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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:B7218

AUTO BODY REPAIR SPECIALIST

NATURE OF WORK

This is skilled work in automotive body repair on all makes of county owned automotive equipment. Work involves performing skilled tasks in the repair and replacement of automotive body parts. Employees in this class are required to repair dents, weld metal, and apply body filler and paint. Work is subject to review in progress and upon completion.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Repairs damaged vehicle body structures and body parts by inspecting body and frame to determine feasibility of repair.

Accomplishes repairs by straightening deformed structures and panels; welding cracks and seams; bumping and dinging out creases and dents shrinking or stretching metal locating surface irregularities with file, light or hand.

Repairs locks, latches, window channels and wooden body parts.

Removes, installs, adjusts and aligns body components, such as fenders, doors, door panels, hoods, deck lids, grills, bumpers, roof and quarter panels.

Fabricates and installs special body parts, signs and equipment.

Cuts out and rewelds body panels; welds large tears and breaks in body parts, welds reinforcement in place.

Removes, cuts and installs automotive glass; straightens, or replaces window channels and regulators; cuts laminated safety glass using patterns, cutters, pliers, electric resistant wires and plastic cutting knives; grinds, levels and smooths edges of glass in bodies and doors.

Refinishes automotive bodies by preparing vehicle surfaces for painting removes old paint and rust through scraping and grinding, sanding and brushing, and application of paint remover.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of methods, materials, tools and techniques used in automotive body repair.

Knowledge of occupationals hazards and safety precautions of the work.

Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Ability to diagnose defects and make repairs.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Completion of the tenth grade; two (2) years experience in automotive body repair work; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit:                  Blue Collar
FLSA Status:                       Non-Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification:  No
Class Code. Estab./Revised: E  01/1991   R  09/2010


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