Profession restoration technician

Restoration technicians overhaul old and classic cars.

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Personality Type

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

Knowledge

  • Car controls

    The functioning of specific car equipment such as how to operate and handle the clutch, throttle, lighting, instrumentation, transmission and the brakes.

  • Types of vehicles

    Field of information which distinguishes rental agency classification systems, containing types and classes of vehicles and their functioning and components.

  • Types of vehicle engines

    Types of car engines in road and racing cars, inclusing those with emerging technologies like Hybrids and electric motors, and how they work.

Skills

  • Use color matching techniques

    Apply specific techniques in order to match different colours.

  • Carry out measurements of parts

    Operate measurement instruments to measure parts of manufactured objects. Take into consideration specifications of manufacturers to perform the measuring.

  • Repair door panels

    Repair vehicle door panels using materials such as leather, vinyl or plastic.

  • Perform full leather conversions

    Decorate the inside of a vehicle with customised leather upholstery.

  • Provide customized upholstery

    Install custom upholstery, according to the customer's individual requests and preferences.

  • Ensure customer focus

    Attitude that puts customers at the centre of the business in all cases.

  • Ensure quality assurance standards for vehicles

    Implement and monitor the maintenance, repair and/or recondition of vehicles ensuring all quality assurance standards are met.

  • Guarantee customer satisfaction

    Handle customer expectations in a professional manner, anticipating and addressing their needs and desires. Provide flexible customer service to ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty.

  • Assemble final product

    Install and mechanically adjust all components and subsystems, according to factory regulations and legal standards.

  • Perform upholstery restoration of classic cars

    Preserve and repair/restore the upholstery of vintage or classic cars; add a new look to the vehicles’ original aspect.

  • Carry out repairs of convertible roof covers

    Repair/replace the vinyl or canvas roof covers of convertible cars.

  • Estimate restoration costs

    Estimate the cost implications of restoring and replacing products or parts.

  • Perform upholstery repair

    Repair/restore damaged upholstery for a wide range of vehicles; use materials such as fabric, leather, plastic or vinyl.

  • Perform technical tasks with great care

    Avoiding possible risks and unwanted outcomes by watching carefully over all parts of a machine, device or vehicle and executing processes of production, maintenance or repair with great care.

Optional knowledge and skills

maintain parts inventory drive vehicles gather information to substitute parts perform metal work leather products maintenance maintain vehicle records perform minor vehicle repairs maintain work area cleanliness electrical wiring plans parts pricing carry out parts purchasing perform manual work autonomously process payments types of paint fabric types