List of Career Duties Under Automotive Service Business Sector

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Automobile Washer Steam Career Duties

  • Clean engines, bodies, and chassis of automotive vehicles, using high pressure steam hose detergent solution
  • Start boiler to generate steam
  • Spray steam & detergent solution over vehicle chassis, engine, or parts, to remove dirt grease
  • Lower engine or chassis parts into tank of detergent solution, by hand or by use of hoist, to clean inaccessible surfaces
  • Scrape off adherent grime grease, using wire brush or putty knife
  • May spray vehicle body with steam caustic compound to remove paint
  • May clean forging dies be designated Steam-Clean-Machine Operator forging .

Automotive cooling system Diagnostic Technician Career Duties

  • Inspect and tests automotive cooling systems to diagnose malfunctions estimates cost of repairs
  • Question customer and examines cooling system, hoses and connections to define nature extent of malfunctions
  • Test & analyzes electrical, vacuum, pressure and related functions of system components to locate cause of malfunctions, using vacuum tester, pressure tester, voltmeter and other specialized test equipment handtools
  • Compile estimate of system repair costs secures customer approval to perform repairs
  • Occasionally assists Automobile-Radiator Mechanic automotive ser. 620.381-010 in repair of cooling system components, using mechanics handtools
  • Compute parts and labor charges routes customer bill to office.

Automotive Electrician Career Duties

  • Repair overhauls electrical systems in automotive vehicles, like automobiles, buses, and trucks
  • Confer with customer to define nature of electrical malfunction
  • Determine malfunction of electrical system by visual inspection by use of testing devices, like oscilloscope, voltmeter and ammeter
  • Adjust ignition timing and measures adjusts distributor breaker-point gaps, using dwell meter or thickness gauge
  • Test repairs starters, generators, and distributors
  • Repair or replaces defective wiring in ignition, lighting, air-conditioning, and safety control systems, using electricians handtools
  • Rebuild electrical units, like starters, generators, and door controls
  • May estimate cost of repairs based on parts labor charges
  • May be designated according to specialty as Electrical Repairer, Internal Combustion Engines automotive ser., engine-turbine , Electrical-Unit Rebuilder automotive ser. , Electrician, Bus automotive ser. , Ignition-And-Carburetor Mechanic automotive ser. , Windshield-Wiper Repairer automotive ser. .

Automotive Electrician Helper Career Duties

  • Assist Electrician, Automotive automotive ser. to repair automotive vehicle electrical equipment
  • Disassemble electrical units, like starters generators, using handtools
  • Remove replaces defective parts, like armatures, brushes and wires
  • May lift motors generators, using mechanical hoist, and move parts about repair shop, using handtruck
  • Perform other duties as described under Helper any industry Master Title.

Automotive generator and starter Repairer Career Duties

  • Test, repairs, and rebuilds automotive generators starters
  • Test generator unit to ascertain amperage and voltage output, using voltmeter ammeter
  • Disassemble unit & cleans brushes, bearings, shafts and armatures in solvent examines parts for wear or defects
  • Reface commutator using lathe
  • Test starter spring tension, using testing device
  • Replace or repairs defective parts, and reinstalls generator in vehicle
  • Adjust fan belt tension voltage output
  • May charge or replace battery
  • May be designated according to part repaired as Automotive-Generator Repairer automotive ser. , Automotive-Starter Repairer automotive ser. .

Automotive Machinist Career Duties

  • Sets up operates variety of general or specialized metalworking machines to repair automotive engine parts or auxiliary units, like transmission, differential, springs, or brakes, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, and machine procedures
  • Operate lathe to machine water-pump castings, piston heads, valves and other automotive parts
  • Clamp piston in carriage of piston-grinding-and-turning machine to grind piston heads to fit cylinders
  • Adjust grinding wheel to make cut of specified depth
  • Clamp valves in position on grinding wheel to grind seating surfaces of valves, moving levers to achieve required depth of cut
  • Operate boring machine to machine internal surfaces of cylinders in engine block
  • Clean parts, before after machining, in agitator-type cleaning tank to remove grease, rust stains, and foreign matters
  • Operate lathe, boring, or honing machine to refinish internal surfaces of bearings connecting rods
  • Verify dimensions, using measuring instruments, like micrometers, calipers, and height gauges to make sure adherence to tolerance specifications
  • May grind metal surfaces of engine block or other parts, using portable or bench grinders
  • May spray worn or gouges parts with molten aluminum, zinc, or other metal to build up parts [Metal Sprayer, Machined Parts any industry ]
  • May examine parts for fractures, using magnaflux test equipment
  • May repair cracks in engine head other vehicle parts with arc or gas welding equipment
  • May operate drum lathe to resurface brake drums
  • May repair and resurface leaf coil springs, axles, king pins, bushings, and universal joints.

