Metal Tech Assistant | MI | Kalamazoo | 22 Sep 2022

Kalamazoo, MI carstar Sep 23, 2022


The Metal Technician Assistant is responsible for assisting in repairs for all assigned vehicles, restoring them to pre-accident condition in accordance with industry standards and factory specifications.


  • Assist Metal Technicians in assessing structural damage to vehicles
  • Assists in repair versus replace decisions considering safety, cost and cycle time.
  • Help remove and install upholstery, panels, bumpers, fenders, accessories, electrical and hydraulic window operating equipment and trim.
  • Performs minor structural or replacement repairs.
  • R&I components as needed.
  • Utilize all required safety equipment and follows proper repair procedures and adheres to all requirements for hazardous waste disposal.
  • Keeps personal work area organized and clean, returns tools and maintains parts / materials carts in an organized manner.
  • Perform assigned duties in a safe and responsible manner that does not expose yourself or other employees to unnecessary risk of injury.
  • Attend daily release meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 1-3 years of auto body collision repair experience, or equivalent required.
  • High School diploma and vocational technical education preferred.
  • I-CAR certification preferred.
  • Reliable work history.
  • Strong attention to details.
  • Ability to receive direction and work well with others.
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record.


Essential physical requirements include :

  • Ability to stoop, bend and kneel, squat, kneel and pulling
  • Extended periods of kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping to complete or inspect repairs.
  • Carry and lift heavy objects (up to 80lbs)
  • Manual dexterity and eye / hand coordination to operate equipment.
  • Standing, sitting and walking
  • Performing repetitive motions

Exposure to :

  • Paint, fumes and particles
  • Dirt / Dust
  • Chemicals / Toxins
  • Varying heat / cold
  • Intermittent noise
  • All duties, responsibilities and experience are subject to change by location