Automotive Specialty Technicians
Also called: Automobile Mechanic (Auto Mechanic), Automotive Technician (Auto Technician), Lube Technician, Service Technician
What they do:Repair only one system or component on a vehicle, such as brakes, suspension, or radiator.
On the job, you would:
- Inspect vehicles for damage and record findings so that necessary repairs can be made.
- Estimate costs of vehicle repair.
- Troubleshoot fuel, ignition, and emissions control systems, using electronic testing equipment.
Engineering and Technology
- computers and electronics
- customer service
Arts and Humanities
- English language
Math and Science
- arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
- thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
People and Technology Systems
- thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Hand and Finger Use
- hold or move items with your hands
- keep your arm or hand steady
- pay attention to something without being distracted
- quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
- use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
Ideas and Logic
- notice when problems happen
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
You might use software like this on the job:
Facilities management software
- Alliance Automotive Shop Controller
- Mitchell OnDemand5 Manager
Analytical or scientific software
- Hunter WinAlign
- Nexiq Tech HDS Suite for Palm
Data base user interface and query software
New job opportunities are likely in the future.