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Vehicle Technicians, Mechanics and Electricians

Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians accept calls for help and repair and service the mechanical parts and electrical/electronic circuitry and components of cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles, and repair and service auto air-conditioning systems.

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About this Career

£26,673

Average salary

New workers start around £16,353.25. Normal pay is £26,673 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £38,389.29.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Repairs and services air conditioning, heating and engine-cooling systems.
  • Installs additional electrical amenities such as radio/CD players, aerials.
  • Checks condition of electrical/electronic systems and carries out servicing tasks.
  • Diagnoses faults in electrical/electronic circuitry, removes faulty components and fits replacements.
  • Carries out routine maintenance checks on oil and air filters, brakes and other vehicle parts/systems.
  • Reassembles, tests, adjusts and tunes the appropriate parts, systems or entire engine.
  • Removes, dismantles, repairs and replaces defective parts and prepares new parts using appropriate tools.
  • Visually checks, test drives or uses test equipment to diagnose engine and mechanical faults.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

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Active Learning
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Reading Comprehension
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Critical Thinking
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Learning Strategies
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Active Listening
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Speaking
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Mathematics
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Monitoring
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Writing
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Science
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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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