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427 Auto is a dynamic and progressive automotive collision repair corporation. As an equal opportunity employer our commitment includes providing a positive work environment; encouraging professional growth and team building; company sponsored career development training; competitive wages; group medical benefits; and performance incentives. By joining our team you will have the opportunity to work alongside talented professionals, and take your career to the next level. From pre-apprenticeship to management, working for us means you will experience the best opportunities this industry has to offer. 

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Job Openings


Job Openings


AUTOMOTIVE BODY TECHNICIAN

Major areas of responsibility:

  • Review damage report and repair estimates and plan work to be performed
  • Repair and replace front end components, body components, doors and frame and underbody components
  • Hammer out dents, buckles and other defects using blocks and hammers
  • Remove damaged fenders, panels and grills using wrenches and cutting torch and bolt or weld replacement parts into place
  • Straighten bent frames using frame and underbody pulling and anchoring equipment
  • Welding on vehicles with the use of mig welders and compression spot welders.

Qualifications:

  • Related work experience, 2+ years 
  • Auto Body Collision and Damage Repairer (310B) Red Seal License OR Registered Apprentice preferred

AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION DAMAGE ANALYST

The Automotive Collision Damage Analyst is responsible for achieving the shop’s production and business goals. He / She captures a comprehensive repair plan upfront, thereby minimizing the occurrence of supplements and avoiding delays in production and/or increases in repair costs prior to the completion of repairs.

Major Areas of responsibility:

  • Works alongside lead body technicians to prepare a detailed repair plan for each vehicle, in accordance with our standardized production processes. 
  • Takes photos of damage as required.
  • Converts repair plans to estimating system and upload to insurer.
  • Negotiates with insurers a fair and profitable repair.
  • Familiar with insurance companies’ policies and processes.
  • Coordinates the ordering and receiving of parts.
  • Collaborates with Production Foremen and Front Office Manager.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of related work experience preferred
  • Auto Body Collision and Damage Repairer (310B) Red Seal License is an asset.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Exceptional organization skills.
  • Efficient use of Mitchell and Audatex estimating software; Microsoft Office; Internet.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

AUTOMOTIVE REFINISHING TECHNICIAN / PAINTER

An Automotive Refinishing Technician / Painter analyses, assesses and evaluates the paint condition of vehicles and selects the appropriate method of repair to ensure a seamless paint finish.  He / She applies refinishing products in the correct sequence for proper adhesion and durability, and has an eye for detail and good colour sense to match complex colour formulations. 

Major areas of responsibility:

  • Identifying and removing layers of sub-coating by using abrasives, solvents or chemicals.
  • Preparing surfaces using power and manual sanding equipment, and applying masking and sanding techniques.
  • Completing minor damage repair prior to masking, applying priming and top coating using spray guns.
  • Applying refinishing products in the correct sequence for proper adhesion and durability.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of related work experience preferred.
  • Auto Body Repair Technician (310Q) Red Seal License OR Automotive Painter (410N) Red Seal License OR Registered Apprentice

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

The Customer Service Representative educates a customer on the collision repair process so the customer is able to make informed decisions. He / She ensures effective, efficient and accurate documentation of the customer’s information and needs; engages both internal and external clients with timely two-way communication, and provides strategic administrative support to both front office and production staff. 

Major areas of responsibility:

  • Provides courteous assistance to customers and educates customers on collision repair process.
  • Capturing accurate customer information.
  • Taking photos of damaged as required.
  • Capturing complete list of customers’ expectations and if necessary negotiating on service deliverables. 
  • Understanding specific insurers’ claims processing policies and processes and following them accordingly.
  • Maintaining updated customer files.
  • Timely two-way communication with/ between internal and external customers. 
  • Providing back-up to Front Office Administrator, i.e. answering phones and greeting customers.

Qualifications:

  • A diploma or certificate related to sales and marketing, customer service, business management, and/or communications.
  • Knowledge of collision repair process and/or auto insurance claims processing. 
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Efficient use of Microsoft Office and the Internet. 
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills. 

PARTS & RECEIVING ASSOCIATE

The Parts & Receiving Associate receives deliveries of automotive parts; verifies accuracy and quality; and oversees automotive parts inventory. 

Major areas of responsibility:

  • Ability to review parts sheets and repair orders, in accordance with our standardized production processes.
  • Receiving and unpacking parts (Ability to lift maximum 50 lbs).
  • Mirror matching parts. 
  • Allocating parts to appropriate bins.
  • Returning damaged or incorrect parts.
  • Ordering parts as required.
  • Coordinating pre-orders and outsourcing services.
  • Posting parts to electronic Repair Order file.
  • Internal dispatching of parts.

 Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of related work experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of automotive parts a MUST.
  • Ability to maintain good vendor relations.
  • Exceptional organization skills. 
  • Efficient use of Microsoft Office and the Internet. 
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.  

PRODUCTION FOREMAN

Experienced and knowledgeable in the latest innovative repair standards, the Production Foreman oversees the repair process and the overall quality of repairs for the department. He / She supports the implementation of the organization’s strategic business plan.  

Major areas of responsibility:

  • Communicate and implement the organization’s vision, mission, and overall strategic plan.
  • Lead, guide, direct, and evaluate the work of Production staff. 
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings with executive management to receive and provide updates and input. 
  • Attend daily pitch meetings to evaluate production scheduling.
  • Review production reports on a daily, weekly, monthly and/or yearly basis to set production goals, monitor parts order administration, and evaluate the performance of employees and suppliers. 
  • Manage and deliver annual performance appraisals for all production employees.
  • Develop beneficial vendor relations. 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years of related work experience.
  • Auto Body Collision and Damage Repairer (310B) Red Seal License OR Auto Body Repairer (310Q) Red Seal License.
  • Practical knowledge of collision repair.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Exceptional organization skills.
  • Fair, reasonable, even-tempered and impartial.

APPRENTICESHIPS

Do you enjoy working with your hands? Completing puzzles with lots of pieces? Get excited whenever a luxury car crosses your path? If the answer is “Yes!” to any of these questions, you should seriously consider a career in our automotive collision repair industry. 

For over 40 years, 427 Auto has been dedicated to assisting apprentices, at all skill levels, realize their goals of achieving a Red Seal designation.  Awarded Employer of the Year on numerous occasions, our in-house Human Relations Team works very closely with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (Ontario) and the Ontario College of Trades to ensure all of our Apprentices fulfill their requirements for licensing. 

Considering a career as an Auto Body Collision and Damage Repairer (310B), an Auto Body Repairer (310Q), an Automotive Service Technician (310S), or an Automotive Painter (410N), then give us a call! Our family of collision repair experts is ready and willing to teach you the trade!

For more information on Automotive Collision Repair trades and how to apply for an apprenticeship, go to:
Ontario College of Trades
Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (Ontario)