automotive technician / mechanic
- Diagnose and repair to specifications – brake and hydraulic, exhaust, primary and/or advanced fuel ignition and electrical, suspension and alignment.
- Adequately explain technical diagnoses and needed repairs to non-mechanical individuals which may include employees and customers on an as-required basis.
- Continuously learn new technical information and techniques in formal training sessions in order to stay abreast with rapidly changing automotive technology.
- Assist fellow technicians/mechanics in performing technical activities.
- Keep store management aware of mechanical repair problems as they occur.
- Maintain an organized and neat bay.
- Adhere to all company policy, procedure, safety and environmental rules.
- Carry out repairs and maintenance to all models of Holden, BMW and Hyundai vehicles at factory dealership
- Operate advanced diagnostic and repair equipment, operate IT equipment
- Operate client vehicles, interact with clients and the public
- Attend regular ancillary training courses
- 24/7 Roadside assistance operator 1997-2001
- Align wheels and steering mechanisms of automobiles, using special alignment equipment and wheel-balancing machines.
- Remove and replace exhaust systems.
- Remove and replace cooling system components such as water pumps, thermostats, reservoirs, radiator lines and hoses.
- Change oil and filters, bleed brake fluid systems, flush and bleed engine coolant systems.
- Moderate engine work such as replacing gaskets, sensors, vacuum lines, waste gates, intake manifolds, valve covers, pulleys, timing belts, spark plugs, and ignition coils.
senior automotive technician / transport supervisor
- Conducted automotive inspections, diagnostics, and repairs on European, Japanese imports to include engines, transmission, differentials, brakes, clutches, etc..
- Maintained accurate hours and repair records.
- Build a solid reputation as a highly-skilled and quality-driven mechanic entrusted with increased responsibility often supervising other mechanics.
- Responsible for handling other essential work by following standard work procedures.
- Maintains vehicle functional condition by listening to operator complaints; conducting inspections; repairing engine failures; repairing mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions; replacing parts and components; repairing body damage.
- Verifies vehicle serviceability by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems.
- Complies with state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards.
- Maintains vehicle appearance by cleaning, washing, and painting.
- Maintains vehicle records by recording service and repairs.
- Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
- Contains costs by using warranty; evaluating service and parts options.