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Automotive Electrician | Jobs in New Zealand

Automotive Electrician

Automotive Electrician is on the Green List of New Zealand.


An Automotive Electrician identifies, maintains, and repairs electrical faults and computer-controlled systems used in automotive technology. These skills can be applied on common vehicles such as cars (light vehicle) and trucks but also extend to include larger vehicles used in construction, mining, and agriculture.


Automotive Electrician job responsibilities:


  • Diagnose and repair electrical faults and computer-controlled systems used in automotive technology such as private, commercial, and industrial vehicles
  • Determine if a repair, upgrade, or new installation is required and carry out the process accordingly
  • Provide an accurate break down of the time and costs involved to repair the identified fault
  • Calibrate and test any electrical components and wiring following installation, repair, or upgrade
  • Service or replace defective electrical parts and wiring
  • Order parts and equipment as required
  • Install and test immobiliser, alarm systems and electrically operated accessories such as radios and air conditioners
  • Install/upgrade accessories
  • Test headlight strength and alignment
  • Safely use hand and electrical tools
  • Follow all relevant safety guidelines and procedures
  • Skills and experience employers are looking for
  • A Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology is a minimum requirement to operate as a qualified Auto Electrician.


Employers also find it beneficial to possess the following core and technical skills:


Core Skills

  • Logical and clear thinker
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail

Technical Skills

  • Identify and diagnose electrical faults and issues with computer-controlled systems
  • Competence with electrical systems and wiring
  • Proficiency using tools and instruments


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