- The Vehicle Maintenance Technician checks, inspects, troubleshoots, repairs, maintains, and road tests all forms of diesel equipment and vehicles, light, medium and heavy duty types.
- Inspects and troubleshoots equipment, including the use of computerized diagnostics; discusses equipment operating problems with supervisors and users.
- Performs routine preventive maintenance, including lubrication, oil changes, filter changes and minor adjustments.
- Tunes, repairs and rebuilds gasoline and diesel with multiple cylinders, and prepares engines for work and movement.
- Repairs and rebuilds hydraulic, and pneumatic powered accessories; repairs, services and adjusts transmissions, power take off apparatus, clutches, and related components.
- Troubleshoots, adjusts, replaces components, and rewires ignitions, signals, lights, electrical controls, and related work.
- Adjusts, disassembles, and repairs or replaces conventional, hydraulic, vacuum assisted and pneumatic drum and disk braking systems, components, valves, lines and master cylinders.
- Obtains parts for stock and requests ordering of special parts; provides fuel and supplies and performs on-site maintenance and repair to stationary or disabled equipment; completes records of work performed and parts and supplies used.
- Inputs daily work onto a computerized data base/daily, weekly or quarterly reports.
- Stays abreast of new automotive and equipment repair technology by attending seminars and/or update classes as needed.
- Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned.
The job duties of an auto mechanic are many and varied. Some of the most common duties are listed below.
- Repair automobiles, trucks and other light vehicles.
- Dissemble the different parts of the automobile,
- identify the problem and repair the concerned part.
- Having done hat, assemble the parts again
- Replace body parts which are giving trouble with new ones.
- Mend damaged body parts and adjust the brakes, mirrors and shock absorbers
- Wash and shine the automobiles that come into the garage or service centerInspect the condition of the automobiles that come into the garage/service center.
A BSc degree (or HND) 2nd class lower division in Aotumobile/Mechanical Engineering or a related field. Minimum of 7 years experience in vehicle diagnosis, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of diesel engines.
- Strong interpersonal skills, decision-making and organizational skills.
- Sound knowledge of diesel engine.
- Ability to work with computerized problem-solving tools in addition to power and hand tools.
- Be both very detailed in practice, as well as analytical in thinking.
- A self-starter needing little or no supervision, does not crack under pressure