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Auto Body Technician Careers

This section describes what the possible Auto Body Career paths are if you chose ATC Auto Body Training Program. We begin by listing possible auto body employers; then list entry level Auto Body Jobs you can expect to hold after graduation and where this Auto Body Career can lead you within a few years. What other industry gives you access to endless growth opportunities without a university degree?

As an Auto Body Repair Technician you can find employment with:

  • New car dealers
  • Retail auto body collision repair facilities
  • Custom auto body specialty shops
  • Mobile dent repair companies
  • Heavy duty truck collision repair facilities
  • Becoming an entrepreneur and owning your own body shop

Possible entry level occupational title

  • Auto Detailer
  • Apprentice Auto Body Repair Technician
  • Automotive Metal Fabricator/Welder
  • Plastic Auto Body Repair Technician
  • Dent Doctor
  • Aftermarket Parts Installer

Possible occupational advancements

  • Journeyman Auto Body Repair Technician
  • Collision Repair Technician
  • Motor Vehicle Body Repairer
  • Mobile autobody tech
  • Frame Repairer
  • Heavy Duty Auto Body Technician
  • Truck Body Specialist
  • Shop Foreman
  • Body Shop Manager
  • Body Shop Owner

As an Auto Body Repair Technician, you should expect to perform these duties:

  • Removing parts, damaged fenders, doors, panels, and grills
  • Repairing structure of vehicles
  • Removing dents, buckles, and other defects
  • Repairing and replacing doors, front-end body, and under body components
  • Straightening bent or twisted frames and weld metal parts
  • Filling damaged areas with body fillers
  • Filing, grinding, sanding, and smoothing repaired body surfaces as well as repaint repaired surfaces
  • Repairing or replacing interior components such as seats, carpets, and floorboard insulation
  • Aim headlights and align wheels

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*This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of Ministry of Advanced Education.

Why Choose ATC?

Here are 4 reasons to choose Automotive Training Centre

Smaller classes for better learning outcomes

Flexible schedule: study while you work

Professional real world, industry experienced instructors

Intense hands-on training so you can master your skill set

Elliott Filippelli Auto Body & Refinishing Prep Technician

The past few years have been a roller coaster ride for me as I was unsure of what to do with the rest of my life. I knew that I wanted to be involved with cars in some way, and being an artist, led me to consider an art form in the Automotive Industry. I decided to become an auto body painter. Now that’s exactly what I am as I have successfully graduated from the Automotive Training Centre Auto Body & Refinishing program.

With a whole new love for employment, I have been hired by the company where I completed my Practicum – I am now working Monday to Friday at a job I very much enjoy.
I would like to extend a very special thank you to my teacher, Jason Zemaitis. Without Jason driving me to move forward or his way of teaching which was a perfect fit for me, I would not be where I am today.

Thank you ATC!

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