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Top 50 Collision Technician Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Collision Technician. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Collision Technician resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.0% of Collision Technician resumes contained Customer Vehicles as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Collision Technician actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Collision Technician:

1. Customer Vehicles

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2. Automotive Painting

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3. Recognition Techniques

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4. Applicable Replacement

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5. Pre-Accident Condition

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  • Repair cars back to pre-accident condition including body work and painting
  • Work within industry standards to return vehicles to pre-accident condition.

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6. Auto Body Parts

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Here's how Auto Body Parts is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Remove, repair, or replace fenders, doors, and other auto body parts.

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7. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • File, grind, sand and smooth filled or repaired surfaces, using power tools and hand tools.

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8. Body Repair

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Here's how Body Repair is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Performed mechanical and auto body repair work on a wide range of domestic and foreign automobiles.
  • Conducted diagnostics of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic and body repairs.
  • body man/ head painter I was an over all body man from frame work to basic autobody repairs.

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9. Sand

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Here's how Sand is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Work responsibilities included sanding grinding and repair of cars brought to dealership to be repaired after a collision or rust repair.
  • Employed variety of tools including welders, grinders, sander, media blaster, including precision measuring instruments.
  • Color sanding and buffing of freshly painted surfaces including metal, plastic and composite materials.
  • Perform preparation work for painting including priming, taping, and sanding.
  • Refinish repaired surface, using paint spray gun and sander.
  • Wet sanding, buffing, detailing and cleaning cars.
  • Mask and tape, block sanding and paint preparation.
  • Start to finish an all makes of cars including sanding, applying body fillers and primer application.
  • Sheet metal repair, bondo finishing, Sand and Prime
  • Prepare Trucks for Repairs Bond and Sand Damaged Trucks Prep Trucks for painting Minor Truck Maintenance
  • Experience with sanding , blocking , masking and also , mixing most primers sealers , adhesion promoters and paints .

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10. Frame Repair

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Here's how Frame Repair is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Performed damage assessments, estimates, body and frame repair, and paint work.
  • Do all aspects of collision and frame repair.
  • Perform auto restoration; including paint refinishing, mixing, matching, unibody, and frame repair.
  • Frame repair.Also do custom work and custom ground effect kits.
  • Body and Paint Frame Repair Vehicle Restoration Vehicle Fabrication

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11. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Transport customers to and from the shop for the customer service program.
  • Repair and replace damaged auto parts Prepare vehicles for painting Paint vehicles Operate soda blaster Customer Service

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12. MIG

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Here's how MIG is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Spray gun and related equipment operations Welding MIG welding ability

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13. Refinish Processes

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14. Frame Machine

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Here's how Frame Machine is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • worked with frame machine, body work, checked incoming cars for damage, prepped cars for paint.

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15. Part Numbers

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16. Body Panels

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Here's how Body Panels is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Repair and alignment of all types of body panels including steel, aluminum and plastic.
  • Replace and repair wrecked and damaged vehicle body panels and components.

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17. Door Panels

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Here's how Door Panels is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Filled and repaired minor dents; Removed and repaired hoods, trunks and door panels.

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18. Insurance Companies

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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Provided post-collision inspection, compiled and submitted estimates, adjustments, and supplemental claims to insurance companies.
  • Head Painter Paintless Dent Repair Technician- Certified Speak with insurance companies concerning further damage2007 to current

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19. I-Car

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Here's how I-Car is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Repair collision damaged vehicles 10 years experience I-Car platinum certified Toyota certified I also do restorations and custom work

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20. Body Shops

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Here's how Body Shops is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • traveled throughout Washington state working in multiple body shops that needed extra help

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21. Non-Structural

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22. Mechanical Parts

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Here's how Mechanical Parts is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Worked with a variety of metals and plastics, as well as glass, electrical, and mechanical parts.

