Trade Category: FixerAutomotive Service Technician

Automotive Service TechnicianWhat you do:

First, you got your driver’s licence; then you got a car. Now you’re spending every spare moment with your head under the hood and all of your money on new parts. Sound familiar? What if you could turn your obsession into a career?

As an Automotive Service Technician, you will work in a garage or on a factory floor with vehicles of all shapes and sizes—everything from a vintage roadster to an electric Tesla, and even light trucks. Every vehicle is a bit different and it’s up to you to quickly isolate the problem, find a solution and send drivers safely on their way.

Automotive Service TechnicianCritical skills:

  • Workplace safety
  • How to use specialized tools and equipment
  • General Automotive maintenance
  • Brake, steering, suspension and electrical systems
  • Engine mechanics and components

Trade Category: Fixer

Analytical, Curious, Dexterous, Independent, Mechanical, Methodical, Precise, Resourceful, Systematic, Technical

Earn:


$44k - $66k Annually

$14.00 - $35.00 Hourly

Work hours:


35-40 hours per week, potentially evenings or weekends

What you learn:

  • How to inspect, diagnose and service cars and light trucks
  • How to repair engines, steering systems, braking systems, vehicle suspensions, electrical systems and more
  • How to use computerized diagnostic equipment to test and adjust key vehicle components
  • How to perform preventative maintenance, including wheel alignments, oil changes and tune ups

Who you work for:

As an Automotive Service Technician, you can work for a motor vehicle manufacturing company, a motor vehicle dealer, or anywhere where motor vehicles are serviced, like an automotive specialty shop or a service station.

Types of Workplaces

  • Auto Shops
  • Municipalities
  • Vehicle Rental Agencies

Who you‘ll work with:

You will be paired with a Red Seal Mechanic who will ensure that you have a solid mechanical foundation and will help you develop your skills in servicing and repairing all automobile components—from the suspension, through the drive-train, and even the electrical systems.

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