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Automotive Specialty Technicians - 49-3023.02

O*NET-SOC Description

Repair only one system or component on a vehicle, such as brakes, suspension, or radiator.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Automotive Technician (Auto Technician)
  • Technician
  • Mechanic
  • Air Conditioning Technician (A/C Technician)
  • Trim Technician
  • Alignment Specialist
  • Automobile Mechanic (Auto Mechanic)
  • Automotive Worker
  • Brake Technician
  • Drivability Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Align wheels, axles, frames, torsion bars, and steering mechanisms of automobiles, using special alignment equipment and wheel-balancing machines.
  • Change spark plugs, fuel filters, air filters, and batteries in hybrid electric vehicles.
  • Conduct visual inspections of compressed natural gas fuel systems to identify cracks, gouges, abrasions, discoloration, broken fibers, loose brackets, damaged gaskets, or other problems.
  • Convert vehicle fuel systems from gasoline to butane gas operations and repair and service operating butane fuel units.
  • Diagnose and repair regenerative braking systems or hydraulic systems in hybrid vehicles.
  • Diagnose and replace or repair engine management systems or related sensors for flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) with ignition timing, fuel rate, alcohol concentration, or air-to-fuel ratio malfunctions.
  • Examine vehicles, compile estimates of repair costs, and secure customers' approval to perform repairs.
  • Inspect and test new vehicles for damage and record findings so that necessary repairs can be made.
  • Inspect propane or natural gas high-pressure tanks, piping, or pressure regulators.
  • Install or repair air conditioners and service components, such as compressors, condensers, and controls.
  • Install, adjust, or repair hydraulic or electromagnetic automatic lift mechanisms used to raise and lower automobile windows, seats, and tops.
  • Rebuild, repair, or test automotive fuel injection units.
  • Remove and replace defective mufflers and tailpipes.
  • Repair or rebuild clutch systems.
  • Repair or replace automobile leaf springs.
  • Repair or replace defective ball joint suspensions, brake shoes, or wheel bearings.
  • Repair, overhaul, or adjust automobile brake systems.
  • Repair, replace, or adjust defective fuel injectors, carburetor parts, and gasoline filters.
  • Replace hydraulically assisted systems with electric-powered systems, such as power steering pumps or air conditioning compressors, to improve fuel economy.
  • Retrofit vehicle fuel systems with aftermarket products, such as vapor transfer devices, evaporation control devices, swirlers, lean burn devices, or friction reduction devices, to enhance combustion and fuel efficiency.
  • Service biodiesel fuel tanks for algae or sludge accumulation by cleaning, changing filters, or adding algaecides.
  • Service internal combustion engine systems for hybrid electric vehicles.
  • Test electronic computer components in automobiles to ensure proper operation.
  • Troubleshoot fuel, ignition, and emissions control systems, using electronic testing equipment.
  • Tune automobile engines to ensure proper and efficient functioning.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust vehicle components according to specifications.
  • Align equipment or machinery.
  • Estimate costs for labor or materials.
  • Inspect gas systems or components to identify leaks or other potential hazards.
  • Inspect vehicles to determine overall condition.
  • Install heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.
  • Install vehicle parts or accessories.
  • Rebuild parts or components.
  • Record information about parts, materials or repair procedures.
  • Repair defective engines or engine components.
  • Repair non-engine automotive or vehicle components.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Service green vehicles to make repairs or maintain good working order.
  • Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning.
  • Test mechanical systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Troubleshoot equipment or systems operation problems.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Automotive Intermediate Maintenance Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Automotive Maintenance Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Basic Motor Transport Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • BRADLEY Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Construction Mechanic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Crash /Fire/ Rescue Vehicle Mechanic (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Crash/Fire/Rescue Vehicle Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) Repairer/Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fuel and Electrical Systems Mechanic (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • General Purpose Vehicle Maintenance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • General Purpose Vehicle Maintenance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • General Purpose Vehicle Maintenance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Repairer/Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Vehicle System Mechanic (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Supervisor (Army - Enlisted)
  • Special Vehicle Maintenance Journeyman, Fire Fighting Vehicles (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Vehicle Maintenance Journeyman, Refueling Vehicles (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • STRYKER Systems Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Tracked Vehicle Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Vehicle And Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Vehicle And Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Vehicle And Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Vehicle Recovery Mechanic (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Wheel Vehicle Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (Army - Enlisted)
  • Wheeled Vehicle Repairer (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Air-Conditioning Mechanic (auto service)
  • Automobile-Radiator Mechanic
  • Automotive Technician Specialist
  • Automotive Technician Specialist - Senior Technician "B" (Level 3)
  • Automotive Technician Specialist - Technician "C" (Level 2)
  • Automotive-Cooling-System Diagnostic Technician
  • Brake Repairer
  • Carburetor Mechanic
  • Front-End Mechanic
  • Fuel-Injection Servicer
  • Spring Repairer, Hand
  • Tune-Up Mechanic
  • Undercar Specialist

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Air-Conditioning Mechanic
  • Automatic-Window-Seat-and-Top-Lift Repairer
  • Automobile-Radiator Mechanic
  • Automobile-Service-Station Mechanic
  • Automotive-Cooling-System Diagnostic Technician
  • Brake Adjuster
  • Brake Repairer
  • Brake-Drum-Lathe Operator
  • Carburetor Mechanic
  • Clutch Rebuilder
  • Floor Service Worker, Spring
  • Front-End Mechanic
  • Fuel-Injection Servicer
  • Muffler Installer
  • New-Car Get-Ready Mechanic
  • Spring Repairer, Hand
  • Tune-Up Mechanic
  • Undercar Specialist
  • Vehicle-Fuel-Systems Converter
  • Wheelwright