Occupation Overview

Collision Damage Repair Technician

CARSability breaks down a Collision Damage Repair Technician's knowledge into eight broad categories.

  • Occupational Skills
  • Frame and Structural Components
  • Outer Body Panels
  • Glass
  • Mechanical and Electrical Components
  • Restraint System and Interior Components
  • Refinishing
  • Detailing

Collision Damage Repair Technician assessments address the following topics in depth.

  • Uses documentation
  • Uses tools and equipment
  • Organizes work
  • Applies corrosion protection material
  • Repairs and replaces trim
  • Performs final check
  • Repairs structural components - Vehicle set up
  • Repairs structural components - Assess extent of damage
  • Repairs structural components - Remove components for access
  • Repairs structural components - Straighten structural components
  • Repairs structural components - Verify measurement and fit
  • Repairs structural components - Install components
  • Replaces structural components - Removes components
  • Replaces structural components - Installs components
  • Repairs panels - Prepare panels for repair
  • Repairs panels - Reshape panels
  • Repairs panels - Align panels
  • Repairs panels - Apply repair materials
  • Repairs panels - Shapes repair materials
  • Replaces panels - Removes panels
  • Replaces panels - Prepares common surfaces
  • Replaces panels - Test fits panels
  • Replaces panels - Install panels
  • Replaces structural glass
  • Replaces non-structural glass
  • Repairs and replaces mechanical components
  • Repairs and replaces electrical components
  • Repairs and replaces interior components
  • Replaces seat belt restraint systems
  • Replaces air bag systems
  • Prepares surfaces
  • Prepares and applies finishing materials
  • Details exterior
  • Details interior

Occupation Development

CARSability was developed using an in-depth analysis of each occupation in the automotive industry. This detailed approach was applied to all asspects of the tool and allows CARSability to generate unsurpassed skills assessment results and to pin-point exact training recommendations. To read more about CARSability please follow the links below: