How to become a Vehicle Dismantler

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.

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