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Auto Technician, Diesel Technician

Posted on: January 16, 2023
Co Owner

Website Overweg Repair

Hometown Repair From People Who Care

Job Title:  Technician


Job Summary:  Repairs and overhauls automobiles, trucks and other automotive vehicles by performing the following duties:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


·         Follow all rules and regulations as spoken or written in any form by the management, i.e. employee’s handbook and any addendums issued to posted at any time

·         Maintain a positive attitude and the team concept at all times

·         Use the phone in a professional manner, always with the intention of creating a long-term relationship between the repair shop and the customer

·         To act in a professional manner suitable as to represent a quality organization with which you are employed, always and in every instance projecting an attitude of honesty and respectfulness.

·         Each employee must adhere to all OSHA safety rules and regulations as well as all city and county regulations regarding shop safety, fuel spill cleanup or other flammable or hazardous material

·         Attend and participate in all company related work and safety meetings

·         Wear appropriate safety equipment as needed.

·         Maintain a cost-conscious attitude toward all company spending.

·         Accomplish maintenance and organization by daily cleaner, putting away tools (shop and/or personal)

·         Examine vehicle.  Discuss nature and extent of damage or malfunction with head tech, if needed.  Provide recommendations for repair, including parts list needed to perform recommend repairs.  Use the revisions tab to create the estimate for the customer.  Provide them with a list of other repairs they may need in the near future.  Get customer approval before repairing.  Use customers knowledge level when explaining issue.

·         Perform a preventive maintenance inspection on all oil changes (auto, light truck) Ensure all reports are complete and accurate.

·         Remove and replace parts as trained and/or shows in ProDemand.

·         Keeps equipment available for use by inspecting and testing vehicles; completing preventive maintenance such as, engine tune-ups, oil changes, tire rotation and changes, wheel balancing, replacing filters.

·         Diagnosis of vehicle or truck, complying with state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards.


·         Maintains vehicle functional condition by listening to operator complaints; conducting inspections; repairing engine failures; repairing mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions; replacing parts and components.

·         Communicating with customer in laypersons terminology

·         Maintains vehicle appearance by cleaning and washing vehicle before returning it to customer.

·         Ensure that all work is performed to proper specifications.  Verifies vehicle serviceability by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems.

·         Inspect vehicle for cleanliness, mark RO complete, park vehicle in appropriate spot.

·         Maintains vehicle records by correctly and honestly recording all parts and labor on work orders.

·         Use labor time clock in tablet

·         Communicates with Service or Office Manager and front office. In person, status use, notes on RO’s.

·         Order Parts –only when service manager & office are busy

·         Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies via Corinne;  performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.

·         Contains costs by using warranty; minimal comebacks; evaluating service and parts options.

·         Keeps supplies ready by turning in low inventory slips, putting unused stock back in its appropriate spot and putting all parts to be returned on the proper shelf.

·         Updates job knowledge by participating in weekly online classes, educational opportunities and reading technical publications.

·         Accomplishes maintenance and organization mission by keep area clean daily and general shop cleaning.

·         Put away all tools, shop and personal.

·         Assist other employees as directed by management.

·         Immediately report any damage to equipment or facilities.  Correctly fill out incident report as needed.

·         Other duties as assigned

·         Maintain the company slogan: “Hometown Repair From People Who Care”



*Everyone’s job is to do whatever it takes to help the business run efficiently*

*Subject to change at administrators discretion*

Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:  Associate degree or equivalent from two-year technical school; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write concise diagnostic findings and recommendations for repair.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from service writer and customers.  Must read and write English proficiently.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to apply concepts, such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Certificates, Licenses:

·         Current Drivers License, CDL for Diesel Techs

·         Proof of degree

·         Proof of experience

·         ASE certification if you have it.


Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

                While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.

                The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds of dead weight, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds of dead weight.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

                While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration.  The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and risk of electrical shock.  The employee occasionally works in high precarious places, in outside weather conditions, and with explosive chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Comments:  The employee must possess the proper tools and equipment to perform this job description.

To apply for this job email your details to corinne@overwegrepair.com