Ford - Lincoln Veteran Careers Program Automotive Technician: Ford Lincoln Veteran Careers Program in Story City, Iowa
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 Bill® Approved Apprenticeship Program, which means that eligible Military Veterans with a maintenance related career, technician experience, or mechanic experience may use their GI Bill® Benefits to obtain a monthly stipend (based on DoD BAH rates) for their first two years of employment with Ford-Lincoln.
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, 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:
US Army (Retired)
Automotive Technical Recruiter
Industry Management Services
Location : LocationUS-IA-Story City
Category Service Technician