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

  • Handle chemical cleaning agents

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

  • Follow given instructions

    Follow instructions to achieve goals and meet deadlines.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Apply health and safety standards

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

  • 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 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 improvised vehicle repairs

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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