What does an Automotive Technician do?

An Auto Technicians assist with repairs and maintenance of vehicles while also tending to the day to day upkeep of an auto repair shop. Responsibilities and duties may include electrical and mechanical diagnostics, replacement part vehicle repairs, and ordering of replacement part for various makes and models of cars and truck. Auto Technicians are also tasked with maintaining a clean and safe working environment.

While the educational background of an Auto Technician can vary drastically, most modern dealerships will require a certification from the manufactures preferred training program. Smaller independent shops will always prefer some certification, but may often accept experience and work history for consideration of employment. Strong attention to detail and the ability to follow directions make for a successful Auto Technician.

  • Properly document all information about vehicles during the intake process
  • Ensure all vehicles are safely transported and positioned on all lift equipment
  • Maintain a personal tool set with everything needed for diagnostics and repair
  • Diagnose all current issue with vehicles
  • Attend weekly safety meetings
  • Work with Service Writer to complete estimates for customers
  • Keep detailed records of all part, fluids and time for each project
  • Maintain a clean and safe shop environment
  • Manufacture specific training (Preferred)
  • 3+ years experience in relevant field
  • Attention to detail and the ability follow direction precisely
  • Skilled in the operation of shop machinery (Tire Machine, Wheel Alignment Machine etc)
  • Knowledge of OBD1 and OBD2
  • Familiarity with Versus Pro of other similar diagnostic systems
  • Valid Driver's License
  • The ability to work overhead and bent over for long periods of time
  • Willingness to submit to random drug screens

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

eNGINE Repair
Excellent Communication
Strong WORK Ethic
ASE Certified

Automotive Technician Seniority Levels

Automotive Technician
Automotive Technician IV
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Electronics Technician
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Avionics Technician
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Automotive Technician Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹15,414 /month
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Not including cash compensation
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Median: ₹15T
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