Automotive Service Technician

Automotive Service Technician

Automotive service technicians possess a full range of knowledge and abilities required to perform preventative maintenance, diagnose problems and repair vehicles systems including engines, vehicle management, hybrids, steering, braking, tires, wheels, drivetrains, suspension, electrical, electronics, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).  Automotive service technicians may choose to specialize in any of these services.

Skills

  • Comfortable working with machinery

  • Good with my hands

  • Physically capable

Personality Traits

  • Creative

  • Eager to learn

  • Focused with good attention to detail

  • Mechanically inclined

Salary range

Low

$35,000

Median

$65,000

High

$100,000

Career Roadmap

  • 1

    Shop Helper (Entry Level Position / Not Required)

  • 2

    Registered Apprentice (Mid Level Position)

  • 3

    Certified Automotive Service Technician

  • 4

    Automotive Service Technician - Red Seal (Advancement)

  • 5

    Shop Foreman / Shop Manager (Advancement)

  • 6

    Shop Owner Opportunities (Advancement)

Keys to Success

  • Post-secondary training
  • Red Seal Certification
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as a team

Job Training

An Automotive Service Technician requires post-secondary technical training. The following training programs are available.