Profession vehicle maintenance attendant

Vehicle maintenance attendants execute basic tasks such as changing oil, changing filters, changing spark plugs at a vehicle maintenance station.

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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

  • 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.

  • Handle chemical cleaning agents

    Ensure proper handling, storage and disposal of cleaning chemicals in accordance with regulations.

  • Carry out improvised vehicle repairs

    Identify mechanical/technical car problems; perform improvised or intermediate repairs on vehicles; take into account individual customer requests.

  • Follow given instructions

    Follow instructions to achieve goals and meet deadlines.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Position vehicles for maintenance and repair

    Place vehicles in the right position (such as on top of a pneumatic lift) for repair and maintenance tasks. Follow safety procedures.

  • Execute vehicle maintenance

    Execute vehicle maintenance based on supplier or manufacturer instructions. This might include cleaning vehicle engine, cleaning vehicle interior and exterior, maintaining mileage and fuel records, performing non-mechanical maintenance tasks. Service small engines including hydraulic equipment. Check the oil and fluid levels on all equipment. Check vehicles and equipment to insure that they are in smooth and safe working order.

  • 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.

  • Follow control of substances hazardous to health procedures

    Adhere to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) procedures for activities that involve hazardous substances, such as bacteria, allergens, waste oil, paint or brake fluids that result in illness or injury.

  • 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.

  • Ensure customer focus

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

  • Maintain work area cleanliness

    Keep the working area and equipment clean and orderly.

Optional knowledge and skills

mechanical tools teamwork principles maintain inventory of vehicle cleaning supplies fix minor vehicle scratches maintain vehicle records issue sales invoices order supplies for vehicle maintenance and repair report accounts of the professional activity drive vehicles mechanics perform minor vehicle repairs process payments

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