We are looking for a reliable and knowledgeable Automotive Technician. In this role, you will inspect and repair vehicles and make recommendations for automotive repairs and maintenance. Technician will also answer customer questions, inform customers about shop products and services, and adhere to vehicle safety protocols. Technician must be able to pass a background check, have a valid driver license and prefer ASE certification or vocational school. We are a busy shop working on cars, trucks, recreational vehicles and equipment. Must be able to lift 80#, have a minimum of 2 years’ experience and supply your own tools. Pay is based on your prior work history and education. We offer benefits, including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, uniforms, retirement and vacation.
Conducts drivability tests to diagnose defects in passenger vehicles, recreational vehicles, med duty trucks and equipment; determines the type of repair required and makes the repair; checks warranty records, advises and consults with the supervisor, then refers repairs under warranty to the dealers; operates computerized engine diagnostic and exhaust emission analysis and related equipment; diagnoses and determines the appropriate repair for fuel injection systems, computerized feedback emission control systems, heating, air conditioning, brake, steering and suspension systems; customizes, fabricates and modifies vehicles; performs major tune-ups including adjusting timing, idle speed and other controls; performs compression and cylinder balance tests; replaces spark plugs, ignition wires and distributor parts; services, inspects and repairs tires, wheel and brake systems and distributor-less ignition systems; removes and replaces a variety of automotive components including engines and transmissions; may conduct complete smog inspections; attends courses to keep abreast of technical changes and to learn to use new computerized equipment; may serve as a lead to assign and evaluate the work of technical and other staff; maintains records of work performed and materials used; inputs, accesses and analyzes data using a computer and any other duties as assigned.
Working knowledge of the techniques and procedures to diagnose mechanical and operating problems in automotive equipment;
Working knowledge of preventive maintenance inspection techniques;
Working knowledge of the methods, tools, equipment, computerized testing equipment and parts used in repairing and overhauling automotive equipment;
Working knowledge of the theory, care and operation of internal combustion engines and mechanical components for repairing and maintaining automobiles and trucks;
Working knowledge of safe working practices.
Diagnose the cause of mechanical failure, complex drivability problems, and safety problems in automotive equipment and determine appropriate repairs needed;
Perform skilled repair work on automotive equipment;
Operate complex computerized diagnostic equipment;
Perform preventative maintenance on automobiles and trucks;
Use hand and power tools safely and skillfully;
Understand and follow oral and written directions and plans;Keep records;
Safely lift objects weighing up to 80 pounds;
Fabricate using welding equipment;
Work cooperatively with others and provide positive customer service;
Learn to input, access and analyze data using a computer and adapt to technical changes.
Automotive Technician Duties and Responsibilities
Check vehicles to ensure compliance with state inspection requirements
Perform routine automotive maintenance, such as oil changes and tire rotations
Identify pre-existing and potential vehicle malfunctions
Work with manufacturers to order inventory
Test vehicle parts prior to installation/repair
Keep accurate records of completed and outstanding jobs
Consistently meet deadlines for completed work
Automotive Technician Requirements and Qualifications
High school diploma or GED required
Vocational or postsecondary program completion preferred
ASE Certification preferred
At least 3 years of previous experience in a related role
Extensive experience with various hand tools & diagnostic toolspreferred
Wage is not commission based - pay includes some benefits