Finished Metal Repairer

Repair surface defects in finished metal items.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $62,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Finished Metal Repairers do?

Repairs surface defects, such as dings, dents, and buckles, in finished metal items, such as automobile bodies, refrigerators, or other appliances, using dolly blocks, ding and pick hammers, and other handtools: Visually examines and feels surface of workpiece to determine extent of defect. Holds dolly block against defect and hammers opposite side to smooth surface, being careful not to stretch surface or mar finish. Cleans and polishes repaired area, using buffer and cloth. May file dings to remove burrs and rough spots. Polishes working surfaces of dolly blocks and hammers, using naphtha-soaked emery cloth to prevent scratching or gouging of workpiece.

Should I be a Finished Metal Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Metal Furniture Repairer

    How to become a Finished Metal Repairer

    Finished Metal Repairers 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. Check out these schools offering Finished Metal Repairer-related education!
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