Automotive Technician, Tires Plus, Reston, VA


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Reston, VA, US
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Automotive Technician

Job description

Services and repairs automotive systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Customer and Vehicle Service (85%)

  • Personally road tests automobiles (both before and after service work is performed)

  • Performs inspections on assigned vehicles following Tires Plus procedures (according to M.A.P.

    Guidelines) to reports findings to service management

  • Adequately explains mechanical diagnoses and needed repairs to non-mechanical individuals which may

    include teammates and Bosses on an as-required basis

  • Performs tasks for which they are qualified in one or more of the following areas: brakes, electrical,

    engine performance, engine repair, heating/air conditioning, suspension/steering, automatic

    transmissions/transaxles and manual drivetrains and axles

  • Keeps store management aware of service area mechanical repair problems as they occur

  • Performs other duties as assigned or as required for the orderly management of the store, such as:

    removing mounting and/or installing tires, shock absorbers, batteries and other automotive supplies and

    services; loading and unloading trucks requiring the movement of items weighting up to 100 lbs

  • Drives customer or company vehicles to drop off and pick-up customers or automotive parts

  • Practices proficiency in the application of Tires Plus methods, standards and procedures

  • Continuously learns new technical information and techniques in formal training sessions in order to stay

    or become proficient in automotive diagnosis and repair

  • Maintains A.S.E. certification(s)

  • Tires Plus certifications completed and current

  • Follows all Tires Plus applicable Tires Plus Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Policies

    Miscellaneous Functions (15%)

    • Maintains service center standards of cleanliness, orderliness and appearance of space and equipment in the service department

    • Reviews maintenance/operating efficiency of tools and store equipment, i.e. engine diagnostic equipment, alignment machines, brake lathes, etc. If needed, the store will contact the qualified repair vendor to perform the maintenance

    • Complies with company safety policy and federal/state OSHA safety requirements which include, but is not limited to, the wearing of approved eye protection, proper lifting techniques, proper wheel torqueing, proper footwear, etc.

  • Attends meetings as required by management

  • Helps to provide on-the-job training for new Maintenance Technicians, General Service Positions,

    Installers and apprentice VSTs

  • Other duties as assigned by Store Manager, Service Manager and/or Manager of Vehicle Services

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    Store Deliveries

  • Tire deliveries contain between 90 & 400 tires 1 time per week depending on the retail location

  • Storage racks are between (4in. & 106in.)

  • Stack tires on carts between (1in. & 72in.) to take to storage. Then place in storage racks

  • Roll tires to storage and place in storage racks

  • Roll tires to storage and place on a conveyor between (18in. & 43in.) then into racks

  • Roll tires to storage and place into stacks

  • Tires weigh between (11 lbs. & 66 lbs.)

  • Majority of tires weight between (18 lbs. & 27 lbs.)

  • Pushing or pulling tires into or out of tight racks requires (15 to 55 lbs.) of force Tire Service

  • Perform 0 to 3 flat repairs per day

  • Mount and balance 4 to 28 tires per day

  • Rotate wheels on 1 to 7 vehicles per day

  • Pull new tires for customers weighing between (11 lbs. & 72 lbs.)

  • Average car tire weighs (27 lbs.), Average truck/SUV tire weighs (35 lbs.), Average Off Road Truck tire

    weighs (44.5 lbs.)

  • Tire racks are between (4in. & 106in.) with ladders and step ladders available depending on the store

  • Wheels weigh between (5 & 42 lbs.) with an average of (20.6 lbs.)

  • Place wheels and tires on mounting machines between (28in. & 31in.)

  • Place wheels on balancer between (27in. & 29in.)

  • Tire mounting handles are between (19in. & 64in.)

  • Use foot controls to remove and mount tires

  • Tire repair stand are between (36in. & 39in.)

  • Pulling back the tire bar to hook onto the mounting machine requires (20 to 35 lbs.) of force

  • Pulling the valve stem with a tool requires (1 to 15 lbs.) of force

  • Wing nut for balancer weighs (4 lbs.)

  • Air impact wrench/torque gun weighs (6 to 8 lbs.)

  • Pushing down on torque bars requires (40 to 80 lbs.) of force. Body weight can be used to offset the force

    needed

  • Air hoses hang between (72in. & 80in.)

    Oil Changes

  • Oil changes can take between (35 min. & 1 hour)

  • Opening and closing hoods requires (3 to 6 lbs.) of force

  • Pulling oil hose to vehicles requires (4 to 13 lbs.) of force

  • Oil hoses hang between (66in. & 80in.)

  • Maneuvering oil carts requires (4 to 15 lbs.) of force

  • Pulling out floor jack arms from under the vehicle requires (3 to 20 lbs.) of force

  • Adjusting arm length requires (3 to 22 lbs.) of force

  • Maneuvering rack arms from the sides of the vehicles requires (3 to 22 lbs.) of force and are typically

    moved with feet

  • Oil filters are stored between (4in. & 61in.)

