Vehicle Serviceperson

Summary

Vehicle servicepersons diagnose, service and repair a range of mechanical and related vehicle components.

Duties & Tasks

Vehicle servicepersons may perform the following tasks:

  • raise vehicles using hydraulic hoists or jacks
  • work with motor mechanics to dismantle or remove engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components
  • work with motor mechanics to repair or replace worn or defective parts and reassemble mechanical components
  • change oil and filters and carry out necessary lubrication
  • clear and clean workshops, working surfaces, tools and equipment.

Specialisations

Automotive Underbody Serviceperson

An automotive underbody serviceperson inspects vehicle systems and components and undertakes diagnostic procedures before the repair. This includes the servicing of vehicle braking systems, steering, suspension systems and exhaust systems.

Driveline Serviceperson

A driveline serviceperson diagnoses, repairs and services clutch assemblies, manual transmissions, final drive assemblies, drive shafts, tail shafts, chains, tracks, gears and associated components for light and heavy vehicles, motorcycles and plant and outdoor power equipment.

Steering and Suspension Serviceperson

A steering and suspension serviceperson diagnoses, repairs and services clutch steering system components and suspension systems for light and heavy vehicles, motorcycles and plant, marine and outdoor power equipment.

Working Conditions

Most of the work is done in workshops.

Personal Requirements

  • enjoy practical and manual activities
  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • aptitude for problem solving
  • mechanical aptitude.

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