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23. R

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Here's how R is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Maintained and serviced company vehicle and equipment.
  • Remove and install body and mechanical systems
  • Perform all frame exchanges and most major mechanical repairs as well as rebuilt majority of heavy hit vehicles.
  • Reassemble parts after painting and sending to cleanup, prior to delivery to owner.
  • Detailed cars by completing interior and exterior cleaning, washing, waxing and buffing.
  • Pick up vehicles from various places as needed with use of company Rollback tow truck
  • Perform major and minor body repairs on autos and light to heavy duty trucks.
  • Diagnose, Analyze, and Repair small fender benders to hidden structural damage.
  • Repair and prepare all damage from collisions, Maintain dealership quality standards
  • Achieved honor of highest producing technician company-wide in 2007 & 2008.
  • Worked one on one with customers to assure quality expectations.
  • Install new replacement part's after damage has been repaired.
  • Grind and prep all welder areas for body filler.
  • Transferred to the highest volume collision center in West-Michigan.
  • Search paint codes on microfiche for mixing chart.
  • Cross trained as an estimator in 2003.
  • Complete Collision repair, frame and paint.
  • Ordered and organized parts and supplies.
  • Mix paint to manufacturer's specifications.
  • Refinish and color match vehicles.

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24. Repair Areas

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25. PPE

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Here's how PPE is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Assisted estimators with making difficult decisions that are viewed by upper management and national insurance companies.
  • Removed dents, filled in cracks and painted the car exteriors to restore appearance and condition.
  • Restored damaged vehicles to their original structural integrity, function, and appearance.
  • Prepped (masking and priming).
  • Stopped painting 12 yrs ago.
  • Supervised paint preppers and apprentice body technicians within the corporation in various locations across western Washington.

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26. Structural Damage

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Here's how Structural Damage is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Repair cosmetic and structural damage to manufacturer's specification and customers satisfaction that includes metal working, welding and metal finishing.
  • Tear down, repair damaged area including structural damage to OEM.

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27. Electrical Systems

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Here's how Electrical Systems is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Serviced air conditioning, heating, engine-cooling and electrical systems.
  • Serviced air conditioning, heating, engine cooling and electrical systems, suspensions, brake and drive train.

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28. Car Parts

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Here's how Car Parts is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Prepare estimates Disassemble car parts for repair Prep vehicle for priming paint application Maintain stock and reorder materials

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29. ASE

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Here's how ASE is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Have experience with frame gauging using a laser system (Velocity/Car-O-Liner) or self-centering gauges and frame straightening (Goliath/Chief/Car-O-Liner).
  • Performed digital laser wheel alignments, engine repairs, wiring harness repairs, fabrication and welding.
  • Set up vehicle on structural alignment machine for laser frame alignment if required.
  • Completed numerous custom paint jobs, also worked with water based paints.
  • Repair all phases of collision repair
  • Helped initiate multi-level quality control for entire shop resulting in increased CSI scores and drastically reduced comebacks.
  • Frame and structural repair to factory specs following vehicle through all phases of repair In the shop until all repairs are complete
  • Measure frames with Genisis2 measuring system and all phases of collision repair.
  • Specialized training: certified ASE damage analysis/estimator, Dupont Chroma premier paint systems, and Icar.

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30. Structural Repairs

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31. Classic Cars

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Here's how Classic Cars is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Worked on restoring both collision vehicles and classic cars
  • Have restored over 400 classic cars so far .

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32. CCC

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Here's how CCC is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Entered invoices electronically using CCC one and stored invoices inside their specific file.
  • Used computer program (CCC) to write estimates.

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33. Personal Protective Equipment

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34. Cycle Times

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Here's how Cycle Times is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Developed and implemented system to decrease number of parts orders, reducing cycle times and increasing profits.
  • Managed cycle times and repairs for the shop.

