Gerber Collision & Glass Auto Body Trainee in Merrillville, Indiana
Technician Development Program
If you are interested in applying for this tremendous training opportunity, we ask that you complete our online assessments.
Are you looking for a lifelong career in an industry that continues to grow? Have you always been good with your hands and have a knack for fixing things? Do you want to earn a comfortable income doing something you genuinely enjoy?
Gerber Collision & Glass is seeking a Metal Technician Trainee for our Technician Development Program. This is a unique experience where we will personally match you with a Mentor that best meets your learning style. During this 18 month journey, you will develop your bodywork skills and continue to challenge yourself to reach the next level. The training will prepare you to be a stand alone technician upon completion of the program.
Complete set of tools with box valued at $6,000
Full time employment including benefits
Hands-on training, coaching and development
Daily instruction that will prepare you for a career in the collision industry
Mentors that care about you succeeding as much as you do
Structured curriculum that outlines each phase of your training
Trainee is responsible for completing the majority of vehicle body repairs as listed on the repair order under the supervision of a Mentor Metal Technician.
Refit new parts such as: bumpers, fenders, grills, moldings, and other bolt-on items
Assist mentor with all areas of the repair process
Complete all repairs in a manner such that the repaired areas are restored to the original manufacturer’s specifications, including door, hood and deck alignments, chassis and frame measurements, and welded on unibody parts
Assist the Mentor Metal Technician in checking all parts for accuracy before starting the repair and notify the parts manager of any incorrect parts or other discrepancies
Maintain high levels of quality control
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, training certification and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
Must be able to stand for long periods of time in repair of a vehicle
Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
Requires clear close vision
Must be able to use hands efficiently in handling vehicle parts
Ability to effectively communicate with others
Should be able to read and understand a work order
High School Diploma / GED preferred
Trade / Vocational school graduate preferred
I-CAR Gold Class preferred
Previous experience in a similar capacity is preferred but not required
Requisition ID: 2018-4933
External Company Name: Gerber Collision & Glass
External Company URL: www.gerbercollision.com
Street: 7901 Taft Street