Dale McMullen

Service Technician (Mechanic) Light

A qualified Service Technician (Mechanic) Light is responsible for the repair, maintenance and testing of motor vehicle engines and related mechanical components.

Tasks can include detecting and diagnosing faults in engines and parts; dismantling and removing engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components; repairing and replacing worn and defective parts and reassembling mechanical components; performing manufacturer scheduled maintenance services, such as oil changes, lubrications and engine tune-ups to achieve smoother running of vehicles and ensure compliance with pollution regulations; reassembling engines and parts after being repaired; testing and adjusting mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance;

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diagnosing and testing parts with the assistance of computers and liaising with customers.

The use of chemicals and machinery is involved, so an understanding of, and ability to adhere to safety requirements is very important.

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Motor Trades Association Australia

Motor Trades Association Australia

MTAA is the peak national representative organisation for the retail, service and repair sector of the Australian automotive industry. The Association represents the interests, at the national level, of over 100,000 retail motor trade businesses with a combined turnover of over $160 billion and which employ over 308,000 people. MTAA is therefore the largest ‘stand-alone’ small business association in Australia.

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