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Auto Engine Repair Technician

Aliases: Engine Mechanic, Auto Mechanic, Car Mechanic, Engine Technician, Auto Technician, Motor Mechanic, Motor Technician, Vehicle or Automobile Mechanic, Repair and Maintenance Technician

Industry/Sector(s): Automotive


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks an Auto Engine Repair Technician is expected to perform include:

  • Diagnosing the need and type of repairs required on the vehicle
  • Understanding the technical aspects related to the engine and allied aggregates
  • Handling the responsibility for repairing a vehicle’s engines and aggregates
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 4
  • It is not a desk job
  • May need to handle a team of Junior Mechanics, Assistants, etc.
  • Local travelling is not required
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system is available
  • Overtime may be required
  • Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Preferably, Graduate in ITI
  • Certified training for Auto Engine Repair Technician (programme aligned to ASC/Q 1409 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Familiarity with the auto component manufacturer specifications
  • Familiarity with the standard procedures for using workshop tools and equipment
  • Proficiency in conducting test drives, calibration or any other adjustments
  • Efficiency in ensuring that the correct spare parts, lubricants, tools, etc. are available
  • Proficiency in carrying out repair activities on the engine aggregates safely
  • Complete knowledge of the various precautions to be taken to avoid damage to the vehicle
  • Skilled in correcting any malfunctions observed in tools and equipment
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic skills
  • Ability to stay abreast of the latest technological advancements in the market
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • On-the-job training is desirable for ASDC Auto Engine Repair or a Diploma holder in Automotive Repair
  • Good communication skills
  • Quality training
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • IITs across India
     
  • Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology
    ywww.mnnit.ac.in/

     
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology
    ywww.svnit.ac.in/

     
  • Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology
    www.manit.ac.in/
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/SYL_Mechanic_Motor_vehicle_08_06_14(2).pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1, 2

Auto Engine Repair Technician → Engine Repair Technician (General) → Workshop Manager
The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3

  • For candidates with experience – Rs 12,000 to Rs 15,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1
  • Generally, 1-2 years with ASDC Auto Engine Repair Technician Certificate or Diploma in Automotive Repair is required
  • Generally, 3 to 5 years is required for other equivalent qualification holders
PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3
  • Service centres and dealerships
  • Automobile manufacturers
KEYWORDS 
  • Engine Mechanic
  • Auto Mechanic
  • Car Mechanic
  • Motor Mechanic
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20157213.0201Auto Engine Repair Technician
ISCO 20087213Sheet Metal Workers
NIC 200845200Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles
QP ReferenceASC/ Q 1409Auto Engine Repair Technician
NSQF4Not Available
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