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Michigan Kenworth is currently accepting applications for a Body Shop Technicians at the Grand Rapids location. Previous collision or auto body repair experience is preferred but not required. Must have general knowledge of the operations of a body shop. Excellent benefits offered. This is a great opportunity to join a growing and successful dealer group!

General Responsibilities:

  • Prepares vehicles for body repair work
  • Performs corrective and preventative maintenance on medium and heavy duty vehicles
  • Troubleshoots various systems, to include electrical, drive train, HVAC, brake, engine, and suspension, identifies needed repairs and performs corrective action
  • Writes accurate, clear, and detailed descriptions on repair orders

Primary Duties:

  • Sandblasting vehicles to prepare them for painting
  • Using a paint gun to prime vehicles for painting
  • Uses diagnostic equipment to detect and isolate faults in medium and heavy duty vehicles and interprets test results
  • Reads written fault description on repair order and determines the most efficient repair procedure
  • Communicates with and provides Shop Foreman with accurate and detailed repair information for inclusion on the Repair Order.
  • Obtains supervisor permission to complete diagnosed repairs and/or add additional repairs to a repair
  • Communicates with parts department personnel to obtain or order the parts necessary to repair vehicles
  • Performs road test on customer vehicles to assist in problem isolation or to verify repair procedure
  • Tracks and charges clocked hours to the proper corresponding Repair Order operation
  • Interacts with customers in a professional and positive manner
  • Maintains cleanliness of the customer’s vehicle and shop area

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required; formal technical degree, certificate or diploma or equivalent work experience is preferred
  • Personal tool inventory to allow for the completion of job duties and assignments
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to obtain a Valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
  • Ability to weld is a plus, but not required
  • Ability to read and interpret shop repair order forms, repair manuals, electrical schematics and various other technical bulletins
  • Ability to use computer keyboard and Windows basics
  • Ability to work in an environment with frequent exposure to outside weather elements
  • Ability to work in an environment that contains dust from sanding and possible paint fumes
  • Ability to work 8 – 10 hour days, including overtime hours as needed
  • Ability to bend, stoop, crawl, walk and sit on a regular basis with occasional lifting of up to 50 to 100 pounds
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