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Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprenticeship

  • Company: James Alpe Ltd
  • Location: Clitheroe
  • Vacancy Ref: 00000141
  • Weekly wage: £195.00
  • Hours per week: 39
  • Sector: Automotive

James Alpe Ltd is offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Vehicle Damage Panel Technician to join their Accident Repair Centre in Clitheroe.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team following a defined process, using developed skills to correctly identify the different body panel types and have the ability to use the correct repair tools to carry out the work to the highest possible standard.

The role includes the technical and practical needs for today’s motor vehicle body repair industry. You will study both the theory and practical aspects of the following:

Duties will include:
  • Undertake appropriate job preparation prior to commencing repair, including safety precautions, panel preparation and body measurements.
  • Identify the material used in the construction to enable the correct joining techniques and manufacturer specifications to be adhered to.
  • Interpret relevant technical data and methods to make sure that any joints are in line with vehicle manufacturer specification and the vehicle/body panels are aligned correctly.
  • Ability to identify and understand the correct joining technology
  • Remove, repair, and replace vehicle body panels and components of the vehicle safely and efficiently
  • Operate the correct repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process, panel pulling systems, jig and alignment tools, spot welders, brazing tools.
  • Identify and communicate supplementary damage such as panels that were deemed to be reparable but once worked on were found to be beyond repair along with damage that could not be established on original inspection.
  • Ability to detect and rectify faults within a vehicles structure that?s integral to its safety
  • Maintaining high standards of housekeeping.

Training to be provided

  • Work based training and mentoring.
  • Off–site theory and practical training on a day release basis.
Interested? Apply now