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AC Specialist

Aliases: AC Service Technician, AC Mechanic, AC Installer, Air Conditioning Technician, Air Conditioning Mechanic

Industry/Sector(s): Automotive


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks an AC Specialist is expected to perform include:

  • Installing an air conditioning system in vehicles
  • Servicing and carrying out routine maintenance of air conditioning systems in vehicles
  • Repairing the air conditioning system and related components in a vehicle
  • Planning and organizing work to meet quality standards and deadlines
  • Monitoring the work environment to meet health, safety and security requirements
WORK ENVIRONMENT 2, 3, 1
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week for 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
  • Self-employed AC Specialists have flexible working days and hours
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Preferably, ITI graduate in Electrical/Mechanical
  • Certified training for AC Specialist (programme aligned to ASC/Q 1416 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Understanding the overall functioning of an air conditioning system
  • Expertise in testing, cleaning, inspecting and evaluating the air conditioning systems of each variant of the OEM vehicles
  • Knowledge of how to install various air conditioning components
  • Expertise in using various tools, equipment and methods of maintaining air conditioning systems
  • Adept at conducting system testing and final inspection along with overall performance of the vehicle
  • Ability to analyze problems
  • Knowledge of air conditioning company products and their competitors
  • Understanding the functioning of the technical parts of OEM vehicles
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • On-the-job training is optional for ASDC AC Specialist Certificate or diploma holder in any discipline
  • Compulsory on-the-job training for candidates with any other qualification apart from ASDC AC Specialist Certificate or diploma
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving skills
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
  • ITIs across India
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  • IGNOU
    http://www.ignou.ac.in/

     
  • The Automobile Society India
    http://automobilesociety.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 
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 5

AC Specialist → AC Service Supervisor → Manager AC Maintenance/Manager Maintenance Mechanical and Technical

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
  • For candidates with 0 to 3 years of experience – Rs 12,500 to Rs 16,500 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change​

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1
  • Generally, 1-2 years of experience required if ASDC AC Specialist certificate holder or holder of diploma in Automotive Repair
  • Generally, 3-5 years of experience required for other qualifications
PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3, 4, 1
  • Automotive OEM companies
  • Automotive products and systems manufactures
  • Automotive manufacturers
  • Pre-owned vehicle agencies
  • Maintenance and service centres
KEYWORDS 
  • AC Specialist
  • AC Mechanic
  • AC Technician
  • Air Conditioning
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 7231.0102 AC Specialist
ISCO 2008 7231 Motor Vehicle Mechanics and Fitters
NIC 2008 29304 Manufacture of motor vehicle electrical equipment, such as generators, alternators, spark plugs, ignition wiring harnesses, power window and door systems, assembly of purchased gauges into instrument panels, voltage regulators, etc.
QP Reference ASC/Q 1416 AC Specialist
NSQF 4 Not Available​
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