Steel Structural Technician

Gold Class® Required Role

A Steel Structural Technician restores vehicle dimensions and structural integrity to collision-damaged vehicles. He or she uses three-dimensional measuring and straightening equipment to diagnose and return damaged frame or unibody parts to manufacturer’s specifications. Hand tools and power tools are used to remove or repair damaged parts, weld as needed, and properly install new parts. The Steel Structural Technician also works with a variety of metals and plastics, as well as glass, electrical and mechanical parts.

  • Structural repair damage analysis
  • Three-dimensional measuring
  • Repair and/or replace outer body panels
  • Understand and work with advanced high-strength steels
  • Steel GMA (MIG) welding
  • 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 on unitized structures and full frames
  • Develop and follow an appropriate repair plan
  • Steering and suspension systems and angles
  • Skill in steel sectioning
  • Strongly encouraged to maintain ASE Structural (B4) certifications

After achieving ProLevel 3®, six credit hours of annual role-relevant training are required in order 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