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Auto Body Repair Technician

Date Posted:  May 13, 2022
Requisition ID:  341681

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46225


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next-level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA):
IDOA helps to ensure the smooth function of state government, finding efficient and effective solutions to government-wide needs.

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $35,126.00 per year but maybe commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

As a Auto Body Repair Technician you will provides cosmetic, body, and structural repairs to damaged State owned vehicles.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Examine damaged vehicles and estimate repair costs
  • Repair or replace damaged body parts as needed
  • Perform body repairs using the proper filler and procedures
    • Sand repair areas
    • Cut and weld in new body parts, when necessary
    • Apply primer and block sand the primed areas
    • Repair or replace defective mechanical parts
  • Paint and blend the vehicle/specific parts to match
    •  Prepare the entire vehicle and/or specific parts for the paint process
    •  Apply sealer to the repaired areas
    •  Paint and apply clear coat to the repaired areas and follow paint baking/curing procedures
  • Perform structural repairs, when necessary
  • Perform duties specified on work orders with efficiency and in accordance with IDOA standards
  • Maintain vehicle records by recording repairs
  • Contain costs by evaluating repair and parts options
  • Assist with vehicle/operator drop-off and pick-up

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirement to be considered for employment:

  • Required High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE) 
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in hydraulic maintenance, diagnostics, and repair. 
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in equipment and fleet maintenance. 
  • Possession of a valid commercial driver's license OR must obtain within 90 days of employment. 
  • Must provide own tools and agency-approved steel toe boots. 
  • Extensive knowledge of and ability to use tools associated with vehicle and motorized equipment repair. 
  • Working knowledge of appropriate safety practices associated with repair and maintenance heavy equipment, vehicles and/or motorized equipment. 
  • Extensive knowledge of heavy and light duty vehicle and equipment repair. 
  • Extensive knowledge of hydraulics and how to properly diagnose and repair. 
  • Ability to repair all types of equipment that is required to perform various types of maintenance activities. 
  • Skill in operating hand & power tools related to the repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment. 
  • Ability to understand system of mechanical procedures. 
  • Ability to use welding and steel cutting equipment. 
  • Ability to carry out oral and written instructions and to complete records and reports. 
  • Ability to use repair manuals and parts catalogues. 
  • Ability to follow directions and work as a part of a team. 
  • Ability to perform physical activities such as lifting, dragging, stooping, standing, and walking for long periods of time. 
  • Ability to work in a multi-functional team 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave;
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program;
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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