Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations
05130 MOTOR EQUIPMENT METAL MECHANIC (Motor Vehicle Body Repairer)
Repairs damaged bodies and body parts of automotive vehicles, such as automobiles, buses, and light trucks according to repair manuals, using hand tools and power tools. Removes upholstery, accessories, electrical and hydraulic window- and seat-operating equipment, and trim to gain access to vehicle body and fenders. Positions block against surface of dented area and beats opposite surface to remove dents, using hammer. Fills depressions with solder or other plastic material. Removes damaged fenders, panels, and grills, using wrenches and cutting torch, and bolts or welds replacement. Straightens bent frames, using hydraulic jack and pulling device. Files, grinds, and sands repaired surfaces, using power tools and hand tools. Refinishes repaired surface, using paint spray gun and sander. Aims headlights, aligns wheels, and bleeds hydraulic brake system. May paint surface after performing body repairs.