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Automotive Service Technician

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Connor McArthur

on 16 January 2013

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Transcript of Automotive Service Technician

Connor McArthur Automotive Service Technician Automotive Service Technician High School Courses Duties & Responsibilities Work setting Connor McArthur Hours Service technicians usually work 8 to 10 hour days and 40 to 50 hour weeks. Possible work hours 7:30am to 6:00pm(hours may very depending on the garage you work at). Education Apprenticeships are the easiest and the most effective way to become automotive service technician because you are getting the formal training that is required and getting paid. Apprenticeships range in length from 3 to 5 years. There are many different schools that have apprenticeships for example Niagara College Canada has a apprenticeship for automotive service technician that will last 3-4 years. Abilities & Attributes Abilities or attributes that would help you become more successful in this career.
- Being physically fit
- Having a strong work ethic
- Good communication skills High School courses that are mandatory to take to become a automotive service technician would be:
-Math
-Science
-English
Recommended
-Transportation technology Duties & responsibilities of a automotive service technician are to maintain and repair vehicles. The exact work a technician does on a car depends on their training. Technician can be working in a number of places; such as dealer ships, repair shops, and gasoline service stations. The work at these places are dirty and uncomfortable, the shop can be cold in the winter and hot in the summer, the shops can also have strong fumes and loud noises. Working carelessly can result in cuts and burns. Income The earning that an automotive service technician gets would range from $10-$30 an hour, and in some places with high demand up to $40. Yearly this would be in the range of $25 000-$60 000 a year, again with places with high demand some can make $100 000 a year. A full-time technician may receive benefits such as paid vacation, paid sick days and dental coverage. Trends The biggest trends in this career would be vehicle maintenance. Proper maintenance can include:
- Oil changes
-Brake inspection
-Tire changes Safety Facts Safety concerns consisted of:
-Handling hazardous materials
-Physical harm
-Dangerous materials
-Dangerous situations
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