Free Automotive Electrician Level 4 Course (6Months)

Automotive Electrician Level 4:

Brief Job Description

An Auto Electrician is responsible for service and repair of electrical and electronic faults in the vehicle across the various sub-systems and aggregates.

Personal Attributes

An individual on this job must have good communication and interpersonal skills in addition to being a team player, as the job requires coordination with other technicians as well. The individual must have a technical bend of mind to understand the technical (electrical and electronics) aspects of a vehicle.

Keeping oneself abreast of the latest developments in the electronics and electrical circuits (including the Electronic Control Unit-ECU) incorporated in the vehicles (especially after the BS-3/ BS-4 emission mandate forces OEMs to incorporate more use of computers, chips and electronic circuits in the vehicles) is desirable.

Plan and organise work to meet expected outcomes:

Elements and Performance Criteria

Work requirements including various activities within the given time and set quality standards

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC1.              keep immediate work area clean and tidy

PC2.              treat confidential information as per the organisations guidelines

PC3.              work in line with organisations policies and procedures

PC4.              work within the limits of job role

PC5.              obtain guidance from appropriate people, where necessary

PC6.              ensure work meets the agreed requirements

Appropriate use of resources

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC7.              establish and agree on work requirements with appropriate people

PC8.              manage time, materials and cost effectively

PC9.              use resources in a responsible manner

Knowledge and Understanding (KU)

The individual on the job needs to know and understand:

KU1.    the organisations policies, procedures and priorities for area of work, role and responsibilities in carrying out that work

KU2.    the limits of responsibilities and when to involve others

KU3.    specific work requirements and who these must be agreed with

KU4.    the importance of having a tidy work area and how to do this

KU5.    how to prioritize workload according to urgency and importance and the benefits of this

KU6.    the organisations policies and procedures for dealing with confidential information and the importance of complying with these

KU7.    the purpose of keeping others updated with the progress of work

KU8.    who to obtain guidance from and the typical circumstances when this may be required

KU9.    the purpose and value of being flexible and adapting work plans

KU10. how to complete tasks accurately by following standard procedures

KU11. technical resources needed for work and how to obtain and use these

Generic Skills (GS)

User/individual on the job needs to know how to:

GS1.    write in at least one language

GS2.    read instructions, guidelines/procedures

GS3.    ask for clarification and advice from appropriate persons

GS4.    communicate orally with colleagues

GS5.    make a decision on a suitable course of action appropriate for accurately completing the task within resources

GS6.    agree objectives and work requirements

GS7.    plan and organise work to achieve targets and deadlines

GS8.    deliver consistent and reliable service to customers

GS9.    check own work and ensure it meets customer requirements

GS10. anomalies to the concerned persons

GS11. analyse problems and identify work-arounds taking help from

GS12. apply own judgement to identify solutions in different situations

Work effectively in a team:

Elements and Performance Criteria

Effective communication

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC1.   maintain clear communication with colleagues

PC2.   work with colleagues

PC3.   pass on information to colleagues in line with organisational requirements

PC4.. work in ways that show respect for colleagues

PC5.   carry out commitments made to colleagues

PC6.   let colleagues know in good time if cannot carry out commitments, explaining the reasons

PC7.          identify problems in working with colleagues and take the initiative to solve these problems

PC8.          follow the organisations policies and procedures for working with colleagues

PC9.   ability to share resources with other members as per priority of tasks

Knowledge and Understanding (KU)

The individual on the job needs to know and understand:

KU1. the organisations policies and procedures for working withcolleagues, role and responsibilities in relation to this

KU2. the importance of effective communication and establishing goodworking relationships with colleagues

KU3. different methods of communication and the circumstances inwhich it is appropriate to use these

KU4. benefits of developing productive working relationships withcolleagues

KU5. the importance of creating an environment of trust and mutualrespect

KU6. whether not meeting commitments, will have implications onindividuals and the organisation

KU7. different types of information that colleagues might need and theimportance of providing this information when it is required

KU8. the importance of problems, from colleagues perspective andhow to provide support, where necessary, to resolve these

Generic Skills (GS)

User/individual on the job needs to know how to:

