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EMPLOYER EXTRA: Journeyman Automotive Technician

Extra Extra: Graham Auto Repair

Graham Auto Repair is featuring a fantastic job opening at their location for a Journeyman Automotive Technician. This full-time position will use your skillset for diagnosing, maintaining, and repairing automotive systems and other essential components. Compensation is a healthy range of $26-33/hour depending on experience. If this sounds like the perfect fit for you, check out the additional information below and apply on Graham Auto Repair’s careers website!

Journeyman Automotive Technician Full Time

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Location: Yelm, WA
Compensation: $26.00 – $33.00 hourly
Monday-Friday from 7:50 am – 5:00 pm

Position Goal 

Responsible for diagnosing, maintaining, and repairing automotive systems including engine, transmission, electrical steering, alignment, suspension, brakes, air conditioning, electrical components, etc on a variety of cars, trucks and motorhomes. Provide mentoring and training to other technicians and apprentices. Responsible for adhering to Graham Auto Repair (GAR) purpose, vision, essentials, and core values.

Position Responsibilities

  • Diagnose the cause of any malfunction and perform correct repair
  • Perform digital vehicle inspections (DVI) on every vehicle
  • Perform work as outlined on work order with efficiency and accuracy, in accordance with shop and factory standards. Follow set guidelines by using the correct procedures, manuals, diagrams, and safety protocols.
  • Must comply with safety regulations, PPE, and shop procedures
  • Report any unsafe or negligent actions or repairs to the Production Manager immediately.
  • Test-drive vehicles before and after to test components and systems, using diagnostic tools and special service equipment
  • Maintain detailed records of repairs, services performed, and parts used. Documents diagnostics results and recommendations.
  • Immediately communicate to the Service Advisors if additional work is needed.
  • Correctly and adequately document and explain repairs, issues, and recommended services for customers
  • Executing repairs under warranty to manufacturer specifications.
  • Perform auto care and maintenance tasks such as oil changes, fluid changes, fluid level checks, A/C and heating checks, tire checks, etc
  • Provide exceptional customer service
  • Responsible for keeping the bay area, shop area, and lunchroom clean, organized, and safe at all times.
  • Keep a professional appearance
  • Vacuum, clean windows and pickle vehicles.
  • Must complete 40 hours of additional training per year.
  • Mentor technicians and apprentice technicians
  • Assists with other duties as assigned

Position Requirements and Qualifications 

  • Journeyman Level Technician 4 years of experience with automotive repair, diagnostics equipment, and scan tools required.
  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record is required.
  • Must obtain 609 certification within 30 days of hire.
  • Must be able to obtain at least one ASE certification within one year of hire.
  • Must take 2 ASE tests per year until A1- A8 are obtained
  • Must have your own tools.
  • Must have strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to follow instructions and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to use power and hand tools.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Great organizational skills.

Physical & Mental Demands & Working Conditions

Must be able to move and stand for long periods of time. Repetitive movements such as bending, reaching, stretching, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and crawling. Must have hand and eye coordination. Must have excellent manual dexterity and fine motor skills. Ability to reach above head for long periods of time. Must be able to work safely in a noisy area with odors present. Must be able to apply established protocols in a timely manner. Must be able to maintain focus in a busy workshop environment.

Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of the job. The work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

Graham Auto Repair is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application please email grahamauto.careers@gmail.com

To apply, please visit our careers page at https://grahamautorepair.bamboohr.com/careers

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