Body Shop Apprentice - Toledo, Ohio, United States

  • Auto Technician
  • Automotive Technician
  • Body Shop Technician
  • Body Shop
  • Service Technician
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Published: 11-22-2021
  • Job Location: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Job Description:

Automotive Body Shop Apprentice

The Body Shop Apprentice will be responsible for repairing vehicles thoroughly, safely, and profitably in a manner consistent with Yark S.O.P., insurance partner and industry guidelines/standards. They will effectively work with Body Technicians to assist with the repair process.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Complete dis-assembly of vehicle in order to assist Estimator with preparing a 100% Repair Plan
  • Ensure all needed repairs identified to eliminate supplements and minimize repair time
  • Plan work procedure: follow work order for all operations listed
  • Remove upholstery, accessories, electrical and hydraulic window and seat operating equipment and trim to gain access to damaged area of vehicle if needed. Store parts on carts or cover to eliminate potential damage
  • Operate a variety of hand and power tools (e.g., welder, soldering equipment, cutting torch, blocks, hammers, wrenches, sander, spray guns, etc.)
  • Remove damaged fenders, panels and grills; and bolts or welds replacement parts in position and reassemble after parts are painted; ensure all gaps and fills are to industry standards
  • File, grind, and sand repaired surfaces before turning vehicle over to the Paint Dept.
  • Inspect and test drive repaired vehicles to check for compliance with safety and quality standards
  • Assist Estimator in assessing damage to vehicles prior to repair
  • Comply with all Yark safety rules, guidelines and standards
  • Perform other related duties as assigned including, but not limited to washing cars, cleaning the shop, assisting other teammates, etc.


Job Requirements:


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Valid State drivers license and good driving record
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Ability to multitask and adapt to a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, written estimates and work orders
  • Professional appearance and work ethic

Required Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have technical aptitude
  • Technical or trade school degree preferred

Our team members also enjoy a comprehensive benefits program including:

Medical, Employee discounts on vehicle purchases, parts and service Paid-time-off

Comprehensive employee recognition programs.

Continued training through the manufacturer.

Opportunities for career advancement. 

When you join our organization, you'll enjoy comprehensive training, competitive compensation, and unparalleled benefits.

Simply put, you'll experience the best that a career in the automotive industry has to offer.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. We reserve the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace.

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