Automotive Painter Helper Career Duties

  • Assist Painter, Transportation Equipment aircraft mfg., air trans., automotive ser. 845.381-014 by preparing surfaces of automotive vehicles, like automobiles, buses, and trucks, for repainting polishes repainted vehicles
  • Sand rough spots on automotive vehicle
  • Spray scratched areas with filler solution, using spray gun
  • Apply paper masking tape to protect unpainted surfaces, like bumpers, windows, and chrome trim
  • Remove gloss from intermediate coats of paint, using wet sandpaper, to make sure adherence of next coat
  • Polish final coat of paint, using polishing compound cloth
  • Paint surfaces not readily accessible, like wheels and underside of fenders, using brush spray gun
  • May remove and replace chrome moldings trim
  • May brush or spray undercoating material on replaced parts
  • Perform other duties as described under Helper any industry Master Title.

Axle and frame Mechanic Career Duties

  • Align wheels, axles, frames, torsion bars, and steering mechanisms of automotive vehicles, like automobiles, buses, and trucks
  • Drive automotive vehicle onto wheel alignment rack tests vehicle for faulty wheel alignment, bent axle, worn ball joints and bent steering rods, using alignment-testing machine
  • Straighten axle & steering rods adjusts shims, tie rods and joining pins to align wheels, or installs new parts, using handtools
  • Place wheel on balancing machine to define where counterweights must be added to balance wheel
  • Hammer counterweights onto rim of wheel
  • Install shock absorbers
  • Straighten frame, using hydraulic jack, chassis aligner, and acetylene torch.

Body line Finisher Career Duties

  • Repair damaged bodies and body parts of automotive vehicles, like automobiles, buses, and light trucks according to repair manuals, using handtools power tools
  • Examine damaged vehicles estimates cost of repairs [Shop Estimator automotive ser. 807.267-010]
  • Remove upholstery, accessories, electrical & hydraulic window-and-seat-operating equipment and trim to gain access to vehicle body fenders
  • Position dolly block against surface of dented area beats opposite surface to remove dents, using hammer
  • Fill depressions with body filler, using putty knife
  • Remove damaged fenders, panels, and grills, using wrenches cutting torch, and bolts or welds replacement parts in position, using wrenches or welding equipment
  • Straighten bent automobile frames, using pneumatic frame straightening machine
  • File, grinds, and sands repaired surfaces, using power tools handtools
  • Refinish repaired surface, using paint spray gun sander
  • Aims headlights, aligns wheels, and bleeds hydraulic brake system
  • May paint surfaces after performing body repairs be designated Automobile-Body Repairer, Combination automotive ser.
  • May repair or replace defective mechanical parts [Automobile Mechanic automotive ser. 620.261-010].

Body Repairer Bus Career Duties

  • Repair damaged bodies and body parts of automotive vehicles, like automobiles, buses, and light trucks according to repair manuals, using handtools power tools
  • Examine damaged vehicles estimates cost of repairs [Shop Estimator automotive ser. 807.267-010]
  • Remove upholstery, accessories, electrical & hydraulic window-and-seat-operating equipment and trim to gain access to vehicle body fenders
  • Position dolly block against surface of dented area beats opposite surface to remove dents, using hammer
  • Fill depressions with body filler, using putty knife
  • Remove damaged fenders, panels, and grills, using wrenches cutting torch, and bolts or welds replacement parts in position, using wrenches or welding equipment
  • Straighten bent automobile frames, using pneumatic frame straightening machine
  • File, grinds, and sands repaired surfaces, using power tools handtools
  • Refinish repaired surface, using paint spray gun sander
  • Aims headlights, aligns wheels, and bleeds hydraulic brake system
  • May paint surfaces after performing body repairs be designated Automobile-Body Repairer, Combination automotive ser.
  • May repair or replace defective mechanical parts [Automobile Mechanic automotive ser. 620.261-010].

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