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French Ellison Truck Center is currently accepting applications for a Body Shop Technician at the Pharr location. Previous experience is preferred with effective communication skills. 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!


  • 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 up on the repair order an accurate, clear, and detailed description of the cause of failure and the repair procedure(s) used

Primary Duties:

  • Sand blasting 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
  • Writes up clear, accurate, and detailed repair description of each operation on the corresponding Repair Order, to include a description of the cause of failure and the correction and/or repair procedure used
  • Interacts with customers in a professional and positive manner
  • Maintains cleanliness of the customer’s vehicle and shop area
  • Assists other technicians with repair procedures as needed


  • Formal technical training degree, certificate or diploma or equivalent work experience
  • Must have a Valid Driver’s License and the ability to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
  • Personal tool inventory to allow for the completion of job duties and assignments
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • 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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