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Overview

Automotive Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring and electronic components in motor vehicles.

Day-to-day

  • using test equipment to locate electrical and electronic malfunctions
  • dismantling and removing electrical and electronic assemblies and components
  • installing electrical equipment and electronic components in motor vehicles
  • connecting power-operated vehicle equipment and accessories to power supply
  • adjusting engine control systems and timing
  • testing and replacing defective alternators, generators, voltage regulators and starter motors
  • repairing and replacing faulty ignition and electrical wiring
  • replacing defective parts such as fuses, lamps and switches.

Considerations

  • requires driving.

To become an Automotive Electrician

Skills employers are looking for

  • Electrical Work

  • Communication Skills

  • Machinery Operation

  • Computer Skills

  • Problem Solving

  • Forklift Operation

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