Automotive Electrician

Motor Electric Technician Car Electrician

Minimum - 12th

Certified training for Automotive Electrician (aligned to ASC/Q 1408 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

Experience of 1-2 years for ASDC Auto Electrician certificate holder or holder of Diploma in Electrical or Automobile Engineering

Experience of 3-5 years for other qualifications

The tasks an Automotive Electrician is expected to perform include:

Assessing the need for the service and repair of the electrical parts of a vehicle

Understanding the electronic faults in a vehicle

Analyzing the various electrical sub-systems across the vehicle?s body

Familiarity with the auto component manufacturer specifications

Adept in the standard operating procedures of the workshop

Skilled in using workshop tools and equipment for the repair of electrical parts

Proficiency in securing the correct spare parts, tools and materials well in time

Complete knowledge of dismantling and re-assembling electric parts

Knowledge of how to clean, adjust and tune electrical gadgets

Knowledge of various precautions to avoid damage to the vehicle

Basic arithmetic skills

Ability to stay abreast with the latest technological advancements in the market

Physically fit

Manual dexterity and stability

ITI graduate or a Diploma in Electrical or Automobile Engineering

Ability to work independently and in a team

Hardworking and persistent


Self-directed learner


Ability to negotiate

Good communication skills

It is a field job

May need to handle a team of Junior Electricians, Assistants, Apprentices, etc.

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 9 hours everyday for 6 days a week

Overtime maybe required

Shift system maybe applicable

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

One may develop occupational hazards like fatigue, injuries, accidents, etc.

Health risks may include exposure to harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, sharp and intricate machine/car parts, etc.

For candidates with experience of upto 2 years ?INR7,000 toINR28,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Growth Estimates of the Automotive Sector in India1

The automobile industry is one of India?s most vibrant and growing industries. This industry accounts for 22 per cent of the country's manufacturing Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The auto sector is one of the biggest job creators, both directly and indirectly. It is estimated that every job created in an auto company leads to three to five indirect ancillary jobs.

India's domestic market and its growth potential have been a big attraction for many global automakers. India is presently the world's third largest exporter of two-wheelers after China and Japan. According to a report by Standard Chartered Bank, India is likely to overtake Thailand in global auto-export market share by the year 2020.

The next few years are projected to show solid but cautious growth due to improved affordability, rising incomes and untapped markets. With the government?s backing, and trends in the international scenario such as the decline in prices of natural rubber, the Indian automobile industry is slated to witness some major growth. This means there will be an increase in job opportunities for Automotive Electricians.

Service centres and dealerships Automobile manufacturers

Tier I, Tier II and Tier III cities2 across India

Will be updated

Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Dnyangangotri

DAV University, Jalandhar

ITIs across India

Electronics Service and Training Centre, Nainital