Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics:

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

Also includes

Automotive Master Mechanics , Automotive Specialty Technicians

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $39,540.00
Average Time to Fill 43 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 16,517
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 6.10 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Overhaul major vehicle systems such as engines or transmissions
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Determine replacement part required
Repair measuring or control devices
Repair mechanical controls
Repair major vehicle systems such as engines, engine components, or transmissions
Rebuild parts or components
Service green vehicles to make repairs or maintain good working order
Adjust clearances of vehicle body parts or components
Maintain cargo or passenger vehicle
Install brakes on vehicles
Install vehicle parts and accessories
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Maintain work tools or equipment
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Align vehicle frame
Repair commercial transportation equipment
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Service vehicle with water, air, fuel, or oil
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components

Handling and Moving Objects

Assemble gear systems
Reassemble equipment after repair
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Assemble equipment or components
Disassemble equipment to inspect for deficiencies
Adjust vehicle components according to specifications
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Align equipment or machinery
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Weld metal structures
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Weld metal parts and components
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Rewire electrical or electronic systems
Install electronic manufacturing equipment
Prime/Paint vehicle or transportation equipment surfaces
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured automotive or vehicle related products by hand
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test mechanical systems to ensure proper functioning
Operate vehicle engine electrical systems test equipment
Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning
Test vehicle computer processors to detect malfunctions
Test mechanical products or equipment
Operate engine emission testing equipment
Inspect vehicle to detect malfunctions or maintenance needed
Inspect vehicle body to determine extent of damages and repairs needed
Perform installation, maintenance, or repair related safety inspection
Inspect installation, maintenance, or repair machinery or equipment

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Store Management
Vehicle Maintenance
Motor Vehicle Operation
Engine Repair