Profession coachbuilder

Coachbuilders execute work on vehicle bodies and coaches with skills to form body parts from panels, manufacture and assemble the frames and parts for vehicles.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Vehicle electrical systems

    Know vehicle electrical systems, including components such as the battery, starter, and alternator. The battery provides energy to the starter. The alternator provides the battery the energy it requires to power the vehicle. Understand the interplay of these components to resolve malfunctions.

Skills

  • Maintain work area cleanliness

    Keep the working area and equipment clean and orderly.

  • Purchase car materials

    Acquire and order car parts and accessories to rebuild and fabricate vehicle bodies and coaches.

  • Perform metal work

    Work with metal and iron materials in order to assemble individual pieces or structures.

  • Assemble final product

    Install and mechanically adjust all components and subsystems, according to factory regulations and legal standards.

  • Install transport vehicle interior components

    Use hand and power tools to install interior components of boats, aircrafts and railway cars such as seats, armrests, floor coverings, lining, storage compartments or lavatories.

  • Carry out measurements of parts

    Operate measurement instruments to measure parts of manufactured objects. Take into consideration specifications of manufacturers to perform the measuring.

  • Apply technical communication skills

    Explain technical details to non-technical customers, stakeholders, or any other interested parties in a clear and concise manner.

  • Maintain vehicle records

    Maintain vehicle records by accurately recording service operations and repairs.

  • Ensure safety of mobile electrical systems

    Take the necessary precautions while providing temporary power distribution independently. Measure and power up an installation.

  • Carry out repairs and maintenance of vehicle bodies

    Execute repair and maintenance tasks to damaged vehicle bodies; follow customers' individual requests and instructions.

  • Install automotive electrical equipment

    Place electrical circuits and wiring in vehicles such as lighting and voltage gauges. These distribute and regulate electrical power and supply it to meters and other devices in the car.

  • Use welding equipment

    Operate welding equipment in a safe manner; use welding techniques such as shielded metal arc welding or flux-cored arc welding.

  • Use shaping machinery

    Use various types of welding and cutting tools to shape and customize surfaces and materials.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Carry out chassis modifications

    Perform chassis conversions and fitments on elements of stocks of chassis by modifying its length and weight distribution. Meet specific requirements and quality standards by consulting and communicating with engineers and technical personnel.

  • Install vehicle accessories

    Install vehicle accessories such as door handles, hinges and locks.

  • Fit mechanised equipment

    Fit mechanical equipment such as hoists and winches to various types of car chassis.

  • Manufacture framework sections

    Technically able to form framework sections out of wood, metal, fibreglass and other materials.

  • Ensure quality assurance standards for vehicles

    Implement and monitor the maintenance, repair and/or recondition of vehicles ensuring all quality assurance standards are met.

  • Install car electronics

    Place electrically operated accessories in vehicles such as batteries which power heating systems, radios and anti-theft systems.

  • Design chassis

    Devise and manufacture a series of custom chassis using design software. Apply compliance with own plans, creations and blueprints.

  • Prepare vehicle trim

    Prepare vehicle trim work in accordance with technical drawings and preliminary sketches.

Optional knowledge and skills

maintain equipment mechanics perform multiple tasks at the same time electrical wiring plans organise parts storage carry out parts purchasing sew pieces of fabric guarantee customer satisfaction provide customized upholstery perform technical tasks with great care drive vehicles