Mechanic Automobile Technician Automobile Repairer

Minimum ? 10th

Certified training for Auto Service Technician Level 4 (programme aligned to ASC/Q 1402 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

1-2 years if ASDC Auto Service Technician Level 4 certificate holder or Diploma in Automotive Repair 3-5 years for other qualifications

The tasks an Auto Service Technician Level 4 is expected to perform include:

Assisting in diagnosing malfunctions in the vehicles

Repairing and performing maintenance on automobiles

Carrying out routine service and minor repairs

Performing a testdriveand identifying any additional repair or service requirements in a vehicle

Familiarity with the various components of a vehicle

Familiarity with the various tools and machines used for repairs and maintenance

Familiarity with the electronic testing equipment used for diagnosing malfunctions

Basic knowledge of the procedure to check deviations and malfunctions

Knowledge of company safety policies and procedures

Ability to maintain a valid driver?s license

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Knowledge of a local language

ITI graduate or Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical/Automobile Engineering

Good customer service skills

Good communication skills

Good hand-eye co-ordination


Team player

Troubleshooting skills

Technical bend of mind

It is not a desk job

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is not 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 every day 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?No

One may develop occupational hazards like physical injury, accidents, strain on the back/neck, etc.

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

For freshers ? INR6,000 toINR8,000 per month

For candidates with 2 years of experience ? INR10,000 toINR12,000 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 4 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