645 Douglas St. N.W. Grand Rapids, MI 49504 Call: 616-459-1945
October-May Office Hours: 8-5 Monday through Friday, Sat. By Appointment Only
June-September Office Hours: Tuesday through Friday 8-5 Sat. By Appointment Only
Celebrating Over 40 Years Of Quality With Pride Of Workmanship Since 1978
Seppala's is looking for persons who want to work, be on time, and want to learn how to be a craftsman(women), to learn the trade of auto body collision and restoration of early to late model vehicles. Seppala's can not hire anyone who does illegal drugs such as weed, crack, heroin, hash, etc. for insurance reasons.
Internships For Enrolled Tech Students
Students in auto tech schools are welcome to be interns after school and on Saturdays during the fall, winter, springtime of the year. What we expect from the students who apply to Seppala's.
Each intern will need to know the following:
How to read, comprehend what they have read
Have good basic math and basic geometry skills,
A Good memory for dis assembly and re assembly of vehicle in body and mechanical tear downs
A apt'ti-tude to work on cars, trucks, cycles, from early to late models
Basic know how use hand tools and willing to learn how to use pneumatic air tools (having your own tools a plus)
Must be able to acknowledge, be friendly, polite and personable to customers and potential customers at all times during working internship hours
With review and critique of your skills after your internship is finished, you may have a job as a apprentice with Seppala's.
Each Apprentice will need the following:
To be able to read, comprehend what they have read, follow through, and or be able to follow directions given for each repair
Will have good communication skills, will be respectful to superiors, and to customers while working for Seppala's Body Shop & Restoration
Must have cpu skills to research tech repairs and OEM Procedures as needed, if apprentice does not have that information at hand
Each Apprentice will have good basic math and basic geometry skills to see and understand auto/truck dimensions for frame work, repairs to damaged vehicles in suspension, wheel alignment work in a safe and timely manner with in house training using Seppala's equipment.
Will have basic knowledge of dis-assembly of vehicles and re-assembly procedures of mechanical parts and auto/truck body parts
Will know how to use pneumatic air tools with precision and safely, as well as clean up after each procedure, and or each day before leaving for the day. A clean working shop, is a safe shop to work in. Which not only impress's the customers, but impress's insurance estimators, insurance carriers and State of Michigan and City Of Grand Rapids fire inspectors
Be willing to learn new technology as required, and attend tech classes during working hours and after working hours
Each apprentice will adhere to Seppala's "Quality With Pride Of Workmanship" in their repairs with attention to details at each level of repairs. This will be benefit everyone working at Seppala's. As it will keep customers coming back, keeping all of us working steady in auto body and restoration repairs and our customers giving all of us referral work, thus keeping the work circle going round and round . Because ultimately, the customer is our boss and who pays all of us. It is not the insurance company, as they are a third party payer for all customers repairs.
Each apprentice will acknowledge they can become a State of Michigan licensed auto body tech, with Seppala's Body Shop & Restoration