Body Shop Metal Technician

Parkersburg, WV

Position: Body Shop Metal Technician

Department: Body Shop 

Reports to: Body Shop Manager 


Position Description: The Body Technician repairs damaged body parts and bodies of vehicles in accordance with factory and dealership specifications using hand tools and power tools. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Remove upholstery, accessories, electrical and hydraulic window and seat operating equipment and trim to gain access to vehicle body and fenders.
  • Position dolly block against surface of dented area and beat opposite surface to remove dents, using hammer.
  • Fill depressions with body filler, using putty knife.
  • Remove damaged fenders, panels and grills using wrenches and cutting torch.
  • Bolt or weld replacement parts in position using wrenches or welding equipment.
  • Straighten bent automobile frames using a pneumatic frame-straightening machine.
  • File, grind and sand repaired surfaces using power tools and hand tools.
  • Refinish repaired surface using paint spray gun and sander.
  • Aim headlights, align wheels and bleed hydraulic brake system.
  • Paint surfaces after performing body repairs.
  • Repair or replace defective mechanical parts.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education & Experience: 

Preferred: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 



Language Skills: 

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively and present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, insurance representatives and other employees.  

Reasoning Ability: 

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, & Registrations: 

Current, valid driver’s license; satisfactory Motor Vehicle Report (MVR). I-Car Gold certification preferred.

Qualification Summary:

Conceptual Skills, Verbal Communication, Welding and Fabrication, Power Tools, Basic Safety, Equipment Maintenance, Functional and Technical Skills, Automotive Manufacturing, Attention to Detail, and Safety Awareness

Physical Demands:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.

Work Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions (including heat, cold and humidity), moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

About Us:

For over 100 years, McClinton Auto Group has called the Mid-Ohio Valley home. Now in our fourth generation of family ownership, we are growing and looking for candidates to help our top-rated Service Department. We are proud of the history of success since our founding in 1915 and of the people who make this company a successful organization. It is our continuing intent to provide our employees and customers with a cordial atmosphere in which to work, shop and obtain expert service. We have a fun and laid-back environment. Our goal is to make your experience challenging, enjoyable, and rewarding.

We want you to come grow with us!

Job Type: Full-time

Previous Experience Preferred.

We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination/harassment about race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


Employee Referral Program

Vehicle Purchase Off the Curb Referral Program


Lunch On Us (Special Occasions and Thank you)

Annual Car Show

Annual Christmas Dinner

Roger Brown Body Shop Scholarship

Personal Identity Theft Protection Plan (for you and your household)

Proficiency Bonus Program (Technicians)

Bonus Program (Service Advisors)

Bonus Programs (Sales)

Alt Schedule (Salesman Benefit)

On-site and Off-site Training

Mitsubishi Employee Discount (AT&T)

Anniversary Benefit

After sixty (60) days of employment:

  • $10,000 life insurance policy as no cost to the employee.
  • Automatic Paycheck Deposit
  • Benefits offered through payroll deduction
  • Health Insurance Options
    • Bronze OR Silver Plan – Silver Plan includes Account (HRA) funded yearly by the owner. ($750)

    • American Fidelity Insurance options available, including Disability, Cancer, Accident, Life, and Flex paid via payroll deduction.

  • Paid Bi-Weekly
  • Paid Holidays
    • Christmas
    • New Year's Day
    • Thanksgiving
    • Memorial Day
    • Labor Day
    • Independence Day

After ninety (90) days of employment (starting January 2022):

  • Prorated sick/personal days

After one year of employment:

  • One Week Paid Vacation
  • 5 sick/personal days
  • Retirement plans available
  • 401K - Owner Match 2%

All applicants are subject to a Criminal Background Check prior to hiring.