Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

Main duties

Automotive service technicians
  • Review work orders and discuss work with supervisor
  • Inspect motor in operation, road test motor vehicle, and test automotive systems and components using computerized diagnostic and other testing devices to diagnose and isolate faults
  • Adjust, repair or replace parts and components of automotive systems including fuel system, brakes, steering and suspension, engine and drive train, emission control and exhaust, cooling and climate control, and electrical and electronic systems using hand tools and other specialized automotive repair equipment
  • Test and adjust repaired systems to manufacturer’s performance specifications
  • Perform scheduled maintenance service, such as oil changes, lubrications and tune ups
  • Advise customers on work performed, general vehicle condition and future repair requirements.
Mechanical repairers – motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Inspect and test mechanical units, such as engines, transmissions, axles and brake systems, to locate faults and malfunctions
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions and confirm findings with supervisor to determine whether to repair or replace unit
  • Repair or replace mechanical units or components using hand and power tools
  • Test and adjust units to specifications for proper performance
  • Complete reports to record problems and work performed.
Truck and transport and truck-trailer mechanics
  • Adjust, repair or replace parts and components of commercial transport truck systems including chassis, frame, cab, body, engine and drive train, air brakes, steering, and fuel, hydraulic, electrical and electronic systems
  • Adjust, repair or replace parts and components of truck-trailer systems including structural, brake and electrical systems.

Education

Automotive service technicians
  • Completion of secondary school and training courses or a vocational program are usually required.
  • Completion of a four-year automotive service technician apprenticeship program or a combination of over four years of work experience and industry courses in automotive technology is required to be eligible for trade certification.
Mechanical repairers, motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Completion of secondary school and training courses or a vocational program are usually required.
  • On-the-job training of two to three years is provided by employers.
Truck and transport and truck-trailer mechanics
  • Completion of secondary school and training courses or a vocational program are usually required.
  • Completion of a four-year truck and transport mechanic or truck-trailer repair apprenticeship or a combination of over four years of work experience and industry courses in truck or heavy-duty equipment mechanics is required to be eligible for trade certification.

Language

  • IELTS – 5 minimum.

Experience

  • Have at least two years full-time in the past five years.
Job Category: Mechanics
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Canada

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