Our Listing of the Week: Automotive Technician
Are you looking for a new job in an industry that is relatively recession-proof? The automotive industry might be your calling. We are an automobile-driven society and that is unlikely to change, regardless of whether the economy goes up or down. For that reason, automotive technician jobs are in demand and estimated to grow by 5 percent before 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While entry-level salaries for the industry hover between $30,000 and $35,000, they quickly increase as technicians gain certifications. The top automotive technicians, referred to as Master Technicians, generally earn more than $65,000 annually.
Within a network of more than 100 dealerships, the current opening with a car dealership gives you an excellent opportunity to gain certifications and grow with the organization.
In this position, you’ll be doing both repair work and maintenance on late-model cars, ensuring that your work is up to dealer and factory standards. You’ll be diagnosing problems, ordering parts, and doing repairs and replacements to make sure the vehicle is running well when it leaves. You might also oversee apprentice technicians that the dealership assigns for you to work with and mentor.
To qualify, you should have some ASI or manufacturing training, a high school diploma, a driver’s license with a good driving record. If you have prior dealership experience, a high customer satisfaction index (CSI) rating is crucial. It tells the dealership you take great care of your customers and keep them happy. Typically, for an automotive technician, that means you fix their car right the first time, every time.
If you do not feel that you are qualified, you can find training courses offered in your area on ClassifiedAds.com. If this type of job suits you, there are many automotive positions available at any time. Search our website, and you will find job openings that are perfect for you and your current situation and experience level.