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Apprentice Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Tyre Me Automobile Centre

Working for a busy body and accident centre based in Smethwick, you will learn to remove, repair and replace vehicle body panels and components of the vehicle safely and efficiently, using a variety of body repair panel tools, equipment and devices.

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Closing date: 25 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £163.40

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    26 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001746571

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Motor vehicle chassis and body alignment, e.g. underbody measurement and its impact on suspension and steering geometry
  • Vehicle body types, panel identification, safety systems, materials and alternative fuel
  • Use of Body Panel Repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process e.g. alignment jigs, resistance welding equipment, riveting and bonding tools
  • Removal and replacement of body panels and associated parts e.g. mechanically fixed components, chemically fixed components
  • Interpretation of technical data for joining techniques and replacement panels
  • Quality control process and the implications of poor quality
  • Knowledge of key process for vehicle panel repair such as Welding utilising either Tungsten, Inert Gas (TIG) and Metal, Inert Gas (MIG) and brazing along with spot welding, riveting utilising self-piercing rivets and utilising panel adhesive bonding as specified by the manufacturer
  • Health and Safety and compliance requirements of the bodyshop industry

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Use all the knowledge and skills developed to carry out tasks in a safe and efficient manner, complying with all business operating procedures and policies
  • Operate as an effective team member and take responsibility, be honest and accountable when things go wrong, tracking their own progress and informing others if deadlines are at risk

Personal qualities

  • Commitment to customer service and meeting deadlines by being flexible with their time and willingness to engage on tasks outside of their job role to ensure goals are met
  • Take responsibility for personal and professional development, keeping knowledge and skills up to date with emerging technology to perform the role effectively
  • Anticipate problems and put steps in place to avoid them, where problems do occur explore and address the cause
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate

Desired qualifications

Must hold A to C GCSE/9-4's and above in maths and English (or the equivalent).

Future prospects

Will be working/learning paint/body in accident repairs.

Things to consider

Working in a busy accident repair centre, will be a dusty environment. Applicants with breathing issues such as asthma would not be an ideal situation.


About the employer

Tyre Me Autocare Limited is located in Smethwick and is a medium sized body shop employing 8 people made up of panel beaters, sprayers, strippers and fitters.

We are currently doing commercial and dealer work and our shop is fully equipped with paint systems, smart repair bay and up-to-date jig. We specialise in all types of car and commercial bodywork, from light scratches to full re-sprays and complete jig and panel repair work (not just panel replacement).  We undertake private and insurance work and have a good relationship with many local garages.

Employer

Tyre Me Automobile Centre

Address

Alma Street

Smethwick

B66 2RL

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Training

Training provider

SANDWELL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sandwell College

Contact

Laura 01216675018

Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Standard.

  • Ability to undertake appropriate job preparation prior to commencing repair, including safety precautions, panel preparation and body measurements
  • Ability to identify the material used in the construction to enable the correct joining techniques and manufacturer specifications to be adhered to
  • Ability to interpret relevant technical data and methods to make sure that any joints are in line with vehicle manufacturer specification and the vehicle/body panels are aligned correctly
  • Ability to identify and understand the correct joining technology, e.g. when to use resistance spot welding or mig brazing or bonding
  • Ability to remove, repair and replace vehicle body panels and components of the vehicle safely and efficiently
  • Ability to identify and operate the correct repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process, panel pulling systems, jig and alignment tools, spot welders, brazing tools
  • Ability to identify and communicate supplementary damage such as panels that were deemed to be reparable but once worked on were found to be beyond repair along with damage that could not be established on original inspection
  • Ability to detect and rectify faults within a vehicles structure that’s integral to its safety

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage panel technician

Level 3 (A level)


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