Main objectives: Install, maintain and repair electrical wiring and electronic components in motor vehicles.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Use test equipment to locate electrical and electronic malfunctions.
  • Dismantle and removing electrical and electronic assemblies and components.
  • Install electrical equipment and electronic components in motor vehicles.
  • Connect power-operated vehicle equipment and accessories to power supply.
  • Adjust engine control systems and timing.
  • Test and replace defective alternators, generators, voltage regulators and starter motors.
  • Repair or replace faulty ignition and electrical wiring, and defective parts such as fuses, lamps and switches.

Typical qualifications and experience: Level 4 National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering) with strand in Electrical and Electronics.