What does an Auto Technician do?

Automotive Technicians assist with repairs and maintenance of vehicles while also tending to the day to day upkeep of an auto repair shop. Responsibilities and duties may include electrical and mechanical diagnostics, replacement part vehicle repairs, and ordering of replacement part for various makes and models of cars and truck. Technicians are also tasked with maintaining a clean and safe working environment.

While the educational background of an Automotive Technician can vary drastically, most modern dealerships will require a certification from the manufactures preferred training program. Smaller independent shops will always prefer some certification, but may often accept experience and work history for consideration of employment. Strong attention to detail and the ability to follow directions make for a successful Automotive Technician.

  • Properly document the condition of a vehicle at the point of intake
  • Ensure vehicle is safely and securely positioned on lift for diagnostics
  • Perform all assigned points of inspection
  • Faithfully report condition of vehicle parts
  • Determine priority of repair
  • Consult with the Service Manager to complete an estimate for the customer
  • Maintain a personal complement of tools to be used to service vehicles
  • Keep detailed logs of all parts, fluids and hours associated with each project
  • Manufacture Specific Training Program (Preferred)
  • 3+ years experience in relevant field
  • Understanding of OBD 1, OBD 2 and other diagnostic systems
  • Familiarity with Versa Edge or similar scanning technologies
  • Mild welding skills (certification preferred)
  • Detailed attention to record keeping
  • Understanding of the operation of standard shop machines (Tire Machine, Digital Wheel Alignment etc)
  • The ability to work above your head for long hours
  • Willingness to submit to random drug screening
EducationBachelor's Degree
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an auto technician

When working as an auto technician, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Estimates, Diagnosis, Exhaust, Dexterity and eNGINE Repair.

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  • Technician

The most common qualifications to become an auto technician is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.