GS1.    complete well written work with attention to detail

GS2.    read instructions, guidelines/procedures

GS3.    listen effectively and orally communicate information

GS4.           make decisions on a suitable course of action or response

GS5.           plan and organise work to achieve targets and deadlines

GS6.           check that the work meets customer requirements

GS7.    deliver consistent and reliable service to customers

GS8.           apply problem solving approaches in different situations

GS9.           apply balanced judgements to different situations

GS10. apply good attention to detail

GS11. check that the work is complete and free from errors

GS12. get work checked by peers

GS13. work effectively in a team environment

Maintain a healthy,safe and secure working environment:

Elements and Performance Criteria

Resources needed to maintain a safe, secure working environment

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC1.   comply with organisations current health,safety and security policies and procedures

PC2. report any identified breaches in health,safety, and security policies and procedures to the designated person

PC3.. Coordinate with other resources at the workplace to achieve the healthy, safe and secure environment for all incorporating all government norms esp. for emergency situations like fires,earthquakes etc.

PC4.   identify and correct any hazards like illness, accidents, fires or any other natural calamity safely and within the limits of individuals authority

PC5.   report any hazards outside the individuals authority to the relevant person in line with organisational procedures and warn other people who may be affected

PC6.   follow organisations emergency procedures for accidents, fires or any other natural calamity

PC7.   identify and recommend opportunities for improving health,safety, and security to the designated person

PC8.   complete all health and safety records are updates and procedures well defined

Knowledge and Understanding (KU)

The individual on the job needs to know and understand:

KU1.    legislative requirements and organisations procedures for health, safety and security and individuals role and responsibilities in relation to this

KU2.    what is meant by a hazard, including the different types of health and safety hazards that can be found in the workplace

KU3.    how and when to report hazards

KU4.    the limits of responsibility for dealing with hazards

KU5.    the organisations emergency procedures for different emergency situations and the importance of following these

KU6.    the importance of maintaining high standards of health, safety and security

KU7.    implications that any non-compliance with health, safety and security may have on individuals and the organisation

KU8.    different types of breaches in health, safety and security and how and when to report these

KU9.    evacuation procedures for workers and visitors

KU10. how to summon medical assistance and the emergency services,where necessary

KU11. how to use the health, safety and accident reporting procedures and the importance of these

Generic Skills (GS)

User/individual on the job needs to know how to:

GS1.    complete accurate, well written work with attention to detail

GS2.    read instructions, guidelines/procedures/rules

GS3.    listen and orally communicate information

GS4.    make decisions on a suitable course of action or response

GS5.    plan and organise work to achieve targets and deadlines

GS6.    build and maintain positive and effective relationships withcolleagues and customers

GS7.    apply problem solving approaches in different situations

GS8.    analyse data and activities

GS9.    apply balanced judgements to different situations

GS10. apply good attention to detail

GS11. check that the work is complete and free from errors

GS12. get work checked by peers

GS13. work effectively in a team environment

Carry out service and repairs of electrical and electronic faults in a vehicle:

Elements and Performance Criteria

Service and repairs in electrical & electronic aggregates

To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:

PC1. .   understand the auto component manufacturer specifications related to the various electrical and electronic components and allied aggregates

PC2..     follow standard operating procedures for using workshop tools and equipment for repair of electrical/ electronic components in a vehicle

PC3. .    review the job card and understand work to be carried out in the electrical/ electronic aggregates as indicated by the supervisor or service advisor

PC4. .   ensure that the correct spare parts tools and other materials required for service and repair of the electrical/ electronic components have been obtained

