Roadability Machine Operator

Drive completed motor vehicles onto roller drums of roadability machine.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Roadability Machine Operators do?

Drives completed motor vehicle onto roller drums of computerized roadability machine that tests mechanical and electrical systems of vehicle: Drives vehicle onto roller drums of test machine, and connects computer cables of machine to terminals of vehicle instrument control panel. Moves shift lever through range of gears, to run rear wheels of rear-wheel drive vehicles and front wheels of front-wheel drive vehicles at specified speeds for computer testing of vehicle components, such as transmission, cruise control, and brake system. Observes computer video display screen of test machine to verify that vehicle performance conforms to specifications. Attaches computer printout of test results to inspection document in vehicle. Disconnects test cables, and drives vehicle to repair or shipping area.

Should I be a Roadability Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to Become a
    Roadability Machine Operator

    Most Roadability Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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