Reference Quantity: ST0405

Particulars of ordinary

Names of typical job titles:

Bodyshop Mechanic, Stripper/Fitters, MET Technician, Bodyshop Technician, Physique Fitter

The Occupation:

A Car Harm Mechanical, Electrical and Trim Technician works within the automobile physique restore sector of the motor trade. The position is to establish broken mechanical and electrical parts on a broken Automotive/Mild Industrial Car, and take away and refit these parts earlier than and after physique restore work has been carried out. They usually work on repairing automobiles which were concerned in accidents or related incidents. That is normally inside a collision restore workshop.

They’re consultants in figuring out broken mechanical and electrical parts on automobiles. They might work as a part of a staff or extra autonomously and they’re normally below the supervision of a extra senior technician.

They can display professional working data in relation to the removing, restore and substitute of engine, gearbox, suspension, mechanical and electrical methods. This consists of:

  • Assessing faults
  • Getting ready job playing cards and evaluation reviews
  • Accessing and eradicating mechanical and electrical parts
  • Eradicating and becoming non-structural physique panels
  • Eradicating and re-installing mechanical and electrical methods
  • Car valeting.

They can take away and refit any half regarding the automobile, to the right alignment.

The technician will be capable to perform automobile diagnostics utilising diagnostic {hardware}/software program to interrogate any faults discovered inside the automobile administration system (on board laptop), interpret technical info to make sure integrity of restore. A reliable Car Harm Mechanical, Electrical and Trim Technician is accountable for making certain that the automobile parts and trim of a repaired collision broken automobile meets at minimal the producer security and efficiency normal previous to the harm sustained.

A reliable Car Harm Mechanical, Electrical and Trim Technician, will meet the next competency necessities.

Knowledgeable working data & understanding of:

  • Engine, gearbox, suspension, mechanical and electrical methods together with security associated autonomous objects
  • Physique Mechanical Restore instruments, tools and units used within the course of, e.g. automobile diagnostics tools, wheel alignment, superior driver help calibration tooling and many others.
  • Car diagnostics and interpretation of technical information
  • The secure dealing with and administration of Security Restraint Techniques Pyrotechnics, Excessive Voltage parts and different areas of serious danger
  • Restore and secure dealing with of all automobile gasoline varieties together with combustion, hybrid and different excessive voltage, compressed pure fuel.
  • Car {hardware} and software program and digital communication e.g. telematics functionality, recall laws compliance and many others.
  • The rules of customer support inside the motor trade
  • Well being & Security and compliance necessities of the bodyshop trade
  • Their direct industrial productiveness and effectivity influence of their position inside the entire restore course of. E.g, understanding the price of errors and the necessity for accuracy. The influence of rework on sources and popularity.
  • High quality management course of and the implications of poor high quality repairs.


  • Potential to undertake acceptable job preparation previous to commencing restore, e.g. disarming airbags, enterprise electrical security precautions and conducting pre-repair diagnostics sweeps.
  • Potential to interpret related technical information, specification and strategies will allow acceptable pre-preparation previous to work being carried out.
  • Potential to take away, restore and change Engine, gearbox, suspension, mechanical and electrical methods, associated autonomous objects from the automobile safely, e.g. Anti-lock Braking System models, security restraint methods, Radio Detection and Ranging (RADAR) & Mild Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) semi-autonomous parts.
  • Potential to diagnose and repair faults inside a automobile administration system (on board laptop) & related electrical system.  
  • Potential to establish and talk supplementary components the place required.
  • Potential to establish and function the right restore instruments, tools and units used within the course of comparable to Geometry Wheel Aligners for alignment of the wheels, diagnostic {hardware} to determine any faults with the automobile and set up if components are changed or re calibrated, utilising torque wrenches to tighten nuts/bolts to the producer suggestions
  • Potential to rebuild automobiles put up restore and reinstate security important methods together with Security Restraint Techniques, airbags, seat belts and pretensions, Superior Driver Help Techniques, cameras, Radio Detection and Ranging (RADAR) methods and Mild Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) methods together with collision avoidance know-how.

Certified in refrigerant dealing with to EC842 2006 or the freshest revision of this legislative requirement to allow the restore or substitute of air situation/local weather management components comparable to condensers, evaporator compressor pump


  • Use all of the data and expertise developed to hold out duties in a secure and environment friendly method, complying with all enterprise working procedures and insurance policies
  • Function as an efficient staff member and take duty, be sincere and accountable when issues go incorrect, monitoring their very own progress and informing others if deadlines are in danger
  • Proactively discover alternatives to study in regards to the wider enterprise
  • Dedication to customer support and assembly deadlines by being versatile with their time and willingness to tackle duties exterior of their job position to make sure targets are met
  • Take duty for private {and professional} growth, preserving data and expertise updated with rising know-how to carry out the position successfully
  • Anticipate issues and put steps in place to keep away from them, the place issues do happen discover and deal with the trigger
  • Successfully talk with clients and colleagues.


Sometimes, 3 years for brand new entrants

Entry necessities:

Particular person employers will set their very own choice standards for candidates.


Apprentices with out degree 2 English and maths might want to obtain this degree previous to taking the end-point evaluation. For these with an training, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion the apprenticeships English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Stage 3 and British Signal Language {qualifications} are a substitute for English {qualifications} for whom that is their main language.

Apprentices will likely be required to attain Certification in Refrigerant Dealing with (EC 842-2006) or newest revision – please see F Fuel Rules


The apprenticeship normal is Stage 3

Evaluate date:

The apprenticeship normal will likely be reviewed after 3 years

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