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

    Work Activities
    • Test drive vehicles and test components and systems, using equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices.
    • Test and adjust repaired systems to meet manufacturers' performance specifications.
    • Repair, reline, replace, and adjust brakes.
    • Review work orders and discuss work with supervisors.
    • Confer with customers to obtain descriptions of vehicle problems and to discuss work to be performed and future repair requirements.
    • Examine vehicles to determine extent of damage or malfunctions.
    • Align vehicles' front ends.
    • Tear down, repair, and rebuild faulty assemblies, such as power systems, steering systems, and linkages.
    • Perform routine and scheduled maintenance services, such as oil changes, lubrications, and tune-ups.
    • 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.
    • Plan work procedures, using charts, technical manuals, and experience.
    • Maintain cleanliness of work area.
    • Repair radiator leaks.
    • Repair and service air conditioning, heating, engine cooling, and electrical systems.
    • Disassemble units and inspect parts for wear, using micrometers, calipers, and gauges.
    • Rebuild parts, such as crankshafts and cylinder blocks.
    • Overhaul or replace carburetors, blowers, generators, distributors, starters, and pumps.
    • Repair or replace parts such as pistons, rods, gears, valves, and bearings.
    • Rewire ignition systems, lights, and instrument panels.
    • Repair manual and automatic transmissions.
    • Repair or replace shock absorbers.
    • Replace and adjust headlights.
    • Install and repair accessories, such as radios, heaters, mirrors, and windshield wipers.
    • Repair damaged automobile bodies.
    Skills
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    Applied Math
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    Workplace Documents
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    Graphic Literacy
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    Abilities
    Knowledge
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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary 38530/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 18.52/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 28,330
    • Yearly Projected Openings 2,640
    Typical Education
    Personality
    : They do well at jobs that need:
    Tools
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    Technology
    • Project management software
    • Information retrieval or search software
    • Facilities management software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Analytical or scientific software