PC5. .   repair and overhaul: stability/steering/ suspension systems (including electronic stability systems, vehicle dynamic control, closed loop electronic steering and multi-class Bus systems) electric over hydraulic systems (including garbage compactors, crane rams, steering control, excavator bucket control, steering rudder control etc.) engine management systems (including fuel cell technology/hydrogen, on line maintenance and remote diagnostics, common rail diesel direct injection, drive by wire, multi-class Bus systems and closed loop diesel engine management systems) transmission/driveline systems (including clutches, torque converters, mechanical and automatic transmissions, drive and power take-off shafts and differentials, mechatronic modules and multi-class Bus systems) braking systems (including ABS, engine brakes, electric retarders, electric trailer brakes, brake by wire and multi-class Bus systems) safety systems (including fire suppressing, work load detecting, tyre pressure control, speed/load limiting, traction control, seat belt pre-tensioning, roll over protection, object detection, navigation aids, intelligent transport systems, intelligent SRS systems, adaptive cruise control, multi-class Bus systems, active and passive collision avoidance, infrared vision, lighting and windscreen wipers control) monitoring/protection systems (including display types such as LCD, VFD, CRT, HUD, re-configurable systems, electronic analogue display, on board diagnostics, remote/wireless monitoring systems and multi-class Bus systems) convenience and entertainment systems (including audio and visual units, compact disks, analogue tapes, radio, speaker types, amplifiers, crossovers, balancers, aerials and multi-class Bus systems) theft deterrent systems (including remote keyless entry (RKE), immobiliser system design, passive entry systems, two way RKE, fingerprint technologies, rolling codes, transmitter and receiver operation, satellite systems) electric and hybrid vehicle systems (including battery technology, motor drive systems, motor controllers, air conditioning systems, electronic protection systems and multi-class Bus systems) climate control systems (including air conditioning, heating, blending systems and multi-class Bus systems) gearbox, drive-train assembly and transmission systems (manual, automatic etc.) electrical wire harness, lighting, ignition, electronic and air-conditioning systems etc. electronic active and passive safety, media, comfort and convenience, supplementary restraint systems (SRS), networking and other systems electronic control unit hydraulic and pneumatic system

PC6. .   PC6. repair all electrical and electronic faults including direct faults in: input sensors output actuators wiring harnesses computer systems calibration/adjustment specifications component specifications component assembly component damage system modifications

PC7..     repair indirect faults caused on the major mechanical or other aggregates by the influence of electrical and electronic aggregate (e.g. influence of improper working on the ECU might have damaged the charging of the alternator

PC8. .   remove, refit and test electrical components for normal operation following major/ minor body repair activities

PC9..     dismantle, assess, repair, clean, replace, adjust and reassemble vehicle electric and electronic units

PC10. . ensure all dismantled components (other than the electrical or electronic components) are cleaned and conditioned prior to reassembly

PC11. . ensure disposal of materials (including scrap of failed parts/ aggregates) in accordance with the organisations policies

PC12. . understand the various precautions to be taken to avoid damage to other components/ aggregates of a vehicle while working on electrical/ electronic aggregates

PC13. . record all service and repairs carried out and ensure completeness of tasks assigned before releasing vehicle for the next procedure

PC14. . ensure all workshop tools, equipment and workstations are adequately maintained by carrying out scheduled checks, calibration and timely repairs where necessary

PC15..   ensure any malfunctions observed in tools and equipment are reported to the concerned persons

PC16. . request assistance from a senior technician or aggregate specialist when required

PC17. . inform the relevant persons where repairs are economically or technically infeasible

PC18..   ensure that trainings organized by the OEM from time-to-time are attended and knowledge levels are upgraded (esp. in case of newly launched products, product refreshes)

Knowledge and Understanding (KU)

The individual on the job needs to know and understand:

KU1.    standard operating procedures for servicing, repair and replacement of electrical/ electronic parts (including those related to various mechanical aggregates)

KU2.    standard operating procedures recommended by the dealership/manufacturer/OEM for using tools and equipment for electrical/ electronic components

KU3.    safety requirements for equipment within the tolerance limits used for service/ repair of electrical/ electronic components as prescribed by the OEM

KU4.    identification codes, nomenclature of various electrical/ electronic components and aggregates

KU5.    standard operating procedures for rectification of errors in information (e.g. rectification of job card, reissue of correct tools and equipment etc.)

