A Career in Automotive Heavy Engineering (JTJS32008)

A Career in Automotive Heavy Engineering (JTJS32008)


okay um Casey on 16 from Nelson am here to check out a heavy automotive engineering so is sending Casey off the sunny Nelson’s Hislop motors to find out more about the potential career opportunities today Casey hey you done Mike shall I come here it is lots of operations winter here you want to have a look around what we do in autumn out of here the industry I would do yeah we’ll head over to the workshop and get in to start looking at some tracks go why don’t we hit this way here you automotive engineering is the service and repair of trucks trucks of the mainstay of our economy they move majority of the freight rent so we’re do all the servicing appears on on heavy trucks and there’s also machinery involved in it as well there’s some we’re loaders excavators prosecutor Mike begins by showing Casey through a pre certificate of fitness chip first thing we’re gonna do we’re gonna check around the outside of the cab of the vehicle check all the lights and the wipers in the horn etc so I’ll hop back in the truck with the controls and I’ll hollow out to you and you can tell me what’s going on sounds good okay righto well just take the the park lights now yep with a thorough visual inspection inside and out it’s time to make sure the brakes are working we’re on the brake roll of tester now what we do is I apply the brake like normal driving and the machine registers the amount of force each brake is doing and that chicks are unbalanced across an axle and also for the total brake force of the vehicle or make sure it complies with the regulations and will feel the vehicle just yep there in his ear but now we’ve got to move forward we’ve got to check the two back axles as well okay Nick sits under the truck to check the steering suspension wheel bearings and other mechanical parts now this is a pit jack look in the vehicle Excel off the ground so we can check wheel bearings and steering again these are different attachments just for different style accent the put jet can look up to 12 tonnes with the front wheels off the ground KC can check that the various mechanical parts are securely attached and moving correctly the person we’re looking for has to be young obviously hard-working willing to learn there’s a lot of new technology in industry so people that are willing to learn and take on board you know the electronic side of the business and having a mechanical interest is quite handy there than in his previous songs you can be interested in the job then and what’s going on around you you it can be learned but if you’re you know more in us that we’ve gotta love and what you’re doing it makes the job more fulfilling more rewarding ok see this as a truck will look at for doing some some will vomit cheeks on it I’m going to give you an idea what’s involved in the Whittle on it just make sure that seats in there with eight wheels to line up there’s no room for any of the wheels to be out of kilter this can lead to undue wear on the tires and the burning of excess fuel you pack it ready in forward and we’re turning around bhishan the laser towards the back and we take a reading at the rear of the truck yeah the laser readings show the tires are out of line and the wheel alignment will need adjusting making adjustments of his own as Josh Thompson one year into his apprenticeship with the New Zealand motor industry training organisation and training towards his heavy automotive engineering qualification I want someone complications to you have to to be we are near first got to go to school get level one yeah yeah leave one easy eight and then I guess you’re gonna find some place that will take you on and you always hear lots yeah he’s looks he thought took me on I say as an after school boy yeah cleaning up in it offered me an apprenticeship so yeah yeah that’s the one what sort of things as you’re involved ah everything taking Josh shuts off oh yeah yeah to going out on recoveries Camry trucks yeah going with guys that are more experienced in you know taking you out yep they’re quite fun it is get away from the workshop once in a while yeah yeah makes a huge difference well sort of personnel they need for this job you can’t be lazy so you’re gonna want to do you’ve got a once that you’ve got to strive to good yep Paul Hawkes our customer service manager for the New Zealand motor industry training organisation is paying an on-site visit to see how josh is progressing on the job and while josh is catching up on his paperwork a roadside rescue call comes in for a bus and distress so just to turn the key and nothing happens we have a look at the I’m worried down to the starter motor mate I’ll just show you where that is all right okay see it looks like the starter motor cable onto the starter solution we need to grab a spanner 70 mil spanner tighten it up there’s more probably time pressure because the truck needs to be kept out on the road it needs to be kept mobile at the can only make money where it’s mobile so the operators officer don’t like the vehicle being off the road for extended periods of time we’ll give the shop to you she starts yeah oh that’s good if you’re good you can tell a bus driver taking it away if we can hit back to neutral all right with the bus safely back on the road it’s back to the workshop for Casey and into the camp of a brand new fire truck automotive technician Henry Ford is just finishing his service we a – I’m just gonna go in here and finish off at the Zeus and the coupon codes with the laptops interface cable connected the computer diagnostic chicks can be carried out what I enjoy about the job is this always every day is different you never you do the same job but it’s always on different vehicles and and there’s different things happening to be breakdowns to go to a team – and new technologies coming out all the time new vehicles and you have to learn about that the diagnostic check reveals a fault and the right a deist control valve and lets them know where to find it and how to fix it I find that plugged not plugged in properly like that went under twist should have saw their their fault nice work Casey but what does Mike think Casey’s looking really good he’s showing interest in that he’s looking around he’s asking the right questions it seems very interested in what’s happening the Keene so the other sort of people were looking for oh it’s fantastic was the great experience and really looking forward to taking it further it’s been good it’s here I want to head so anything I can get now is you know benefit on future a national certificate and automotive heavy engineering liberal fourth typically takes three to four years of on-the-job training to complete in conjunction with the New Zealand motor industry training organisation the secondary school training program startup provides a pathway into the industry useful subjects to study include English mathematics physics technology and Computer Studies the demand for automotive heavy engineers is likely to increase due to the growing number of heavy vehicles registered on our roads you supporting local content so you can see more of New Zealand on air


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