Auto Electrician (Skilled)

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Auto Electrician

Main purpose of Role

Fit, repair, install and integrate enhanced electrical and electronic systems in motor vehicles. Design and develop electrical solutions for vehicles. Fault finding and rectification.

Health and Safety Requirements

Responsible for the well-being and Health and Safety of yourself and others who may be affected by your acts or omissions, to include

* Fully cooperate with your employer in the interests of health and safety
* Follow the safe system of work in all cases, where this is not possible stop work and report the reasons to your supervisor
* Comply with any local health and safety arrangements, where this is not possible stop work and report the reasons to your supervisor
* Do not engage in horseplay at any time within the workplace

Key Objectives / Accountability

* Read and interpret electrical wiring plans and diagrams
* Design electrical circuits and wiring diagrams.
* Modify electrical circuits, assess cable sizes and AMP capacity
* Vehicle Preparation and fitting of the electronics equipment
* Checking and testing of the wiring and vehicle parts
* Fault finding and rectification work
* Loom building
* Crimping skills including coaxial connectors


* Quality, HS&E compliance and external and internal audit findings
* Full compliance with stated processes and work instructions
* Quality Targets are met
* Consistently meets build targets and deadlines

Person Specification


* Previous experience of installation, repair and maintenance of electrical systems in vehicles, including integration into vehicle OEM wiring systems
* Competence with diagnostic tools and basic programming software
* Checking and testing of the wiring and vehicle parts
* Knowledge and experience of electronic and electrical systems
* Experience of working with electric windows, mirrors, seats, tow bar electrics and air-conditioning desirable
* Customised LED or neon lighting kits, parking warning systems and reverse cameras desirable
* Knowledge of Quality & Environmental Standards


* Ability to build looms advantageous
* Ability to strip and reassemble vehicles would be desirable
* Knowledge of split charge systems desirable
* Knowledge of radio installation would be desirable
* Knowledge of modern electrical technology e.g. Canbus interfacing desirable
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Ability to develop and maintain good internal relationships
* Ability to act as a credible representative of the company to external parties
* Ability to work effectively as part of a team to achieve desired results
* Experience of working in an automotive / engineering environment is desirable
* Knowledge of low voltage electrical systems essential
* Knowledge of 230V system desirable but not essential