Bryan has worked as an auto body technician for 10 years in B.C.’s automotive sector.
What attracted you to a career in the automotive sector?
I’ve worked on cars since I was a little kid and this was the one thing that I had never done and I wanted to learn how to do it.
What do you feel are good traits for someone who wants to work as an auto body technician?
You need to be a team player and have a genuine love of cars, and some basic knowledge of tools also helps. The most important thing is to have a desire to learn because if you have that, anything is possible.
What does a typical day in your job entail?
Our shop is a P.C.E. shop, with stands for “process centered environment”. We start our day with a meeting to determine the plan for the day, and we have three more throughout the day. In between we work on our own jobs or help others out if they need it.
What kind of an environment do you work in?
I work inside a heated shop that can get dusty at times, but we try to keep it clean by sweeping and washing the floors often.
What are some of your thoughts on the future of the automotive sector?
I think that it is a sector that you can always count on for work. One thing that will always stand true is that people will always drive cars, and therefore people will always smash them.