Profession automotive battery technician

Automotive battery technicians assemble, install, inspect, maintain and repair batteries in motor vehicles. They use electrical test equipment to confirm good working condition after installation. They evaluate batteries to determine the nature of power problems. They also prepare old batteries for disposal.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Battery chemistry

    The different battery types according to the representative chemical components used in the anode or the cathode such as zinc-carbon, nickel-metal hydride, lead-acid, or lithium-ion.

  • Chemical products

    The offered chemical products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Battery components

    The physical components, such as wiring, electronics and voltaic cells that can be found in batteries. The components vary according to size and type of battery.

  • Battery fluids

    The characteristics and properties of battery fluids.

Skills

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • Operate battery test equipment

    Operate equipment used for battery testing, such as a soldering iron, a battery tester, or a multimeter. Detect flaws affecting the battery's performance, test the battery's capacity for accumulating charge, or test its voltage output.

Optional knowledge and skills

electricity install transport equipment batteries correctly handle the disposal of chemicals operate lifting equipment dispose of hazardous waste electric current keep records of work progress assemble automotive batteries repair battery components apply soldering techniques operate soldering equipment set up automotive robot