What does a Automotive Electronic Accessory Technician (310K) do?

Automotive Electronic Accessory Technicians install, repair, test, and troubleshoot electronic systems connected to motor vehicle operating systems.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Reading and interpreting schematics, wiring diagrams, instruction manuals, technical bulletins, government regulations, company policies, and parts catalogues
  • Using microfiche and computerized service information systems to locate necessary information; using fax-back and technical telephone support systems
  • Safely operating a variety of hand, power, specialized, and electronic service tools and equipment
  • Planning the sequence of operations to properly install and test main control units and other electronic accessory components
  • Organizing, routing, and securing wiring
  • Testing and calibrating devices and components; performing final installation checks
  • Working independently and as a member of a team to get the job done right
  • Advising customers on installation and/or service and repair requirements and associated costs

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of a 3,240-hour apprenticeship, including on-the-job and in-school training
  • Exam to obtain Certificate of Qualification

What's Your Future as a Automotive Electronic Accessory Technician (310K)?

  • Generally full-time hours
  • May work in small custom shops or, more frequently, in vehicle repair shops or dealerships
  • Employers include motor vehicle repair shops, automobile dealers, and custom shops; opportunity for self-employment with own small business

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn up to $30.00 per hour depending on geographic location, sometimes with benefits and overtime opportunities.

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