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  • Paint & Body Repair Technician - TS0135.pdf
POSITION TITLE: Paint & Body Repair Technician


Job Code: TS0135



Job Family – Transportation

JOB SUMMARY: Under direct supervision, makes repairs as needed to all phases of heavy duty vehicles, buses and light fleet that have been in collisions.


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  1. Performs complete paint and body repairs in accordance with industry standards. Straightens body panels, repairs dents and matches paint colors as needed on district vehicles.
  2. Sand and paints vehicles after repairs have been completed. Tears down vehicles immediately after it is assigned and compares to the estimate. Ensures that all needed repair is identified so that repair time can be minimized. Repairs or replaces damaged body and fenders by hammering out or filling in dents and welding broken parts; ensures all gaps and fits are to industry standards. Removes upholstery, accessories, electrical and hydraulic windows and seat operating equipment, and trim to gain access to damaged area of vehicle, if needed; stores on parts carts and covers to eliminate potential damage. Paints repaired areas to match vehicle colors. Installs decals to meet district needs and requirements.
  3. Identifies physical auto and bus damages, previous repair, frame damage, hail damage or flood damage and estimates repair costs. Transmits inspection results and pictures immediately upon completion of inspection.
  4. Maintains shop cleanliness and documentation of repairs.
  5. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED

WORK EXPERIENCE: 1 to 3 years

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: Microsoft Office Office equipment (e.g., computer, copier), Hand tools (e.g., hammer, shovel, screwdriver), Power tools (e.g., radial saw, reciprocating saw, drill, pheunomatic hammer), Vehicles (e.g., automobile, truck, tractor, forklift) Class B CDL with Passenger and School Bus Endorsement, ASE certified body repair and other ASE certifications a plus, welding skills

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: No supervisory or direct people management responsibilities. May provide occasional work guidance, technical advice and training to staff.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work and tasks are often straightforward, routine, structured and guided by established policies and procedures. Little, if any, independent judgment is required, outside of making basic choices in the selection and application of established methods. The job receives frequent, ongoing supervision.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: No budget development activity is required.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made on routine matters affecting few individuals and usually within the confines of the job's own department. Specific job activities and results are typically reviewed closely. There are limited requirements for developing new ideas or changes in methods, procedures or services.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Decisions have minor, small and possibly incremental impact on the department or facility. Errors are usually discovered in succeeding operations where most of the work is verified or checked and is normally confined to a single department or phase of the organizational activities resulting in brief inconvenience.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Basic communication - very little communication required such as receiving basic instructions. Interactions are mostly with customers, own supervisor and co-workers in own department.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Follows through with customer inquiries, requests and complaints. Forwards difficult and non-routine inquiries or requests to appropriate level for resolution.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work involves frequent exposure to unpleasant elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, loud noise, chemicals, etc. Ability to carry and/or lift 45 pounds or more.

About Houston Independent School District

HISD provides bus service for eligible regular-education students who submit requests to their campus transportation coordinators and have them approved by the Transportation Services Department. Bus stops for most regular-education students will be located at HISD campuses that are within one mile of the student's residence, but no further than two miles. The parent or legal guardian of a student who qualifies for bus service is responsible for transportation, if needed, to the student's assigned bus stop. If a special-needs student's Individualized Education Plan requires transportation services for a free and appropriate public education, HISD provides district bus service to the closest available program that meets the student's needs. The parent or legal guardian of a student who does not qualify for bus service is responsible for the student's transportation, if needed, to the assigned campus. Discounted METRO passes are available to all HISD students. Details about these "Youth" and "Student" discounts, including schedules, are available online under "Fare Information" at www.ridemetro.org, or by calling the METROLine at 713-635-4000. For information about eligibility and bus stops, contact your campus transportation coordinator, or consult the Transportation Services Department Web site.

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