Vehicle dismantlers recover parts from vehicles for resale to customers.
Personal requirements of a Vehicle Dismantler
- enjoy practical and manual activities
- good hand-eye coordination
- good communication skills
- interested in motor vehicles
- able to cope with the physical demands of the job
- able to work unsupervised.
Duties & Tasks of a Vehicle Dismantler
Vehicle dismantlers may perform the following tasks:
- use hand and power tools to remove panels, bumper bars, steering wheels, seats and other reusable body parts
- disassemble engines, transmission systems, electrical components, wheels, brakes and other parts which can then be placed into stock or sold
- clean parts so that they are ready for resale
- tag parts for inventory or shipping
- move vehicle body parts using a forklift or crane
- handle questions or sales by telephone or in person
- carry out minor paperwork
- comply with all Environmental Protection Authority and state regulators for gases and hazardous material disposal.
Working conditions for a Vehicle Dismantler
Vehicle dismantlers may work indoors (storage and administration) or outdoors (disassembling vehicle parts). They must have good knowledge of products and prices.