A Career as an Automotive Technician (JTJS52010)

A Career as an Automotive Technician (JTJS52010)


hi my name is Jack Tomlin I’m 17 go to onslaught College and I’m a keen car enthusiast today I’m gonna find out what it takes to become an automotive technician and that potty row is Rutherford and for Toyota Jack will be learning exactly that from automotive technician Zac Gretch hi I’m Jack bear mate I’m Zack right here you want to be an automotive technician yeah I’d love to yes so if I could get you to check on some overalls we’ll get amongst it excellent Zack then gives Jack a comprehensive health and safety briefing just want you to get your head around this option formation that we have – babe I understand office place before heating it to the workshop to start where I live well no technician is selling basically who services repairs maintains cars some of the jobs you’d expect as an automotive technician would include plumbing jobs from say coolant work electrical jobs dealing with computers mixing circuitry at different systems in the car so it comes as a whole of trades actually so this is where the magic happens right here at Toyota we do all sorts from used cars to new cars old carburetor cars to the new hybrids that you’re going to be working on today oh I like the Prius yeah might yeah yeah weird a customer at the back it’s got a problem with their car you see if we can figure it out excellent I have you today hey good thing my cars are running a little rough so if you guys can look after that and go to service and sale that’d be great sure no problems have you really feel announcer noon thank you as you’ll often be dealing with the public good communication skills are a big advantage for the automotive technician often the client is unable to accurately identify the work needing to be done so the ability to interpret their needs is a must so what do we do now well customers complained about our rough running and the car for its age stunts in my case initially Zack suspects the spark plugs might be a fault we’re about to the spark plugs well it’s exactly the same is y’all ready engine essentially so lift up all the plastic and just back folks are still there let’s get crackin all right then stop this car is a hybrid car which can use either its engine or a battery to power itself if the battery power is getting low then the engine takes over and powers the car as well as charging the battery resulting in high fuel efficiency this is your hybrid metric Oh so this is pretty much like the thing that gives everything its power this is what makes this car unique from the rest no other car has its battery except for the hybrids as an automotive technician you can expect to work on all sorts of vehicles from the old to the new light commercial passenger cars so there’s lots of areas to get into the spark lights were checked in are okay so time to investigate further it’s a good I think what we’re doing as we check the air flow meter so it’s playing out for anything like that so just keeps you whip out these two screws and we’ll check it out I personally I love the challenge of salt problem nothing will set us find and spinning up at a time on something that’s giving you but a grief and then coming away was a good result and like getting my hands in there and skipping some has done fixing stuff what’s his Jack’s aim for the day and he’s finally making headway in finding a solution alright so we should be expecting a five volt reference voltage here which we don’t have so it’s been good at a little bit of a wiggle there might not be a correct connection that seems tight in that would indicate a foley sensor so we have to replace it rightio like like this mr. Lunt okay it was moving that time I yep right so that indicates good sensor and check it in and that looks wrong sweet so with the new seats are fitted it’s problem salt for Toyota’s newest assistant job well done like we’re not over yet custom also wants a service and a general check over so we’ll put her up in the air we’ll have a look underneath as cars evolve so too does the role of the automotive technician advanced technology is now commonplace in modern vehicles and today’s technicians must also be able to maintain these systems a lot of the new technology coming out and later model cars these days such as lane assist technologies Park Assist systems radar cruise heads-up display and things are they’re really require some sort of sound knowledge of automotive electronics as well as mechanics lending old and new technology has made the job more diverse and demanding however it has also made it simpler oh yeah what’s this it is looks like a big iPod Touch or something it that’s a big computer that we use to plug into the cars and that reads the computers picks up any clothes that have been logged into the computer okay very handy tool for diagnosing faults and it doesn’t take long for Jack to find another problem mass airflow circuit low and intake air temperature circuit high yeah some of them can be cryptic so what we really focus on these two numbers here oh right yeah we’ll copy those two numbers down and then we’ll go to the laptop Topman and we’ll see what comes up well it’s come up with here list of the codes and the problems that could trigger it to them lots of helpful hints there sometimes yeah down here it’ll just basically run you through what you need to do to reach further fault you see yourself more dealing with computers and electronics these days then you would any other systems of the car so it sort of helps to have mindset with with electrical work as well as mechanical with excellent we’re clear drop codes rule cleared hold fixed can we go take it for a spin certainly give it a road test so how would you get into the automotive industry this few ways you can do it you can either go door locking at a local parents and as an apprenticeship there or you can go to Polytechnic and do a pre-apprenticeship palsy I would recommend possibly even trying out one of the secondary school start up courses which is run by my team as well okay and that gives you an idea of what to expect when you leave school and then choose your past yeah like a taster exactly and if an automotive apprenticeship as the path you choose then my toe continues its support to help you on the road to becoming a qualified technician through its network of my toe industry training advisors who with the irregular visits or ease your way to success but what about Jack does Zack think he’s got what it takes he’s real good Wickham is Jack really want to get among step it’s good to see someone with such enthusiasm and initiative pull his attention to detail was top-notch he was able to pick up the IC to tester and pretty much got himself through it without my help I deployed Jack and harpy yeah it’s good this is sort of God they look foreigner and own printers I can definitely see myself in this job in the future it’s one that really works with my personality but it also gives me something to to learn each time as the technology develops and you know the challenges fresh challenges which I really enjoy from all my experiences over today I have learned that this is just the job for me to become an automotive technician you will need to complete a national certificate and motor industry automotive electrical and mechanical engineering with strand and light vehicle one of the ways you can do this when you are employed as with a Myto apprenticeship this way you can earn while you learn at least three years of secondary education with good grades and English and maths is recommended with some knowledge of electronics and mechanics secondary students can also take part in my toes automotive training program called startup to help kick-start their career there is also the option of completing a national certificate and motor industry entry skills level 2 with stranded automotive electrical and mechanical before starting your apprenticeship with technology becoming more prominent demand for skilled technicians is increasing around the world you can expand your career opportunities with my toes advice technician a tech program opens business management qualifications supporting local content so you can see more of New Zealand on air


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