Aluminum Structural Technician

Specialty Role

An Aluminum Structural Technician restores aluminum structural dimensions and structural integrity to collision damaged vehicles. He or she uses measuring and frame equipment to diagnose damage and to return damaged frame or unibody parts to manufacturer’s specifications. Hand tools and power tools are used to remove or repair damaged aluminum parts, weld, and properly install new parts. This individual also works with a variety of metals 
and plastics, as well as glass, electrical and mechanical parts.


  • Structural repair damage analysis
  • Three-dimensional measuring
  • Outer body panel repair and replacement
  • GMA (MIG) weld training and skills verification
  • Structural damage straightening
  • Stationary glass replacement
  • Pillars, rocker panels, rails, front structures, and floor pan replacement
  • Heating, cooling and air conditioning systems
  • Partial replacement of structural parts
  • Develop and follow an appropriate repair plan
  • Steering and suspension systems and angles
  • Strongly encouraged to maintain ASE Structural (B4) certification

After achieving ProLevel 3®, six credit hours of annual role-relevant training are required each subsequent year to maintain Platinum™ recognition.


Dual Role Achievement

A Steel Structural Technician Role Rep can also achieve  Platinum recognition for the Aluminum Structural Technician  role by taking Welding Training & Certification™ Aluminum (GMA) MIG Welding AND EITHER  Aluminum-Intensive Vehicle Repairs (ALI01)  OR (as of 6/2/14) 2015 Ford F150 Structure Repair (FOR06). For more details, visit the I-CAR® website at > Educational Programs > Course Catalog.