Mechanics' Local 701 TECHNICIAN TRAINING

Training For The 21st Century

APLT101 New Technician Base Course

This 4 Day Course is designed for new Part-Time Express Team Technicians or Lube Rack Technicians with little or no New Car Dealership experience. The course will show how to use tools safely and correctly that are needed to perform the duties required in this position. This course is designed so that the Technician completes this course as soon as he/she gets signed up with Local 701 and starts at the employers’ facility.  

This base course will spend time needed explaining and showing how to work safely in the shop environment. Technicians will go through Mechanical Safety and Mechanical Pollution Prevention with on-line training and testing.

This Training includes:

• Mechanical Safety
• Introduction
• Safety Data Sheets and the Hazard Communication Standard
• Personal Protective Equipment
• First Aid Kits
• Eye Wash
• Fires
• Power Tools
• Electrical
• Jump Starting
• Walking and Work Surfaces
• Avoiding Injury in the Workplace
• Bloodborne Pathogens
• Operating Vehicles
• Operating Lifts


• Mechanical Pollution Prevention
• Introduction
• Solvents
• Wastewater
• Floor Drains
• Oil and Similar Fluids
• Absorbents and Spills
• Antifreeze
• Batteries
• Refrigerant
• Tires
• Other Sources
• Asbestos


This base course will spend time needed explaining and showing how to work safely in the shop environment using the following tools and processes:

  • Torque Wrenches (How, when and why to use them)
  • 12 point & 6 point wrenches or sockets and when to use each correctly
  • Torx Sticks and how to use them correctly with an air impact gun
  • Screwdrivers: The difference between a Slotted, Philips and Torx screwdrivers
  • How to use a grease gun
  • Tire Thread Depth gauge and tire pressure gauges. Tire types and air pressure specs. Nitrogen vs Shop air
  • How to jack up a car using a hydraulic jack and jack stands 
  • How to use a vehicle lift properly and safely
  • How to perform a vehicle Multi-Point inspection
  • How to perform an oil change properly
  • How to clean battery terminals and cables
  • How to use a memory saver and other risk when disconnecting a battery cable
  • How to inspect and replace air filters and cabin filters
  • How to replace wiper blades or inserts
  • How to replace light bulbs that do not require major component dis-assembly.
  • Where and how to look up information to perform tasks that are required by a Part-Time Express Team Technician or Lube Rack Technician
  • Torque Specifications, Fluid Types, Fluid Quantity and how to check various levels. Location of parts on the vehicle and where to find the information about them
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