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What’s it like to be a Vehicle Body Builder?
Vehicle body builders manufacture purpose-built bodies to fit chassis produced
by other manufacturers. They also modify and repair vehicle bodies. They may
work on buses, coaches, caravans, armoured vans, tray and van bodies, mobile
workshops, semi-trailers, refrigerated vans, horse floats, fire trucks and
special police vehicles.
As most vehicle body builders construct frames from metals, workshops can be
noisy at times. Protective clothing and equipment must be worn when required.
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Vehicle Body Builder earn an average of $1083 per week. The
[average annual salary for this job is $56316 excluding super.]
- enjoy practical and manual activities
- good hand-eye coordination
- an eye for detail
- aptitude for technical activities
- interested in design and fabrication using metals and other products.
This job also involves:
Driving or piloting a powered vehicle on road, rail, water or in the air is an
essential or usual requirement of these jobs. Vehicles include cars, buses,
aeroplanes, trucks, forklifts, ships, boats, etc.
Full use of hands/fingers
Use of precision or semi-precision tools or instruments or deft hand movements
are required for these occupations. Included are jobs where poor co-ordination
or incomplete use of hands or fingers may make tasks dangerous or difficult to
Good vision for detail
These jobs require you to be able to see clearly to examine items close-up. It
covers jobs where poor vision e.g. tunnel vision, could make the work place
unsafe or the job difficult to undertake, e.g. draftsperson working with
detailed drawings; checkout operator reading dockets; work requiring good
hand-eye co-ordination for working with precision or semi-precision tools.
Mainly indoor work
Workers performing these jobs would usually be expected to spend more than
three-quarters of their day indoors, in an office, factory or other enclosed
area protected from the weather.
These jobs are generally performed in a noisy environment, where a hearing
impairment may make the task dangerous or difficult to perform.
The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs require daily physical
exertion, such as bending and twisting, lifting, climbing, pulling, pushing,
carrying or other effort where physical fitness is required. People with
heart, back or other conditions who should avoid physical strain may wish to
avoid these jobs.
Reading or writing
These jobs require moderate or better reading and writing skills. Workers may
be expected to prepare, understand or act on written materials, such as
letters or reports. People may wish to avoid these jobs if their reading or
writing English skills are limited to a small range of words or phrases and
symbols. Jobs remaining may still require very basic reading or writing
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Skilled Trade Jobs
These jobs do not usually require completion of secondary education, however
further part-time study usually at Certificate III level, and on-the-job
training offered as an apprenticeship, is required.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspect of INDUSTRIAL ARTS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases an industrial arts-related subject is
a pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
School subjects that include some aspect of MATHEMATICS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases a mathematics-related subject is a
pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of a Vehicle Body Builder
Vehicle body builders may perform the following tasks:
- manufacture framework sections in metal, wood, fibreglass and other materials by working from engineering drawings, and by using shaping machinery and all types of welding and cutting equipment
- form complete frameworks by welding or bolting sections to the vehicle’s structure
- make the panels used to cover the framework by cutting, shaping and attaching panels of sheetmetal, aluminium, stainless steel or reinforced plastic
- fit axles, suspensions and brakes
- design and fit mechanised equipment, such as winches and hoists, to various types of vehicle chassis
- install door handles, locks and hinges
- design and carry out chassis alterations in consultation with engineers, or alter assembly line vehicles to special requirements.