Automotive Body Repairer Aide

4 days left

Lorton, Virginia
$39,663.31 - $66,105.10 Annually
May 14, 2022
May 27, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Performs all tasks associated with the operation of the auto body repair shop. Uses all tools and machines required for all phases of body shop work. Works under general supervision, using knowledge gained through training and experience. Duties include:

  • Performs unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in repairing and painting damaged bodies on a variety of motor vehicles.
  • Prepares vehicles for painting.
  • Sands, fills, masks, and cleans metal.
  • Spray paints, buffs, and polishes to obtain high degree of finish.
  • Applies lettering, decals and trim.

To learn more about a career with Fairfax County Department of Vehicle Services, watch our video "This is The Department of Vehicle Services" .

Hourly Rate: The selected applicant's starting hourly rate offer will be in the minimum to midpoint range ($19.0689 - $25.4248) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Receives instruction in work processes and techniques from skilled Automotive Body Repairer to accomplish a variety of duties, to develop and acquire the skills, to learn the tools, equipment, knowledge, and safety rules and practices related to the inspection and body repair of vehicles and vehicle parts;
  • Performs work as assigned and within capabilities, utilizing hand and power tools and equipment of the trade; Receives continual supervision initially and less supervision as training goes on; Performs preparatory and incidental tasks as directed, such as setting up equipment for a job;
  • Assists skilled workers and keeps them supplied with materials and tools;
  • Keeps tools and equipment in working order by cleaning, sharpening, repairing and otherwise maintaining them; Drives a vehicle to or from work locations to pick up or deliver materials;
  • Keeps work areas and vehicle orderly and participates in the removal of trash and excess after work is completed; Assists higher level automotive body repairers as needed;
  • Attends work related training to include safety training.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of basic automotive systems;
  • Knowledge of the basic and most common methods, materials, automotive tools and equipment used in the repair and painting of damaged motor vehicles;
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions, diagrams, and manufacturers' manuals;
  • Ability to learn assigned tasks readily;
  • Ability to perform routine clerical tasks;
  • Ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships;
  • Ability to wear a dust mask or properly fitted respirator when working, if required.
  • General knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade;
  • Basic keyboarding skills.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade with coursework in vehicle collision or mechanical repair. Possession of a set of basic hand tools commonly used in the automotive industry, such as wrenches, pliers, and sockets and ratchets. Personal tools are required upon appointment.

Valid driver's license.

  • Any collision repair training or schooling.
  • Some experience performing automotive collision repair, mechanical, or preventive maintenance.

  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete criminal background check and driving record check.
  • This position is considered "essential personnel" and will be required to report to work during times designated countywide as approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency situation (i.e., weather, transportation, etc.).

Must be able to: Lift 50 pounds on an average of once daily; stoop, bend, twist, and reach many times daily; use ladders extensively; use creeper (or get on hands and knees) several times daily; use hands or other means to do input in to CRT/communicate verbally and in print with others. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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