• Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
  • Automotive service technicians and mechanics, often called service technicians or service techs, inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.

What do they typically do

  • Identify mechanical problems, often by using computerized diagnostic equipment
  • Test parts and systems to ensure that they are working properly
  • Follow checklists to ensure that all critical parts are examined
  • Perform basic care and maintenance, including changing oil, giving tuneups, checking fluid levels, and rotating tires
  • Repair or replace worn parts such as brake pads and wheel bearings
  • Disassemble and reassemble parts
  • Talk with customers to get descriptions of vehicle problems and to discuss work to be performed and future repair requirements
  • Explain to clients their automotive problems and the repairs done on their vehicles

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Average Annual
Job Growth +0.9%
Job Opening 2,693

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