• Metal Technician Apprentice

    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Location Name
    Longo Collision Repair Center
    US-CA-El Monte
    Fixed Ops
  • Overview

    We are looking for highly motivated, ready to learn, always willing to lend a helping hand team members that want to grow as a Collision Repair Metal Tech to join our apprenticeship program.  The Metal Tech Apprentice is responsible for assisting the Metal Technician in repairing and refinishing damaged vehicle bodies and parts in accordance with factory and dealership specifications and is capable of fixing small repairs on their own.



    We are excited to introduce a convenient initial VIDEO interview process.  Selected candidates will receive an invitation to participate via Spark Hire where you'll have the opportunity to present your best self; for more information and tips visit https://www.sparkhire.com/video-interviews/ace-one-way-video-interview


    Essential Duties include the following. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.


    • Works alongside an assigned Metal Technician to learn how to repair and refinish damaged vehicle bodies and parts.
    • Reviews damage reports, prepares or reviews repair cost estimates, and plans work to be performed.
    • Under the direction of the Metal Technician, repairs vehicles bodies by removing, fabricating, attaching and aligning parts and per estimate and according to manufacturer standards.
    • Assists Metal Technician with removing damaged sections of vehicles for replacement by using metal-cutting guns, air grinders and wrenches, and installs replacement parts using wrenches or welding equipment.
    • Under the direction of Metal Technician, fits and welds replacement parts into place, using wrenches and welding equipment, and grinds down welds to smooth them, using power grinders and other tools.
    • Road tests to check the quality of work performed, as required.
    • Examines vehicle to determine if additional safety or service work is required.
    • Communicates requests with the parts department to obtain needed parts.
    • Maintains communication with Estimators and CRC Managers on status of vehicle.
    • Completes all work according to the applicable safety requirements and published procedures.
    • Achieves production objectives set by management.
    • Operates tools and equipment in a safe manner and maintains then in a proper state of repair.
    • Assists in all other areas of the CRC, as needed.
    • Maintains assigned workspace in an organized and clean manner.
    • Maintains high ethical standards in all actions.
    • Maintains a high level of grooming, hygiene, and uniform appearance.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Individual should possess:

    • A high school diploma or equivalent; some vocational training desired;
    • A minimum of one (1) year automobile body repair experience, desired;
    • Knowledge of automotive machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repairs, and maintenance; federal, state and local regulations, such as those governing the disposal of hazardous wastes; and mathematical principles (adding, subtracting, dividing, multiplying, and percentages) and application;
    • Ability to operate manual transmission; pay attention to detail; determines cause of operating errors on a range of makes and models and decides what to do about it; determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do the job; read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; and reads and comprehends instructions and information in the English language;
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and have and maintain an acceptable, safe driving record.

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Individual will be required to:

    • Stand for long periods of time.
    • Frequently bend, stretch, twist, or reach with their body, arms, and/or legs; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
    • Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects and use hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
    • Perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs.

    Why Penske Motor Group


    At Longo, our pledge is to take care of our guests.  You would be among a profesional team that is committed to providing the highest levels of personal attetion to our guests and our Team Members.  Our Toyota & Lexus factory-certified collision center in an 80,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility featuring the most advanced technology and equipment.  We work with all insurance companies and we repair all makes and models.  As a part of the world's #1 dealership in the world since 1967, you would be surrounded by only the best.

    We are looking for the best and brightest to join our team!

    Are you eager, well-rounded, and ambitious? 

    Do you value exceptional guest service? 

    Are you ready for the new adventure in your career? 

    Then apply with us today!

    We firmly believe in transparency with everything we do and we believe in being a TEAM, which are probably the top reasons that our average Team Member has been with Longo for more than 9 years. If you have experience in any industry or organization that focuses on providing a superior guest experience, then we encourage you apply today.


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