  • Individual quarts of oil weigh (1.5 to 2 lbs.)

  • Oil filters weigh less then (5 lbs.)

    Alignments

  • Perform between 2 & 10 alignments per day

  • Sliding vehicle plates requires up to (20 lbs.) of force

  • Alignment remote weighs (4.5 lbs.)

  • Sliding alignment jacks requires (10 to 55 lbs.) of force

  • Alignment computer keyboard is between (44in. & 47in.)

  • Alignment reflectors are between (22in. & 60in.)

  • Alignment reflectors weigh between (10 & 16 lbs.)

  • Alignment break arm weighs (1.5 lb.)

  • Step onto and off of alignment rack to access steering wheel, key and to set the parking in the vehicle

  • Use hand tools to make adjustments under the vehicle

  • All adjustments are performed overhead while vehicle is on the rack

    Fluid Service

  • Fluid services can take up to 1 hour

  • Perform 1 to 5 fluid services per day

  • Fill transmission machine with 7 to 11 quarts of fluid

  • Fill coolant with up to 2 gallons weighing (9 lbs.) each

  • Old jugs of coolant can weigh up to (30 to 35 lbs.)

  • Opening and closing hoods requires (3 to 6 lbs.) of force.

  • Use hand tools for fluid services

  • Pulling out floor jack arms from under the vehicle requires (3 to 20 lbs.) of force

  • Adjusting arm length requires (3 to 22 lbs.) of force

  • Maneuvering rack arms from the sides of the vehicles requires (3 to 22 lbs.) of force and are typically

    moved with feet

  • Supplies are between (4in. & 112in.) with a ladder available

  • Perform overhead work under the vehicle

  • Maneuvering oil carts requires (4 to 15 lbs.) of force

  • Maneuvering coolant cart requires (4 to 20 lbs.) of force

    Brake Service

  • Perform 0 to 2 brake fluid exchanges per day

  • Perform 0 to 2 brake pad changes per day

  • Perform 0 to 2 rotor services per day

  • Brake services can take between 1 & 2 hours per axle

  • Pulling out floor jack arms from under the vehicle requires (3 to 20 lbs.) of force

  • Adjusting arm length requires (3 to 22 lbs.) of force

  • Maneuvering rack arms from the sides of the vehicles requires (3 to 22 lbs.) of force and are typically moved with feet

  • Air impact wrench/torque gun weighs (6 to 8 lbs.)

  • Pushing down on torque bars requires (40 to 80 lbs.) of force. Body weight can be used to offset the force needed.

  • Supplies are between (4in. & 112in.) with a ladder available

  • Hanging lights are between (76in. & 80in.)

  • Place rotors on the lathe between (39in. & 44in.)

  • Lathe controls are between (34in. & 40in.)

  • Total weight of wheels and tires together weigh an average of (30 to 55 lbs.) and can go up to (114 lbs.)

  • Calipers weigh between (5 & 12 lbs.)

  • Box of new rotors weigh between (5 & 42 lbs.)

  • Brake pads weigh between (1 & 5 lbs.)

  • Brake fluid vacuum device weighs up to (11 lbs.) Miscellaneous

  • Opening doors requires (20 to 45 lbs.) of lifting force

  • Closing doors requires (20 to 80 lbs.) of pulling force without the use of body weight

  • Drive customer vehicles

  • Batteries are on racks between (3in. & 48in.) weighing between (27 & 49 lbs.)

  • Supplies are between (5in. & 112in.) with ladders and step ladders available depending on the store

  • Supplies weigh between (1 & 42 lbs.)

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    • Cold work environment in the winter with a cold cement floor

    • Hot work environment in the summer

    • Oil and other slippery substances on the floor at times

    • Exposure to a variety of chemicals used in cleaning, lubrication, etc.

    • Use hand, power and air tools to perform repairs

      QUALIFICATIONS

    • Reading and writing

    • Ability to learn basic mechanical tasks

    • Must have a valid automobile driver's license at all times and be able to drive customer and company

      vehicles

    • Must have a minimum 2 years of automotive repair experience, completion of Vocational-Technical

      School program in a related field or demonstrated skills via third party certificates/assessment.

    • A.S.E certification in at least one of A1-A8 is preferred. Will accept equivalent external qualifications or

      training certifications. (New Hires with external similar qualification/certification will have up to 2 years of employment to comply.)

      WHY TIRES PLUS

      Kick your career into high gear when you join the team at Tires Plus. Tires Plus will set you on a road to success with incredible benefits and more:

  • Competitive Salaries

  • Extensive Training

  • Monetary Incentives

  • Benefits That Start on Day 1


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