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 1404 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

1-2 years if ASDC Auto Service Technician Level 6 certificate holder or Bachelor?s in Mechanical/Electrical/ Automobile Engineering

5-8 years for other qualifications

The tasks that an Auto Service Technician Level 6 is expected to perform include:

Performing advanced diagnosis of the vehicle for both mechanical and electrical repair requirement

Carrying out advanced servicing, repairs and overhauling of a vehicle

Performing safety inspections of the equipment

Liaising with external automotive stakeholders

Planning and organizing work to meet expected outcomes

Maintaining workplace records and documentations

Supervising other Technicians/Senior Technicians

Maintaining a healthy, safe and secure working environment

Ability to manage advance diagnosis and repair

Ability to mentor and teach teammates

Ability to prepare vehicle records and report it both manually and on a computer

Skilled in conducting post service inspection of the vehicle

Knowledge of how to prepare documentation regarding the order of supplies, parts fixed, etc.

Ability to supervise all activities regarding the servicing procedure in the centre

Ability to plan and allot work on a daily basis and estimate the work required

Ability to follow-up with the service advisor on customer feedback from customers

Ability to interact with customers to assess performance issues and communicate repair options and prices

Basic computer skills

Basic written and verbal communication skills

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

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Proficiency in a local language

Bachelor?s Degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Automobile Engineering

Good communication and interpersonal skills


Team player

Desire to learn new technical information


Good hand-eye co-ordination

Troubleshooting skills

Technical bend of mind

It is not a desk job

May need to handle a team of Junior Technicians

Local travelling maybe 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

Shift system maybe available in some companies

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

One may develop occupational hazards like physical injury, accidents, back/neck pain, etc.

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

For candidates with experience ?INR25,000 toINR35,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth Trends in Automotive Industry in India 1

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 automotive industry can expect steady work, resulting from this growth of sales. The sales are further projected to grow in next year by new launches and falling fuel prices. Hence demand for technicians 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