Profession motor vehicle engine inspector
Motor vehicle engine inspectors inspect diesel, gas, petrol and electric engines used for cars, buses, trucks etc. in assembly facilities such as factories and mechanic shops to ensure compliance with safety standards and regulations. They conduct routine, post-overhaul, pre-availability and post-casualty inspections. They provide documentation for repair activities and technical support to maintenance and repair centres. They review administrative records, analyse the operating performance of engines and report their findings.
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- Realistic / Investigative
- Realistic / Conventional
- Operation of different engines
Know the characteristics, maintenance requirements and operating procedures of various kinds of engines such as gas, diesel, electrical, and engines with steam propulsion plants.
- 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.
- Engineering processes
The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.
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.
The engineering processes that combine electrical and mechanical engineering in the application of electromechanics in devices that need electricity to create mechanical movement or devices that create electricity by mechanical movement.
- Quality assurance procedures
The procedures to inspect a product or system to ensure that it is according to specifications and requirements.
- Engine components
Know the different engine components, and their operation and maintenance. Understand when repairs and replacement should be undertaken.
- Create solutions to problems
Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.
- Evaluate engine performance
Read and comprehend engineering manuals and publications; test engines in order to evaluate engine performance.
- Supervise motor vehicles manufacture
Inspect plants where motor vehicles are manufactured to ensure safety and quality control. Ensure that components are manufactured in compliance with safety and design specifications.
- Use testing equipment
Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.
- Use automotive diagnostic equipment
Use diagnostic equipment to perform test on motor vehicles, components and systems to detect defects.
- Manage health and safety standards
Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.
- Conduct performance tests
Conduct experimental, environmental and operational tests on models, prototypes or on the systems and equipment itself in order to test their strength and capabilities under normal and extreme conditions.
- Write inspection reports
Write the results and conclusions of the inspection in a clear and intelligible way. Log the inspection's processes such as contact, outcome, and steps taken.
- Use technical documentation
Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.
- Operate precision measuring equipment
Measure the size of a processed part when checking and marking it to check if it is up to standard by use of two and three dimensional precision measuring equipment such as a caliper, a micrometer, and a measuring gauge.
- 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.
- Read standard blueprints
Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.