CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Automotive Master Mechanics

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Automotive Master Mechanics
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Repair automobiles, trucks, buses, and other vehicles. Master mechanics repair virtually any part on the vehicle or specialize in the transmission system. Examine vehicles to determine extent of damage or malfunctions.
 
Test drive vehicles, and test components and systems, using equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices.
 
Repair, reline, replace, and adjust brakes.
 
Review work orders and discuss work with supervisors.
 
Follow checklists to ensure all important parts are examined, including belts, hoses, steering systems, spark plugs, brake and fuel systems, wheel bearings, and other potentially troublesome areas.
 
Plan work procedures, using charts, technical manuals, and experience.
 
Test and adjust repaired systems to meet manufacturers' performance specifications.
 
Confer with customers to obtain descriptions of vehicle problems, and to discuss work to be performed and future repair requirements.
 
Perform routine and scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications, and tune-ups.
 
Disassemble units and inspect parts for wear, using micrometers, calipers, and gauges.
 
Overhaul or replace carburetors, blowers, generators, distributors, starters, and pumps.
 
Repair and service air conditioning, heating, engine-cooling, and electrical systems.
 
Repair or replace parts such as pistons, rods, gears, valves, and bearings.
 
Tear down, repair, and rebuild faulty assemblies such as power systems, steering systems, and linkages.
 
Rewire ignition systems, lights, and instrument panels.
 
Repair radiator leaks.
 
Install and repair accessories such as radios, heaters, mirrors, and windshield wipers.
 
Repair manual and automatic transmissions.
 
Repair or replace shock absorbers.
 
Align vehicles' front ends.
 
Rebuild parts such as crankshafts and cylinder blocks.
 
Repair damaged automobile bodies.
 
Replace and adjust headlights.
 
Maintain cleanliness of work area.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Automotive Master Mechanics
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Automotive Master Mechanics
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Installation Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Automotive Master Mechanics
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Sound Localization The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Speed of Limb Movement The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Automotive Master Mechanics
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
 
Related Work Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Automotive Master Mechanics
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
ASE Master Mechanic (Automotive Service Excellence Master Mechanic)
Ambulance Mechanic
Auto Bench Mechanic
Auto Garage Mechanic
Auto Mechanic
Auto Motor Mechanic
Auto Overhauler
Auto Rebuilder
Auto Technician
Auto Transmission Mechanic
Auto Tune Up Mechanic
Auto, Automobile, or Automotive Technician
Automobile Mechanic
Automobile Mechanic Apprentice
Automobile Service Advisor
Automobile Technician
Automotive Drivability Technician
Automotive Engineer
Automotive Mechanic
Automotive Repair Technician
Automotive Service Technician
Automotive Technician
Autos Disassembler
Car Mechanic
Certified ASE Master Automotive Technician (Certified Automotive Service Excellence Master Automotive Technician)
Diesel Mechanic
Experimental Mechanic
Experimental Worker
Gear Changer
Heavy Duty Mechanic
Heavy Repairer
Heavy Truck Mechanic
Jeep Mechanic
Make Ready Mechanic
Master Automotive Technician
Master Technician
Mechanic
Mechanical Car Checker
Motor Adjuster
Motor Analyst
Motor Expert
Motor Mechanic
Motor Tester
Motor Tune Up Specialist
New Car Make Ready Mechanic
Propulsion Motor and Generator Repairer
Race Car Mechanic
Racing Mechanic
Reconditioner
Service Counselor
Service Technician
Shop Foreman
Squeak, Rattle, and Leak Repairer
Tractor Engine Mechanic
Transmission Mechanic
Transmission Rebuilder
Transmission Specialist
Trouble Shooter
Truck Technician
Used Car Make Ready Mechanic
Vehicle Mechanic
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Automotive Master Mechanics
 
 
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