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Automotive Service Technician

Are you the happiest when you are under the hood or in the shop?

To work as an automotive service technician, you should have:

  • A good understanding of mechanical systems electronic equipment and engines
  • The ability to troubleshoot and diagnose mechanical issues
  • The ability to work independently as well as in a team setting

Duties may require you to inspect, diagnose, repair and service various systems and components of cars, buses, motorcycles, and light and commercial transport trucks.

Why choose a career as an automotive service technician?

  • According to the British Columbia Labour Market Outlook: 2018 Edition, careers for automotive service technicians are in high demand, with an estimated 6,700 job openings by 2027.
  • Low interest rates, dealer incentives and population growth over the past several years resulted in strong motor vehicle sales, which resulted in more cars that require servicing.
  • A wide assortment of daily tasks and the opportunity to specialize in specific areas (eg: automotive air-conditioning repairperson or transmission technician) allows for a variety of career options.

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