Just the Job video – Heavy Vehicle Technician

Just the Job video – Heavy Vehicle Technician


okay I’m Casey on 16 from Nelson am here to check out a heavy automotive engineering so is sending Casey off to sunny Nelson’s here slot motors to find out more about the potential career opportunities today Casey here you done good Mike Sherlock come here it has lots of operations manager here you want to have a look around what we do in the automotive heavy industry I would do yeah yep we’ll head over to the workshop I’ll get in start looking at some trucks go why don’t we hit this way here your automotive engineering is the service and repair of trucks trucks of the mainstay of our economy they move majority of the freight round so we’re do all the servicing repairs on on heavy trucks and there’s also machinery involved in it as well there’s some we are loaders excavators for trusted sitter Mike begins by showing Casey through a preceptor to get a fitness chip so first thing we’re gonna do we’re gonna check around outside of the cap of the vehicle check all the lights and the wipers in the horn etc so I’ll hop back in the truck work the controls and I’ll holler out to you and you can tell me what’s going on sounds good okay all right righto I’ll just check the the park lights now Casey working working headlights yep hi baby I’ve been good and we’ll try the wipers definitely going down right and the washers oh yeah yep working good with a thorough visual inspection inside and out it’s time to make sure the brakes are working on the brake ball a 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 the chicks are unbalanced across an axle and also for the total brake force of the vehicle make sure it complies with the regulations and let me 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 action as well okay next sits under the truck to check the steering suspension wheel bearings and other mechanical parts now this is a pit jack now this is use for looked in the vehicle X lock the ground so we can check wheel bearings and steering again these are different attachments just for different styles axles the pet jet can lift up to 12 tons with the front wheels off the ground Casey can check that the various mechanical parts are securely attached and moving correctly person we’re looking for has to be obviously hard-working willing to learn that there’s a lot of new technology and Industry so people that are willing to learn and and take onboard that you know the electronic side of the business and having to mechanical interest is quite handy Devon industry it’s solves you can be understood in the job then and done what’s going on you’re Andrea it can’t be alert but if you’re you know more in this era we gotta love of what you’re doing it’s awesome like the job more fulfilling more rewarding making adjustments of his own and Josh toxin one year into his apprenticeship with the New Zealand motor industry training organisation and training towards his heavy automotive engineering qualification what sort of qualifications do you have to have to be we are near first gotta go to school get level one yeah yeah level one NCAA and then I guess you got to find someplace that will take you on I like a lot yeah here slops he’s like took me on I say as an after school boy just cleaning after net then offered me an apprenticeship so yeah yeah that’s the one what sort of personality do you need our first job you can’t be lazy you’re gonna want to do you’ve got to want that you’ve got to strive to do it yeah pulling walks 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 hey Josh here yeah good good to see all right excellent and while josh is catching up on his paperwork a roadside rescue call comes in for bus and distress bargain down so just your turn the key and nothing happens on the key in assists use it on Peters a debugger right oh we have a look at the Waring down to the starter motor mate I’ll just show you where that is right okay see it looks like the starter motor cable onto the starters loose we need to grab a spanner 17 mill spinner tighten it up there’s probably time pressure cuz the truck needs to be kept out on the road needs to get mobile it can only make money where it’s mobile so the operators obviously don’t like the vehicle being off the road for extended periods of time well give it a shot – she starts right a few guys oh that’s good you got it all fixed mate is it good so good we can tell the bus driver he can head away and we can head back to the workshop alright with the bus safely back on the road it’s back to the workshop for Casey it into the cab of a brand new fire truck automotive technician Henry Ford is just finishing his service oh yeah I’m just gonna go in here and finish off the Zeus and the Sigma’s vault codes with the laptops interface cable connected the computer diagnostic checks can be carried out what I enjoy about the job is this always every day is different you never do the same job but it’s always on different vehicles and and there’s different things happening we scrape down 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 atheist control valves and lets them know where to find it and how to fix it and we look in here and I find that plug – not plugged in properly you’re right so if you like plug plug that one under twist shoulda sort out our fault nice work Casey but what does might think okay she’s looking really good he’s showing interest in them he’s looking around he’s asking the right questions it seems very interested in what’s happening Akeem so that’s a sort of people we’re looking for Oh fantastic was a great experience 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


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