Vehicle electronics installer

Description

Vehicle electronics installers set up equipment and accessories in motor vehicles such as CD players and GPS. They use electric drills and routers to install and examine malfunctioning electronic systems.

Excludes automotive electrician.

Other titles

The following job titles also refer to vehicle electronics installer:

vehicle electronic installation technician
auto technician
motor vehicle electronics technician
motor vehicle technician, auto electronics
vehicle electronics repairer
autoelectronic technician
electronic installation technician
motor vehicle technician (auto electronics)
auto electronic technician
vehicle electronics technician

Minimum qualifications

A high school diploma is generally required to work as a vehicle electronics installer.

ISCO skill level

ISCO skill level is defined as a function of the complexity and range of tasks and duties to be performed in an occupation. It is measured on a scale from 1 to 4, with 1 the lowest level and 4 the highest, by considering:

  • the nature of the work performed in an occupation in relation to the characteristic tasks and duties
  • the level of formal education required for competent performance of the tasks and duties involved and
  • the amount of informal on-the-job training and/or previous experience in a related occupation required for competent performance of these tasks and duties.

Vehicle electronics installer is a Skill level 2 occupation.

Vehicle electronics installer career path

Similar occupations

These occupations, although different, require a lot of knowledge and skills similar to vehicle electronics installer.

refurbishing technician
vehicle maintenance attendant
vehicle maintenance supervisor
coachbuilder
roadside vehicle technician

Long term prospects

These occupations require some skills and knowledge of vehicle electronics installer. They also require other skills and knowledge, but at a higher ISCO skill level, meaning these occupations are accessible from a position of vehicle electronics installer with a significant experience and/or extensive training.

performance rental technician
audio-visual technician
petroleum pump system operator
visual merchandiser
audio and video equipment shop manager

Essential knowledge and skills

Essential knowledge

This knowledge should be acquired through learning to fulfill the role of vehicle electronics installer.

  • Electronic and telecommunication equipment: The offered electronic and telecommunication equipment and products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Electrical wiring plans: Pictorial representation of an electrical circuit. It shows the components of the circuit as simplified shapes, and the power and signal connections between the devices. It gives information about the relative position and arrangement of devices and terminals on the devices, to help in building or servicing the device. A wiring diagram is often used to troubleshoot problems and to make sure that all the connections have been made and that everything is present.

Essential skills and competences

These skills are necessary for the role of vehicle electronics installer.

  • Perform technical tasks with great care: Avoiding possible risks and unwanted outcomes by watching carefully over all parts of a machine, device or vehicle and executing processes of production, maintenance or repair with great care.
  • Use specialised tools in electric repairs: Use of a variety of specialised tools, instruments and machines, such as presses, drills and grinders; employ them to carry out repairs in a safety manner.
  • Maintain audiovisual equipment: Perform routine maintenance tasks on audiovisual equipment as well as minor repairs, such as replacing parts and calibrating the instruments, on equipment used in processing sound and images.
  • Ensure compliance with warranty contracts: Implement and monitor repairs and/or replacements by the supplier in compliance with warranty contracts.
  • Install automotive electrical equipment: Place electrical circuits and wiring in vehicles such as lighting and voltage gauges. These distribute and regulate electrical power and supply it to meters and other devices in the car.
  • Install car electronics: Place electrically operated accessories in vehicles such as batteries which power heating systems, radios and anti-theft systems.
  • Operate audio equipment: Apply technologies for re-creation or recording of sounds, such as speaking, sound of instruments in electrical or mechanical form.
  • Apply health and safety standards: Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

Optional knowledge and skills

Optional knowledge

This knowledge is sometimes, but not always, required for the role of vehicle electronics installer. However, mastering this knowledge allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Mechanical tools: Understand machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Teamwork principles: The cooperation between people characterised by a unified commitment to achieving a given goal, participating equally, maintaining open communication, facilitating effective usage of ideas etc.
  • Mechanics: Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

Optional skills and competences

These skills and competences are sometimes, but not always, required for the role of vehicle electronics installer. However, mastering these skills and competences allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Guarantee customer satisfaction: Handle customer expectations in a professional manner, anticipating and addressing their needs and desires. Provide flexible customer service to ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Drive vehicles: Be able to drive vehicles; have the appropriate type of driving license according to the type of motor vehicle used.
  • Prepare warranty documents for audiology equipment: Compose warranty forms for audio and video devices sold to customers.
  • Perform manual work autonomously: Show the ability to pursue basic manual tasks without the help or assistance of others, not needing supervision or guidance, and taking responsibility for one’s actions.
  • Keep stock records: Keep written records of the amount of stock in storage, incoming and outgoing products required for the proper operation of services, repairs and maintenance tasks.

ISCO group and title

7421 – Electronics mechanics and servicers


References
  1. Vehicle electronics installer – ESCO
Last updated on October 11, 2022

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