Automotive Master Mechanics:

Repair automobiles, trucks, buses, and other vehicles. Master mechanics repair virtually any part on the vehicle or specialize in the transmission system.

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $39,540.00
Average Time to Fill 43 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 5,210
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 9.10 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Install vehicle parts and accessories
Repair major vehicle systems such as engines, engine components, or transmissions
Overhaul major vehicle systems such as engines or transmissions
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
Service vehicle with water, air, fuel, or oil
Adjust clearances of vehicle body parts or components
Maintain cargo or passenger vehicle
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Rebuild parts or components
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Service green vehicles to make repairs or maintain good working order
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Install brakes on vehicles
Determine replacement part required
Repair mechanical controls
Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Repair commercial transportation equipment
Maintain work tools or equipment
Overhaul industrial or construction machinery or equipment
Align vehicle frame
Repair measuring or control devices
Overhaul power-generating equipment or machinery
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Maintain mechanical machinery or implements
Repair mechanical timing devices
Repair work tools or equipment
Maintain mining machinery or equipment
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Install tires on vehicles
Perform preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment
Repair railroad equipment or tracks
Level machines, equipment, or structures
Align machines, equipment, or structures
Repair gas, steam, oil, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Install glass such as windshields in motor vehicles
Maintain manufacturing or production equipment
Perform hydraulic plumbing
Maintain small engines
Maintain boat or ship hull
Prepare equipment for maintenance
Calibrate mechanical equipment or instruments to specification
Repair aircraft ignition systems
Repair specialized rigging

Handling and Moving Objects

Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Reassemble equipment after repair
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Align equipment or machinery
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Disassemble equipment to inspect for deficiencies
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Adjust vehicle components according to specifications
Assemble gear systems
Rewire electrical or electronic systems
Weld metal parts and components
Weld metal structures
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Assemble equipment or components
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Dismantle heavy equipment or machinery
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Assemble mechanical components or machine parts
Adjust measuring or control devices
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Adjust mechanical equipment
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured automotive or vehicle related products by hand
Install electrical components, equipment, or systems
Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Install electronic manufacturing equipment
Braze metal parts or components
Install audio or communications equipment
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Bend tubing or conduit
Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured mechanical products, engines, or machinery by hand
Adjust electrical or electronic equipment
Install electrical conduit or tubing
Install industrial machinery or equipment
Install electrical fixtures or components
Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
Install lead-in wires to control boxes and other components
Solder parts or connections between parts
Spot/tack weld materials
Set-up welding equipment
Connect electrical components or equipment
Set-up computer numerical control machines
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Set-up electronic systems test equipment
Set-up heavy construction equipment
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured electrical or electronic products, equipment, or parts by hand

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test vehicle computer processors to detect malfunctions
Operate vehicle engine electrical systems test equipment
Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning
Test mechanical systems to ensure proper functioning
Operate engine emission testing equipment
Test mechanical products or equipment
Inspect vehicle to detect malfunctions or maintenance needed
Perform safety inspection related to an installation, maintenance or repair
Inspect installation, maintenance, or repair machinery or equipment
Inspect vehicle body to determine extent of damages and repairs needed
Conduct performance testing
Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Inspect gas systems or components to identify leaks or other potential hazards
Inspect mechanical systems to determine if they are operating properly
Inspect production equipment
Inspect completed repair work to ensure proper functioning
Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related safety inspection
Perform inspection of tools or equipment prior to use

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Determine installation, service, or repair needed
Diagnose mechanical problems in machinery or equipment
Diagnose malfunctioning vehicle systems based on inspection or test results
Diagnose electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Diagnose engine problems using diagnostic equipment
Diagnose refrigeration problems
Follow installation, maintenance, or repair safety procedures and regulations
Implement employee bargaining agreements
Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Implement company or staff policies

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Store Management
Vehicle Maintenance
Motor Vehicle Operation
Engine Repair

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