Transit Systems 2018-02-08 2018-03-15

Body Repair Mechanic

Company: Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation dba IndyGo View more listings
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 100915

Position Title: Body Repair Mechanic

Safety Sensitive: Yes

Supervisor’s Title: Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt/CBA

Department: Fleet Services

Division: Operations


The Body Repair Mechanic is responsible for using a variety of hand and power tools, welding equipment and specialized knowledge to fabricate, weld, and manipulate a variety of materials to repair the bodies and frames of corporation vehicles.


To be successful in this role, an individual must be able to perform in a satisfactory manner the functions listed below. The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.


  • Examines and diagnoses damage to metal, plastic, and fiberglass body panels and a variety of parts and components on corporation vehicles. Determines proper course of action to facilitate vehicle repair, adjustment, and component replacement.
  • Removes, repairs, adjusts, and replaces body panels, doors, seats and flooring, destination signs, and windows.
  • Cuts body panels using plasma arc cutter, and uses oxy-acetylene cutting/welding, and MIG welding equipment to repair and form body panels and other automotive and bus parts.
  • Applies body fillers; sands, and paints, as appropriate.
  • Welds and rivets body parts, as needed.
  • Locates and repairs leaks at seams and beading.
  • Operates forklifts, overhead cranes, hydraulic lifts, hoists and jacks, and tugs used for pulling disabled buses.
  • Responds to and provides assistance in emergencies which require movement of corporation vehicles involved in incidents and accidents.
  • Completes relevant paperwork and reports.
  • Performs all tasks and assignments within the established safety practices and maintenance guidelines.


  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • None.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience.

  • High school diploma or its equivalent required; Formal trade school or an Associate’s degree in automotive, diesel or engineering program or a related field preferred
  • Five years or more of body mechanic experience.
  • Certificate of training in MIG welding and/or ASE certification in automotive body repair is preferred.
  • Valid Indiana commercial driver’s license with passenger and air brake endorsements is required; or the ability to obtain the required license within six (6) months of hire. *INDYGO WILL PAY FOR CDL TRAINING*


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Strong knowledge of techniques and tools necessary for the repair of automobile and bus bodies.
  • Operational knowledge of the methods and practices used to construct and shape sheet steel, aluminum, plastic, fiberglass, wood, plywood, and other materials commonly used in automotive and diesel bus bodies.
  • Ability to diagnose and repair body panels and vehicle components including lights, windows, seats, and flooring; repair said components and systems effectively, skillfully, and in a timely manner under established deadlines.
  • Skilled in metal cutting techniques, including the use of plasma machines; welding using oxy-acetylene and MIG welding equipment; riveting; the application, sanding, and finishing of body fillers; and the removal and replacement of automotive glass.
  • Ability to select and use correct parts, tools and test equipment to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.
  • Ability to use workshop and diagnostic software and hardware.
  • Operational knowledge of mandated safety principles related to personal protective equipment, chemical hazards, lockout/tag out and general shop safety and cleanliness practices.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; strong listening skills.
  • Above average decision-making and problem-solving abilities.
  • Basic mathematical abilities (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and manage tasks and time effectively; flexibility and adaptability are required.
  • Ability to deal courteously and effectively with supervisors and coworkers.


The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work independently with work checked on a regular basis.
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time, to kneel/bend, and to move throughout the workday, occasionally between departments and/or facilities.
  • Strong sensory skills, such as good hearing, dexterity, feeling, and good eyesight, including peripheral vision.
  • Ability to speak clearly.
  • Requires exposure to heavy machinery/equipment, excessive noise, extreme temperatures, fumes/odors, some hazardous materials, and dirt/dust.
  • Must be able to pass all post offer physical testing and be able to complete all physical job functions as defined in the Functional Job Description.
  • Ability to work night and weekend work shifts and overtime on a regular basis due to assignment shifts being picked bi-annually according to the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

IndyGo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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