The Body Shop Helper assists in the daily operations of the collision repair facility by moving vehicles into appropriate designated areas, assisting body shop technicians and painters as required with the preparation of vehicles for each phase of collision repair. The Body Shop Helper is responsible for the daily cleaning of the body shop and its associated areas.

This position can lead to opportunities to advance into other collision repair careers such as Automotive Body Repairer, Automotive Refinishing and Prep Technician, or Automotive Painter for those who demonstrate the right aptitude.

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  • Able-bodied
  • Effective interacting with others
  • Good at multi-tasking
  • Physically capable
  • Visually perceptive

Personality Traits

  • A hands-on learner
  • Content working independently
  • Eager to learn
  • Focused with good attention to detail
  • Mechanically inclined

Annual Salary Range

Low $20,000
Median $25,000
High $45,000

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