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Vehicle Body Builders and Repairers

Job holders in this unit group construct and repair the bodies of road vehicles, and fit interior and exterior fittings to vehicle bodies.

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About this Career

£31,210

Average salary

New workers start around £18,871.16. Normal pay is £31,210 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £44,369.38.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Positions, secures and repairs external fittings including windows, doors, door handles, catches and roof attachments.
  • Installs and repairs interior fittings including seats, seatbelts and fascia in cars, sinks and special features in caravans and mobile shops.
  • Hammers out dents in bodywork, fills in small depressions or corroded areas in solder, plastic or other filler compound and replaces body panels using hand and power tools.
  • Repairs damage to chassis and engine mountings using hydraulic rams, jacks and jigs.
  • Selects, cuts, shapes and assembles materials to form parts of vehicle underframe, framework and body.
  • Diagnoses job requirements or ascertains work specifications from drawings or instructions.

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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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