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Heavy Vehicle Technology

Repairing and maintaining large stationary and mobile machines and industrial equipment in environments that include transportation, mining, agriculture, and forestry.

Heavy Vehicle Technology could be for you if you like:

  • Fixing things
  • Things that move
  • Using tools
  • Working as a team

Why choose this skill?

Skills have opened my eyes to the big world and have showed me that I can take my life in any direction that I like.
— Louise Azzopardi, Competitor at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

More about this skill

Heavy vehicle maintenance technicians must be able to work with internal combustion engines and components. This entails a knowledge of a variety of specific tools such as heavy equipment and power tools to diagnose problems, make adjustments, and repair faults.

Work often has to be done at speed, while observing strict safety standards if vital production time is not to be lost. The technician often works alone and is the link between the employer, the customer, and the manufacturer and can involve a degree of seniority at the highest level of performance.


Medallists

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

  • Photo of Adrian Krähenbühl

    Adrian Krähenbühl

    Switzerland
    Gold

  • Photo of Nikolai Larionov

    Nikolai Larionov

    Russia
    Silver

  • Photo of Søren Lykke Døssing

    Søren Lykke Døssing

    Denmark
    Bronze

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Standards Specification

The WorldSkills Standards Specification specifies the knowledge, understanding and specific skills that underpin international best practice in technical and vocational performance. It should reflect a shared global understanding of what the associated work role(s) or occupation(s) represent for industry and business.