All mechanical repairs technicians should be proficient in doing the following tasks:
Inspection, diagnosis, and repair of a malfunctioning vehicle service are steps involving multiple procedures. Firstly, the mechanic must thoroughly look through the vehicle to figure out the problem using specialised hardware and software.
Inspection and calibration of brakes
Check for loose screws or components and tightening them
Engine dismantling to correct malfunctions
Usage of specialised tools to extract malfunctioning parts
Follow specific instructions for different types of vehicles and their engines
Replace and reassemble pieces when repairing components is not possible
Request spare parts and equipment required
Assemble and mount the new pieces
Conduct testing to check the functioning of the new pieces
Apart from the hands-on job involving the vehicle, all mechanical repair technicians should also know how to document and report the repairs to the customer or the employer. After all, it is an industry of service, and the customer should always come first. They should be made to understand why a certain part needs replacement or how a component got damaged so future occurrences can be prevented. This requires transparency in interactions between the mechanic and the customer. The creation of a relaxed customer-friendly atmosphere is pivotal in increasing service loyalty. All mechanical repair personnel should be able to:
Safety is another important aspect which all mechanical repair technicians should be familiar with. They should:
Sometimes, the repair technicians are also required to handle administrative tasks like keeping track of all transactions and purchases, paying taxes, submitting financial records, and managing payroll operations whenever necessary.