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Automotive Specialty Technicians
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 480

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $17.24 - $28.23

Typical Annual Salary: $35,900 - $58,700

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Long-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Examine vehicles, compile estimates of repair costs, and secure customers' approval to perform repairs.
  • Repair, overhaul, or adjust automobile brake systems.
  • Troubleshoot fuel, ignition, and emissions control systems, using electronic testing equipment.
  • Repair or replace defective ball joint suspensions, brake shoes, or wheel bearings.
  • Inspect and test new vehicles for damage and record findings so that necessary repairs can be made.
  • Test electronic computer components in automobiles to ensure proper operation.
  • Rebuild, repair, or test automotive fuel injection units.
  • Align wheels, axles, frames, torsion bars, and steering mechanisms of automobiles, using special alignment equipment and wheel-balancing machines.
  • Tune automobile engines to ensure proper and efficient functioning.
  • Install, adjust, or repair hydraulic or electromagnetic automatic lift mechanisms used to raise and lower automobile windows, seats, and tops.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Brake repair kits
  • Pneumatic vacuum equipment
  • Pullers
  • Specialty wrenches
  • Voltage or current meters

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base reporting software
  • Facilities management software
  • Information retrieval or search software
  • Project management software

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