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Exhaust Fitter and Repairer

Traineeship Year 10 Preferred

Also known as Automotive Exhaust Fitting Specialist.

Exhaust fitters and repairers remove and replace defective exhaust systems or parts of vehicles.

Exhaust fitters and repairers work in a workshop with the vehicle on a hoist, which means that much of the work involves reaching overhead.

Working conditions can be noisy and involve handling dirty or rusted metal parts.

TASKS

    Exhaust fitters and repairers may perform the following tasks:

  • replace defective exhaust systems by removing the manifold, exhaust piping, muffler box or tailpipe, as necessary
  • select a replacement part according to the vehicle make, model and year
  • choose and modify a suitable alternative if the selected replacement part is not available
  • bolt, clamp, tack or weld the part into place

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • enjoy practical and manual activities
  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • mechanical aptitude

Interest Area

Manual/Practical Technical/Engineering

EDUCATION & TRAINING


Traineeship Year 10 Preferred

To become an exhaust fitter and repairer you usually have to complete a traineeship in Automotive Exhaust System Technology.

Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.


Additional Information

    In NSW, exhaust fitters must be certified by NSW Fair Trading. To work as an exhaust fitter and repairer in the ACT, you must have a motor vehicle repair licence or work under the supervision of a licensed repairer. Contact the ACT Office of Regulatory Services for further information.

    Once you are employed, you may be able to develop, and have recognised, additional skills under the Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package that will expand your career opportunities within this industry.

    It is useful for exhaust fitters and repairers to hold a drivers licence.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Exhaust fitters and repairers work mainly for small specialist exhaust and muffler repair companies. Some of these firms may also be involved with tyre sales and fitting, as well as other mechanical services.

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More Information - External Links

Job Outlook for Exhaust Fitter and Repairer Auto Skills Australia Motor Traders' Association of NSW Motor Trades Association ACT NSW Fair Trading Office of Regulatory Services (ACT)


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