County of OrangeSanta Ana 92701
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Collision Auto Body Technician

County of Orange
Full Time Orange County Public Works, 601 N Ross St, Santa Ana, CA 92701, United States



(FLEET TECHNICIAN II)SALARY INFORMATIONSalary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

The open eligible list established through this recruitment will be used to fill current and future Fleet Technician II positions within OC Fleet Services at OC Public Works. Candidates that place on the eligible list may also be referred to positions in similar and/or lower related classifications throughout the County of Orange.

DEADLINE TO APPLY This recruitment will be open for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. This recruitment will establish an open eligible list and will be used to fill immediate and future Fleet Technician II positions.


Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. 
OC Fleet Services (OCFS) is responsible for vehicle life-cycle management, maintenance/repair, and compliance with State and Federal emissions requirements. OCFS provides responsive, cost effective fleet services to agencies/departments of the County of Orange. They assure safe and properly maintained public fleet vehicles to the internal service customers. OCFS is a service area of OC Public Works.

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OC Fleet Services is looking for a skilled Collision Auto Body Technician to perform journeyman level work in repairing, modifying, and painting automobiles and heavy equipment exteriors and interiors; and to do other work as required. 

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Straighten and repair automobile and heavy equipment fenders, body panels, and metal surfaces; removes dents and welds tears in surfaces; fills rough areas, and grinds and sands surfaces; repairs and fabricates fiberglass and various metals parts and surfaces
  • Sand and prime coats exterior and interior automobile and heavy equipment surfaces in preparation for finish painting
  • Mix, match, and apply paint with spray gun
  • Build, repair, or replace wood side boards and stakes on truck beds
  • Disassemble and reassemble specialized equipment such as sirens, lights, mounts, and brackets and makes necessary wiring installations
  • Repair and replace door hinges, locks, glass run channels, windows, windshields and various parts
  • Repair and replace interior trim and upholstery
  • Use various welding methods to modify and repair damaged vehicles and equipment.
  • Install basic automotive wiring systems
  • Fabricate from sheet metal modification to vehicles and heavy equipment to alter original configurations
The ideal candidate will possess extensive experience in most of the following areas:
  • Performing frame repairs and straightening on full frame vehicles and unibody vehicles
  • Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, Oxy-Acetylene Gas welding, Arc welding, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding, and spot welding
  • Replacing suspension components, interior components, and body components such as fenders, doors, core supports, etc.
  • Straightening sheet metal body components with hammers and dollies
  • Measuring vehicles frames using centerline gauges, tram gauges, etc.
  • Applying plastic fillers (Bondo) and performing fiberglass repairs

In addition to the above, the successful candidate will possess the core competencies listed below:

Technical Experience & Knowledge
  • Performing body and fender work at the journey level to include repairing, modifying, and painting automobiles, trucks, and other equipment
  • Setting up and operating various welding equipment to accomplish precision welding on various types of metals, which are characteristic of automobile/equipment repair work
  • Working independently from written and oral instructions, diagrams, schematics, sketches, specifications, and rough drafts
  • Using various manuals to look up and record information on replacement materials required in body and fender repair work
  • Itemizing repair estimates by identifying the cost and parts necessary to repair damaged equipment
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment of the trade and their use in the maintenance and repair of automotive, heavy equipment, and/or other mechanical equipment
  • Knowledge of vehicle paint and refreshing
Oral & Written Communication
  • Read, understand and follow written and oral instructions such as factory service bulletins, automotive, light truck, and/or heavy construction equipment manuals and memorandums
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Complete order forms and other documents correctly
  • Place orders orally in a clear, concise, and understandable manner
Although not required, the certifications and training listed below are highly desirable:
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified in Non- Structural Repairs (Bodywork) preferred or similar training and experience in non-structural repairs
  • ASE Certified in Structural Repairs (Frame Repair) preferred or similar training or experience in structural repairs
  • I-CAR Certified in Body/Frame repair preferred or similar training and experience in structural and non-structural repair
Click to learn more about the minimum qualifications and working conditions for the Fleet Technician II classification.

Incumbents are expected to provide their own hand tools.

Human Resource Services (HRS) screens all application materials for minimum and/or desirable qualifications. After screening, applicants who meet the minimum and/or desirable qualifications will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process. All applicants will be notified via email of their status in the process.

Performance Examination | Structured Oral Interview (SOI) | (Weighted 100%)  
Candidates will be evaluated based on practical (hands-on) job exercises designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job. Upon completion of the performance exercise, candidates will then be interviewed by a panel of subject matter experts (SME's).  Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of questions. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on to the eligible list. 

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures above may be modified. Candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.
Eligible List
Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click to review the policy.