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 an average of $28.00-$42.00 per hour. 


Automotive Electronic Accessory Technician (310K)

Ask Yourself: Yes No
Do you enjoy continually learning new technology?
Do you have basic auto mechanics and electronics knowledge?
Do you have some experience with diagnostics, using scan tools and wiring diagrams?
Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines? Can you lift up to 50lbs?
Do you have good communication skills? Are you able to work well with others?
Do you have a clean and valid driver’s license?
Are you reliable, a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision?

If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as an Automotive Electronic Accessory Technician (310K) may be for you!

You might want to look at these similar trades as well;

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technician
  • Industrial Instrument Mechanic
  • Avionics Technician
  • Telecommunications Installer & Repairer

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