ERIC Number: ED478605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Truck and Transport Mechanic. Occupational Analyses Series.
McRory, Aline; Ally, Mohamed
This analysis covers tasks performed by a truck and transport mechanic, an occupational title some provinces and territories of Canada have also identified as commercial transport vehicle mechanic; transport truck mechanic; truck and coach technician; and truck and transport service technician. A guide to analysis discusses development, structure, and validation method; scope of the occupation; trends; and safety. To facilitate understanding the nature of the occupation, work performed is divided into the following categories: (1) block, the largest divisions in the analysis that reflect a distinct operation relevant to the occupation; (2) tasks, the distinct activities that in combination make up the logical and necessary steps the worker is required to perform to complete a specific assignment in a block; and (3) sub-tasks, the smallest divisions into which it is practical to subdivide any work activity and that in combination fully describe all duties constituting a task. Other components of a task are trends, related components, tools and equipment, and supporting knowledge and abilities. Each sub-task is accompanied by results of a validation by all provinces/territories. The 8 blocks, which include 35 tasks, are occupational skills; chasis and frames; air systems, brakes, and steering; electrical and electronic systems; cab and body; engine and supporting systems; drive train; and accessories. Appendixes include a list of tools and equipment; glossary; blocks and tasks weighting; and task profile chart. (YLB)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Auto Mechanics, Competency Based Education, Diesel Engines, Foreign Countries, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Motor Vehicles, National Standards, Objectives, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Power Technology, Secondary Education, Service Vehicles, Skilled Occupations, Task Analysis, Technological Advancement, Trade and Industrial Education, Transportation
For full text (English): http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/hrib/hrp-prh/redseal/english/pdf/Truck _and_Transport_Mechanic_2000.pdf. For full text (French): http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/hrib/hrp-prh/redseal/francais/pdf/Meca nicien_de_camions_et_transport_2000.pdf.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Canada