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Vehicle Body Builder

Also known as Vehicle Body Maker.

Manufactures and repairs prototype production units and purpose-built vehicle bodies such as buses, trucks, fire engines and caravans. Registration or licensing may be required.


Tasks Include:


  • constructing framework sections in metal, wood, fibreglass and other materials using shaping machines and cutting and welding equipment
  • bolting, screwing, riveting and welding sections together to form complete frameworks
  • cutting and shaping panels of sheetmetal, aluminium and reinforced plastic and attaching to frameworks using hand and power tools
  • modifying assembly line vehicles to special requirements
  • preparing new vehicle trim work according to drawings and sketches, and removing old coverings and fittings from vehicles and taking new measurements
  • selecting and cutting pieces of fabric, vinyl and leather and sewing pieces together using heavy-duty sewing machines
  • installing internal trim in vehicles such as lining, floor coverings and armrests
Specialisations
  • Coach Builder
Job prospects for Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers in Victoria

Occupations in the Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers group include Vehicle Body Builder and Vehicle Trimmer.

Employment prospects
There are currently 2,000 Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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