How to become a Vehicle Dismantler

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.

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