Auto Body Repairers

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Auto Body Repairers

Auto Body Repairers - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, auto body repairers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Communicate face-to-face daily with customers and coworkers. Occasionally communicate over the phone.
  • Are somewhat responsible for the health and safety of others. The materials and equipment they use must be handled correctly to keep the work place safe for everyone.
  • Work as part of a team on complex repairs. As a result, are somewhat responsible for the work done by others.
  • May occasionally work with unpleasant, angry or rude customers.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Work indoors in a shop that usually has no heating or air conditioning. Are sometimes exposed to very hot or very cold temperatures.
  • Wear protective clothing and equipment daily. This includes coveralls, safety glasses or goggles, and gloves.
  • Are always exposed to noise levels that are distracting and uncomfortable. Wearing ear protection can reduce discomfort.
  • Are exposed daily to contaminants, such as fumes from paint and solvents. The use of protective masks and adequate ventilation may reduce exposure risk.
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  • Are always exposed to hazardous tools, equipment, and situations. There is some possibility of slight injury. However, injuries are reduced when safety equipment and procedures are used.
  • Must often work in cramped places that require getting into awkward positions, like working on the inside of a car.

Work Performance

  • Must be very exact in their work. Errors could cause serious injury to customers.
  • Perform all details of the job to make sure the vehicle is reliable and safe to operate.
  • Repeat the same physical activities daily.
  • Meet strict deadlines everyday and work in a moderately competitive environment.
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  • Rarely consult a supervisor before making a decision. They can set most of their own tasks and priorities.


  • Usually have a regular schedule and work 40 hours or more each week.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.