Automotive Service Technicians, sometimes referred to as Motor Vehicle Mechanics, inspect, diagnose, repair, and service mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems and components for cars, buses, and trucks. They also perform major repair and replacement of mechanical units on newly assembled motor vehicles. Technicians may choose to specialize in engine and fuel systems, brakes, drive lines, suspension, electrical and electronic systems, or diagnostic services.
Job Related Skills, Interests and Values
What Preparation and Training Do You Need?
What's Your Future as a Automotive Service Technician (310S)?
Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn up to $29.00 per hour depending on geographic location. Some employers may offer benefits and overtime opportunities.
Automotive Service Technician/ Motor Vehicle Mechanic (310S)
|Do you have a valid and clean driver’s license?
|Do you have a passion for automobiles?
|Are you able to read blueprints and measurements accurately? Do you have strong math skills?
|Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines? Are you able to lift up to 50lbs? Can you stand or sit for longer periods of time?
|Do you like working with measurements and specific design details?
|Are you comfortable working with different pieces of equipment and tools?
|Can you work well as a team and have good communication skills?
If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as an Automotive Service Technician/ Motor Vehicle Mechanic (310S) may be for you!
You might want to look at these similar trades as well;