Automobile Body Shop Technician

Minimum ? B.E/Diploma

Will be updated

The tasks a Body Builder, Automobile is expected to perform include:

Constructing rigid body on auto-chassis with or without super-structure using wood and metal frames for passenger buses, goods trucks, lorries, vans, etc.

Studying sketches or blueprint regarding type of body to be built

Selecting required sizes of timber pieces and collecting finished metal parts

Proficiency in cutting and shaping wood for body using hand or power tools

Adept at building frame work, lining, floors, ceiling and other wooden parts according to drawing and other specifications

Well-versed with fitting longitudinal runners, cross barriers, vertical posts, etc. and tightening frame rigidly to chassis

Knowledge of fitting assembled or welded metal frame over wooden longitudinal runners and cross members and assembling metal panel, roof covers, doors, etc., to wooden frame using nuts and bolts, etc., to wooden attachments such as fasteners, handles, hooks, lockers, etc., to frame or body as required

Knowledge of fixing interior fittings and repairing or replacing parts

In-depth knowledge of building any particular type of coach such as ambulance vans, passenger buses, army vehicles, goods lorries, etc.

Physically fit




Ability to work independently or in teams

Problem-solving skills

Analytical skills

It needs one to be on their toes

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from workshop to workshop

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to chemicals, toxic materials, etc.

Occupational hazards include strain on eyes, risk of accidents, injuries, chemical reactions, slips, etc.

For freshers - INR 35,000 to INR 40,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Automotive Sector in India

The Indian auto industry is known as a global hub for manufacturing compact cars and, therefore, the value of FDI in the sector is also increasing. The FDI in the automotive sector accounted for 3.9 per cent during the years 2000 to 2011. This increased to 6.9 per cent in 2012 and 2013. This is further positioned to increase as more foreign players are looking to expand their manufacturing base in India. Till December 2013, India received 9,99,648 crores of FDI out of which 44,880 crores was in automobile.

The contribution of the auto and auto components sector is pegged at a CAGR of approximately 8% up to the year 2016. Industry growth, changing technology, growing economy, larger income at disposal and lowering first hand life-cycle of cars have triggered requirements for fresh skilling and up-skilling in the sector. By 2022, nearly 15 million people are expected to be employed in automobile sector directly in the industry. 19.1 million people are employed in automobile sector directly or indirectly. This includes manufacturing in OEM, auto components, raw material factories, automobile dealers, service centres, and other enabler sectors.

Presently, more than 70 per cent of the auto component companies are SMEs. Access to capital, technology and the high rate of interest would limit their growth. Further, the automotive sector has 56 per cent of workforce which is second highest after telecom sector. By 2022, the employment in this sector is expected to reach 38 million. The incremental employment is higher in indirect employment, which is expected to go up to 68 per cent of the total employment

. As the industry grows, so will job opportunities for Body Builder, Automobile.

Automobile manufacturing units across India

Automobile workshops across India

Service centres across India

Towns and cities across India