Pembrook Resourcing are currently seeking a diagnostic technician on behalf of our client, A well renowned dealership group in the area.
Job description and duties
A diagnostic technician uses specialist tools to identify mechanical problems and will carry out the necessary adjustments and repairs according to the maker’s standards. They test a vehicle’s systems including their electronic control units. A diagnostic technician also has to talk to parts suppliers and sort out orders.
A light vehicle diagnostic technicians usually progress into the role once they’ve had some experience as a light vehicle service technician although you may be able to change disciplines with extra training. You would progress into this role by developing the knowledge you gain firstly from doing a Light Vehicle Service Technician Level 2 qualification, by then doing a Level 3 Diagnostic Technician qualification.
To get into vehicle diagnostics you’ll have to gain a Level 3 qualification. There is a range of qualifications in light vehicle maintenance and repair, which cover the theory and the hands-on skills you’ll need to learn in order to progress on to becoming a diagnostic technician. You can complete an Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) at Diagnostic Technician level and other courses to consider are: IMI Award Level 3 National Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicle) ; Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles; Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence and City & Guilds’ Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
As a light vehicle diagnostic technician you will need to have excellent work skills such as attention to detail, practical and problem-solving skills, the ability to work unsupervised and follow written and verbal instructions, good communication skills and a good level of fitness, as some tasks may be physically demanding.
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