Why Become an Auto Technician? These days it’s not easy to find a high-quality, good-paying job that offers someone without a four-year college degree the ability to grow your career and possibly advance into management while working in a great company culture.
Woody Anderson Ford has these opportunities!
The average compensation of an Automotive Service Technician is over $60,000 per year (including health and retirement benefits).
Top technicians can make over $100,000 per year!
If you have a passion for, cars and trucks, an aptitude for mechanical engineering and computers, and a strong work ethic, Automotive Service Technician is the perfect career for you!
As a technician at Woody Anderson Ford, you will receive Ford certifications and work closely with Senior Master Technicians to ensure you gain the knowledge and hands-on training you need to give you the best opportunity for success.
Woody Anderson Ford will help to define and support your career path so you get the most out of your training and experience.
If you have little or no previous education in the automotive technology field, and have a desire to learn the trade, we may be able to help find funding for you to enroll in Calhoun Community College's 2-year Automotive Tech Program. For individuals who are low-income, or have other employment challenges who have the right attitude, work ethic, and passion, Woody Anderson Ford will be happy to assist you.
Automotive Tech Jobs are High-Tech Jobs
Years ago, “technician” took the place of “mechanic” in the automotive vocabulary, as cars and trucks—and the skills needed to service them—become increasingly complex.
Today’s new cars and trucks take this to a whole new level.
They are intricate systems combining computers, mechanical and software elements with precision cast parts.
This means much of today’s service work involves the use of computers and high tech diagnostic equipment.
Working on these machines involves problem-solving and can be both challenging and rewarding.
How to Get Started as an Automotive Service Technician
Achieving the highest level of technical expertise is a process; there are no shortcuts.
But while formal training programs can be important, on-the-job experience and a general mechanical interest and ability are critical.
Computer skills are increasingly valuable as well.
You can start with us in an entry-level position in the Service Department or Body Shop while we oversee and pay for your training and certification.
Your continuous interest in advancing to the next level and acquiring the skills to do that will help you achieve success; we will constantly make you aware of your progress and help you move up.
We will also support your efforts by giving you the opportunity to earn your tools as you progress through your training.
Most dealership and service shops require you to furnish your own tools.
Experienced, well-trained technicians will always be in demand and able to earn top-dollar, so if you enjoy the work, putting in the time and effort to complete training and certification will virtually always pay off.
It’s not uncommon for Automotive Technicians to advance significantly over the course of their careers.
Common ways to advance are through increasing certifications to perform more complicated work—starting as a level 1 technician doing maintenance work and advancing eventually to become a level 4 Master Technician certified to service virtually all systems in the vehicle.
On a separate career track, some technicians transition to the customer service side and become Service Advisors, working with customers to identify their needs and schedule service and maintenance.
Still others progress into management, some move into our Parts Department, others manage all of the Service Operation.
Our General Manager, Bobby White, oversees the entire dealership and he started his career at Woody Anderson Ford over 30 years ago as an Automotive Technician!
What We Offer
* Health Insurance * 401(k) Savings Plan with Employer Match
* Closed on Sundays
* Paid Vacation
* Paid Company Holidays
* Paid Training
* Work-Life Balance
* Ongoing Professional Development
* Employee Discounts
* Family-Friendly and Inclusive Team Culture
* Career Growth and Internal Promotions
* Custom and Competitive Wage Plans
We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination/harassment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Location/Region: Huntsville, AL (35816)