Workers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Mix paint, blend and match colors
B. Apply primers and repaint surfaces using brush or spray guns
C. Repair and replace glass components such as windshields, windows and sunroofs
D. Repair or replace interior components, such as seat frame assembly, carpets and floorboard insulation
E. Inspect repaired vehicles and test drive vehicles for proper handling.
F. Review damage report and estimates of repair cost and plan work to be performed
G. Repair and replace front end components, body components, doors and frame and underbody components
1. Other services (except public administration) - 74.0%
2. Retail trade - 14.0%
3. Wholesale trade - 2.0%
4. Transportation and warehousing - 2.0%
1. Motor vehicle body repairers
2. Red Seal, an interprovincial trade certification, is also available to qualified automotive painters.
3. Automotive glass installers and repairers
4. Completion of secondary school is usually required.
5. Auto glass industry certification is usually required.
6. Apprenticeship training for automotive glass technicians is available in British Columbia.
The average hourly wages for Motor Vehicle Body Repairers is $16.41/HR, which is below average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and below average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.