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AUTO BODY CAREERS
Do you love working with cars, solving mechanical problems, and making people happy? Perhaps you are detail-oriented and have an eye for aesthetics, in which case a job like painting and detailing is a perfect fit. If you’re good with numbers, a career managing claims adjustments may be the role that you’re searching for. Or, your passion might be more along the lines of working directly with customers and keeping things organized behind the desk. Whatever your skills and talents, they can certainly be applied to the diverse array of auto body careers available at The Wreck Center in Perrysburg Ohio.
In many ways, Perrysburg mechanics are like surgeons for cars. This job is exciting and ever-changing, as you’ll deal with problems ranging from simple fixes to complex repairs. Mechanics have the challenging and rewarding role of listening to customers’ complaints, making a diagnosis, and then performing repairs to get the vehicle safely back on the road in Ohio. All in a day, they might fix a broken AC system, repair cracked hoses, and replace a worn battery.
If you like restoring cars to their original condition, you may find that a body repair job is the right career. While mechanics specialize in repairing and replacing parts, bodywork is more aesthetically-oriented. With a career in this area, you’ll work on removing scratches, dents, and repairing cars damaged in accidents to look like they did originally. However, you’ll also be in charge of doing some mechanical work, such as fixing broken frames, aligning suspension systems, and rotating the tires.
As a Perrysburg auto body shop vehicle painter, you’ll perform similar to a body work specialist. However, a painter focuses exclusively on matching and repairing paint on a car, while bodywork entails making both mechanical and aesthetic changes. It’s the meticulous and detail-oriented task of a painter to exactly match paint colors when needed and get rid of blemishes to ensure cars are restored to their original glory. Whether it’s just repairing minor scratches, touching up a damaged area, or repainting an entire vehicle, a painter will fix up cars for their customers to make them look like new again.
An electrical mechanic performs essential work related to the car’s electrical system. This can include installing and maintaining electrical wiring, as well as performing computer system diagnostics to troubleshoot codes and repair problems in the electrical system. Electrical mechanics work with many performance, exotic, and modern cars, as those vehicles have complex computer systems that require an expert’s evaluation to understand their computer codes and errors. Electrical mechanics often work alongside regular mechanics to perform an accurate diagnosis and make repairs. This versatile mechanic works on passenger cars, trucks, and industrial equipment like farming and construction machinery.
A claims estimator becomes involved when a vehicle has been in an accident. The estimator goes to various locations, including customers’ homes, offices, and salvage yards to evaluate vehicles that have been damaged. Estimators learn how to determine the extent of the value of a car’s damage ranging from minor scratches and fender-benders to more extensive damage that is caused by serious accidents and natural events like flooding, hail, and wind damage. An estimator is both financially savvy and has good people skills, as he or she must be able to relay information about a car’s damage in oftentimes stressful and emotional situations. An estimator will analyze the car to determine its repair costs, negotiate settlements, and hand out final payments.
As an office assistant, you won’t be directly involved in working on customers’ cars, but you will play an important role in helping things run smoothly. For starters, you’ll keep customers’ files and information nicely organized and accessible. The assistant performs a variety of duties, including taking customers’ phone calls and web-based requests for service based on their car’s symptoms. An assistant may also be the first person to greet customers when they walk in the door. Accepting parts deliveries, keeping track of orders received and orders placed, and managing employees’ schedules are all tasks that an assistant may perform on any given day. Having a friendly, sympathetic, and positive attitude is important for this position, as the assistant will essentially help to form and build relationships with customers, which in turn keeps them coming back.
From rolling up your sleeves and getting under the hood to greeting customers with a friendly smile, there are many great jobs available in the Ohio automotive industry for people who like cars. As with any industry, there are many aspects to the auto industry, which means that everyone with a unique skill and niche can find something that’s right for them. Whether you want to further your career in the auto industry or you’re just getting into working in the industry, contact The Wreck Center to inquire about the diverse array of exciting and rewarding job opportunities that involve working with cars, car insurance, and customers who come in needing quality service.