careers for the automotive and transportation industries

Alignment and Brake Service Technician
Training in Surrey

Careers for the Automotive and Transportation Industries

Alignment and Brake Service Technicians perform inspections in order to diagnose and repair suspension systems and frames, braking and steering systems, as well as tires, wheels, rims and hubs. They also perform wheel alignments on vehicles using specialized equipment and wheel-balancing machines.

ATC Surrey’s Alignment and Brake Service Technician Training Program

At Automotive Training Center (ATC), students receive hands-on training to develop the diagnostic and repair skills necessary for a successful alignment and brakes technician career in Surrey. Led by expert instructors with years of industry experience, ATC courses cover the full spectrum of auto systems testing and repair, including:

  • Introduction to the Automotive Industry and Shop Safety
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Service Wheels, Tires, Hubs and Bearings
  • Operation and Servicing of Hydraulic Brake Systems
  • Operation & Service Suspension Systems
  • Operation & Service Steering Systems
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Welding Fundamentals
  • Servicing the Drive Lines and Drive Axles
  • Electrical Fundamentals

ATC’s Surrey campus is conveniently located right next to downtown and features a state-of-the-art facility with several auto shops.

Job Description and Projected Demand for Alignment and Brake Service Technicians in Surrey, BC

Graduates of ATC’s alignment and brake service training program are qualified to work in a wide range of automotive environments, including:

  • New car dealers
  • Retail automotive repair facilities
  • Custom and specialty shops
  • Heavy-duty truck repair facilities
  • Organizations with fleet vehicles

Alignment and brake service technicians perform numerous challenging tasks. Typical duties include:

  • Test, diagnose, adjust and repair automotive systems, including brakes, suspension and steering, wheels, bearings, alignment, welding and manual drive train, axles, and tires
  • Align and balance wheels and tires
  • Perform oil and filter changes, cooling system flushes, and fuel system service
  • Automatic transmission service, flush and filter changes
  • Complete maintenance inspections
  • Inspect and service hydraulic system components
  • Perform both manual and pressure bleeding of hydraulic systems
  • Perform pre-alignment inspections
  • Perform metal jointing by soldering, brazing, gas welding and electric welding
  • Perform steel cutting with metals of different thickness on a bench and overhead using an oxy/fuel torch
  • Service universal and CV joints
  • Service and test the batteries and charging and starting systems

The average Canadian salary for alignment and brake service technicians is currently $45,000 per year and the demand for these trained professionals in BC is steady.

Launch your alignment and brake service technician career today by enrolling at ATC Surrey!