Entry-level Service Technician Traverse City MI

From Automotive Retailing Today... Job Definition Entry-level service technicians inspect, maintain and repair automobiles, while training with skilled technicians. As with all positions within dealerships, entry-level service technicians are expected to uphold the highest ethical standards.

Peoplelink Staffing Solutions
(231) 922-9157
990 Garfield Woods Dr
Traverse City, MI
 
Tea Inc-Permanent Employment Agency
(231) 941-9238
1144 Boon St
Traverse City, MI
 
Kelly Services
(231) 947-8532
1535 S Division St
Traverse City, MI
 
Trilink Technical Services Llc
(231) 932-9478
368 Windsor Ct
Traverse City, MI
 
Snelling Personnel Services
(734) 287-2221
22647 Northline Rd
Taylor, MI
 
Pmp Personnel Services
(231) 941-1400
3333 Cass Rd
Traverse City, MI
 
Labor Ready
(231) 947-4602
3007 Garfield Rd N
Traverse City, MI
 
Manpower
(231) 947-3840
3135 Logan Valley Rd
Traverse City, MI
 
Trillium Staffing Solutions
(989) 799-5960
5375 Hampton Pl
Saginaw, MI
 
Sigma Technologies Inc
(248) 395-6801
24001 Southfield Rd
Southfield, MI
 

Entry-level Service Technician

From Automotive Retailing Today...

Job Definition

Entry-level service technicians inspect, maintain and repair automobiles, while training with skilled technicians.

As with all positions within dealerships, entry-level service technicians are expected to uphold the highest ethical standards.

Job Duties

The duties of an entry-level service technician include:

  • Performing safety inspections, basic maintenance and minor repairs as directed.
  • Conducting oil changes and lubrication work.
  • Communicating with service advisor if additional work is needed on a vehicle or if repairs will not be completed in time frame, so that customer can be informed.
  • Inspecting and test-driving new vehicles to ensure that all features function properly.
  • Installing optional equipment on new vehicles as specified by the customer or dealer.
  • Working alongside an assigned skilled technician to learn how to perform quality vehicle service maintenance and repairs.

Job Requirements

Entry-level technicians should possess mechanical aptitude and knowledge of how automobiles work. Experience working on motor vehicles in the Armed Forces or as a hobby is also valuable.

People working within the automotive retail industry often have to work extended hours, evenings and weekends to achieve their goals.

Education Requirements

Most employers regard the successful completion of an automotive technology training program in a National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)-certified high school or community college as the best preparation for service technicians. Automotive Youth Educational System (AYES) programs in high schools and community colleges provide excellent training and internship opportunities. Professional certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is preferred.

Focusing on the following coursework may be useful to those seeking a career in automotive service: mathematics, computers/electronics, automotive service and technology and courses that teach analytical skills.

Career Path

Entry-level service technicians may become mid-level technicians after a few years of experience and at least one specialized certification from the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Salary Range

The average annual earnings of entry-level technicians are approximately $24,000 to $31,000. Earnings vary depending on experience, and the dealer's geographic location and size.

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Benefits

Benefits vary by employer, but most dealerships offer on site training, health insurance, retirement plans, and other benefit options. Talk with the specific dealer human resource manager about benefit packages.

Physical Demands

Working in the automotive industry can be physically demanding. Certain positions require employees to spend most of their workday on their feet and to carry heavy and awkwardly sized items. A reasonable level of physical fitness and flexibility is beneficial.

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