Bates Collision Centers

Auto Body Technician


Channelview, TX


Full Time

Bates Collision Centers offers competitive wages and excellent benefits for all eligible teammates. The company will also offer training opportunities designed to enhance teammates' skills and productivity completely paid for by the company. Bates Collision Centers offers a competitive total compensation package that includes the following benefits:

  • 401 (k) retirement savings program with exceptional company matching
  • Paid holidays and personal time off (PTO-vacation)
  • Company paid training, certification and mentor programs
  • Company provided uniforms for most positions
  • Convenience of paycheck Direct Deposit
  • Transfer opportunities between locations
  • Credit Union Membership & Benefits
  • Safe, clean, and professional work environment
  • Regular company sponsored employee and family events
  • Nights & Weekends off

 Bates has a great education/training program. I-Car training and ASE Certifications are preferred, but not required at time of hire if applicant has adequate experience and references. Although, certifications must be obtained within 6 months of hire date-company arranges and pays for all training. Need to be enthusiastic, professional individual that is safety and quality conscience.


Job Description

Job Summary:

Repairs accident related damage to vehicles, restoring them to pre-collision condition in accordance with industry standards and factory specifications.  Bates Collision Center Technicians are essential to the repair process and must be able to perform quality repairs in a timely manner, always keeping the customers satisfaction & safety in mind.


Essential Functions:

  1. Performs quality repairs; while keeping in mind on-time status;
  2. Examines damaged vehicle and work closely with Bates Estimator to plan necessary repair process;
  3. Works and communicates with others on vehicle repair status;
  4. Makes decisions on repair vs. replace considering safety, cost and cycle time;
  5. Removes upholstery, accessories, electrical and hydraulic window operating equipment, and trim. 
  6. Participates in all required safety meetings;
  7. Files, grinds, and sands repaired surfaces, using power tools and hand tools;
  8. Directs the work of an apprentice in the performance of tasks when needed, i.e., unusual problems or questions, explaining procedures to assistant, etc
  9. Performs repair tasks including but not limited to the list below:
    1. Vehicle Frame Repair
    2. MIG Welding
    3. Vehicle Structural Parts Repair & Replacement
    4. Plastic Repair
    5. Body work/panel repair
    6. Glass Replacement
    7. Mechanical Repairs


  1. Knowledge of vehicle manufacturer's recommended & required repair procedures
  2. Ability to use frame machine & frame measuring equipment; interpret and analyze measuring data;
  3. Experience & training in body repair;
  4. I-CAR welding certified;
  5. Must be able to pass thorough background check;


Additional Information

Physical Demands:

In this position, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to handle objects, tools, controls and office equipment.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel or crouch.  The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  The employee is required to read and interpret and follow processes and procedures.


Work Environment:

Bates Collision Centers is a fun and rewarding place to work with opportunities for advancement. We operate quality-focused, high-volume collision centers and serve as a Direct Repair Facility for all major insurance companies in the market. We strive to employ the most qualified person for each position in a manner that will not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, age, national origin, or physical or mental handicap.


All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

3219 N. Main, Baytown, TX

15532 I-10 East, Channelview, TX


Company Website: www.BatesCC.Com

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