Salvage usable parts from wrecked cars or trucks in the auto salvage yards.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Automobile Wreckers do?
Salvages usable parts from wrecked cars and trucks in auto salvage yard: Dismantles vehicles, using handtools, bolt cutters, and oxyacetylene torch. Cleans parts, using solvents and brush, or vapor-degreasing machine, and stores parts in bins according to condition and part number. Sorts, piles, and loads scrap on railroad cars or trucks. May drive tow-truck. May sell automobile glass, tires, and parts.
Should I be an Automobile Wrecker?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
Calm Under Pressure:
You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
Ready for a Challenge:
You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
Also known as:
Auto Dismantler, Auto Wrecker, Car Wrecker, Pinsetter Adjuster, Automatic
How to become an Automobile Wrecker
Automobile Wreckers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job.
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