KU6.    documentation requirements for each procedure carried out as part of roles and responsibilities as specified by OEM/ auto component manufacturer

KU7.    organisational and professional code of ethics and standards of practice

KU8.    safety, health and environmental policies and regulations for the workplace as well as for automotive trade in general(e.g. safe working practices inside pits/ under vehicles)

KU9.    regulatory requirements for vehicles including road safety, refrigerant handling, fuel storage and other requirements

KU10. operating specifications provided by the OEM for limits, fits and tolerances relating to engine electrical, electronic and hydraulic and fluid systems for the vehicle

KU11. the basic technology used in and functioning of various components and aggregates of the vehicle including: engines and fuel system (diesel, petrol, electrical, gas etc.) radiator emission and exhaust system brake system clutch assembly gearbox, drive-train assembly and transmission systems (manual, automatic etc.) steering system suspension system electrical wire harness, lighting, ignition, electronic and air-conditioning systems etc. electronic active and passive safety, media, comfort and convenience, supplementary restraint systems (SRS), networking and other systems electronic control unit tyres and wheels cooling system hydraulic and pneumatic system various lubrication systems

KU12. basic principles of: ohms Law, voltage, power, current (AC/DC) resistance, magnetism, electromagnetism and electromagnetic induction etc. vehicle earthing and earthing methods vehicle engine systems (e.g. types, applications and operation of sensors, actuators, etc.) types of circuit protection and their use electrical safety procedures the operation of warning, charging and starter circuits symbols, units and terms associated with electric systems and components battery charging electrical/electronic control systems operation of electronic and electric engine systems (including electrical component function, electrical inputs, outputs, voltages and oscilloscope patterns, digital and fiber optics principles) electrical theory and operation covering automotive digital computers, networked vehicles, voltage, current, resistance, power, capacitance, electrostatics, magnetics, inductance, discrete electronic components, logic families, and radio frequency

KU13. the tools used to assess and confirm technical faults that cannot be determined through a visual inspection, including use of: organic light emitting displays anti-lock braking system abs/air bag scan tools, automotive scanners, graphing scanners, modular diagnostic information systems pressure indicators: fuel pressure testers, manifold gauge sets, oil pressure gauges, tire pressure gauges pullers: ball joint separators, bearing pullers, gear puller tools, slide hammers specialty wrenches: alignment wrenches, chain wrenches, locking wrenches, lug wrenches trim or moulding tools: carbon scrapers, gasket scrapers, scrapers, spoons measuring equipment: vernier calipers, micrometer, feeler gauges, flow metre, temp gauge, dial gauge, analogue and digital multi-meters, lab oscilloscopes, data scanners, test lights, test LEDs, pulse generators etc. electrical and electronic testing equipment: volt meters, ammeters, ohmmeters, battery testing equipment, dedicated and computer based diagnostic equipment, oscilloscopes etc. other tools: hand tools, power tools, lifting and jacking equipment, tensioning equipment, laptops, brake roller tester, chassis dynamometer, suspension activation, security activator etc. tools for other tasks such as cleaning of vehicles, tools, equipment and workshop

KU14. how to modify and repair electric and electronic systems to correct faults including: varying the performance of DC motors to meet changes in operational requirements varying the performance of alternators to meet changes in operational requirements changing the electrical sequenced operating order of electric over hydraulic systems converting vehicle from ground to insulated return external modification (not within the computer) to a digital computer management system that enhances the system performance(e.g. modification to an electronic engine management system, improving the performance of an ECU controlled engine cooling fan system that necessitates changes to relay circuitry) external modification (not within the computer) to a digital computer management system, utilizing electronic circuit design, development, manufacture, trial, evaluation, improvement, and commissioning, that enhances the system performance (e.g. development of an electronic control unit to delay engine crank whilst sounding an alarm warning of impending start of hazardous equipment) internal modification (within the computer) to a digital computer management system, utilizing electronic circuit design, reprogramming, development, manufacture, trial, evaluation, improvement, and commissioning that enhances the system performance (e.g. rectifying an original internal computer design/operating deficiency, disabling a function no longer required by customer etc.)

KU15. . the various sources of information available for assessing serviceability of the vehicle including: diagnostic displays visual inspections vehicle/equipment manufacturer specifications standard operating procedures

KU16. how to dismantle, assess, repair, clean, condition, replace, adjust and reassemble and test electronic and electric components for correct operation

KU17. the functioning of the vehicle battery and its schedule for change of water (as indicated by the battery manufacturer) and ensure that overcharging of the battery is avoided

KU18. how to dispose off replaced failed electrical/ electronic components in accordance with safety, health and environmental policies and regulations

KU19. precautions to be taken to ensure the following while working (including specific precautions to be taken when working with alternative fuel/ hybrid vehicles): no damage to the electrical

