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Truck Body Builder

Construct and repair metal truck bodies and trailers.

What does a Truck Body Builder do?

Constructs and repairs metal truck bodies and trailers according to specifications, using handtools and power tools: Lays out dimensions on metal stock, such as sheet metal and angle iron, using square, rule, and punch. Fits and assembles components, using handtools and portable power tools, such as drill, riveter, and welding apparatus [SHEET-METAL WORKER 804.281-010]. Welds together body parts and braces [WELDER, COMBINATION 819.384-010]. Measures and cuts woodstock and installs wood floors, interiors, insulations, and fixtures, using handtools, such as hammer, file, and screwdriver, and power tools, such as bandsaw, sander, and hand drill. Installs electrical wiring for dome lights, taillights, brake lights, and other equipment according to specified procedures. May spray or brush paint, primer, or protective coating on wood and metal surfaces.