Automotive electricians install, maintain, identify faults and repair electrical wiring and computer-based equipment in motor vehicles and related equipment, such as caravans, trailers, earthmoving equipment, mining equipment, marine applications and agricultural equipment.
Duties & Tasks
Automotive electricians may perform the following tasks:work with computer-controlled engine management systemsservice, identify and repair faults on electronically controlled vehicle systems such as electronic fuel injection, electronic ignition, anti-lock braking, cruise control, automatic transmission, airbags and air conditioninginstall electrical equipment such as gauges, lighting, alternators and starter motors in vehiclesinstall electrically operated accessories such as radios, heating or demisting equipment, air conditioners, driving lamps and anti-theft systemsrefer to circuit diagrams, and use meters and test instruments to find electrical faultsadjust engine control systems and timing to ensure vehicles are running at peak performancetest, recondition and replace faulty alternators, generators, starter motors and related items such as voltage regulators and batteriesrepair or replace faulty ignition, electrical wiring, fuses, lamps and switchesuse hand tools, specialised electrical tools, instruments and machines, including drills, grinders, presses and lathessolder or weld when repairing electrical partssell and install electrical parts and accessoriesinstall, repair and service air conditioning systems.
Automotive electricians are usually required to wear protective clothing. They may have contact with customers.
- enjoy practical and manual activities good eyesight and normal colour vision good hand-eye coordination able to approach work in a systematic and thorough way able to keep up to date with technological changes aptitude for technical activities.