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Automotive Technician

Automotive Technician job overview

Automotive technicians diagnose and solve vehicle issues using various equipment, from computerized diagnostic equipment to hand tools. They conduct routine maintenance on certain auto parts and components, but most of their work focuses on servicing automobiles' software, electronic, or computer systems. Automotive technicians will help with the full process of the inspecting, maintaining, and repairing of vehicles. They work on traditional motors and transmissions and have a comprehensive understanding of computer and electronic systems like those that control braking systems, automotive steering, accident-avoidance sensors, and more. They may also work on cars and trucks that rely on alternative fuels and electricity. The automotive technician's work environment includes car dealerships, service departments, repair shops, or autobody centers.

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Automotive Technician job summary

Our car dealership team is rapidly expanding, and we are currently looking for a new automotive technician to join our service center. The ideal candidate will be eager to diagnose and facilitate automotive repairs using our automotive computer software, and their electrical systems expertise. We’re looking for automotive technicians that like to problem solve until they find the best solution for the client. If you have the mechanical experience we’re searching for, apply today!


Ashburn, VA
Automotive Technician responsibilities
  • Determine and investigate any malfunction codes in the vehicle’s integrated diagnostic system using skilled expertise and diagnostic tools
  • Help establish service protocols for tracking the status of repairs, maintaining relevant technical manuals, using charts, and more for all of our dealerships
  • Apply a checklist-based approach to ensure a comprehensive examination of all vehicle systems, including the engine, air conditioning, transmission, and brake systems
  • Conduct routine maintenance, as needed, such as fluid level checks, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, or oil changes
  • Follow all manufacturer specifications for vehicle system repairs to ensure optimum customer satisfaction and facilitate returning business
  • Clearly articulate automotive repair issues and repairs needed to remedy them to both customers and auto mechanics
Automotive Technician qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED is required
  • Must have completed a post-secondary training program in automotive service technology; associate degree a plus
  • Automotive Service Excellence/ASE certification or Society of Automotive Engineers/SAE certification is preferred
  • Strong customer service and communications skills are needed
Automotive Technician compensation

$47,911 (National Average)

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