Technician - Automotive Service


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Technician - Automotive Service (Short)

Technician - Automotive Service

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Test drive vehicles and test components and systems, using equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices.
  • Inspect vehicles for damage and record findings so that necessary repairs can be made.
  • Test and adjust repaired systems to meet manufacturers' performance specifications.
  • Repair, reline, replace, and adjust brakes.
  • Estimate costs of vehicle repair.
  • Review work orders and discuss work with supervisors.
  • Getting Information
  • Troubleshoot fuel, ignition, and emissions control systems, using electronic testing equipment.

About the test (Full Version)

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 and Attention to Detail
  • Basic Physics
  • Circuits
  • Gears and Pulleys
  • Spatial Reasoning
  • Tools
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork

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
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$30,600 or less
Bottom 25%:
$36,910 or less
$47,770 (Average)
Top 25%:
$62,310 or more
Top 10%:
$77,630 or more

Hourly US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$14.71 or less
Bottom 25%:
$17.74 or less
$22.96 (Average)
Top 25%:
$29.96 or more
Top 10%:
$37.32 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:67,700

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Mechanical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics
  • English Language
  • Engineering and Technology
Top Skills
  • Repairing
  • Troubleshooting
  • Operations Monitoring
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Operation and Control
  • Critical Thinking
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Equipment Selection
Top Abilities
  • Control Precision
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Near Vision
  • Multilimb Coordination
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Problem Sensitivity

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