Automotive Technician: Ford-Lincoln Veteran Careers Program

Ford Veteran Careers Saint Albans , VT 05479

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

The Ford-Lincoln Veteran Careers Program is designed to promote the hiring of qualified United States Military Veterans, Transitioning Military Service Members, and currently serving National Guard and Reserve Component Members in good standing at participating Ford and Lincoln Dealerships throughout the nation. Selection for the program is highly competitive in keeping with the tradition of professionalism found in both the Armed Forces and the Ford/Lincoln brands. The primary goal of this initiative is to recruit and train former military maintenance and repair technicians and mechanics to become brand-certified Ford or Lincoln Automotive Service Technicians. Veteran candidates must meet the requisite qualifications, experience, capability requirements, and be willing to attend a four-week long in-resident course upon hiring. Hired Veterans must further be willing to make a long-term commitment to their respective Ford and or Lincoln Dealership Employer.

  • This employment opportunity is a DOL, GI Bill Approved Chassis Certified Technician Apprenticeship Program. Eligible Veterans may use their GI Bill housing allowance, for the first two years of employment.

The Ford and Lincoln Automotive Service Technician core job description (After formal training & OJT):

  • Perform assigned work as outlined on repair orders with efficiency and accuracy, in accordance with dealership and factory standards.

  • Diagnose the cause of malfunctions and performing repairs, if authorized by Service Consultants (for customers).

  • Coordinate with the Parts Department to ensure availability of parts.

  • Saving and tagging parts if under warranty or if requested by Service Consultants (for customers).

  • Examine the vehicle to determine if additional safety or service work is required.

  • Notify Service Consultants if additional work is required or if repairs/work cannot be completed within, the time promised.

  • Document work performed as directed by Service Consultants.

  • Road test vehicles to ensure quality of repair and ensuring vehicles remain clean.

  • Keep abreast of factory technical bulletins and attending factory-sponsored training classes.

  • Maintain the shop area by keeping it neat, clean and remain accountable for all tools used.

  • Understand and comply with federal, state and local regulations, such as safety requirements, hazardous waste disposal, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other policies, procedures and programs as required.

  • Wear appropriate PPE, to include safety glasses. Maintain safety awareness at all times.

  • The Service Technician will be required to work closely with others or independently, as required.

  • Dealership uniforms are required.

Pay: $40,000-$60,000 Annually (starting salary will depend on experience, education, location, and other factors).

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Automotive Technician:

  • Military Veterans with a maintenance related career, technician experience, or mechanic experience will perform assigned work as outlined on repair orders with efficiency and accuracy, in accordance with dealership and factory standards.

  • Diagnosing the cause of malfunctions and performing repairs, if authorized by dealership service advisors.

  • Coordinating with the Parts Department to ensure availability of parts.

  • Saving and tagging parts if under warranty or if requested by Service Consultants (for customers).

  • Examining the vehicle to determine if additional safety or service work is required.

  • Notifying Service Advisors if additional work is needed or if repairs/work cannot be completed within the time promised.

  • Documenting work performed as directed by Service Advisors.

  • Road testing vehicles to ensure quality of repair and ensuring vehicles remain clean.

  • Military Veterans with a maintenance related career, technician, or mechanic experience are responsible for keeping abreast of factory technical bulletins and attending factory-sponsored training classes.

  • Keeping the dealership service area neat and clean and remaining accountable for all tools used.

  • Understanding and complying with federal, state and local regulations, such as safety requirements, hazardous waste disposal, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other policies, procedures and programs as required.

  • Automotive technicians at Ford-Lincoln dealerships are required to wear appropriate PPE, to include safety glasses. Maintaining safety awareness at all times.

  • The Ford-Lincoln automotive technician will be required to work closely with others or independently, if needed.

  • Dealership uniforms are required.

Qualifications

Qualifications for the Automotive Technician:

  • Military Veterans with a maintenance related career, technician, or mechanic experience wanting to continue or begin a career as an Automotive / Maintenance Technician must have the ability to pass the following pre-employment screening requirements with the hiring dealership (drug screening, credit score, motor vehicle record report and a background investigation)

  • Military Veterans with a maintenance related career, technician, or mechanic experience must meet the following qualifications:

  • An Honorable Discharge from the United States Military and the ability to provide proof of service and discharge if applicable.

  • Formal military schooling in a technical field such as mechanical, power generation, aviation maintenance, electrical, electronics, hydraulic systems, or other parallel technical specialized skills; Must be able to provide proof of technical training and job designation.

OR

  • Completion of an Automotive Technology certificate or degree program from an accredited Vocational School or College

James Dowdy

US Army (RET)

Field Recruiter

Industry Management Services

CALIBRE

Cell: 813.695.0619

james.dowdy@calibresys.com

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