Auto Technician Job Description

What is an Auto Technician?

An Auto Technicians assist with repairs and maintenance of vehicles while also tending to the day to day upkeep of an auto repair shop. Responsibilities and duties may include electrical and mechanical diagnostics, replacement part vehicle repairs, and ordering of replacement part for various makes and models of cars and truck. Auto Technicians are also tasked with maintaining a clean and safe working environment.

While the educational background of an Auto Technician can vary drastically, most modern dealerships will require a certification from the manufactures preferred training program. Smaller independent shops will always prefer some certification, but may often accept experience and work history for consideration of employment. Strong attention to detail and the ability to follow directions make for a successful Auto Technician.

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Job Overview

Here at XYZ Inc., we are the leading company in our industry in the Capital City area. We're pleased to have a 3.8 Glassdoor rating from our employees. We are hiring an experienced Auto Technician to help us keep growing. If you're dedicated and ambitious, XYZ Inc. is an excellent place to grow your career. Don't hesitate to apply.

Responsibilities for Auto Technician

  • Properly document all information about vehicles during the intake process
  • Ensure all vehicles are safely transported and positioned on all lift equipment
  • Maintain a personal tool set with everything needed for diagnostics and repair
  • Diagnose all current issue with vehicles
  • Attend weekly safety meetings
  • Work with Service Writer to complete estimates for customers
  • Keep detailed records of all part, fluids and time for each project
  • Maintain a clean and safe shop environment

Qualifications for Auto Technician

  • Manufacture specific training (Preferred)
  • 3+ years experience in relevant field
  • Attention to detail and the ability follow direction precisely
  • Skilled in the operation of shop machinery (Tire Machine, Wheel Alignment Machine etc)
  • Knowledge of OBD1 and OBD2
  • Familiarity with Versus Pro of other similar diagnostic systems
  • Valid Driver's License
  • The ability to work overhead and bent over for long periods of time
  • Willingness to submit to random drug screens

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