Presenting at the AUTOCARE Mechanical Repair – Technical Conference, is MTA Institute trainer, Keith Minchin. Keith will cover some of the fundamental requirements for inspecting and servicing hybrid electric vehicle systems and components in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.
Originally from Melbourne, Keith couldn’t wait to enter the automotive industry, wanting to leave school from as early as 15 years old to work in a workshop.
After working in numerous service manager and technician roles with manufacturers, Keith moved to Brisbane to work for FIAT. This move would lead Keith down a path that would take him overseas to work with Ferrari, skilling up on the latest automotive technology and electronics.
Keith commenced working with the MTA Institute in 2012. Qualified as a Light Vehicle Mechanic, Automotive Electrician and Automotive Underbody Technician, and with accreditations in Automotive Air-Conditioning and HEV; Keith has brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position. For the last nine years, Keith has been guiding students through their apprenticeships in Western Brisbane and surrounding areas.
Don’t miss his session:
Keith’s perspective on Hybrid Electric Vehicle trainings:
With HEVs continuously gaining in popularity, and with more and more manufacturers announcing their decision to stop producing vehicles with combustion engines in the coming years, HEV training will become more crucial.
HEVs present a number of unique challenges and their own dangers. Running on high voltage, there’s certainly Workplace Health & Safety considerations to be mindful of working on these vehicles. Additionally, and quite simply, it’s new technology. To remain relevant in this industry, automotive professionals need to up-skill and ensure they remain on top of these new advancements.
This session will cover some of the fundamental requirements for inspecting and servicing hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) systems and components in the automotive retail, service and repair industry.