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Bodyshop Mechanic, Stripper/Fitters, MET Technician, Bodyshop Technician, Body Fitter
A Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim Technician works in the vehicle body repair sector of the motor industry. The role is to identify damaged mechanical and electrical components on a damaged Car/Light Commercial Vehicle, and remove and refit these components before and after body repair work has been carried out. They typically work on repairing vehicles that have been involved in accidents or similar incidents. This is usually within a collision repair workshop.
They are experts in identifying damaged mechanical and electrical components on vehicles. They may work as part of a team or more autonomously and they are usually under the supervision of a more senior technician.
They are able to demonstrate expert working knowledge in relation to the removal, repair and replacement of engine, gearbox, suspension, mechanical and electrical systems. This includes:
They are able to remove and refit any part relating to the vehicle, to the correct alignment.
The technician will be able to carry out vehicle diagnostics utilising diagnostic hardware/software to interrogate any faults found within the vehicle management system (on board computer), interpret technical information to ensure integrity of repair. A competent Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim Technician is accountable for ensuring that the vehicle components and trim of a repaired collision damaged vehicle meets at minimum the manufacturer safety and performance standard prior to the damage sustained.
A competent Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim Technician, will meet the following competency requirements.
Qualified in refrigerant handling to EC842 2006 or the most up to date revision of this legislative requirement to enable the repair or replacement of air condition/climate control parts such as condensers, evaporator compressor pump
Typically, 3 years for new entrants
Individual employers will set their own selection criteria for applicants.
Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualifications are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.
Apprentices will be required to achieve Certification in Refrigerant Handling (EC 842-2006) or latest revision – please see F Gas Regulations
The apprenticeship standard is Level 3
The apprenticeship standard will be reviewed after 3 years
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