Automotive Technician: Ford Lincoln Veteran Careers Program

Woodland, California US Ford-Lincoln Veteran Careers Program

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 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

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 for the Automotive Technician:

  • Military Veterans with a maintenance related career, technician, or mechanic experience wanting to continue or begin a career as an Automotive / Maintenance Technician must have the ability to pass the following pre-employment screening requirements with the hiring dealership (drug screening, credit score, motor vehicle record report and a background investigation)
  • Military Veterans with a maintenance related career, technician, or mechanic experience must meet the following qualifications:
  • An Honorable Discharge from the United States Military and the ability to provide proof of service and discharge if applicable.
  • Formal military schooling in a technical field such as mechanical, power generation, aviation maintenance, electrical, electronics, hydraulic systems, or other parallel technical specialized skills; Must be able to provide proof of technical training and job designation.

OR

  • Completion of an Automotive Technology certificate or degree program from an accredited Vocational School or College

John Glenn Behrends

US Army (Ret)

Automotive Technician Recruiting III

Industry Management Services

CALIBRE

C: 760 514-7996

john.behrends@calibresys.com

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