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Motor Vehicle Electronic Equipment Installer and Repairer

Motor Vehicle Electronic Equipment Installer and Repairer Jobs in NJ & PA

When thinking about the important components of an automobile, your mind may go to the engine, brakes, or steering wheel. One of the most crucial components of a vehicle you may not consider right away is the electrical system. A car’s electrical system consists of the battery, starter, and alternator, all of which play significant roles in the drivability of a vehicle.

An automotive electronics tech is responsible for ensuring a customer’s automobile has a properly working electrical system. Obtaining this rewarding career requires specialized schooling and hands-on training. The auto programs offered at Pennco Tech prepare students in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for a variety of positions in the auto industry, including automotive electronics techs. From there, students can pursue an array of fulfilling career paths.

What Does an Automotive Electronics Technician Do?

An automotive electronics tech specializes in installing, maintaining, and repairing the electrical systems found in automobiles. The services they provide help improve the reliability and safety of a vehicle for customers. Duties of these auto technicians may include:

  • Speaking with customers to gather information about issues related to the vehicle’s electrical system
  • Performing various tests and running diagnostics to accurately determine the source of the problem and propose the proper course of action
  • Providing customers with accurate estimated repair times and costs
  • Repairing and replacing faulty wiring or other electrical components
  • Maintaining a clean work environment
  • Implementing and enforcing best safety practices
  • Completing required job reports and processing paperwork to keep a detailed list of the services performed

Potential Career Paths for an Automotive Electronics Tech

Electing to pursue a career as an automotive electronics tech comes with many benefits. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual wage for automotive electronics techs is about $40, 670.

Another benefit to becoming an automotive electronics technician is the possible career paths one can follow. After receiving the necessary education from a trade program and gaining experience on the job, an automotive electronics tech is in a prime position to take advantage of several career opportunities. Potential career paths in car electronics include:

Auto Shop Supervisor

Automotive electronics technicians who wish to shift their careers toward a leadership role should consider additional training to become shop supervisors. In this position, you will be tasked with overseeing the daily operations of the shop, as well as performing repair services when necessary.

With a higher level of authority, you will be in charge of hiring new employees, training them, and ensuring the shop meets industry safety standards and regulations. Taking on added responsibilities does not go unrewarded, as the national average salary for a shop supervisor is $65,316 per year.

Customer Service Representative

After performing the duties of an automotive electronics tech, you may realize you are less excited about hands-on work but still wish to be in the automotive industry. In this scenario, becoming a customer service rep is a great option. You will get to use your knowledge of automobiles to answer questions and provide guidance to customers about the electronic elements in their vehicles.

Many auto shops employ customer service representatives, allowing for a potentially smoother transition into the role for automotive electronics techs. The national average salary for this role is $47,707 per year.

Find Career-Oriented Education at Pennco Tech

With the proper automotive technician training, you can begin your quest toward a fulfilling career as a motor vehicle electronic equipment installer and repairer. For auto programs that follow a well-rounded curriculum, turn to Pennco Tech, serving students in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. You will discover auto programs at our Bristol, PA, campus and Blackwood, NJ, campus led by dedicated instructors. These courses are intended to prepare students to take the first step in their goal of making careers within the auto industry, such as becoming automotive electronics techs.

With the skills and tools acquired in the program, students can forge the career path of their choosing. To learn more about our trade programs and how we can help you begin your quest toward a rewarding career, contact us today at Pennco Tech.

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