Heavy Vehicle Automotive Technicians inspect, service, maintain and repair large goods vehicles. They carry out mandatory inspections and routine maintenance as well as testing vehicle systems and diagnosing faults before repairing or replacing components to manufacturer specifications. They advise customers on repair work and complete estimates, as well as maintaining service and maintenance records. Today’s technicians use advanced diagnostic equipment in their role, as well as more traditional spanners and wrenches.
The competition has been designed to assess the skills, knowledge and abilities of technicians against current industry standards and working practices. Judges will also look for good time management, problem solving and planning skills.
In addition competitors will be expected to show their competence, skill and knowledge using various tools and workshop equipment e.g. precision measuring tools, multi-meters, diagnostic scan tools and oscilloscopes, data referencing systems, laser wheel alignment equipment, ramps and vehicle hoists, as well as compliance with industry regulations and current Health and Safety legislation. Some training on equipment will be provided during the familiarisation day at the UK finals.