Automotive Technician job description

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Automotive Technicians are required to inspect, diagnose, and repair failures in vehicles using different tools, such as computers, wrenches, pressures gauges, jacks, among many others. They listen carefully to the car´s owner in order to know what is wrong with the vehicle and then they use their expertise, tools, and computer systems to diagnose the problems. These professionals may work for large businesses, repairing and maintaining all kinds of vehicles, and vehicle repair shops, where they repair just one kind of vehicle like automobiles or trucks.

Automotive Technicians usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Replacing damaged parts.
• Diagnosing engines.
• Examining fuel systems.
• Assessing the condition of a vehicle.
• Maintaining air conditioning systems.


• Having good manual dexterity.
• Being flexible.
• Having technical writing skills.
• Being able to work for long periods of time.
• Having high attention to details.
• Being able to work with different types of tools.
• Having decision-making abilities.
• Being physically fit.
• Having IT skills.
• Being able to learn new technology.


Applicants for Automotive Technician jobs are required to have an Associate´s Degree, Certificate or Diploma in Automotive Technology. There are some cases where it is just necessary to have a High School Diploma and suitable knowledge and skills about this industry. Candidates having advanced courses in Automotive Services and vocational programs in Automotive Service Technology are also welcome in these job placements. Vocational Degree courses last two years and students in that area receive a training scheme inside their academic program. Professionals working on this sector can have certifications offered by several institutions such as The National Institute for Automotive Services. Technicians can have certifications in Steering and Suspension, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Electrical Systems.

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