Job Description

Mechanic Job Description

Mechanic Job Overview

Mechanics work to diagnose, troubleshoot, and fix vehicle malfunctions through a series of visual and diagnostic testing, test drives, and other methods. A mechanic is responsible for performing routine maintenance such as oil changes, tire rotations, structural work, and repairs from auto accidents. They must speak to customers about their automobiles’ performance and history, inspect mechanical components, and prepare repair cost estimates. The mechanic establishes repair work timelines, and discusses options with customers. They must be mechanically minded and proficient in using diagnostic equipment, hand tools, and other necessary equipment. Mechanics often work in car dealerships, repair shops, service centers, or other auto body settings.

Mechanic Job Template

Mechanic Job Summary

We are searching for an analytically minded auto mechanic to help our repair shop’s customers resolve issues with their vehicles’ performance, structure, appearance, and functionality. Our ideal candidate is comfortable communicating with customers about their vehicles’ performance and maintenance history. You’ll be tasked with inspecting automobiles’ mechanical components, systems, and parts to determine their necessary fixes. You’ll also maintain repair shop equipment and prepare cost estimates. If you’re an automotive professional with excellent customer service skills, please apply today!


Ashburn, VA

Mechanic Responsibilities

  • Team up with managers and other mechanics to diagnose and service cars coming in for auto repairs
  • Ensure accurate record-keeping for vehicle repairs, maintenance, and service history
  • Creating estimates for auto repair work and their respective timelines for sharing with customers
  • Engaging in learning opportunities to update job knowledge and technical skills
  • Complete preventive maintenance work on vehicles, including oil changes, air conditioning service, filling fluids, and replacing brake pads, spark plugs, and batteries
  • Identify and address mechanical problems and malfunction codes found in the vehicle's electrical system, mechanical systems, and electronic systems
  • Perform system inspections, test drives, and diagnostic tests to determine necessary repair work

Mechanic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • An associate's degree from a vocational or technical school and/or ASE certification are a plus
  • Valid driver’s license needed
  • Strong manual dexterity and proficiency with hand tools and other repair shop equipment is necessary
  • Excellent work ethic, listening, problem-solving, and communication skills are desired

Mechanic Compensation

$18.25 /hr (National Average)


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