Transmission Tester

Test assembled motor vehicle transmissions.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Transmission Testers do?

Tests assembled motor vehicle transmissions under simulated operating conditions to detect malfunctioning: Lifts transmission onto testing fixture, using hoist. Flushes gears with oil. Attaches transmission shaft to engine. Starts engine and depresses pedal to engage gears in transmission. Varies engine speeds and shifts gears to test each gear combination. Listens to sounds of gears meshing at different speeds and feels smoothness of gears shifting to detect malfunction. Prepares reports of test results.

Should I be a Transmission Tester?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Transmitter Tester

    How to become a Transmission Tester

    Most Transmission Testers 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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