Automotive Specialty Technicians


Repair only one system or component on a vehicle, such as brakes, suspension, or radiator.
Also called: Automobile Mechanic (Auto Mechanic), Automotive Technician (Auto Technician), Lube Technician, Service Technician

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics
    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • 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
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
    Controlled Movement
  • 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

Personality:

Description: 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
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    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
  • Data entry software
  • Database software

Education:

    certificate after high school
    high school diploma/GED
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