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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- 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.
- 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.
- Ensure health, safety and security measures
Take responsibility for health, safety and security measures in the workplace including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate. Apply health and safety standards. Adhere strictly to the site safety rules and systems and equipment operational procedures.
- 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.
- Design chassis
Devise and manufacture a series of custom chassis using design software. Apply compliance with own plans, creations and blueprints.
- Maintain vehicle records
Maintain vehicle records by accurately recording service operations and repairs.
- Install vehicle accessories
Install vehicle accessories such as door handles, hinges and locks.
- Use welding equipment
Operate welding equipment in a safe manner; use welding techniques such as shielded metal arc welding or flux-cored arc welding.
- Carry out repairs and maintenance of vehicle bodies
Execute repair and maintenance tasks to damaged vehicle bodies; follow customers' individual requests and instructions.
- Use technical documentation
Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.
- Purchase car materials
Acquire and order car parts and accessories to rebuild and fabricate vehicle bodies and coaches.
- Apply technical communication skills
Explain technical details to non-technical customers, stakeholders, or any other interested parties in a clear and concise manner.
- Assemble final product
Install and mechanically adjust all components and subsystems, according to factory regulations and legal standards.
- Fit mechanised equipment
Fit mechanical equipment such as hoists and winches to various types of car chassis.
- Maintain work area cleanliness
Keep the working area and equipment clean and orderly.
- Prepare vehicle trim
Prepare vehicle trim work in accordance with technical drawings and preliminary sketches.
- Perform metal work
Work with metal and iron materials in order to assemble individual pieces or structures.
- 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.
- Ensure quality assurance standards for vehicles
Implement and monitor the maintenance, repair and/or recondition of vehicles ensuring all quality assurance standards are met.
- Manufacture framework sections
Technically able to form framework sections out of wood, metal, fibreglass and other materials.
- Install car electronics
Place electrically operated accessories in vehicles such as batteries which power heating systems, radios and anti-theft systems.
- Use shaping machinery
Use various types of welding and cutting tools to shape and customize surfaces and materials.
- Carry out measurements of parts
Operate measurement instruments to measure parts of manufactured objects. Take into consideration specifications of manufacturers to perform the measuring.
- Ensure safety of mobile electrical systems
Take the necessary precautions while providing temporary power distribution independently. Measure and power up an installation.