Repairs automobiles, trucks, buses, and other vehicles. Master mechanics repair virtually any part on the vehicle or specialize in the transmission system.
This career is part of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics cluster Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance pathway.
A person in this career:
- Tests drive vehicles and test components and systems, using equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices.
- Tests and adjusts repaired systems to meet manufacturers' performance specifications.
- Repairs, relines, replaces, and adjusts brakes.
- Reviews work orders and discusses work with supervisors.
- Confers with customers to obtain descriptions of vehicle problems and to discuss work to be performed and future repair requirements.
- Examines vehicles to determine extent of damage or malfunctions.
- Aligns vehicles' front ends.
- Tears down, repairs, and rebuilds faulty assemblies, such as power systems, steering systems, and linkages.
- Performs routine and scheduled maintenance services, such as oil changes, lubrications, and tune-ups.
- Plans work procedures, using charts, technical manuals, and experience.