Truck Body Builder

Construct and repair metal truck bodies and trailers.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $64,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Truck Body Builders do?

Constructs and repairs metal truck bodies and trailers according to specifications, using handtools and power tools: Lays out dimensions on metal stock, such as sheet metal and angle iron, using square, rule, and punch. Fits and assembles components, using handtools and portable power tools, such as drill, riveter, and welding apparatus [SHEET-METAL WORKER 804.281-010]. Welds together body parts and braces [WELDER, COMBINATION 819.384-010]. Measures and cuts woodstock and installs wood floors, interiors, insulations, and fixtures, using handtools, such as hammer, file, and screwdriver, and power tools, such as bandsaw, sander, and hand drill. Installs electrical wiring for dome lights, taillights, brake lights, and other equipment according to specified procedures. May spray or brush paint, primer, or protective coating on wood and metal surfaces.


Should I be a Truck Body Builder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Auto Rebuilder, Body Bumper, Body Sander, Body Shop Floorperson, Body Straightener, Custom Car Builder See More

    How to become a Truck Body Builder

    Most Truck Body Builders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2831%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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