BODY AND FENDER MECHANIC
Under supervision performs tasks involved in maintaining and
repairing the bodies and fenders of trucks, automobiles, and
other motorized equipment; does other related duties.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
purposes only. A particular position using this title may not
perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely,
all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
Inspects vehicles to determine nature and extent of repairs.
Dismantles damaged parts.
Repairs minor surface dents using a hammer and block.
Rolls and sketches metal to correct major damages.
Straightens bodies and fenders.
Welds and fills rips and tears in bodies and fenders.
Cleans and primes repaired parts.
Reassembles repaired parts.
Mixes, applies, and finishes paint, enamels, and lacquers.
Applies transfer seals and lettering with transfer cement.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and information system used by the
agency, office, or related units.
Successful completion of a formal training course in automotive
body repair at an accredited community college or vocational school.
Two (2) years of experience in motor vehicle body and fender
NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required year
of formal training may substitute one (1) additional year of experience
as outlined above.
LICENSES AND CERTFICATIONS
Appointees must possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey.
Appointees may be required to obtain a valid Commercial Driver's
License (CDL) and applicable endorsements for the class and type
of vehicle being operated.
The responsibility for ensuring that employees possess the
required motor vehicle license, commensurate with the class
and type of vehicle operated, rests with the Appointing Authority.
In accordance with Federal regulation 82:40, appointees
responsible for the repair or servicing of motor vehicle air
conditioners are required to possess and maintain a valid
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician Certification,
commensurate with the type of equipment serviced, issued
by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency.
In accordance with the New Jersey Occupational Safety and Health
Administration regulation 29 CFR 1910.178(1) (1), appointees
responsible for the operation of industrial trucks (powered forklifts)
will be required to obtain and maintain a current certification as
a Powered Industrial Truck Operator issued by the New Jersey
Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Appointees
may be required to successfully complete retraining.
Affected appointees are required to maintain valid certifications
and successfully complete the re-certification processes within
the timeframes mandated by statute.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of equipment, tools, materials, and methods used
to repair motor vehicle bodies and fenders.
Knowledge of the methods used to dismantle and assemble
Knowledge of welding techniques needed to repair auto fenders
Knowledge of methods used to mix and apply paint.
Ability to mix and apply automobile paint.
Ability to inspect damaged vehicles and determine nature of repairs.
Ability to dismantle, repair, and reassemble bodies and fenders.
Ability to maintain equipment, tools, and supplies in an orderly,
and safe condition.
Ability to maintain records of work done, materials used, and
Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording
and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in
English sufficiently to perform duties of this position. American
Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable
forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without
reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be
made because it would cause the employer undue hardship,
such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.