Profession automotive brake technician

Automotive brake technicians inspect, maintain, diagnose and repair braking, steering and suspension systems as well as wheels and tyres.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Mechanics of motor vehicles

    The way energy forces interact and affect components in motor vehicles such as cars, buses, invalid carriages and other motorised vehicles. 

  • Automotive diagnostic equipment

    The equipment used to examine automotive systems and components.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

Skills

  • Use automotive diagnostic equipment

    Use diagnostic equipment to perform test on motor vehicles, components and systems to detect defects.

  • Read standard blueprints

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

rebuff tyre keep records of work progress inspect repaired tyres advise customers on motor vehicles prepare tyres for vulcanization identify customer's needs maintain suspension system maintain motor vehicle steering system replace tyres maintain braking system vehicle electrical systems inspect worn tyres