Automotive Technician / Mechanic

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Salem, OR


Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Automotive Technician / Mechanic to keep up our level of commitment to safety and reliability. In this role, the successful candidate will perform preventative maintenance and repairs both on cars and light trucks in accordance with factory and industry standards. In addition the technician will perform computer and electrical diagnosis and work closely with Gartens maintenance team members to meet company goals. Our fleet is comprised of several manufacturers, engines and chassis configurations. An Automotive Technician / Mechanic candidate must also be able to work independently and be self-starting without direct supervision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Conduct thorough inspections and diagnostic tests to troubleshoot issues and ensure vehicle in proper   operating condition.
  • Perform routine and preventative maintenance services on both diesel and gas vehicles.
  • Identify worn and damaged parts (all parts to include major components such as engines and transmissions), repairing, adjusting, or replacing as needed.
  • Verify vehicle performance by conducting test drives and adjusting controls and systems.
  • Contain costs by following warranty guidelines and evaluating parts and service options.
  • Maintain vehicle records by annotating services and repairs.
  • Communicate frequently with Maintenance Manager and/or supervisor as directed to update on timeline of repairs.
  • Maintain safe and organized work area; keep shop equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining supplies, performing preventative maintenance, and calling for repairs.
  • Follow all state and federal vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards; follow company policies, procedures, and safety and EPA regulations. Must use all safety equipment necessary for the job.•Maintain current knowledge of job and technical skills by participating in educational opportunities and reading technical and regulation publications.

Required Qualifications

  • Must have own hand tools
  • Minimum 3-5 years practical experience in automotive maintenance and repair
  • Demonstrated expertise in identifying parts and components of car and light truck engines, transmissions, and braking mechanisms; proven ability to disassemble, work on, and reassemble diesel truck parts and machinery; ability to identify mechanical and electronic problems, make repairs, and offer a proper maintenance strategy
  • Proficient in use of all tools of trade
  • Basic computer skills to input vehicle maintenance records and diagnosis equipment
  • Ability to meet physical demands of the job (job requires frequent lifting/moving up to 50lbs, climbing, stooping, kneeling, seeing, grasping, hearing, etc.)
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in Automotive Technology
  • ASE  Certifications
  • Valid Drivers License
  • OEM training and/or certification

Job Requirements & Worksite Info

Additional Information

Pay Rate:

Pay determined upon experience.


Monday - Friday
40 Hrs/Week


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