Mechanic Automobile Technician Automobile Repairer Service Manager

Service Engineer Maintenance Engineer

Minimum ? Preferably Diploma in Mechanical/Automobile Engineering

Certified training for Auto Service Technician Level 6(programme aligned to ASC/Q 1403 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

1-2 years if ASDC Auto Service Technician Level 5 certificate holder or Bachelors Degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Automobile Engineering 3-7 years for other qualifications

The tasks an Auto Service Technician Level 5 is expected to perform include:

Carrying out complete system diagnostics and full automotive troubleshooting and testing

Performing specialized repairs of mechanical, electrical and electronic faults

Assisting technicians/mechanics in performing repairs

Testing vehicles on the road

Preparing vehicle records and reporting them both manually and on a computer

Ability to perform repairs and preventive maintenance

Understanding of the functioning of each system, component and aggregate of the vehicle

Ability to obtain sufficient information from customers to assess their needs

Knowledge of how to maintain tools and equipment

Basic computer skills

Basic written and verbal communication skills (documentation, communication with peers, supervisors, etc.)

Ability to maintain an organized and neat workshop

Ability to stay abreast with rapidly changing automotive technology

Ability to maintain a valid driver?s license

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Knowledge of a local language

Bachelors Degree in Mechanical/Automotive Engineering

Good communication and interpersonal skills


Team player

Desire to learn new technical information

Customer service-oriented

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Troubleshooting skills

Technical bend of mind

It is not a desk job

May need to handle a team of Helpers and other Technicians

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is up to 9 hours everyday for 6 days a week

Overtime is a common practice

Shift system is available with most service repair garages

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?


One may develop occupational hazards like physical injury, accident, back/neck pains, etc.

Health risks include exposure to harmful chemicals, toxins, etc.

For candidates with 2 years? experience ?INR15,000 toINR20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth Trends in Automotive Industry in India1

The automotive industry is one of the fastest growing industries in India. The total sale of all types of vehicles in 2013-14 was 1,84,21,538. With the sale of more vehicles, there is more work in the terms of repair and maintenance. Most people entering the automotive industry can expect steady work, resulting from this growth of sales. The sales are further projected to grow in the next year by new launches and falling fuel prices. Hence, the demand for Auto Service Technicians Level 5 will grow as the number of vehicles in operation increases.

Service repair garages Motor vehicle and parts dealers

Mechanical assembly plant

Transport and rental companies

Big organizations that maintain their own vehicles

Tier I, Tier II and Tier III cities2 across India