Automotive Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring and electronic components in motor vehicles. They dismantle and remove electronic assemblies and install electrical and electronic components in light and heavy vehicles and machinery.
Automotive Electricians diagnose, repair or replace faulty or defective electrical wiring.
Automotive Electricians have mechanical and electronics knowledge and enjoy troubleshooting and fixing machines or systems.
“With every hard job comes the satisfaction of fixing the problem” – Ben, Grange Resources
Tasks for this role
Detecting and diagnosing faults in engines and parts
Dismantling and removing engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and checking parts
Repairing and replacing worn and defective parts and reassembling mechanical components, and referring to service manuals as needed
Performing scheduled maintenance services, such as oil changes, lubrications and engine tune-ups, to achieve smoother running of vehicles and ensure compliance with pollution regulations
Reassembling engines and parts after being repaired
Testing and adjusting mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance
Diagnosing and testing parts with the assistance of computers
May inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or detail work required to achieve roadworthiness
- Medium skill level
- Below Average Unemployment
- Medium/Heavy physical demand