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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN JOBS

One of the perks of being a T‑TEN grad is that your job opportunities in the automotive industry are virtually endless. Not only do you have the hands-on skills and dealership experience that are in high demand, you also have plenty of ways to make them work for you.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Here are just a few types of jobs that T‑TEN grads can choose from:

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

A service technician performs a wide array of maintenance and light repair task such as 4-wheel alignments, brake repairs, oil changes, and wheel service.

MID-LEVEL TECHNICIAN

The mid-level technician can perform all of the service technician task and an increased level of repair and diagnostics on engines, transmissions, and engine controls.

MASTER TECHNICIAN

The master technician performs the highest level of diagnostics and repairs as well as providing feedback communication with Toyota and Lexus quality teams.

SHOP FOREMAN

The shop foreman is the “go to” person in the shop when a technician encounters a new or unusual diagnostic issue. The shop foreman also typically distributes workflow and often interacts with customers.

SERVICE ADVISOR

The service advisor greets the customer, arranges service appointments, records customer concerns and provides communication between the technician and customer.

SERVICE MANAGER

The service manager has the responsibility of hiring the right talent to make the service department successful and oversee the daily operations to ensure customers concerns are addressed properly.

Service Departments are the heart and soul of every dealership. Skilled diagnostic and repair technicians have become the key to any successful dealership.

SERVICE DIRECTOR

As a Service Director, it really helped me going through T‑TEN. Working in the shop for many years helped me understand how the vehicles work, and how to work with the technicians in the shop.

GREG FOSTER
Toyota Master Automotive Technician
Service Director and T‑TEN graduate

Salary and Benefits

SALARY & BENEFITS

Salary and benefits vary by market and dealership. Many dealerships provide health insurance and offer 401(k) plans along with other benefits. And dealerships are generally improving work-life balance for their staff by reducing the number of hours they’re required to work.*

Trained auto technicians in great demand and T‑TEN skills are portable. Since vehicles and dealerships are local, service can’t be outsourced to another country, providing added career security.

* NADA 2014 Workforce Study and an Independent survey conducted for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. — 2013

SHOP FOREMAN

T‑TEN graduates begin their careers at a Toyota or Lexus dealership performing maintenance and minor repairs. As a Master Technician, you’ll tackle more challenging and advanced diagnoses and procedures.

JEFF ANDERSEN
Toyota Master Automotive Technician
Shop Foreman and T‑TEN graduate

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