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What do vehicle body builders and trimmers do?

  • construct framework sections in metal, wood, fibreglass and other materials using shaping machines and cutting and welding equipment and bolt, screw, rivet and weld sections together to form complete frameworks
  • cut and shape panels of sheetmetal, aluminium and reinforced plastic and attach to frameworks using hand and power tools
  • modify assembly line vehicles to special requirements
  • prepare new vehicle trim work according to drawings and sketches, and remove old coverings and fittings from vehicles and take new measurements
  • select and cut pieces of fabric, vinyl and leather and sew pieces together using heavy-duty sewing machines
  • install internal trim in vehicles such as lining, floor coverings and armrests and attach door trims, rubber seals, locks and handles

Very low

projected job openings

$41-$52k

qualified full-time wage

84%

employed full-time

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