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Technician - Automotive Service
Technician - Automotive Service
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Technician - Automotive Service

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Getting Information - read schematics
  • Test drive vehicles and test components and systems, using equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices.
  • Examine vehicles to determine extent of damage or malfunctions.
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment - test operate vehicles before or after repair
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Repair, reline, replace, and adjust brakes.
  • Follow checklists to ensure all important parts are examined, including belts, hoses, steering systems, spark plugs, brake and fuel systems, wheel bearings, and other potentially troublesome areas.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment - align vehicle frame

About the test

The HR Avatar Technician - Automotive Service Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Technician - Automotive Service test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:49-3023.00
Simulation Context:Technician-Oriented
O*Net Context:Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2017)
Bottom 10%:
$22,610 or less
Bottom 25%:
$29,370 or less
$39,550 (Average)
Top 25%:
$53,590 or more
Top 10%:
$65,430 or more

Hourly US Wages (2017)
Bottom 10%:
$10.87 or less
Bottom 25%:
$14.12 or less
$19.02 (Average)
Top 25%:
$25.77 or more
Top 10%:
$31.46 or more

US Employment Statistics
2026 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:75,600

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Mechanical
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
Top Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Equipment Selection
  • Operation and Control
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
Top Abilities
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Control Precision
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Multilimb Coordination
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Near Vision
  • Hearing Sensitivity
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

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