Radiator Repairer


Radiator repairers test radiators for obstructions or leaks and make repairs as necessary.

Duties & Tasks

Radiator repairers may perform the following tasks:

  • modify and repair plastic and aluminium tank radiators
  • pump water or compressed air through the unit and flush it with cleaning solvents to remove blockages such as rust or mineral deposits
  • remove and clean the radiator core by inserting a rod or submerging it in a solvent
  • solder or braze leaks and install new or repaired cores in the vehicle
  • repair or replace other units in the cooling system, including faulty water pumps, thermostats and leaky head gaskets.

Working Conditions

Radiator repairers usually work outdoors or in an open workshop.

Personal Requirements

  • enjoy practical and manual activities
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • able to solve problems
  • mechanical aptitude.

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