The Apprentice Body Technician works in partnership with an experienced Body Technician to repair assigned vehicles. Damaged vehicles should be restored to pre-accident condition, following the written repair order and O'Daniel SOP'S. The Apprentice Body Technician contributes to delivering on O'Daniel quality and customer satisfaction, while gaining exposure and experience to advance his/her skills. 

1. Blue Printing & Repair Planning: Approaches repair planning with a sense of urgency and detail to avoid waste and rework later in the process. Disassembles vehicles, putting parts on parts carts. Sets up vehicles for frame measurement and pulling. 

2.  Assists in identifying and sourcing parts as necessary. Uses good judgment in determining when damaged parts can be safely repaired for cost and cycle-time savings. Maintain parts carts in an organized manner. 

3. Team & Problem-Solving: Is an active participant in morning Production meetings. Knows status of vehicles keeping vehicles on schedule for on-time delivery. Helps problem-solve on vehicles assigned to other team members. 

4. Vehicle Repair: At the direction of mentoring Body Technician, performs quality repairs defects. Meets or exceeds O'Daniel requirements for productivity as measured by hours. Utilizes the technical information sheet attached to the work order for all structural repairs, replacement, airbag and mechanical work. Reassembles painted vehicle and painted parts after QC process. Keeps the sublet for assigned vehicles up to date. Follows O'Daniel quality control processes and contribute to meeting the return rate target. 

5. Safe & Organized Workplace: Consistently utilizes all safety equipment and follows proper repair procedures. Adheres to all requirements for hazardous waste disposal. Participates in monthly safety meetings and utilizes information on the job. Keeps personal work area organized and returns tools, materials and equipment to designated areas. 


• Auto Body Vocational-Tech preferred; otherwise must have demonstrated experience and aptitude in mechanical/automotive arena.
  O'Daniel repair processes. 
• Must maintain a valid state driver's license in order to drive any customer or company vehicle.
• Demonstrated commitment to continued learning by participation in O'Daniel required training.
• Predictable and reliable attendance required.


•Periodic lifting and carrying objects over 50 pounds.
•Reaching above and below shoulder level.
•Able to push materials/parts carts and push cars (with assistance).
•Extended periods of kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping to 
complete or inspect repairs.
•May be exposed to repetitive tasks involving hand and arm motion.
•May be required to inspect vehicles outdoors in inclement weather.
•May be exposed to fumes, chemicals, high levels of dust and noise in repair center. You must wear protective equipment, including respirator when needed.

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