Diagnostic technician

Presentation :

Other names : automotive diagnostic technician, automotive electronics technician , automotive diagnostic and repair technician   

In a dealership or car workshop, the diagnostic technician takes delivery of the vehicles and performs a series of measurements in order to establish a breakdown or malfunction diagnosis. It then indicates the repair process, or replacement of parts and components, to follow.


Examples of training in the profession of diagnostic technician:

• Bac pro maintenance of motor vehicles

• BTS maintenance and After-Sales of Vehicles

• DUT industrial engineering and maintenance

• DUT mechanical and production engineering

• Diploma of Expert in Automotive

• Certificate of professional qualification of Automotive electronics electrician technician


• Receive customers and take charge of vehicles.

• Quickly manage rapid service interventions.

• Carry out the various checks and tests then establish a malfunction diagnosis.

• Organize maintenance or repair operations.

• Repair or replace mechanical, electrical and electronic parts of motor vehicles.

• Install accessories on vehicles.

• Fill in the transaction slips.


• Have excellent knowledge of auto mechanics.

• Knowledge of electrical technology, electronics, and methodology of diagnosis and functional and structural analysis.

• Be an expert in troubleshooting.

• Good analytical mind.

• Intervene quickly and efficiently on vehicles (rapid services).

Remuneration and benefits:

Salary: The automotive diagnostic technician starts with a salary of around 1,500 euros to 1,700 euros gross per month. 

Career development: 

The diagnostic technician can progress to the profession of automotive expert or technical inspector. In business, it is common to continue as a team or workshop leader. He can also apply for technical sales positions after several years of experience. Receptionist or trainer are other possibilities for development.