General Repairer

Install, replace, or repair parts on motor vehicle bodies.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do General Repairers do?

Installs, replaces, or repairs parts on motor vehicle bodies, using handtools and power tools and following specifications and inspection reports: Reads specifications and inspection reports to determine incorrectly installed, missing, or defective parts. Installs, replaces, or repairs parts, such as wheels, doors, interior and exterior trim, and vinyl tops. Installs or tightens missing or loose screws, bolts, and fasteners, using power tool. Applies sealant to window seams, using caulking gun, and removes excess sealant, using handtool. Indicates items repaired on repair sheet. May drive vehicle from assembly line or holding area to work station. May work as member of team and be assigned to different work stations as production needs require.

Should I be a General Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Laborer, General, Repairer, General

    How to become a General Repairer

    General 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 General Repairer-related education!
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