Body Shop In-Charge Body Shop Servicing Advisor

Body Shop Leader or Manager

Minimum - Preferably a Bachelor?s Degree or Diploma in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering

Certified training for Body Shop In-charge (programme aligned to ASC/Q 1413 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

Experience of 2-3 years with ASDC Body Shop In-charge certificate or Postgraduate Degree/Diploma in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering

Up to 10-12 years for candidates with other equivalent qualifications

The tasks a Body Shop In-Charge is expected to perform include:

Managing the functioning of the body shop

Supervising the body shop personnel

Maximizing profits by satisfying customers? expectations

Promoting and developing a healthy and supportive work environment

Efficiency in monitoring the overall body shop operations including accidental vehicles

Knowledge of how to manage body shop personnel across various levels

Skilled in maintaining higher levels of motivation amongst the body shop personnel

Equipped in assessing training needs

Adept in the correct evaluation of the extent of damage

Familiarity with preparing repair documents and conveying them to customers

Proficiency in the performance appraisal of personnel

Basic arithmetic skills

Ability to stay abreast with the latest technological advancements in the market

Physically fit

Manual dexterity


On-the-job training desirable for ASDC Body Shop In-charge certificate level 7 or a Postgraduate Degree or Diploma in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering

Good communication skills Attention to detail Ability to work independently and in a team

Hardworking and persistent


Self-directed learner


Ability to negotiate

It is a field job

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 9 hours every day for 6 days of a week

May require overtime

Shift system maybe applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

One may develop occupational hazards like injury to body, accidents, etc.

Health risks include exposure to harsh chemicals, spirits, paints, polishes, etc.

For candidates with experience ?INR20,000 toINR25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Future Trends in The Automobile Industry1

As the auto-shows began in January 2014, the industry promised a blend of technology and automotives. With the recession trend breaking its leashes in the past two years, 2014 was expected to get back on track with the sales of automobiles in the country.

Almost self-governing cars are predicted to be on the streets by 2020. More than half the cars on the streets are going to be powered by diesel by 2020. Industry watcher Gartner indicates that 30 percent of motorists want parking information. The facility is likely to come up after glitches in the infrastructure catch up.

High-Performance Hybrid cars are likely to gain greater popularity among consumers. The Indian automobile industry has a prominent future in India. Apart from meeting the advancing domestic demands, it is penetrating the international market too. Favoured with various benefits such as globally competitive auto-ancillary industry, production of steel at lowest cost, inexpensive and high skill manpower, entrenched testing and R&D centres etc., the industry provides immense investment and employment opportunities. This means there will be an increase in job opportunities for Body Shop In-Charge.

Leading manufacturing units Car dealerships and service centres Small and intermediary scale service centres

Tier I, Tier II and Tier III cities2 across India