Apprentice Manitoba or visit http://www.gov.mb.ca/wdis/apprenticeship/index.html