Auto electricians must have a strong understanding of basic electronic principles. They use this knowledge to install and repair all kinds of electrical equipment in vehicles, including headlights, taillights, turn signals, brake lights, windshield wipers, heating and air conditioning systems, radios, etc., and computer-based equipment in mining and related equipment. This includes LDVs, trailers, trucks, agricultural equipment, earth moving equipment, Hitachi Excavators and Cat Dozers.
- Work with computer-controlled engine management systems and other systems as well.
- Service, identify and repair faults on electronically controlled machines such as electronic field systems, electronic gear selection, air-conditioning and monitoring systems and safety systems.
- Install electrical components and equipment such as gauges, lights, radios, alternators, starter motors and wiring looms.
- Test the repaired parts/vehicles for safety, using special tools in order to ensure the proper operation and the effectiveness of maintenance activities.
- Install electrically operated accessories such as radios, strobes, cameras and convertors.
- Use of meters, diagnostic instruments, laptops and circuit diagrams to find electrical faults.
- Testing and replacing faulty alternators, generators, starter motors, magneto and related items such as voltage regulators and batteries.
- Use of hand tools, specialised electrical tools and instruments and machines, including drills, grinders, presses and lathes, etc.
- Follow safety and protection instructions and rules at work and ensure the proper use of equipment and tools to prevent any possible danger.
- Solder or weld when repairing electrical parts, sell and Install electrical parts and accessories.
- Repair and service air-conditioning systems.
- Utilise the mobile management system to capture daily timesheets, service reports, vehicle checklists, installation checklists, surveys etc. Submit all electronic reports within 24 hours of completion of the job.
- Any other duties as reasonably requested from the company.
- Trade Qualification (Automotive Electrician)
- Minimum of 5 years experience within the field
- Driver’s License
- Product a Knowledge (Auto Electrical products)
- Knowledge of earth-moving equipment
- Air-conditioning experience (advantageous)
- Computer literacy (this includes Hexagon and ET diagnostic systems)
- Analytical & problem-solving skills
- Knowledge in performing preventive maintenance
- Knowledge of safety practices associated with vehicles maintenance
Auto electricians work either indoors in workshops or outdoors on mining or client sites. They use a variety of hand, power, and diagnostic tools to do their work, which can be physically demanding. They may be required to lift heavy parts, work in awkward positions, or stand for long periods of time. Auto electricians work closely with other auto technicians and often must work as part of a team to diagnose and repair complex electrical problems.
They are the face of Trysome in dealing with customers and therefore should provide a professional excellent service and be presentable. Over time, travelling distances and performing standby duties is part and parcel of the job.