Profession roadside vehicle technician

Roadside vehicle technicians perform onsite repairs, tests and maintenance to roadside vehicles. They locate and travel to customers' vehicles to provide services such as tyre replacements and engine repairs.

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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.

Skills

  • Perform manual work autonomously

    Show the ability to pursue basic manual tasks without the help or assistance of others, not needing supervision or guidance, and taking responsibility for one's actions.

  • Carry out repair of vehicles

    Provide repair for vehicles and routine level checks, such as engine tune-ups, oil changes, tire rotation and changes, wheel balancing, replacing filters, repair engine failures; repair mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions; replace parts and components; repair body damage.

  • Communicate with customers

    Respond to and communicate with customers in the most efficient and appropriate manner to enable them to access the desired products or services, or any other help they may require.

  • Carry out repairs and maintenance of vehicle bodies

    Execute repair and maintenance tasks to damaged vehicle bodies; follow customers' individual requests and instructions.

  • Respond to customers' inquiries

    Answer customers' questions about itineraries, rates and reservations in person, by mail, by e-mail and on the phone.

  • Maintain vehicle records

    Maintain vehicle records by accurately recording service operations and repairs.

  • 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.

  • Use different communication channels

    Use various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the aim of constructing and sharing information and ideas.

  • Follow given instructions

    Follow instructions to achieve goals and meet deadlines.

  • Drive vehicles

    Be able to drive vehicles; have the approapriate type of driving license according to the type of motor vehicle used.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform minor vehicle repairs types of vehicle engines carry out repair of motorcycles maintain vehicle appearance provide customer information related to repairs mechanics repair vehicle electrical systems electrical wiring plans issue sales invoices adapt to new technology used in cars advise customers on usage of vehicles perform road testing use automotive diagnostic equipment operate gps systems fix minor vehicle scratches perform defensive driving ensure compliance with warranty contracts ensure customer focus electronics operate towtruck read maps