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Electric Vehicle Mechanic

Work with your hands (and cool tools) to maintain the next generation of vehicles on the road

Job Details

Typical Tasks

  • Perform routine and scheduled maintenance on electric vehicles
  • Test drive vehicles and use specialized testing equipment to ensure safe vehicle operation
  • Inspect electric vehicles for potential damage and troubleshoot for fixes
  • Review work orders and follow detailed instructions
  • Document your work and communicate with customers and/or supervisors

Typical Skills

  • Strong mechanical skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to safely work with hand tools and power tools
  • Customer service and teamwork
  • Ability to safely lift up to 50 pounds
  • Most employers typically require a clean driving record

Typical Experience or Education

  • Most employers may require a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Many employers like to see vocational school training, a related associate’s degree, or previous on-the-job training 
  • If you have not completed a relevant program at a vocational school, 1–2 years of previous work experience in auto mechanics can help get your foot in the door 
  • Knowledge of relevant machines and tools
  • Previous workplace safety training and experience is a plus

Professional Development Opportunities

Some EV Mechanics may choose to advance their skills with professional certifications, such as:

Prepare for the Electric Future

The future of transportation is electric. All new passenger cars and light-duty trucks sold in New York will need to be zero-emission EVs by 2035, helping us reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve our air quality—and grow career opportunities for EV Mechanics.

See how you can grow your career and earn more money when you start as an EV Mechanic.

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