Nothing says "Americana" like the image of an auto mechanic in a grease-stained jumpsuit--even if, nowadays, the car he's working on is probably manufactured in Japan. While General Motors has been the subject of a bad-press overload in the wake of their product recall catastrophe, that's not to say there aren't plenty of great jobs at body shops, dealerships, and yes, large-scale manufacturers.
Here are a few of them, all currently hiring. Godspeed!
1. Tire Maintenance Technician
Average salary: $32,000
Description: Learn how to mount, balance, install and repair tires. Install Tire Pressure Monitor sensors. Perform tire maintenance. Road test vehicles. Demonstrate the ability to learn basic mechanical tasks. A high level of motivation and energy and strong customer service skills.
2. Auto Sales Professional
Average salary: 44,000
Description: Must have strong follow up skills. Ability to learn and explain product information, application and benefits. Offering test drives to all prospects and following proven dealership processes. Knowledge of new and used product information. Must have clean driving record, clean criminal background and be drug free. Must be a self-starter and have a winner’s attitude.
Average salary: $41,000
Description: Alto, AL, is currently searching for a Tool and Die Maker with 5+years experience in building and repairing progressive and compound blanking dies. Experience in heat treating and related machine shop equipment is required.
4. Robotics & Controls Engineer
Average salary: $57,000
Description: Develops, designs, and programs controls solutions for automated robotic manufacturing systems. Creates documentation for robotics and automation control systems. Provides technical assistance to customers, sales, service and training. Direct customer/user in proper operation of robots and systems. Assists Japan with the development of new systems/software and hardware. Develop and maintain skills on robotic applications and technologies. Completes special assignments.
5. Safety Engineer
Average salary: $59,000
Description: This position is responsible for OSHA Compliance and General Plant Safety Programs primarily in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Develops and implements safety program to prevent or correct unsafe working conditions, utilizing knowledge of industrial processes, mechanics, chemistry, psychology, and industrial health and safety laws: Examines plans, specifications, and audits new and transferred machinery or equipment to determine if all safety precautions have been included. Reads and reviews equipment drawings and makes safety recommendations as needed based upon these.
6. Lube Technician
Average salary: $33,000
Description: Lubricates moving parts of diesel engine trucks. Injects grease into units, such as springs, universal joints, and steering knuckles, using hand or compressed-air powered grease gun. Inspects fluid level of steering gear, power steering reservoir, transmission, differential, rear axle housings, and shackles. Checks air pressure of tires. Lubricates moving parts with specified lubricants. Drains oil from crankcase and refills crankcase with required amount of oil.
7. Warranty Coordinator
Average salary: $39,000
Description: This position is responsible for the preparation, coding and submission of all Manufacturers’ warranty claims in a timely manner. Understands and insures compliance with all manufacturers and vendor policies and warranty procedures and insures proper documentation on all claims. Also, assists the service department in answering phone calls when necessary. Follows up on payment of outstanding claims, not to exceed 60 days. Reviews warranty chargeback’s with service manager; resubmits rejected or underpaid claims if applicable with correct documentation. Follows-up on parts that tested serviceable by the manufacturer with service manager.
8. Automotive Mechanic
Average salary: $35,000
Description: At The Auto Repair we have the latest equipment and technical knowledge to service our customers car and truck repair needs. Our goal is to keep our customers safe while also getting the most miles out of their vehicle. We are currently looking for an A.S.E. Certified Mechanic to service customer vehicles. We prefer a MD State Inspection license, but not required.
Average salary: $28,000
Description: As an Auto Detailer you will be responsible for the interior and exterior cleaning of vehicles according to company standards and applicable safety measures. Maintain supply inventories and monitor the cleaning equipment and machinery for proper operation and maintenance. Perform cleaning on vehicles, using cleaning supplies and equipment e.g. brushes, scrapers, vacuums, solutions etc. Apply polishes, conditioners, waxes and/or masking materials to preserve, protect, and restore vehicle’s interiors and exteriors. Inspect parts, equipment, or vehicles for cleanliness and damage.
10. Automotive Design Engineer
Average salary: $64,000
Description: As an Automotive Design Engineer, you will be responsible for preparing sketches, renderings, and 3D CAD proposals for management reviews. In addition, the Automotive Design Engineer will work with other disciplines in the development of scale and full size clay models ultimately interfacing with program engineering teams in the development of feasible high quality products based on their designs.
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