A Career in Automotive Electrical Engineering (JTJS32008)

A Career in Automotive Electrical Engineering (JTJS32008)


hi I’m Danielle I’m 17 and I’m from ish Britain I’m keen to get auto electrical because with the modern technology and electrical and cars these days it seems like a good career path and I’m also interested in nursing cars luckily for Danielle right here in Ashburton is one of the country’s busiest automotive electrical workshops here to show her around the job as automotive electrical technician Mike Brian and Danielle hi I’m Mike here interested in doing that what about for work yes I am it’s going to come inside and I’ll show what it’s all about sure what we do is basically it’s just to repair service and maintain electrical systems on vehicles we cover agricultural equipment and trucks and buses cars motorbikes we get right on mowers here and full drive vehicles okay right in the yard here one of the first jobs I get you to do is finished installing the speaker here on the same system but before we do that I need to get you into your safety overalls there you go just about to go into the changing room just through that door there and I’ll meet you here in a minute okay tow person that would suit working in this industry really needs to be self-motivated need to be king and they need to have an actual interest in the industry a good practical practical outlet and is helpful okay looking good ready go first up then what I need you to see check these wires and the back of the speaker here okay so the red one goes into the foster black one goes into the – there cat actors innately just a wee bit just so it’s nipped but not too tight but it snaps okay just give them a little tug just make sure they’ve all polite yep and then just put it back into the hole where with the speaker installed it’s time to test the sound system good to me so Wellcome the next one okay this is a brand new built bus we’re going to go out and road test it and we need to check it certain parameters are all working correctly okay this is Serge he’s gonna be our driver today but before they can hit off on the road there’s a faulty door to be fixed so Mike sits up the laptop to diagnose the source of the problem okay so we’ve got the laptop I’ve got the body control modules so we just need to check what inputs and outputs we’ve got there to make sure to see where the doors aren’t opening this gives us a list of all our inputs and outputs so when they’re white it means they’re switched on when they’re black it means are switched off now one thing that I have noticed here is the door ramps which is not on and if the door ramps not on we can’t close the doors so I would say that our problem is in that circuit okay first up we need to have a look underneath and just make sure that round switch is actually connected and one for that is just under here and that looks pretty good to me didn’t you get now connected excellent so the next thing we need to do make sure there’s no dust or debris trapped underneath the ramp so I just need to pull it over like so straight away you can see that there’s a string stuck underneath the ramp so that’s what we’re stopping the doors from closing that’s correct okay let it toast to us please search there we go drop done with the doors working it’s time to electronically monitor the engine and make sure everything is operating smoothly while the buses running fast up the screen allows us to check all the temperature sensors to make sure how hot or cold the engine or the gear box etc get in okay so you can keep an eye on that as we’re driving around so without further ado it’s time to get this bus on the road okay so the any problems and is everything running all right well from the monitoring values everything looks pretty much in sync for me what I find interesting about this job is pretty much when you turn up for work you get given a job something doesn’t work you get to play around of it work out how it’s supposed to work and you fix it and you send a customer we’re quite happy the new zealand motor industry training organisation offer on-the-job training to become qualified as an automotive electrical technician customer services manager richard wright is visiting apprentice karen bradley see how he’s progressing as he works towards his national certificate and automotive electrical engineering here he comes now hi karen comfort it’s good to see you an apprenticeship takes between three to four years to complete and besides on-the-job training in support there are off-site courses and training resources provided the opportunities in the auto electrical industry are endless really after your basic apprenticeship and you can move into the air conditioning side and become a fully qualified air conditioning technician you can go into first line management and take a management position position at the company you’re working in or alternatively you go and set up on your own there’s a high demand for auto electrical technicians ok this job here customers complained that their car won’t start start is making a clicking noise after double checking the battery is working and there are no defects in the car circuitry the faulty starter motors removed to be repaired in the workshop ok let’s not take me awhile to get this all back together oh why don’t you just go through there meet why can you teach about air conditioning ok see you later ok hi mark I’m sorry Mike tell me I’m gonna be working with you on some air con yep right what we’ve got here is a tractor that’s the e conditionings not working so okay what we’re gonna do is we’re going to change the gauge here and we’re just going to start the tractor up briefly in just to see what the temperature is coming out these vents up here ok alright you can see it’s pretty warm coming out it means it’s not working at all go down and we’ll check the gauges and see without reading in this job you definitely need to better think outside of the square all of the principles of how things work I’m pretty much the same across all the vehicles the way in which you go about finding them and fixing them varies across all different all different types of vehicles so if you just join that light around some of these connections up here and see if you can see any their dye coming out there I think I found something that yeah having located the leak in the air-conditioning system the rubber seal is replaced and it’s all cool inside the track man good subject study I would say would be max English maybe even a science kind of qualification and technical and definitely Computer Studies so I’d start it be reading I thought Daniel did really well today and she was very keen and enthusiastic to learn she followed instructions really well and she peridot all the tasks successfully just we can ask them all these things are quite important traits when starting out in this industry I really enjoyed change director on with the aircon job that was really cool and yeah I just think it could be a good career path to me a national certificate and automotive electrical engineering level four takes three to four years of on-the-job training to complete students can take part in a secondary school automotive training program from start up which is run by my toe and provides a pathway for students into the automotive industry the demand for automotive electrical technicians is growing as manufacturers are installing more electronic components and new vehicles you supporting local taunting so you can see more of New Zealand on air


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