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Automobile Technology

Maintaining light vehicles from various manufacturers, diagnosing complex mechanical problems, and delivering solutions within commercial cost and time constraints.

Why is this skill important?

The modern Light Vehicle Automobile Technician is may be employed in an independent workshop that is not associated with particular manufacturers or is closely associated with a major manufacturer of light vehicles. Their expertise may be greatest with that manufacturer’s vehicles; however, depending on the situation and range of services offered by the workshop, they may also handle other manufacturers’ vehicles.

The competent Light Vehicle Automobile Technician will service, diagnose, and repair a range of light vehicles. For diagnosis, and repair, depending on the nature of the workshop, they may use the manufacturers’ equipment, or other service/repair equipment parts, materials, and procedures. Therefore, according to a workshop’s, access to vehicle service/repair information the technician’s experience may be deep or broad, or both. In every garage and workshop success is measured in time, correct diagnosis, and repair, and repeat business.

Most automotive service/repair workshops are small businesses or cost centres that work to tight financial parameters. The light vehicle automobile sector is volatile, being dependent on the wider economy and heavily affected by technological advances and environmental concerns. The highly skilled Automobile Technician keeps abreast of continuous changes in the sector, whether these are to do with performance, safety, or green energy sources. They will deeply understand vehicles’ electrical/electronic systems, and their integration; have physical stamina, coordination, and kinaesthetic skills, and be versatile. The most competent technicians are assigned the more complex diagnostic tasks, the most advanced vehicles, and those incorporating the latest technologies. This person may rapidly progress to more senior roles as trainer, supervisor, planner, and/or manager.

Location

Dresden, Germany

25—28 October 2022

Competitors

Mohd Salman Abdul Hafiz .
India

María Belén Almonacid Barros
Chile

Abdulrhaman Alrais
United Arab Emirates

Ernest Beneke
South Africa

HSU-KUN CHAN
Chinese Taipei

Hannes Egger
South Tyrol, Italy

Mwandingi Fillipus
Namibia

Julien Héroux
Canada

Sirichai Kamalasai
Thailand

Yeon Gyu Kim
Korea

Juho Koski-Lammi
Finland

RUSTEM KURMASH
Kazakhstan

Florent Lacilla
Switzerland

Javier LÓPEZ
Spain

Markus Maier
Austria

Nicholas McLaren
Australia

Stefan Mißbach
Germany

Zsolt Laszlo Olbei
Hungary

Camilo Andres Ortega Segovia
Colombia

Arik Shmulenson
Israel

Kaito Takasaki
Japan

Aldrin Ulep
Philippines

Maxime Walch
France

John WIESEMES
Belgium