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Top 10 Auto Body Worker Interview Questions

Question 1 of 10
Why do you want a career as an auto body worker?
User-Submitted Answers
Because I love working with cars.
Because I love to see cars look brand new again and see the faces of people when they get there car back in new condition.
I love the work place and love seeing cars look brand new again.
Its a career I would enjoy.
Question 2 of 10
What kind of supervisor gets the best work performance from you?
User-Submitted Answers
A hard working one one to push my abilities future.
I work very well under pressure, however I appreciate being treated well. If I am treated well, I will guarantee I will work harder than any other technician in a shop.
The kind that support you and if you need help they there for you and if you make a mistake they'll work with you side by side to correct the mistake and show you where you went wrong.
The ones that are understanding and nice to everyone.
Question 3 of 10
How do you keep track of work so that it gets done on time?
User-Submitted Answers
By thinking clearly and making sure I categorize every thing I do. Take pictures if nessary.
By going through steps and categorize everything that I did taking pics also helps.
I will ask my supervisor or boss what is the priority jobs, and I will work as hard as I am physically capable of to finish what needs done in whatever order my supervisor says.
By making a to do list and charting my down times and operation time.
Question 4 of 10
Tell me an example of a situation where you had difficulties with a team member.
User-Submitted Answers
When I was working a wheel housing and my classmate took over and messed it up I was kind of disappointed but he tried to help which was nice.
When a class member took over my project and messed it up. I was upset but it was nice of him to try to help.
When technicians work for a body shop, I believe we are a team. There is a lot of heavy lifting in a shop, mechanic or body work, it only takes a few moments to help your teammate (coworker) lift a bed, lift a hood, hang a door etc. The only time I have had a difficulty with a coworker is when he refused to help 3 of us put a bed back on a truck frame. And I handled that situation by very politely ignoring his rude no and snard remarks, and going to my boss, politely explaining the situation so that it was in his hands and not mine. I will always avoid a confrontation with a coworker.
When I seen some one take a short cut on a job and I explain to them what could happen but he argue with me and sent the car out and it was sent back because the customer wasn't happy with the quality of this person work.
Question 5 of 10
What do you do when your time schedule or project plan is upset by unforeseen circumstances?
User-Submitted Answers
I get as much things done as I can take work more seriously.
Explain to my supervisor if there was extra parts that were bad, or something giving me a hard time. And since I work hard and smart, hope that he/she understands I've worked as hard as I'm capable of and ran into issues that were out of my hands.
Go to my team leader explain what I found get a quote on labor and.
Get upset and cry about it.
Question 6 of 10
Describe a situation where other people who you were working with did not agree with your ideas. What did you do?
User-Submitted Answers
When I sold GM parts, we were switching everything over from book logs and orders to online logs and orders. I had several suggestions that I felt would make the process easier or faster. I politely explained them to my boss. Rarely he would agree we could try it, when he didn't agree, I simply said ok and did what he told me to do, how he told me to do it.
Did what I do and do it anyway and then they like what I did.

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Question 7 of 10
Why should we hire you?
User-Submitted Answers
Because of my strong work ethic and my skills and knowledge in auto body technology.
I work hard, I am an excellent problem solver, I am a happy person, even though I am learning, I have a huge will to learn, and I'm easy to be around and easy going. I will be at the very top of the list of the hardest workers in the shop.
I can be the best that I can be in this company.
I have certificates that meet your qualifications.
Question 8 of 10
What was your greatest accomplishment as an auto body worker?
User-Submitted Answers
When I rebuilt a floor pan to a Infiniti.
Painting my first doors, primer, base and clear. They looked perfect, there was perfect coverage and no runs. I work to be proud of all of my work. No matter how big or how small the job is, it all is an accomplishment to me and makes me very happy.
Question 9 of 10
What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?
User-Submitted Answers
Employee or customer was not being polite.
Question 10 of 10
As an Auto Body Worker, what do you believe is your best asset?
User-Submitted Answers
My best asset is that I have the qualifications to do the job.

About Auto Body Worker

August 17th, 2017

Auto body workers specialize in repairing damaged vehicle bodies and restoring them to pristine condition. They work on all types of vehicles, from small and mid-sized cars and vans to large trucks and buses, repairing the damage that may be caused by regular wear and tear or by accidents. In larger workshops, an auto body worker may be assigned only one aspect of a repair job but in smaller workshops, they are often responsible for completing the entire job on their own. This may include removing all dents, smoothening the surface and preparing it for painting and also completing the paint job.

Enrolling in a relevant training program in a technical school is one way to learn the basic skills necessary for an auto body worker but it may not be enough to get hired. You will have to complete an apprenticeship to learn and hone the practical skills associated with this role. Auto body workers must have excellent manual dexterity, good hand-eye coordination and strong mechanical skills in addition to thorough knowledge and understanding of the structure of different types of vehicles.
The most important thing the interviewer will want to know at the interview is about your experience. They will want to know how much practical experience you've had with repairing and restoring vehicles. Also, what type of vehicles have you worked on and what work did you do? Did you work independently to restore the vehicle from start to finish or did you attend to only one specific area? Knowing some of the more commonly asked questions will help you answer more confidently at the interview. Reading through mock interview questions can help immensely.

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