Automotive Master Mechanics
Also called: Automotive Service Technician, Master Automotive Technician, Master Technician, Mechanic
What they do:Repair automobiles, trucks, buses, and other vehicles. Master mechanics repair virtually any part on the vehicle or specialize in the transmission system.
On the job, you would:
- Test drive vehicles and test components and systems, using equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices.
- Test and adjust repaired systems to meet manufacturers' performance specifications.
- Repair, reline, replace, and adjust brakes.
Engineering and Technology
- computers and electronics
- customer service
Arts and Humanities
- English language
- thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- repairing machines or systems using the right tools
- planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment
Hand and Finger Use
- keep your arm or hand steady
- put together small parts with your fingers
Ideas and Logic
- make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
- use rules to solve problems
- quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
- use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
Hearing and Speech
- tell the difference between sounds
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Analytical Thinking
You might use software like this on the job:
Facilities management software
- Alliance Automotive Shop Controller
- Snap-On ShopKey
Analytical or scientific software
- Blue Streak Electronics Buell Diagnostic
- CODA Engine Analysis System
Data base user interface and query software
- AutoZone ALLDATA
- Recordkeeping software