Automotive Engineering Technicians


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+2.1% (slower than the average)


What Automotive Engineering Technicians Do

Assist engineers in determining the practicality of proposed product design changes and plan and carry out tests on experimental test devices or equipment for performance, durability, or efficiency.

Other Job Titles Automotive Engineering Technicians May Have

Laboratory Technician (Lab Technician), Research Technician

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Emissions Lab Technician ,

SEMA Garage

I help auto parts manufacturers develop products by obtaining an emissions certificate. My day is usually spent testing a variety of products to ensure they meet the state and federal emissions standards and issuing affordable CARB EOs to manufacturers.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Document test results, using cameras, spreadsheets, documents, or other tools.
  • Set up mechanical, hydraulic, or electric test equipment in accordance with engineering specifications, standards, or test procedures.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, schematics, work specifications, drawings, or charts.
  • Inspect or test parts to determine nature or cause of defects or malfunctions.
  • Monitor computer-controlled test equipment, according to written or verbal instructions.

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