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Ford - Lincoln Veteran Careers Program Automotive Technician: Ford Lincoln Veteran Careers Program in Story City, Iowa

Overview

The Ford-Lincoln Veteran Careers Program is designed to recruit and train experienced military Veteran maintenance mechanics and technicians. Military Veterans with a maintenance related career, technician, or mechanic experience become brand-certified Ford-Lincoln chassis certified automotive technicians with dealerships that are immediately hiring. Military Veterans with a maintenance related career, technician, or mechanic experience must meet prerequisite qualifications, experience and capability requirements. This includes attending a four-week long in-resident instruction and certification course upon being hired with a Ford-Lincoln dealership.

This employment opportunity is a U.S. Department of Labor and GI BillĀ® Approved Apprenticeship Program, which means that eligible Military Veterans with a maintenance related career, technician experience, or mechanic experience may use their GI BillĀ® Benefits to obtain a monthly stipend (based on DoD BAH rates) for their first two years of employment with Ford-Lincoln.

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, Experience and Capability Requirements:

  • Have at least 3 years of experience working as a Technician in an automotive service department.

  • Valid driver's license and a clear driving record

  • Ability to pass the following pre-employment screening requirements (drug screening, Motor Vehicle record report and a background investigation)

  • Be able to provide a minimum of three good work references, with current contact information.

    Must be able to:

  • Operate power and hand tools and other types of machinery safely.

  • Drive a manual transmission (for road tests).

  • Read and comprehend technical instruction.

  • Lift up to 50 pounds unassisted and operate hoist and test equipment.

  • Sit, bend, stoop and/or stand for extended periods (up to 8 hours or more)and kneel, crawl, bend, reach, push, pull and maneuver in a shop environment safely and as needed.

  • While most shops have a controlled climate and are well ventilated, must be able to work in an environment that may have exposure to: Petroleum products, dust, hot or cold temperatures, loud noises, strong odors (exhaust fumes) and assorted other distractors.

  • Manual dexterity in both hands and the ability to manipulate small objects.

  • Good communication skills and the ability to work with the public.

  • Must be willing to complete mandated online training, as assigned during initial interview and screening process.

  • Must be willing to accept a minimum 24 month employment obligation upon hiring.

    For additional information Contact:

    John Behrends

    US Army (Retired)

    Automotive Technical Recruiter

    Industry Management Services

    CALIBRE

    Cell: 760.514.7996

    john.behrends@calibresys.com

Location : LocationUS-IA-Story City

ID 2022-11945

Category Service Technician

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