Vehicle dismantlers recover parts from vehicles for resale to customers.
Personal requirements for 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.