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Body Shop In-Charge

Aliases: Body Shop Supervisor, Head or Body Shop Adviser, Head or Body Shop Manager

Industry/Sector(s): Automotive


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Body Shop In-Charge is expected to perform include:

  • Managing the functioning of the body shop
  • Supervising the body shop personnel
  • Maximizing profits by satisfying customers expectations
  • Promoting and developing a healthy and supportive work environment
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 3, 5
  • It is a field job
  • Need to handle workshop team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Contractual jobs are available in some cities
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week for 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Preferably, graduate degree or diploma in automotive or mechanical engineering
  • Certified training for Body Shop In-Charge (programme aligned to ASC/Q 1413 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Efficiency in monitoring the overall body shop operations including accidental vehicles
  • Knowledge of how to manage body shop personnel across various levels
  • Skilled in maintaining higher levels of motivation amongst the body shop personnel
  • Equipped in assessing training needs
  • Skilled in the correct evaluation of the extent of damage
  • Familiarity with preparing repair documents and conveying them to customers
  • Proficiency in the performance appraisal of personnel
  • Ability to stay abreast with the latest technological advancements in the market
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • On-the-job training is optional for ASDC Body Shop In-charge certificate level 7 or Postgraduate Degree or Diploma in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering
  • Compulsory on-the-job training for candidates with any other qualification apart from ASDC Body Shop In-charge certificate level 7 or Postgraduate Degree or Diploma
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Hardworking and persistent
  • Ability to negotiate
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • Bharat Sevak Samaj Community College
    http://www.bsscommunitycollege.in/contactus.asp

     
  • The Automobile Society India
    http://automobilesociety.ac.in/

     
  • ITIs across India
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
https://targetstudy.com/courses/diploma-in-mechanical-engineering.html
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 2

Body Shop In-Charge → Progression to other job options

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 4

  • For candidates with 0 - 4 years of experience – Rs 11,000 to Rs 18,000 per month + incentives

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1
  • Generally, 2 - 3 years of experience required for candidates with ASDC Body Shop In-charge certificate or Postgraduate Degree/Diploma in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering
  • Generally, 10 - 12 years of experience for candidates with other qualifications
PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 4, 5
  • Leading manufacturing units
  • Car dealerships and service centres
  • Small and intermediary scale service centres
KEYWORDS 
  • Body Shop In-Charge
  • Body Shop Servicing Advisor
  • Body Shop Leader or Manager
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20153115.0104Body Shop In-Charge
ISCO 20083115Mechanical Engineering Technicians
NIC 200845200Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles
QP ReferenceASC/ Q 1413Body Shop In-Charge
NSQFLevel 7Not Available
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