Automobile Bumper Straightener

Repair damaged automobile bumpers in preparation for replating.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Automobile Bumper Straighteners do?

Repairs damaged automobile bumpers preparatory to replating: Selects specified make and model bumper from storage yard. Positions bumper in hydraulic press and starts press to restore original shape to bumper, using templates to verify contours. Removes smaller dents, using sledgehammer. Positions bumper in bench vise and grinds out hammer marks, dimples, scratches, and rust areas, using portable grinding wheel. May cut and weld sections from several bumpers to form single salvageable unit, using flame cutting and welding equipment.

Should I be an Automobile Bumper Straightener?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Barrel Straightener II, Crankshaft Straightener, Gear Straightener, Straightener, Wire Straightener

    How to Become an
    Automobile Bumper Straightener

    Most Automobile Bumper Straighteners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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