Entry Level Service Technician
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.
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
- 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
- Successful completion of an automotive technology training program in a National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)-certified high school or community college is beneficial
- 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