A Career in Automotive Engineering (JTJS22008)

A Career in Automotive Engineering (JTJS22008)


hi my name’s Thomas Lawson I’m 18 years old and I’m from tau Peggy and we’re stopping today I’m most looking forward to playing around with the Ferraris and learning heaps I definitely going for a ride definitely go for a ride well can a car be more prestigious than a Ferrari or a Maserati we’ve brought Thomas to Auckland’s continental cars and above their shiny showroom as a state of the art workshop dedicated to servicing the cars good morning Thomas welcome thank you my name is Duane Jarrett I’m the after sales manager for Continental cloud services and welcome to Ferrari Maserati thank you I don’t think there’s ever been a more exciting time to be in the industry it’s very clinical it’s very high-tech we’re looking for individuals that can meet the challenge I guess of the industry and there’s plenty of young people out there who can the Thomas behind me is where the vehicles in turn accept the workshop and to the right is our grooming Bay there’s general service base a factory tooling area and two purpose-built diagnostic base which hook up to extraction ducting and laptop computers one the f1b comes complete with a state-of-the-art lift and even a customer observation window from the service reception area beyond as you can see this is a very clinical environment the motor industry today is such that cleanliness is so important even down to the closure where they need to be clean presentation is everything and it’s even more so important with the brands that we’re dealing with here well Thomas already knows his way around an engine so under technician Aaron Gamble’s watchful eye he straight into helping out on a service these cars are top-end they are works of art in their own right the technology we see in some of these cars in a particular Ferrari Maserati has come straight off the racetrack that racetrack technology extends to identifying faults 28 computers are packed onboard this Ferrari six one to scale Yeti and if a fault occurs the car is quick to tell what to fix yeah Thomas we’ve got a 6-1 to skokie liddie Ferrari here the owners complaint is the engine malfunction lights on so what we’ll do is we’ll plug our tester in and see what comes up now here is cylinder one injection malfunction simple as that it’s all right there a strobe light is used to indicate if there’s an electrical problem to the failed injector if it doesn’t light then there’s an electrical glitch the diagnostic computer has hooked up and the strobe light fails to light so what we need to do now is we’ll go check the wiring each the at the plug so you can see that the the wire wasn’t located in properly with the wire reconnected the problem was fixed it’s a very computer orientated industry diagnostic skills are very important being able to think outside the square but also having a strong level of basic knowledge of the motor industry is important so the apprenticeship scheme is key to that it lays the platform for a young person to learn skills and then we add to that with specialist training seventeen-year-old nick Maravich has just started his automotive technician apprenticeship with the new zealand motor industry training organisation nick was originally employed as a cargo room at Continental car services before applying for as a praetorship position via Ferraris that you’re working on of course I couldn’t properly wish for anything better at second man presentation of the motor vehicle once the service has been completed as extremely as important as repairing the vehicle itself a lot of our apprentices actually start with us in a car grooming role and that’s been very beneficial to us because that attention to detail has started at the Agri be the grassroots of the industry and follows through their career and if you’re going to work on the greatest cars in the world you need the tools to match every technician here owns their own customized set of tools so pretty impressive range of smell as you go yeah yeah I know you need sort of special spinners for certain jobs we’re getting in tight spaces you have small ones and in the gear inch ones and they’re really easy to take off we’ll see what a wide range of screwdrivers your flat heads your Phillips will got magnetic tip so you don’t drop screws then you get a light so the Hicks screwdrivers like that which a lot of the European cars here and dashboards and stuff you need the other tools that I’ve got like ear tools run doing my engine mount bolts and stuff a hell of a lot easier like you’ve got it all pretty much sorted being a technician in this industry it is a real career it has a career path it’s not a second price you know being in an emergency today is a first-class career that can take you a long way and has many paths to follow and the support from my toe just makes it so much easier while Nikki knows my tow customer services manager discusses progress in goals Thomas is getting up to speed on a pre delivery check of a brand spanking new 599 just worth over a half a million dollars so we have roughly about ten hours to make sure that it’s all ready for the owner to pick up level of customer expectation customer service today is very important part of the but of the automotive industry and the expectations of our customers rightly so always lifting we sort of try and mirror ourselves on a five-star hotel image and we try and give the customer an experience that they can’t forget or they don’t want to forget a new Maserati Grand Sport is also having its final pre-delivery check the process of pre delivering the car as we check over the vehicle make sure everything’s tight computers or reset body works fine and then we’ve got to go over then make sure that the suspensions all set up for New Zealand roads as part of every pre-delivery check the suspension is adjusted and fine-tuned for a perfect ride that adjustment needs to be tested and Thomas is getting revved up let’s go for a drive working [Applause] [Music] last couple days been absolutely indescribable experience more than I ever thought I would and awesome [Music] and intense amazing awesome I think I could keep one of these in my garage quite easy well I’ll take it out a few times so after two days surrounded by some of the most prestigious cars in the world it’s time for the brakes to go on Thomas thank you very much for spending the last two days with us and I hope you enjoyed yourself and you did a fantastic job so I’d like to present you with this motor vehicle thank you very much thank you please enjoy yourself I only joking have an ejector you can begin your automotive career with the startup program while you are still at school there is also the option of completing a national certificate and motor industry entry skills with strains and automotive electrical and mechanical and collision repair before starting your apprenticeship career prospects are good you can expand your opportunities with my toes advanced technician a tech program or consider 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