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35. Vehicle Damage

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Here's how Vehicle Damage is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Access, tear-down vehicles per vehicle damage report in preparation for proper repair.
  • Trained on CCC1 estimating software, creating estimates and supplements based on vehicle damage ASE certified as a collision technician and estimator

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36. Factory Specs

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37. A/C

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Here's how A/C is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Replaced glass, structural parts, suspension parts, A/C refill/recovery, air-bags, seats, and some mechanical.
  • Replace suspension cooling and a/c components along with other mechanical Some knowledge in paint and priming.
  • replace struts and perform maintenance tune ups on vehicles Charge A/C

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38. Original Structural Integrity

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39. GM

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Here's how GM is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Gained valuable experience in auto body repair procedures through the GM system.

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40. Frame Rack

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Here's how Frame Rack is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Operated pneumatic tools, air compressors, frame racks, hoists and all shop equipment.

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41. Damage Reports

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Here's how Damage Reports is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Review damage reports, prepare or review repair cost estimates, and plan work to be performed.

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42. Shop Safety

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43. Equipment Operation

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44. Proper Protective Gear

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45. Cosmetic Repairs

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46. Drive Vehicles

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47. Fiberglass

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Here's how Fiberglass is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Painted fiberglass, any flexible part for vehicle, such as body kits.
  • fixed body panels, worked with fiberglass, sand blasted and media blasted, and painted.
  • Light pulls on frame machine Working with fiberglass and fillers Welding door skins, frame rails, etc..

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48. Clear Coat

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Here's how Clear Coat is used in Collision Technician jobs:
  • Wet sand /buff clear coat, make ready for customer delivery.

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49. OEM

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50. Frame Rails

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20 Most Common Skills For A Collision Technician

Customer Vehicles

15.7%

Automotive Painting

12.6%

Recognition Techniques

7.1%

Applicable Replacement

7.1%

Pre-Accident Condition

6.6%

Auto Body Parts

5.7%

Hand Tools

5.2%

Body Repair

4.7%

Sand

4.6%

Frame Repair

3.9%

Customer Service

3.9%

MIG

3.8%

Refinish Processes

3.1%

Frame Machine

3.0%

Part Numbers

2.7%

Body Panels

2.5%

Door Panels

2.2%

Insurance Companies

2.0%

I-Car

2.0%

Body Shops

1.7%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Collision Technician

Rank Skill
1 Customer Vehicles 12.0%
2 Automotive Painting 9.6%
3 Recognition Techniques 5.4%
4 Applicable Replacement 5.4%
5 Pre-Accident Condition 5.0%
6 Auto Body Parts 4.3%
7 Hand Tools 4.0%
8 Body Repair 3.6%
9 Sand 3.5%
10 Frame Repair 3.0%
11 Customer Service 3.0%
12 MIG 2.9%
13 Refinish Processes 2.4%
14 Frame Machine 2.3%
15 Part Numbers 2.0%
16 Body Panels 1.9%
17 Door Panels 1.7%
18 Insurance Companies 1.6%
19 I-Car 1.6%
20 Body Shops 1.3%
21 Non-Structural 1.3%
22 Mechanical Parts 1.3%
23 R 1.2%
24 Repair Areas 1.2%
25 PPE 1.1%
26 Structural Damage 1.1%
27 Electrical Systems 1.1%
28 Car Parts 1.0%
29 ASE 0.8%
30 Structural Repairs 0.8%
31 Classic Cars 0.8%
32 CCC 0.8%
33 Personal Protective Equipment 0.8%
34 Cycle Times 0.7%
35 Vehicle Damage 0.7%
36 Factory Specs 0.7%
37 A/C 0.7%
38 Original Structural Integrity 0.7%
39 GM 0.6%
40 Frame Rack 0.6%
41 Damage Reports 0.6%
42 Shop Safety 0.6%
43 Equipment Operation 0.6%
44 Proper Protective Gear 0.6%
45 Cosmetic Repairs 0.6%
46 Drive Vehicles 0.6%
47 Fiberglass 0.5%
48 Clear Coat 0.5%
49 OEM 0.5%
50 Frame Rails 0.5%
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