Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

How to Become an Automotive Technician

Automotive Technician

Automotive technicians are always in high demand.

The value of a good automotive technician can’t be underestimated. Ask anyone whose car has broken down. Automotive technicians are always in high demand, all over the world.

If you like fixing things, taking things apart, or just working with your hands, this could be your chance to turn that into a great career.

Your Day-to-Day Tasks Will Include:

  • Performing diagnostic tests to find mechanical problems
  • Running and completing the lubrication process
  • Estimating vehicle damages
  • Repairing defective parts
  • Installing components and systems
  • Inspecting parts
  • Replacing parts
  • Much, much more

Educational Requirements

You can get trained at schools like:

Each school has unique entrance requirements (previous education and experience can be flexible). So don’t let a lack of experience keep you from applying.

What Do I Need?

To achieve the Red Seal Certification, a designation that enables you to work in any Canadian Province or Territory, you need 9,720 documented hours of directly related work experience.

Where The Jobs Are

You can start your career nearly anywhere, with countless garages and shops to choose from. You might find yourself working for new car dealers, retail automotive repair facilities, custom and specialty shops, heavy duty truck repair facilities, or organizations with fleet vehicles.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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