How to become a Radiator Repairer

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

Personal requirements of a Radiator Repairer

  • enjoy practical and manual activities
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • able to solve problems
  • mechanical aptitude.
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Duties & Tasks of a Radiator Repairer

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 for a Radiator Repairer

Radiator repairers usually work outdoors or in an open workshop.

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