Soft Top Installer

Install convertible top assemblies on automobile bodies.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Soft Top Installers do?

Installs convertible top assemblies on automobile bodies: Bolts rubber molding to specified points on bottom of convertible assembly frame. Positions assembly on automobile body and bolts metal frame and rear edge of fabric to body. Trims off excess fabric from rear edge, using shears. Connects hydraulic lift to assembly and raises top. Adjusts bolts and top bows of metal frame to tighten fabric. Turns setscrews to adjust height and movement of side windows. Screws metal caps to frame to protect fabric at points of greatest wear. May install fabric on top assemblies.

Should I be a Soft Top Installer?

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

  • Also known as: Installer, Soft Top, Plastic-Top Installer

    How to become a Soft Top Installer

    Soft Top Installers 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 Soft Top Installer-related education!
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