What does an Automotive Mechanic do?

Automotive mechanics perform a wide range of automotive repair and maintenance tasks. They diagnose issues and advise customers about the recommended actions to rectify the problem. They conduct repair projects according to established safety protocol and standards. They perform routine maintenance, conduct inspections, and may also customize or modify factory standard parts. Their primary objective is to ensure vehicles are maintained in safe operating condition that adheres to all applicable state or federal requirements.

Automotive mechanics typically have completed a training program at a trade school or vocational instruction center. They should have extensive experience with automotive repair and maintenance. Requires hands-on experience using a range of hand tools and power tools, garage equipment, diagnostic tools, and automotive repair software programs. These positions often require heavy lifting and commonly involve working in physically strenuous conditions.

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Wegmans Food MarketsWegmans Food Markets
Automotive Mechanic
3 Oct 2021

“No work life balance if your full”

Anyone HomeAnyone Home
Automotive Mechanic
16 Apr 2021

“I have great skills”

Lithia Subaru of FresnoLithia Subaru of Fresno
Automotive Mechanic Apprentice
20 Jul 2022

“Not the best management.”

Automotive Mechanic
9 May 2022

“They don't allow me to attend any dealership training.”

Ford Motor CompanyFord Motor Company
Automotive Mechanic/Technician
25 May 2021

“PTS/Oasis always not working/having problems.”

US ArmyUS Army
Automotive Mechanic
9 Nov 2022

“Benefits are great and good work schedule”

Automotive Mechanic
19 Oct 2020

“Oh, forgot about a personal life because you are scheduled to work!”

Lynnwood HondaLynnwood Honda
Automotive Mechanic/Technician
25 Nov 2021

“ok pay, ok benefits, don't see much else.”

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