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Automotive Electrician

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

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.

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Apprenticeships may be available

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