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Career Details :: Motor Vehicle Inspectors
Inspect automotive vehicles to ensure compliance with governmental regulations and safety standards.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful in these occupations, but usually is not needed. For example, a drywall installer might benefit from experience installing drywall, but an inexperienced person could still learn to be an installer with little difficulty.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma and may require some vocational training or job-related course work. In some cases, an associate's or bachelor's degree could be needed.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.
- Positions trailer and drives car onto truck trailer.
- Inspects truck accessories, air lines, and electric circuits, and reports needed repairs.
- Prepares and keeps record of vehicles delivered.
- Services vehicles with fuel and water.
- Notifies authorities of owners having illegal equipment installed on vehicle.
- Examines vehicles for damage and drives vehicle to detect malfunctions.
- Tests vehicle components for wear, damage, or improper adjustment, using mechanical or electrical devices.
- Applies inspection sticker to vehicles that pass inspection, and rejection sticker to vehicles that fail.
- Prepares report on each vehicle for follow-up action by owner or police.
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- Train Crew Members
General Work Activities
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Operating Vehicles or Equipment
- Evaluating Information Against Standards
Frequent Work Context
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Degree of Automation
- Job-Required Social Interaction