This is full performance auto body work repairing and rebuilding damaged City vehicles and equipment. An employee in this class repairs dents and ruptures and aligns, repairs and/or replaces structural or mechanical parts and components damaged in accidents. Using Windows based computer systems with software designed to measure upper and lower body is essential in carrying out and performing duties. Work is performed under the supervision of an automotive group leader and involves physical exertion, contact with brazing and welding materials and exposure to a noisy environment.ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
Repairs and/or replaces doors, panels, bumpers, fenders, hoods, including sheet metal, aluminum and fiberglass bodies and other related structures; removes parts from passenger vehicles, trucks and heavy equipment, using wrenches, cutting torch, plasma cutter and pneumatic tools; may determine actual damage and repair work necessary; brazes and welds parts using MIG welder, squeeze type inverted resistance welder, electric, gas and other welding equipment; panel beats parts into normal shape; applies fillers and sealers; featheredges, sands and smooths parts; paints vehicles; mixes paints to ensure proper color and viscosity; reattaches parts onto vehicle by welding, brazing, riveting, bolting, or gluing; fabricates panels and compartments for custom bodies. Aligns and/or replaces structural or mechanical parts damaged in accidents; repairs, aligns and/or replaces damaged frames utilizing frame straightening and repairing equipment as required; removes and replaces radiators, air conditioning condensers and lines, fans, fan clutches, fan belts, oil coolers, lights and wire harnesses, windshields, doors, door windows, door locks, upholstery, steering and suspension components, air bags, front/rear wheel and brake components and heating and cooling accessories; removes and replaces hydraulic components on trucks; insures that these structures are aligned or replaced according to manufacturers' specification; may diagnose electronic components (i.e. electronic A/C/heating & cooling, air bag systems, passenger restraint systems, wiring, etc.) reading and utilizing diagnostics scanner; re assembles parts disengaged prior to the repair.
Performs related work as required.
Equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade.AND
Four years of experience learning the auto body repair trade as a helper or apprentice.OR
Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department.
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of appointment as an Auto Body Repair Technician.NOTE Employees are required at the time of appointment to possess and maintain a full complement of tools necessary to perform the tasks assigned.