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Job Description:

  • 1) Estimates cost of repairing damaged automobile and truck bodies, on basis of visual inspection of vehicle and familiarity with standard parts, costs, and labor rates: Examines damaged vehicle for dents, scratches, broken glass, and other areas requiring repair, replacement, or repainting.

  • 2) Sights along fenders to detect frame damage, or positions vehicle in frame-aligning rig that indicates location and extent of misalignment.

  • 3) Examines interior for evidence of fire or water damage to upholstery and appointments.

  • 4) Determines feasibility of repair or replacement of parts, such as bumpers, fenders, and doors, according to familiarity with relative costs and extent of damage.

  • 5) Computes cost of replacement parts and labor to restore vehicle to condition specified by customer, using standard labor and parts cost manuals.

  • 6) Enters itemized estimate on job order card or estimate form and explains estimate to customer.

  • 7) May estimate cost of mechanical, electrical, or other repairs where shop performs both body work and mechanical servicing of vehicles.

  • 8) May estimate cost of repainting, converting vehicles to special purposes, or customizing undamaged vehicles, depending on specialty of shop.




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Job Number: 9321