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Automotive Assembly/Body Technician

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Formel D USA, Inc. Full-Time Vance, AL Sep 30, 2017

Job Description

Job Description

The Formel D Group is a growing international premium service provider in the automobile and supplier industry with 4000 employees working at 65 sites across the world. Requirement-oriented services are our strength and we develop market-leading concepts and solutions which are innovative, flexible, and forward-looking for complex operations at every stage of the product development and manufacturing process. Formel D operates as a competent partner in its business areas of FLOWing., KNOWing., QUALIFYing., CARing., and CREATing…

For our facility in Birmingham, AL we are looking for a

Automotive Body/Assembly Technician

In Vance, AL

The Automotive Body Technician is responsible for inspection and repair of Body damages for the duration of 12 months or longer. You must have the ability to explain technical diagnoses and needed repairs to non-mechanical individuals which may include other associates and customers.


  • Perform work specified repair orders with efficiency and in accordance with dealership and/or OEM standards
  • Performs repairs on assembly, paint, body and chassis components
  • Sand, polish, and make spot paint repairs as needed
  • Participates in group meetings and communicates issues
  • Verifies own and others work
  • Enter and retrieve production information from production systems
  • Ability to operate fork trucks and tuggers
  • Supports CI and safety programs
  • Ability to create summary reports
  • Disassemble and reassemble all components on each vehicle as needed
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor

Required Education and Skills:

  • Knowledge of Mercedes vehicle is required
  • Master Certified Mercedes Mechanics is a plus
  • Use of power, hand, painting tools, and/or fixtures/test benches for investigation or repair
  • Current driver’s license, clean driving record
  • Excellent communication skills in a management setting using both verbal and electronic media
  • Working knowledge of vehicle components, processes, mechanical, and electrical technologies
  • Pass a criminal background check and a drug screen
  • Work assigned schedule which may include multiple shifts, weekends and holidays
  • Work overtime when required
  • Arrive to work on-time
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Team oriented, flexible and focused on maintaining a high level of customer service
  • Working knowledge of shop equipment
  • At least 3-5 years of working experience with Body Repair on Automobiles
  • At least 1-3 years of working experience in manufacturing
  • 1-2 years of experience with blueprint/2D drawing reading and comprehension required
  • 1-2 years of measurement equipment experience required to include hand tools such as calipers, micrometers, and pin gauges, as well as gauges and fixtures
  • 1-2 years of MS Office Suite and Lotus Notes experience required
  • 2-3 years of problem solving methods using fishbone diagrams, 5-Why, 8D, etc
  • 1-2 years of experience with evaluating color match and gloss level of individual parts when compared to a standard
  • ASE Certification (or equivalent) or Associates Degree from Technical School in Body Repair and or Automotive Technology preferred

Environmental Requirements:

  • Will be exposed to extreme temperature changes and noise
  • Some duties performed outside in all weather conditions
  • This is a physically demanding position
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull, move product, equipment and supplies up to seventy-five (75) pounds
  • Must be able to work at heights up to 20-25 feet
  • Regularly stands, bends, lifts and moves intermittently during shifts of 8+ hours

We are offering these positions to work with a professional and motivated team. The roles are demanding with job variation and there is great potential to develop yourself further. A competitive compensation package with benefits will be provided for the candidate with the required skills. If you feel you have the skills we are looking for and wish to apply for these positions, please forward your resume for consideration.

Company Description Formel D is the global service provider of the automotive industry. We develop market-leading concepts as well as individual, scalable solutions along the entire automotive value chain – from development to production to aftersales.
The company was founded in 1993 at its headquarters in Troisdorf near Cologne. Today we employ over 6000 people from 45 nations in more than 80 locations in 19 countries. Passion drives us, professionalism makes us stand out and team spirit makes us successful. We work at the core of the industry that moves us every day.

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