Body Shop Technician – Thompson Truck & Trailer – Cedar Rapids, IA

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Thompson Truck & Trailer

Body Shop Technician

Department: Body Shop

Reports to: Body Shop Manager

Classification: Non-Exempt

Thompson Truck & Trailer looking for a full-time experienced Body Shop Technician to join our 2nd Shift at our Cedar Rapids location. We are looking for extremely motivated individuals who are focused on Customer satisfaction and driven to succeed. Thompson Truck & Trailer is a full-service commercial truck dealership serving customers in six locations in Eastern IA and Western IL. We are a family owned business with over 200 employees. We would love to show you around our state-of-the-art facility (air conditioned and heated floors)!


  • Perform initial teardown of customer vehicles to identify repair requirements.
  • Thoroughly inspect the vehicle and compare to the repair order looking for required parts not included and reusable parts not listed. Communicate discrepancies to the Body Shop Foreman.
  • Perform repairs efficiently and accurately, working in a safe manner. Demonstrate discretion in knowing when to troubleshoot individually and when to seek help.
  • Participate in the match parts checking in process for accuracy.
  • Stage the vehicle and the correlating parts in their respective stalls
  • Repair vehicle back to pre-loss condition or better utilizing state of the art technology and factory repair standards.
  • Replicate factory seams sealer, refinish, and final it.
  • Communicate with Body Shop Foreman regarding unexpected issues that arise during repair.
  • Clean work area when needed and upon completing a job to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Maintains and wears all required safety and health personal protective equipment (PPE), including respirator.
  • Understands, keeps abreast and complies with federal, state and local regulations including regulations pertaining to paint, thinners, and other hazardous materials. Reports any deviations to the Safety Director.
  • Be proud of your finished product.


  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Automotive body collision repair trade school or equivalent experience.
  • Must have necessary tools to dismantle the vehicles.
  • Physical demands of this job are classified as Light to Medium: exerting 16-50 pounds of force or lifting occasionally, and/or 10-15 pounds of force or lifting frequently to move objects.
  • Team oriented, flexible and focused on maintaining a high level of customer service.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Full time employees enjoy a variety of benefits including PTO, medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and much more. Learn about us at