Auto Body Worker

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Automotive

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Fleet Services is seeking to hire Auto Body Workers who will perform the following tasks:
  • Body repair or vehicle modification involving the refurbishing, replacement, disassembling or welding of sectional metal parts of vehicles such as trucks, autos, vans and other motor vehicles;
  • Appraise body damage of motor vehicles prior to repair as well as salvage motor vehicle body parts; disassemble, repair, or replace bent or warped motor vehicle parts as required;
  • Clean, grind and sand parts, mix proper ratios for fiberglass repair compounds, dry and bake repaired areas, employ cleaning and grinding techniques on repaired areas to remove any solidified compounds and apply paint to repaired area using special lamps;
  • Stretch, shrink, straighten sectional sheet metal and chassis parts in order that they can be welded or replaced on the chassis or frame;
  • Remove, repair and replace sheet metal and chassis parts as required and do all necessary related work;
  • Prepare and refinish replaced or straightened parts by sanding, hammering, smoothing and applying protective coating over metal surfaces;
  • Remove and replace broken glass, door locks, etc. and all necessary related parts damaged as a result of accidents or necessitated by vehicle modification; may transmit orders to other journeyperson as directed;
  • Train assigned Automotive Service Workers or other related personnel in the performance of various maintenance and/or repair tasks;
  • Prepare reports and orders, maintain records and inventories of supplies and materials; operate motor vehicles or equipment in the performance of assigned duties.

    Qualification Requirements 1. Five years of full-time satisfactory experience acquired within the last 15 years as an Auto Body Worker; or 2. At least three years of full-time satisfactory experience as an Auto Body Worker, acquired within the last 15 years, plus sufficient training of a relevant nature acquired in an approved trade or vocational high school to make up the equivalent of the remaining required experience. Six months of acceptable experience will be credited for each year of approved trade or vocational training. License Requirements Possession of a Certificate of Fitness Type G38 Torch Use of O-2 Combustion Gas, issued by the New York City Fire Department. At the time of appointment, appointees will be required to possess a Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York. Employees must maintain the Certification of Fitness and the Motor Vehicle Driver License during their employment.

    All resumes are to be submitted electronically. Current City Employees: Please log into Employee Self Service (ESS) at follow the Careers link and search for Job ID number 400042 . All other applicants: Please go to and search for Job ID Number 400042. If you do not have access to a personal computer: Please visit your local public library. Most public libraries have computers available for use. No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. For more information about DOT, visit us at:

    New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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