List of Career Duties Under Automotive Service Business Sector

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Bonder Automobile Brakes Career Duties

  • Tend machines that apply adhesive bond asbestos lining to automobile brakeshoes for installation by Brake Repairer automotive ser.
  • Select stock lining to fit brakeshoes removed from vehicle
  • Feed lining between rollers of machine that applies bonding adhesive
  • Secure brakeshoes in bonding press after adhesive has set
  • Position coated lining on shoe locks press
  • Move lever to activate press that heats and bonds lining to shoe automatically releases after specified time
  • Remove bonded shoe from press, using asbestos gloves
  • May rivet linings to brakeshoes be designated Riveter, Automobile Brakes automotive ser. .

Brake Adjuster Career Duties

  • Adjust hydraulic brakes on automotive vehicles, like automobiles, buses, and trucks
  • Observe level of brake fluid in master cylinder of braking system adds brake fluid to prescribed level
  • Raise vehicle, using power hoist or jack
  • Turn toothed wheel on brakeshoe adjustment turnbuckle to set specified distance between brakeshoes brakedrum, using handtool.

Brake drum lathe Operator Career Duties

  • Sets up operates brakedrum lathe to resurface automotive brakedrums, and operates grinding machine to grind brakeshoe linings
  • Clamp hub and drum on lathe spindle adjusts cutting tool to machine drum surface
  • Start spindle feeds tool into drum by hand, or adjusts automatic feed mechanism
  • Measure drum to verify specified dimensions, using calipers, drum gauge, or micrometer
  • Clamp brakeshoe on grinder grinds lining to specified arc as determined by new diameter of drum
  • May replace defective brake cylinders fill master brake cylinder with brake fluid
  • May mount wheel on axle adjust drumshoe clearance.

Brake Mechanic Career Duties

  • Repair overhauls brake systems in automobiles, buses, trucks, and other automotive vehicles
  • Push handle of hydraulic jack or pushes hoist control to raise vehicle axle
  • Remove wheels, using wrenches, wheel puller and sledgehammer
  • Replace defective brakeshoe units or attaches new linings to brakeshoes
  • Measure brakedrum to define amount of wear, using feeler gauge
  • Insert vacuum gauge into power-brake cylinder, starts engine, and reads gauge to detect brake-line leaks
  • Repair or replaces leaky brake cylinders
  • Repair or replaces defective air compressor in airbrake systems
  • Replace wheel on axle adjusts drumshoe clearance, using wrench
  • Fill master brake cylinder with brake fluid, pumps brake pedal, or uses pressure tank, and opens valves on hydraulic brake system to bleed air from brake lines
  • Close valves refills master brake cylinder
  • May be designated according to specialty as Brake Repairer, Air automotive ser. , Brake Repairer, Bus automotive ser. , Brake Repairer, Hydraulic automotive ser. .

Brake repair Mechanic Career Duties

  • Repair overhauls brake systems in automobiles, buses, trucks, and other automotive vehicles
  • Push handle of hydraulic jack or pushes hoist control to raise vehicle axle
  • Remove wheels, using wrenches, wheel puller and sledgehammer
  • Replace defective brakeshoe units or attaches new linings to brakeshoes
  • Measure brakedrum to define amount of wear, using feeler gauge
  • Insert vacuum gauge into power-brake cylinder, starts engine, and reads gauge to detect brake-line leaks
  • Repair or replaces leaky brake cylinders
  • Repair or replaces defective air compressor in airbrake systems
  • Replace wheel on axle adjusts drumshoe clearance, using wrench
  • Fill master brake cylinder with brake fluid, pumps brake pedal, or uses pressure tank, and opens valves on hydraulic brake system to bleed air from brake lines
  • Close valves refills master brake cylinder
  • May be designated according to specialty as Brake Repairer, Air automotive ser. , Brake Repairer, Bus automotive ser. , Brake Repairer, Hydraulic automotive ser. .

