A Career in the Motor Industry – Automotive Technician (JTJS62011)

A Career in the Motor Industry – Automotive Technician (JTJS62011)


hi I’m Scott League I come from messy high school and I’m interested in the career and the automotive industry I was looking at jobs from entry-level to top dog and Scott’s first experience in the automotive industry will be as an automotive technician with Continental car services specializing in the world’s most prestigious brands Scott will have no shortage of choice when it comes to tinkering with the top shelf hello I’m Scott hi Scott I’m Nikki welcome to Continental cars thank you we’ve got some really nice top-of-the-line cars and also some top of the line and service facilities continue because there’s a subgroup of Sime Darby motor group here in New Zealand punished and has been in business for about 40 years here in Auckland and it’s known as a luxurious European dealership sort rolls do you guys have here um everything from an a princess technician all the way through to service advisor so what a motive technician which shop supervisor in service advisor all right so shall we pop you into a uniform and get over to Porsche where you can spend some time with Robert a technician choice hey Robert this is Scott Scott this is Robert yeah good thank you he’s one of our star automotive technicians and he’s going to be looking after you while you’re in the Porsche workshop there’s an automotive technician and we’re basically two sides of it we service cars and we also fix faults with cars so we have preventative maintenance we’re customer comes in there’s get a service done make sure we change the oil plugs what not I’m just so the car doesn’t break down runs nicely for them there’s also the more diagnostic side of it where a customer comes in with maybe a knock or a rattle and and we have to fix it and make sure it all runs nice and smooth for them just in the water fitness on your passes please yeah right rear indicator special really fast well okay when dealing with a customer’s half-a-million-dollar pride and joy care is critical as a teach-in to detail all right so what do we do first so before starting the comprehensive warrant chips scott takes a moment to fix the number plate and then gets behind the wheel start of blips and indicators okay right hand indicators there’s our problem the bulbs not working okay so it takes like a minute to fix a muscle to do it now before we do the rest inspection just pull them lights out it just clips out and get your hand in behind there but harder come on here we go cool there’s a little clip there and then you pull that black hole black foot off okay sometimes use a screwdriver all right you get the hang of it after a while there we go people looking there the little yellow thing that’s the bulb that’s what you want yep easy as to get out you just pull it out you see that one looks pretty good usually if a bulb blows you’ll see it’s may be burnt and whatnot okay so I’d say judging by this is probably a duty electrical contact as an apprentice automotive technician jobs like this will become commonplace that’s good yeah it looks like it’s working I see done the job yep good but is your skills grow so will the complexity of your tasks there’s automotive technician that can’t get a lot more complex in there especially with these newer cars with the amount of technology that’s packed into them so sorry advisable for us to do a computer search on it make sure there’s no silly little fold store in the computer that could become worse later on now this is the Start screen and here you’ve got a list of all your different computers that are inside the car as you can see there’s quite a big list amount acknowledge it’s on there nowadays you really need this to be able to diagnose the cars yeah I can see that even though you’re on screen oh it’s just so many different things there’s no it’s not a lot a lot of different toys a lot of Technology packed in I mean these cars alone have 40 different computers in them to control various items so yeah it’s pretty hard that’s antennas and Thomas Larson knows just how intense that apprenticeship can be after experiencing the role of the technician on just the job three years ago he gained an apprenticeship at Continental special workshop and is loving every moment founder and most about the job would just be the exposure to all the different things to learn some to them each day I wash is always a lot of support and many questions regarding public or the learning side of things they’ve always been correct to help out coming on board with my toe you’ve got the whole of the of my toe to back you basically by talking with you if you require more assistance we can find it for you okay that’s what we’re there for we’re there to help you succeed in the workshop Robert and Scott are making good progress through the warrant inspection well let’s put it right up in the air we’ll check underneath make sure all the suspension and the engines fine check every single tire you wanted to spin up the whole way around so you can check for any nails or stones that might be in the tread seems alright with the cut this well-maintained little is likely to be wrong but Robert takes no chances and follows a very specific tipless examining every component would care now this is a business end of a Porsche ancients right of the back so we’re looking for January all leaks or any cracks anywhere suspension is very important looking for cracks and where or unusual rubbing and whatnot you’re also checking for any player and the bushes so usually get the leaf of are under there just check there’s no splits in the rubber and looking at the exhaust make sure there’s no exhaust leaks no Blacula we can tell the exhaust leak is there’ll be like black black soot there it’s like a wetness back with the full warrant of fitness inspection successfully completed it’s time for the test that Scott’s been waiting for what other jobs you guys work on you know anything from doing a basic service and oil change service right up to doing engine rebuilds so take an engine out of a car and just completely rebuild it and that’s where we my favorite part about as the engine rebuilds nice and mechanical technological and whatnot but it’s just a very broad range and also with them my brand new sort of work on their brand new cars you’ve got lots of technology involved you’re using lots of computers we can also use the same sort of knowledge which you get from your moto course on cars that are right down to like 50 years old so you can work on all cars from the 50s and 60s and whatnot and that’s a place a lot of fun so it’s a good experience the whole things so we can you go from yeah mechanicing is a really good thing because you can go pretty much anywhere in the world it’s the same it’s the same everywhere so my plan is to go overseas with it you can travel anywhere and be a mechanic and in any in Europe or America wherever you want to go you can also move up within your company or within the country you can move up towards more managerial roles they can go up to a service advisors and then from there you can go even further to become a service manager that’s where you can go from there so as you’ve got lots of options so the traveling over the world or moving up managerial wise I think it’s a great industry to be in I really enjoyed being automotive technician it was good fun day under the car seeing how everything works and they may even get him to fix it myself the best part I’d probably have to be the road test getting to see how the car actually runs on the road I could definitely see myself trying to get into this for the future to become a qualified automotive technician you can complete an apprenticeship and attain a national certificate in motor industry automotive electrical and mechanical engineering level 3 and 4 with strand and light vehicle there is no minimum requirements to begin your apprenticeship but good grades of maths English and science are recommended training is supplied on the job allowing you to earn while you learn with support from the Enzian motor industry training organisation pause run a startup program for secondary school students wanting a head start in the industry as an automotive technician you’ll gain qualifications and skills recognized around the world allowing you to work in any environment from the small workshop floor to large specialized brands demand for qualified automotive technicians is high and with experience and further training you can advance your career into a multitude of roles supporting local content so you can see more of New Zealand on air


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