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Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics - 49-3023.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

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SOC Occupation Groups

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Tasks

  • Align vehicles' front ends.
  • 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.
  • Confer with customers to obtain descriptions of vehicle problems and to discuss work to be performed and future repair requirements.
  • 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.
  • Disassemble units and inspect parts for wear, using micrometers, calipers, and gauges.
  • Estimate costs of vehicle repair.
  • Follow checklists to ensure all important parts are examined, including belts, hoses, steering systems, spark plugs, brake and fuel systems, wheel bearings, and other potentially troublesome areas.
  • Inspect vehicles for damage and record findings so that necessary repairs can be made.
  • Install, adjust, or repair hydraulic or electromagnetic automatic lift mechanisms used to raise and lower automobile windows, seats, and tops.
  • Maintain cleanliness of work area.
  • Overhaul or replace carburetors, blowers, generators, distributors, starters, and pumps.
  • Perform routine and scheduled maintenance services, such as oil changes, lubrications, and tune-ups.
  • Plan work procedures, using charts, technical manuals, and experience.
  • Rebuild parts, such as crankshafts and cylinder blocks.
  • Repair and service air conditioning, heating, engine cooling, and electrical systems.
  • Repair or rebuild transmissions.
  • Repair or replace parts such as pistons, rods, gears, valves, and bearings.
  • Repair, reline, replace, and adjust brakes.
  • Repair, replace, or adjust defective fuel injectors, carburetor parts, and gasoline filters.
  • Retrofit vehicle fuel systems with aftermarket products, such as vapor transfer devices, evaporation control devices, swirlers, lean burn devices, and friction reduction devices, to enhance combustion and fuel efficiency.
  • Review work orders and discuss work with supervisors.
  • Rewire ignition systems, lights, and instrument panels.
  • Tear down, repair, and rebuild faulty assemblies, such as power systems, steering systems, and linkages.
  • Test and adjust repaired systems to meet manufacturers' performance specifications.
  • Test drive vehicles and test components and systems, using equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices.
  • 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 equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Adjust vehicle components according to specifications.
  • Align equipment or machinery.
  • Clean work areas.
  • Confer with coworkers to coordinate work activities.
  • Confer with customers or users to assess problems.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Disassemble equipment to inspect for deficiencies.
  • Estimate costs for labor or materials.
  • Inspect gas systems or components to identify leaks or other potential hazards.
  • Inspect mechanical components of vehicles to identify problems.
  • Inspect vehicles to determine overall condition.
  • Install vehicle parts or accessories.
  • Operate transportation equipment to demonstrate function or malfunction.
  • Plan work procedures.
  • Read work orders or descriptions of problems to determine repairs or modifications needed.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • 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.
  • Rewire electrical or electronic systems.
  • Service green vehicles to make repairs or maintain good working order.
  • Service heating, ventilation or air-conditioning (HVAC) systems or components.
  • Service vehicles to maintain functionality.
  • Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning.
  • Test mechanical systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Troubleshoot equipment or systems operation problems.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Allied Trades Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV)/Assault Combat Vehicle (ACV) Repairer/Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Automotive Intermediate Maintenance Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Automotive Maintenance Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Aviation Support Equipment Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Basic Motor Transport Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • BRADLEY Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Cannon Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Cavalry Scout (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Medic Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Construction Equipment Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Construction Mechanic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Construction Mechanic - Automotive (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Construction Mechanic Basic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Crash/Fire/Rescue Vehicle Mechanic (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Crash/Fire/Rescue Vehicle Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Engineer Equipment Maintenance Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Engineer Equipment Mechanic (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) Repairer/Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fuel and Electrical Systems Mechanic (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • General Purpose Vehicle Maintenance (Air Force - 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)
  • Heavy Ordnance Vehicle Repairer/Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Repairer/Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Logistics Vehicle System Mechanic (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • M1 Abrams Tank System Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • M1 Armor Crewman (Army - Enlisted)
  • Machinery Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Supervisor (Army - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Systems Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Systems Maintenance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Systems Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Systems Maintenance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Missile And Space Systems Maintenance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Apprentice, Firefighting and Refueling Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Helper, Firefighting and Refueling Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Journeyman, Firefighting and Refueling Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance, Apprentice, Material Handling Equipment (MHE)/463L Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance, Helper, Material Handling Equipment (MHE)/463L Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Generation Vehicular Equipment Maintenance, Journeyman, Material Handling Equipment (MHE)/463L Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Motor Transport Maintenance Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Self Propelled Artillery Systems Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Senior Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer/Senior Ordnance Logistics Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Special Vehicle Maintenance (Air Force - 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)
  • Towed Artillery Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Tracked Vehicle Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - 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 Serv)
  • Auto Cooling System Diagnostic Tech
  • Auto, Truck, Trailer Repair Mechanic (Automobile Mechanic)
  • Auto-Radiator Mechanic
  • Automobile Mechanic (Light-Wheel Vehicle Mechanic)
  • Automotive Mechanic (Automobile Mechanic)
  • Automotive Technician Specialist
  • Automotive Technician Specialist (Light-Weight Vehicle Mech)
  • Automotive Technician Specialist (Undercar Specialist, Ford-Lincoln Certified Technician)
  • Brake Repairer (Auto Serv)
  • Carburetor Mechanic
  • Front-End Mechanics
  • Fuel Injection Servicer
  • Repairer, Heavy
  • Spring Repairer, Hand
  • Transmission Mechanic
  • Tune-Up Mechanic
  • Undercar Specialist (Automotive Tech Specialist)

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Air-Conditioning Mechanic
  • Automatic-Window-Seat-and-Top-Lift Repairer
  • Automobile Mechanic
  • Automobile-Mechanic Apprentice
  • 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
  • Repairer, Heavy
  • Spring Repairer, Hand
  • Squeak, Rattle, and Leak Repairer
  • Transmission Mechanic
  • Tune-Up Mechanic
  • Undercar Specialist
  • Vehicle-Fuel-Systems Converter
  • Wheelwright