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Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians

Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians accept calls for help and repair and service the mechanical parts and electrical/electronic circuitry and components of cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles, and repair and service auto air-conditioning systems.


Median Salary

New workers start around £16,792. Normal pay is £25,953 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £37,639.

Daily Tasks

  • Repairs and services air conditioning, heating and engine-cooling systems.
  • Installs additional electrical amenities such as radio/CD players, aerials.
  • Checks condition of electrical/electronic systems and carries out servicing tasks.
  • Diagnoses faults in electrical/electronic circuitry, removes faulty components and fits replacements.
  • Carries out routine maintenance checks on oil and air filters, brakes and other vehicle parts/systems.
  • Reassembles, tests, adjusts and tunes the appropriate parts, systems or entire engine.
  • Removes, dismantles, repairs and replaces defective parts and prepares new parts using appropriate tools.
  • Visually checks, test drives or uses test equipment to diagnose engine and mechanical faults.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Science

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