Body Technician - Kearny Mesa Ford/Kia

7303 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111, USA Req #39
Sunday, September 3, 2023


Body Technician - Kearny Mesa Ford/Kia (Collision Center)


Job Summary:

Be a part of an award-winning team at Sunroad Collision Center at Kearny Mesa Ford/Kia!  A Collision Body Technician evaluates collision damage and performs body repair on vehicles in compliance with factory and dealership specifications.


  • Analyzing vehicle damage and working with the estimator to determine the cost of the repair.
  • Straightening bent bodies, removing dents and replacing damaged parts that are beyond repair.
  • Pulling or knocking out less serious dents, pits and dimples.
  • Refinishing metal using a variety of tools, from metal cutting guns and hydraulic jacks to small pneumatic hammers and punches.
  • Repairing or replacing plastic body parts, which are used increasingly in modern vehicles.
  • Removing damaged panels and identifying the family and properties of the plastic used on the vehicle in order to determine the best method of repair before painting.
  • Other duties may be assigned.



  • One to two years of prior experience is required.
  • Certifications from Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (ICAR) or Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) are preferred.
  • Must have a solid knowledge base of the many functions required in repairing damaged body parts and vehicle bodies. Should be able to interpret vendor products and catalogs.  
  • Two years of additional experience in an apprentice program is recommended.
  • A valid driver’s license required.
  • Must be very detail oriented and have an interest in automotive repair and technology.


Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of all aspects of vehicle repair.
  • Excellent mechanical repair skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to visually diagnose mechanical issues.
  • Proficient with computer diagnostic equipment and software.
  • Ability to read service and repair manuals.
  • Ability to perform repairs in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to read work orders.


Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work safely in a noisy area with many odors present.
  • Ability to regularly lift 30 pounds.
  • Must be able to inspect vehicle to determine repairs needed.
  • Good vision to inspect repair work.
  • Must be able to bend, stretch, kneel, and squat to perform repairs and inspections.

Kearny Mesa Ford/Kia (Collison Center) employees are offered a generous benefits plan which includes:


Competitive pay; Flexible Work Schedule; Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans; Health Savings Accounts; Flexible Spending Accounts; Paid Holidays and Vacation Time; Short and Long-Term Disability; Company Sponsored Life Insurance; 401(k) Retirement Plan; Employee Assistance Program; Vehicle Purchase and Parts and Service Discounts; Maderas Golf Club Discounts and More!


Kearny Mesa Ford/Kia (Collision Center) is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V) and maintains a drug-free workplace. If you receive an offer of employment, it will be a conditional offer contingent on the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check.  


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $30.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $35.00
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education High School
Location on Google Maps
  • 7303 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111, USA