Brake Repairer Career Duties

  • Repair overhauls brake systems in automobiles, buses, trucks, and other automotive vehicles
  • Push handle of hydraulic jack or pushes hoist control to raise vehicle axle
  • Remove wheels, using wrenches, wheel puller and sledgehammer
  • Replace defective brakeshoe units or attaches new linings to brakeshoes
  • Measure brakedrum to define amount of wear, using feeler gauge
  • Insert vacuum gauge into power-brake cylinder, starts engine, and reads gauge to detect brake-line leaks
  • Repair or replaces leaky brake cylinders
  • Repair or replaces defective air compressor in airbrake systems
  • Replace wheel on axle adjusts drumshoe clearance, using wrench
  • Fill master brake cylinder with brake fluid, pumps brake pedal, or uses pressure tank, and opens valves on hydraulic brake system to bleed air from brake lines
  • Close valves refills master brake cylinder
  • May be designated according to specialty as Brake Repairer, Air automotive ser. , Brake Repairer, Bus automotive ser. , Brake Repairer, Hydraulic automotive ser. .

Brakeshoe Repairer Career Duties

  • Repair overhauls brake systems in automobiles, buses, trucks, and other automotive vehicles
  • Push handle of hydraulic jack or pushes hoist control to raise vehicle axle
  • Remove wheels, using wrenches, wheel puller and sledgehammer
  • Replace defective brakeshoe units or attaches new linings to brakeshoes
  • Measure brakedrum to define amount of wear, using feeler gauge
  • Insert vacuum gauge into power-brake cylinder, starts engine, and reads gauge to detect brake-line leaks
  • Repair or replaces leaky brake cylinders
  • Repair or replaces defective air compressor in airbrake systems
  • Replace wheel on axle adjusts drumshoe clearance, using wrench
  • Fill master brake cylinder with brake fluid, pumps brake pedal, or uses pressure tank, and opens valves on hydraulic brake system to bleed air from brake lines
  • Close valves refills master brake cylinder
  • May be designated according to specialty as Brake Repairer, Air automotive ser. , Brake Repairer, Bus automotive ser. , Brake Repairer, Hydraulic automotive ser. .

Bumper Straightener Career Duties

  • Repair damaged automobile bumpers preparatory to replating
  • Select specified make model bumper from storage yard
  • Position bumper in hydraulic press starts press to restore original shape to bumper, using templates to verify contours
  • Remove smaller dents, using sledgehammer
  • Position bumper in bench vise grinds out hammer marks, dimples, scratches, and rust areas, using portable grinding wheel
  • May cut and weld sections from several bumpers to form single salvageable unit, using flame cutting welding equipment.

Bus Inspector Career Duties

  • Examine adjusts or repairs engines, chassis, electrical systems, and interior furnishings of buses
  • Start engine listens for indications of malfunctions
  • Test engine components, like carburetors, distributors, radiators and fuel pumps, for defining causes of malfunctions, using timers, gauges and other testing devices
  • Inspect chassis for defects in parts, like universal joints, drive shaft, and air-suspension units
  • Inspect electrical systems and equipment [Electrician, Automotive automotive ser. ] interior furnishings
  • May be designated according to specialty as Chassis Inspector automotive ser. , Electrical Inspector automotive ser. , Engine Inspector automotive ser. .

Car wash Attendant Automatic Career Duties

  • Perform any combination of following duties in automatic car wash
  • Direct patron to entrance of wash station or guides automobile onto wheel track of automatic mechanism
  • Clean front & rear of vehicle, using brush detergent
  • Activate wash mechanism observes operation to detect equipment malfunctions
  • Notify supervisor when malfunctions occur
  • Receive payment from customer or issues change for coin-operated equipment
  • Fill detergent and wax tanks, lubricates equipment, and replaces spray jets hoses as needed
  • May vacuum interior of automobile.

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