Automotive service technicians perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Diagnose faults or malfunctions and confirm findings with supervisor to determine whether to repair or replace unit
B. Repair or replace mechanical units or components using hand and power tools
C. Test and adjust units to specifications for proper performance
D. Complete reports to record problems and work performed.
1. Other services (except public administration) - 51.0%
2. Retail trade - 24.0%
3. Transportation and warehousing - 9.0%
4. Wholesale trade - 4.0%
5. Public administration - 2.0%
6. Motor vehicle parts manufacturing - 1.0%
7. Real estate and rental and leasing - 1.0%
1. Automotive service technicians
2. Completion of secondary school is usually required.
3. On-the-job training of two to three years is provided by employers.
4. Truck and transport and truck-trailer mechanics
5. Completion of secondary school is usually required.
6. Completion of a four-year truck and transport mechanic or truck-trailer repair apprenticeship or A combination of over four years of work experience in the trade and high school, college or industry courses in truck or heavy-duty equipment mechanics is re
The average hourly wages for Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers is $17.24/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and close to the average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.