Car Mechanic

Body Man

Senior Body Technician

Body Repairman

Body Repair Technician

Body Repairer

Minimum ? 10th

Certified training for Body Repair Technician/Denter Level 4 (programme aligned to ASC/Q 1405released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

On-the-job training desirable for ASDC Automotive Body Technician Level 4 certificate holders or ITI diploma holders

The tasks an Auto Body Repair Technician/Denter Level 4 is expected to perform include:

Carrying out repair work on the body/frame of the vehicle

Removing major/minor dents on the body

Repairing and replacing the vehicle body and chassis component

Carrying out repairs for metal corrosion on the structural panel

Knowledge of how to assess the overall damage to the vehicle and chassis component

Knowledge of different tools like wrenches, welding equipment, hand tools, metal cutting guns, etc. and their usage

Knowledge of the various welding techniques like spot welding, tungsten arc welding, etc.

Knowledge of the various procedures for measurement of length, depth, angles, etc.

Familiarity with the procedure for the routine adjustment of measuring equipment

Knowledge of how to repair and fix the temporarily attached body parts like doors, bumper, etc.

Familiarity with the various cleaning agents/sprays like de-waxing, detergents, etc.

Knowledge of using tools like pneumatic hammer, power buffers, pullers, etc. for the repair process

Good interpersonal skills

Team player

Methodological and systematic working style


Time management skills

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 8/10 hours a day for 6/7 days a week

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

This job is not considered very dangerous or hazardous

One may develop occupational hazards like cough, chest tightness, injuries, body ache, etc.

Health risks include exposure to various chemicals, dust, fumes, etc.

For freshers ?INR8,000 toINR10,000 per month

For candidates with 2-6 year of experience or more ?INR15,000 toINR25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Size of Automotive Sector in India

The cumulative Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow into the Indian automobile industry during the period April 2000 ? August 2014 was recorded at US$ 10,119.68 million, as per data by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). This industry accounts for 22 per cent of the country's manufacturing Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Future Trends of Automotive Sector in India

The future of the auto industry depends on the positive sentiments and the demand for vehicles in the market. The Indian auto sector will see a rise in demand which is expected to bring in major growth. An auto dealer survey by the firm UBS suggested that the Indian auto industry, riding on trends like the upcoming festival season and the decline in fuel price, will observe a 12 per cent y-o-y growth in FY15. The Automobile Mission Plan for the period 2006?2016, designed by the government, is aimed at accelerating and sustaining growth in this sector.

Employment Scenario of Automotive Sector

With 6.7% contribution to India?s GDP, the automobile industry is one of the key manufacturing sectors in India. India is currently the sixth largest passenger car producer in the world with an annual turnover of around 55 billion USD in FY 2013 and employs around 18.5 million people (directly and indirectly). Direct employment includes personnel working with automobile OEMs and auto component manufacturers (about 30% to 40%). Indirect employment includes personnel working in enabling industries, such as vehicle finance and insurance, vehicle repair, vehicle service stations, vehicle maintenance, vehicle and component dealers, drivers, cleaners, etc. (about 60 to 70%). This means there will be an increase in job opportunities for Auto Body Repair Technicians/ Denter Level 4.

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