Profession restoration technician

Restoration technicians overhaul old and classic cars.

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  • Realistic / Conventional
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  • 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.

  • 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.


  • Repair door panels

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

  • Provide customized upholstery

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

  • Ensure health, safety and security measures

    Take responsibility for health, safety and security measures in the workplace including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate. Apply health and safety standards. Adhere strictly to the site safety rules and systems and equipment operational procedures.

  • Use color matching techniques

    Apply specific techniques in order to match different colours.

  • Assemble final product

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

  • Estimate restoration costs

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

  • Ensure quality assurance standards for vehicles

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

  • Ensure customer focus

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

  • Perform full leather conversions

    Decorate the inside of a vehicle with customised leather upholstery.

  • Carry out measurements of parts

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

  • 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.

  • Carry out repairs of convertible roof covers

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

  • Follow quality standards

    Apply a set of measures and standards concerning the quality of processes or products, ensuring that quality is maintained and improved during work activities.

  • Apply safety measures

    Perform tasks and operations taking into account the safety regulations and standards and applying them in order to prevent incidents or hazards.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Perform upholstery repair

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Common job titles

  • On-call restoration technician (water, fire, smoke, mold)
  • Restoration technician
  • Hydrologic technician iii
  • Natural resources technician
  • Engineering technician
  • Environmental technician (trainee)
  • Water restoration technician/crew chief
  • Outside plant technician