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Body Shop Technician

Company: Truck Centers, Inc.
Location: South Bend
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

For over 50 years, three generations have led Truck Centers, Inc. from a single store dealership into our current network of ten, full-service dealerships and two auxiliary locations proudly representing Freightliner and Western Star trucks in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri. Our team has remained dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service in an environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and a communal spirit of giving back. To learn more about us, visit truckcentersinc.com .

Job Description

Truck Centers, Inc. is continually growing, and that means we have an ongoing need for experienced Body Shop Technicians within our team. Our new state of the art facility in South Bend is equipped with all the latest technology and tooling needed to make your job easier. The Body Shop Technician repairs damaged body parts and bodies of vehicles in accordance with factory and dealership specifications using hands tools and power tools.

Core Responsibilities
Removes and replaces damaged parts, straightens repairable parts and prepares vehicles for finishing.
Repairs fiberglass parts, hoods, cab extenders and air shields.
Communicates with parts department to obtain needed parts.
Sands repaired or replaced vehicle parts, applies primer paint and/or single stage paint, and completes refinishing of vehicle body to look like new.
Attends courses/classes to improve auto body repair skills; reads OEM bulletins to keep knowledge and techniques updated.
Cleans work area continually as jobs are completed to maintain a clean, orderly and safe workplace.
Follows all safety rules and uses safety equipment to avoid injuries to self and others; reports conditions which are unsafe to resolve safety problems.
Understands and follows all federal, state and local regulations, such as those governing the disposal of hazardous wastes.
Performs other duties as assigned to exceed customer needs and maintain company goals and objectives; may oversee the work of an apprentice technician as assigned.
Qualifications

Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check, physical and drug screen. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High school diploma or equivalent
Valid driver's license
Class B CDL with air brake endorsement or ability to obtain within 90 days of employment and driving record that allows insurability; Class A CDL preferred
Ability to meet insurance requirements
1 year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
General mechanical skills
Experience with medium and heavy trucks preferred
Personal commitment to consistent, quality work

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds unassisted.

Additional Information

Truck Centers, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

We believe in the Hire to Retire philosophy and invest in individuals that we believe will be valuable assets to TCI and our customers for years to come. Thus, we want to help you live well through personal and professional growth plus a multitude of benefits. In additional to multiple comprehensive healthcare packages including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage, we offer a flexible spending accounts for healthcare costs or dependent care, company paid life insurance, voluntary life insurance, disability insurance, AD&D coverage, 401(k) retirement plan with company match, health and wellness incentive programs, training and career development opportunities, alternative work arrangements, volunteer time off, tiered PTO system, service awards, competitive salary, uniforms, technician tool insurance, and a family-first, team environment.

Keywords: Truck Centers, Inc., South Bend , Body Shop Technician, Professions , South Bend, Indiana

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