Start
Profession
City
Competent authority Authority
Motor vehicle body and vehicle construction mechanic (m/f)
German: Karosserie- und Fahrzeugbaumechaniker/in

Fields of work

Motor vehicle body and vehicle construction mechanics specialising in motor vehicle body maintenance technology find employment opportunities in both the craft trade and industrial sectors. Typical employers are vehicle repair businesses and workshops specialising in vehicle body production. They may also work for private or public sector companies which maintain their own vehicle fleet and which may also have a dedicated workshop area, such as forwarding companies, bus companies, companies involved with letter and parcel delivery, major construction companies, public transport companies or accident and breakdown service providers.

Motor vehicle body and vehicle construction mechanics specialising in motor vehicle body construction technology find employment opportunities in both the craft trade and industrial sectors. They mainly work for companies involved in the manufacture of vehicles and commercial vehicles, for major vehicle fitters or refitters, for relevant companies in the automobile industry supply chain or for workshops specialising in vehicle body production. It is also conceivable for them to find employment with private or public sector companies which maintain their own vehicle fleet and which may also have a dedicated workshop area such as forwarding companies, bus companies, providers of postal services, major construction companies, public transport companies or accident and breakdown service providers.

Motor vehicle body and vehicle construction mechanics specialising in motor vehicle construction technology find employment opportunities in both the craft trade and industrial sectors, especially with companies involved in the manufacture of vehicles and commercial vehicles, relevant companies in the automobile industry supply chain or major vehicle fitters or refitters. It is also possible for them to find employment with private and public companies which operate their own vehicle pool and which may also have their own workshop area, such as forwarding agents, bus companies, companies operating in the postal sector, major construction companies or public transport companies.


Professional experience

In the subject/discipline of motor vehicle body maintenance technology

  • Repair motor car and heavy goods vehicle bodies and superstructures
  • Fit or retrofit accessories and additional equipment in vehicles
  • Produce, varnish and protect surfaces
  • Assess damage to vehicles
  • Identify and document faults, malfunctions and defects and the causes of such faults, malfunctions and defects
  • Monitor and document maintenance and assembly work in an autonomous manner on the basis of documentation and instructions and according due consideration to relevant regulations and safety provisions
  • Work as part of a team
  • Coordinate work with upstream and downstream trades
  • Plan and control work processes
  • Monitor and evaluate results and apply quality management systems
  • Carry out servicing and adjustment works
  • Advise and support customers with regard to products and services offered by the company according due consideration to environmental and economic aspects

In the subject/discipline of motor vehicle body construction

  • Construct, manufacture and maintain motor vehicle bodies, body components and superstructures for vehicles such as buses, ambulances and rescue vehicles, sales vehicles and caravans
  • Fit or retrofit equipment such as lifting and loading devices or air conditioning systems to motor vehicle bodies and superstructures
  • Build prototypes and pilot production runs
  • Fit and retrofit motor vehicles and motor vehicle bodies according due consideration to statutory regulations
  • Restore vintage motor vehicles
  • Build housings to hold equipment and instruments for special vehicles of all types,
  • Work in an autonomous manner on the basis of documentation and instructions and according due consideration to relevant regulations and safety provisions
  • Work as part of a team
  • Coordinate work with upstream and downstream trades
  • Plan and control work processes
  • Monitor and evaluate results and apply quality management systems
  • Carry out servicing and adjustment works
  • Advise and support customers with regard to products and services offered by the company according due consideration to environmental and economic aspects

In the subject/discipline of motor vehicle construction technology

  • Manufacture special motor vehicles for a range of purposes
  • Manufacture trailers and semitrailers including systems
  • Manufacture superstructures for special motor vehicles for purposes such as the transport of fuels, refuse and building materials
  • Check and repair steering and braking systems
  • Install loading equipment, cable winches, swap-body systems and loading cranes
  • Alter the length, width and height of chassis and superstructures
  • Refit vehicles for changing areas of deployment such as road and rail operation
  • Work in an autonomous manner on the basis of documentation and instructions and according due consideration to relevant regulations and safety provisions
  • Work as part of a team
  • Coordinate work with upstream and downstream trades
  • Plan and control work processes
  • Monitor and evaluate results and apply quality management systems
  • Carry out servicing and adjustment works
  • Advise and support customers with regard to products and services offered by the company according due consideration to environmental and economic aspects



The occupational profiles are based on information from BERUFENET and BIBB.