/ other advanced systems (in case of hybrid/ electrical vehicles) no damage to the vehicle on which work is being done along with other vehicles parked besides no damage to vehicle component sub-assemblies and other systems no contact with hazardous materials

Generic Skills (GS)

User/individual on the job needs to know how to:

GS1.    create documentation required on the job (including job cards, work sheets, etc.) regarding the basic details of repair and maintenance done on the electrical/ electronic components

GS2.    record all diagnostic performed on the electrical/ electronic components in vehicle

GS3.    write in at least one language

GS4.    write any additional requirement of work on the vehicle other than the one mentioned in the job card

GS5.    read job cards and instructions from supervisors and the service advisor related to the work on the electrical/ electronic faults in a vehicle

GS6.    read various sources of information available regarding the service and repair requirements of the electrical/ electronic sub-systems of the vehicle including service manual and diagnostic and visual displays put up in the workshop

GS7.    read policies and regulations pertinent to the job, including OEM guidelines, health and safety instructions etc. related to work on the electrical/ electronic components and equipment

GS8.    clearly communicate workplace information and ideas with colleagues(verbal & non-verbal)

GS9.    use terms, names, grades and other nomenclature pertaining to the automotive trade, tools, specific workshop equipment etc.

GS10. communicate with colleagues and customers to handle verbal enquiries, such as clarifying instructions and responding to requests for information

GS11. interact with the customer through service advisor/ supervisor in case any additional work needs to be done related to the electrical/ electronic components which may not have been indicated in the job card

GS12. analyse information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems

GS13. decide on whether to repair or replace any electrical/ electronic aggregate post the diagnosis

GS14. judge when to ask for help from a colleague (Eq. regarding BS-3engine, taking help from an

engine specialist to solve the electrical issues related to the engine electronics

GS15. plan work according to the required schedule and location

GS16. organise the schedule to complete work on the vehicle timely in case other aggregate repairs/ maintenance work is also required to be done

GS17. interpret the needs of customers by evaluating job cards and talking to service advisor and superiors

GS18. ensure that the service provided is of the highest order to ensure higher levels of customer satisfaction

GS19. ensure timely communication of the additional requirements in a vehicle related to the electrical/ electronic components (including battery, headlight bulb change etc.) to the service advisor who in turn communicates it to the customer

GS20. follow up with the Service Advisor on any unfavourable feedback received from customer

GS21. recognise a workplace problem or a potential problem and take action (e.g. open wires while getting the battery charged)

GS22. determine problems needing priority action (e.g. any short circuit in any of the electrical circuit which may impact the performance of other aggregates esp. in a BS-3/ BS-4 vehicle which is entirely driven by electronic circuits)

GS23. refer problems outside area of responsibility to appropriate person (e.g. some defect in the ECU itself which would require special diagnosis by the senior technician/ supervisor)

GS24. gather information while working on electrical/ electronic aggregates and take appropriate action by consulting superiors (if needed)

GS25. assess repairs required based on technical faults identified as specified in the job card/ supervisor notes

GS26. refer complex problems (outside the current scope of work) to a superior in case any additional work requirement comes up

GS27. analyse, evaluate and apply the information gathered from observation, experience, reasoning, or communication to act efficiently

GS28. use the diagnosis results to take an appropriate decision on repair/ replacement of an electrical/ electronic aggregates

Assessment Guidelines:

  1. Criteria for assessment for each Qualification Pack will be created by the Sector Skill Council. Each Element/ Performance Criteria (PC) will be assigned marks proportional to its importance in NOS. SSC will also lay down proportion of marks for Theory and Skills Practical for each Element/ PC.
  • The assessment for the theory part will be based on knowledge bank of questions created by the SSC.
  • Assessment will be conducted for all compulsory NOS, and where applicable, on the selected elective/option NOS/set of NOS.
  • Individual assessment agencies will create unique question papers for theory part for each candidate at each examination/training center (as per assessment criteria below).
  • Individual assessment agencies will create unique evaluations for skill practical for every student at each examination/ training center based on these criteria.
  • To pass the Qualification Pack assessment, every trainee should score the Recommended Pass % aggregate for the QP.