Website French Ellison Truck Center

French Ellison Truck Center is currently accepting applications for Body Shop Technician Apprentice at the Pharr location. Previous experience is preferred with effective communication skills. Excellent benefits offered. This is a great opportunity to join a growing and successful dealer group!


  • Assisting with both body and alignment techs with assembly and disassembly of vehicles
  • Assist in predelivery prep of vehicles
  • Will also assist in keeping shop clean and organized.

Primary Duties:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Assists other technicians with repair procedures as needed


  • Must have a general understanding of body or alignment repairs, working with basic shop tools.
  • Formal technical training degree, certificate or diploma or equivalent work experience
  • 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 frequent lifting of up to 50 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 100 pounds
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