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Job A motor vehicle engineer must … • repair and service cars and other vehicles. • assemble cars, trucks, buses and motorbikes. • read technical documents. • install mechanical parts in motor vehicles. Motor vehicle engineer (mechanic) On the job Metalwork Match the jobs with the definitions. 1 Apprenticeships • aircraft technician • goldsmith • installation and building technician* (plumber) • metal technician* (locksmith) • motor vehicle engineer* (mechanic) • roofer • technical designer • tinsmith Additional subjects at school • applied informatics • scientific basics and practice • technical drawing • specialised knowledge • specialised training 1 A mechanic 2 A tinsmith 3 An aircraft technician 4 A goldsmith 5 A plumber 6 A locksmith 7 A technical designer 8 A roofer develops ideas and plans for technical products. repairs and services planes. installs and repairs pipes and taps. makes machines and tools out of metal. 1 repairs and services cars and other vehicles. repairs and removes old roofs and installs new ones. makes rings out of gold and silver. makes and repairs things made of sheet metal. Advantages • You have a five-day week. • It’s well-paid. • It’s interesting. • You can get extra money from tips. Requirements A motor vehicle engineer should … • be interested in cars and other vehicles. • be good at maths. • have a good physical condition. • be technically skilled. Disadvantages • The work can be dirty. • The work can be difficult. • You have to work hard. • You can meet difficult customers. * These apprenticeships are modularised apprenticeships. These apprenticeships begin with a basic module (usually two years) to which different main modules (usually one year) are added. After you have completed the basic and the main modules, you may do an optional special module (half a year or a full year). The whole apprenticeship mustn’t take longer than four years. 76 Nur zu Prüfzwecken – Eigentum des Verlags öbv