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Automobile Mechanic
Repairs and overhauls automobiles, buses, trucks, and other automotive vehicles: Examines vehicle and discusseswith customer or AUTOMOBILE-REPAIR-Service ESTIMATOR; AUTOMOBILE Tester;or BUS INSPECTOR nature and extent of damage or malfunction. Plans workprocedure, using charts, technical manuals, and experience. Raises vehicle, using hydraulic jack or hoist, to gain access to mechanical units boltedto underside of vehicle. Removes unit, such as engine, transmission, or differential, using wrenches and hoist. Disassembles unit and inspectsparts for wear, using micrometers, calipers, and thickness gauges. Repairsor replaces parts, such as pistons, rods, gears, valves, and bearings, using mechanic's hand tools. Overhauls or replaces carburetors, blowers, generators, distributors, starters, and pumps. Rebuilds parts, such as crankshafts and cylinder blocks, using lathes, shapers, drill presses, and welding equipment. Rewires ignition system, lights, and instrument panel. Relines and adjusts brakes, aligns front end, repairs or replaces shock absorbers, and solders leaks in radiator. Mends damaged body and fenders by hammering out or filling in dents and welding broken parts. Replaces and adjusts headlights, and installs and repairs accessories, such as radios, heaters, mirrors, and windshield wipers.
Program NameProgram HoursSponsorRegionDistrict
0023City of St. Petersburg IJW
8000Mark DiNoble 4Pinellas