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Automotive Service Technician

Automotive Service Technicians diagnose, service, repair and replace all parts of automobiles, light trucks and light buses.

What do Automotive Service Technicians do on the job?

• Inspect motors in operation, road test motor vehicles, and test automotive systems and components using computerized diagnostic and other testing devices
• Adjust, repair or replace parts and components of automotive systems using hand tools and other specialized automotive repair equipment
• Advise customers on work performed, general vehicle conditions and future repair requirements
• Dismantle faulty assemblies and repair or replace worn or damaged parts

Where do Automotive Service Technicians work?

• AREVA and Cameco
• Motor vehicle dealers
• Garages or Self-employed
• Automotive specialty shops
• Transportation companies

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Job Titles

• Customer Service Technician
• Gasoline Engine Technician
• Mechanic

What characteristics do you need?

• physically mobile
• capable of moderate lifting
• good hearing and eyesight
• mechanical aptitude and interest

Estimated Average Hourly Wage from Service Canada - Saskatchewan - $21.54/hour

Post-Secondary Institutes

• SIAST – Automotive Service Technician
o Certificate Program
o Require: Grade 12
o Valid driver's license is a requirement
o Length: 36 weeks

• Saskatchewan Apprenticeship – Automotive Service Technician
o Completed Grade 12
o Must be working in the trade and under the supervision of a certified journeyperson
o Length: 4 years including 1,800 hours of technical training and on-the-job training

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Last Updated (Wednesday, 09 June 2010 15:04)