Hot Rod Builders and Repair Technician

Full Time
Abbotsford
Posted 4 months ago
Fast growing business is looking for top gun auto upholsterers, car audio installers, car builders.
Work on some beauties, make great money, set your own hours and have a team to help you succeed.
Please contact Sieglinde at Valley Personnel, 604-859-6511 or 604-897-3214.
  • Repair vintage automobiles, trucks, buses, and other motor vehicles
  • Specialize in custom hot rod and exotic cars
  • Perform routine vehicle maintenance
  • Use diagnostic tools to test vehicle components
  • Perform quality inspections prior to purchasing
  • ongoing detailing of vehicles
  • strong sourcing skills for custom and vintage vehicles
  • Current knowledge of the changes in plastics, electronics, metals, finishes and vehicle systems.
  • Computer literacy skills.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Examines shop order to ascertain part, material, operation and quantities.
  • Checks parts against print and shop orders for dimensions and weld size to be applied.
  • Commit to safe work habits and industry safety programs.
  • Use frame machines to straighten bent frames and unitized bodies.
  • Remove or repair sections of vehicles (e.g., roof, rear body panels, etc.) and weld in new sections
  • Repair damage to body panels and weld sheet metal.
  • Apply masking to the bumpers, windows and trim and use a spray gun to apply primer. The auto body technician will then clean and smooth the surface before applying the finish.
  • Repair and/or replace interior and exterior components such as instrument panels, seat frame assemblies, carpets and floorboard insulation, trim panels and mouldings.
  • Replace accident damage components in hybrid systems, airbags and restraint systems.
  • Inspect vehicles for dimensional accuracy and test drive them to ensure proper alignment and handling.
  • Realign car frames and chassis to repair structural damage.
  • Hammer out or patch dents, dimples and other damage.
  • Install and weatherproof windows and windshields.
  • Grind, sand, buff and prime refurbished surfaces.
  • Perform maintenance tasks like replacing head lamps, testing shocks, evaluating brakes, etc.
  • Coordinate with parts and inventory to limit delays and improve efficiency.
  • Remove damaged sections of vehicles using metal-cutting guns, air grinders and wrenches, and install replacement parts using wrenches or welding equipment.
  • Read specifications or confer with customers in order to determine the desired custom modifications for altering the appearance of vehicles.

Skills and Abilities

  • Strength, stamina and the use of proper lifting techniques to handle heavy tools and parts weighing up to 25 kilograms.
  • Hand skills to perform technical repairs.
  • Creativity, patience and an eye for detail.
  • Good colour vision.
  • Previous experience as a mechanic
  • Custom metal fabricating a must
  • Knowledge of shop equipment
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills
  • Deadline and detail-oriented
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

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