Learn the skills needed for careers in auto maintenance, auto body repair, and automotive computer systems.
Automotive service technicians test parts and systems to using a variety of diagnostic equipment, lubricate engines, do tune-ups, tire rotations, change parts, and perform collision repairs. They must also stay up to date on parts and systems, as an increasing number of vehicles are now running on alternative energy sources. The average salary for an automotive service technician in New Mexico is $42,340 per year.
An auto body technician is responsible for assessing vehicle damage and conducting repairs after evaluating the cost estimates. Auto body technicians' duties include replacing auto parts, which caused malfunctions, determining the extent of damage, and testing the engine performance to ensure that it is safe for use after the appropriate modifications. The average salary for an auto body technician in New Mexico is $41,800.
Diesel service technicians and mechanics inspect, repair, and overhaul buses, trucks, or any vehicle with a diesel engine. Diesel service technicians and mechanics usually work in well-ventilated and sometimes noisy repair shops. They occasionally repair vehicles on roadsides or at worksites. Most diesel technicians work full time, and overtime and evening shifts are common. The average salary for a diesel service technician in New Mexico is $47,790.
Earn. Learn. Succeed. In apprenticeship, you earn a paycheck from day one, and in many instances with guaranteed raises as your skill level increases. Automotive apprenticeships in New Mexico include: