AUTOMOTIVE BODY SHOP TECHNICIAN

Highland, MI

BODY SHOP TECHNICIAN 

Are you interested in joining a growing business that is committed to family, promotes employees from within, is Passionate about protecting the environment, has an inspiring company culture, and is actively involved with the community and local charities? If so, this opportunity might be for you!

THE COMPANY:

LaFontaine Automotive Group is an award winning and nationally recognized automotive dealership of 40 years with 36 retail franchises, 7 collision centers, 17 Michigan locations and 1,500 employees in southeast Michigan. We are proud to be named Michigan’s fastest growing automotive dealership group! LaFontaine Automotive Group is a place where our employees are truly family and where people come before the bottom line. It’s a welcoming place where you can build a career and will find the tools and support needed to take your career to new heights.

Our Mission: To Build Lifelong Relationships that Connect Families, Strengthen Communities, and Personalize the Automotive Experience. 

Our Core Values: Accountability, Responsibility, Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Passion

THE POSITION: The Body Technician repairs damaged body parts and bodies of vehicles in accordance with factory and dealership specifications using hand tools and power tools.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Remove upholstery, accessories, electrical and hydraulic window and seat operating equipment and trim to gain access to vehicle body and fenders.
  • Position dolly block against surface of dented area and beat opposite surface to remove dents, using hammer.
  • Fill depressions with body filler, using putty knife.
  • Remove damaged fenders, panels and grills using wrenches and cutting torch.
  • Bolt or weld replacement parts in position using wrenches or welding equipment.
  • Straighten bent automobile frames using a pneumatic frame-straightening machine.
  • File, grind and sand repaired surfaces using power tools and hand tools.
  • Refinish repaired surface using paint spray gun and sander.
  • Aim headlights, align wheels and bleed hydraulic brake system.
  • Paint surfaces after performing body repairs.
  • Repair or replace defective mechanical parts.

Skills & Qualifications:

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Education & Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively and present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, insurance representatives and other employees. 

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, & Registrations:

Current, valid driver’s license; satisfactory Motor Vehicle Report (MVR).

Manufacturer and In-House Training Advancement opportunity Growth oriented company We welcome and encourage employee feedback/ideas Family work atmosphere

THE PERKS:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Benefits Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, Employer Paid Life/AD&D, Employee Assistance Program)
  • Voluntary Benefits (Flexing Spending Account, Life/AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Critical Illness, Accident Insurance, Legal & Identity Theft Protection)
  • 401(k) and Employer Match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay

LaFontaine Automotive Group is an equal opportunity employer.