Career outlook for mechanic
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would fix cars, motorbikes and other vehicles to make sure they work well and are safe for people to drive.
You would repair and service cars, vans, motorbikes, lorries and coaches.
You’d work on all the mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security.
- Find faults
- Tell customers if repairs are needed and how important they are
- Work out the estimated time and cost for jobs
- Do repairs and replace damaged parts
- Roadtest the vehicle to check the repair work
- Fit and service accessories like radios and alarms
- Carry out standard servicing and checks
As an experienced technician, you could do MOT tests or convert standard engines to liquid petroleum gas (LPG). You might also work on electric and hybrid vehicles.
It would be important to be aware of health and safety regulations. And you’d need to keep up to date with vehicle developments, especially new engine types and electronics.
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