Auto Industry Career Spotlight: A Day in the Life of an Auto Body Repair Technician
September 7, 2016
Do you want to take the leap towards a career in the auto industry, but don’t know exactly what happens during a day in the life of an auto body repair technician? You’ve come to the right place. A mechanic’s day is always active, filled with ample opportunity to learn and apply your skills, as well as to spend time working on awesome cars. This dynamic position is busy and makes the days fly by, especially considering that mechanics are doing what they love.
Continue reading to discover what a day in the life of an auto mechanic looks like.
Pros in Auto Body Technician Careers Keep Busy Throughout the Day
A day in the life of an auto body repair technician is constantly on the move. A general work day may include five oil changes, a few car services, a check engine light diagnosis, replacing a headlight bulb, and tire rotations. These are the most common tasks, but your days could also include more intricate tasks like replacing fenders or doing body work after collisions. Other times, you might spend a whole day working on one car, if the car needs a ton of repairs. This can be great as you develop a bit of a relationship with the vehicle while you’re working on it.
A Career as an Auto Body Repair Technician Can Lead to Many Different Places
Seasoned auto mechanic Frank Buckner, who is the owner and operator of Buck’s Automotive and Buck’s Fuel and Service, offers a glimpse into what this rewarding career path can look like. ‘Buck’ worked in garages and in race car garages after obtaining his certification, then later went on to found Buck’s Automotive and Buck’s Fuel & Service in 1978. One of the things Buck gets most excited about is working on classic cars, as he explains his favourite one to work on was a 56′ Chevy Bel Air. It just goes to show that auto body technician careers can take you to a variety of different places within the auto body sector, from race cars to classics.
Auto Body Technician Careers Are All About Passion
What should a typical day in the life look like if you want to get hired and advance in your career? Well, one thing employers often look for in new employees is passion. Staying passionate about your job is important and it can be seen. If you are truly passionate about cars, you’ll have no trouble landing your dream gig and rising in the ranks of a garage. At the end of it all, a day in the life of a good mechanic or auto body specialist is a day of passionate work.
Want to explore careers in the auto industry?
Contact an advisor at Automotive Training Centre (ATC) today to discover more about exciting opportunities to get started!
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