Profession automotive engineering technician

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Car mechanics repair, maintain and service (components of) vehicles

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Tasks automotive engineering technician

  • Examine vehicles to determine extent of damage or faults and to estimate repair costs.
  • Confer with customers to obtain descriptions of vehicle problems, and to discuss work to be performed.
  • Inspect vehicles ensuring all important parts are examined, including belts, hoses, steering systems, spark plugs, brake and fuel systems, wheel bearings, etc.
  • Test components and systems, using suitable equipment such as compression gauges.
  • Plan work procedures.
  • Repair, replace or adjust worn and faulty parts using suitable tools and equipment.
  • Perform routine and scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications, etc.
  • Test and adjust repaired parts or assemblies to make sure they work properly.
  • Carry out minor body and trim repairs.

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  • Garage receptionist
  • Garage supervisor
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  • Motorcycle mechanic
  • Rental clerk road or water vehicles
  • Road vehicles loader
  • Truck mechanic
  • Vehicle patrolman/woman
  • Vehicle spray painter
  • Vehicle upholsterer

Knowledge

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. It involves the identification of patterns and formulating new conjectures based on them. Mathematicians strive to prove the truth or falsity of these conjectures. There are many fields of mathematics, some of which are widely used for practical applications.

  • Material mechanics

    The behaviour of solid objects when subjected to stresses and strains, and the methods to calculate these stresses and strains.

  • 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.

  • Physics

    Have a wide background of physics which is the natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force.

  • Multimedia systems

    The methods, procedures and techniques pertaining to the operation of multimedia systems, usually a combination of software and hardware, presenting various types of media such as video and audio.

  • CAE software

    The software to perform computer-aided engineering (CAE) analysis tasks such as Finite Element Analysis and Computional Fluid Dynamics.

  • 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. 

  • ICT software specifications

    The characteristics, use and operations of various software products such as computer programmes and application software.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Vehicle manufacturing process

    Series of steps taken in order to produce a car or any other motor vehicle such as the design, the chassis and body assembly, the painting process, the interior assembly and the quality control.

Skills

  • Read standard blueprints

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

  • Use a computer

    Utilise computer equipment or digital devices to facilitate quality control, data management, and communication. Follow instructions given by a computer programme, create computer files or documents.

  • Recommend product improvements

    Recomend product modifications and process improvements.

  • Execute analytical mathematical calculations

    Apply mathematical methods and make use of calculation technologies in order to perform analyses and devise solutions to specific problems.

  • Read engineering drawings

    Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.

  • Liaise with engineers

    Collaborate with engineers to ensure common understanding and discuss product design, development and improvement.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

Optional knowledge and skills

write stress analysis reports ensure compliance with airport security measures follow production schedule guarantee customer satisfaction maintain electrical engines analyse stress resistance of products operate precision measuring equipment order supplies cadd software manage health and safety standards oversee quality control maintain vehicle electrical equipment perform maintenance on installed equipment guidance, navigation and control airport safety regulations write inspection reports record test data maintain snow removal equipment use testing equipment follow manufacturer guidelines in use of airport equipment product data management use cadd software use cad software manage airport vehicle licences synthetic natural environment disassemble engines check functionality of essential components of airport vehicles perform tests on airport vehicles perform test run determine production feasibility defense system perform preventive maintenance on fire fighting vehicles design drawings aerodynamics manage supplies position engine on test stand plan manufacturing processes determine maintenance schedules for airport equipment re-assemble engines identify airport safety hazards ensure equipment availability keep records of work progress cad software calibrate electronic instruments operate testbeds analyse production processes for improvement manage airport workshops perform physical stress tests on models keep airport maintenance equipment in suitable condition inspect data disassemble equipment electrical engineering electronics principles assess operating cost