Vehicle Technician Reference: DEC20216715 Expiry date: 18:00, 20 January 2022 Location: South Lakes Salary: £30,000.00 - £41,000.00 Per Annum Benefits: Pension Lloyd Motor Group is the largest prestige motor group covering Cumbria, the North East, Lancashire, North Yorkshire and the South of Scotland and has been successfully trading for over 40 years. Privately owned and family run, the company prides itself on its professional yet personal approach in dealing with and supporting its customers and staff, always committed to the communities it serves. Lloyd Motor Group currently has 6 BMW and MINI retailers as well as operating 8 franchise dealerships representing brands including Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, KIA, Honda Motorcycles and Motorrad, and 5 state of the art Bodyshops. We are looking to recruit an experienced Technician to join the busy team at Lloyd BMW / MINI, South Lakes. The successful applicant will be a qualified Technician who undertakes the repair and servicing of vehicles, diagnosing additional faults and ensures all work is completed safely and to the highest standards and to customers’ satisfaction. Duties include: * Complete work orders including details of repairs completed, parts required and labour to be charged * Test vehicles using measuring devices to provide accurate diagnostic reports to the Workshop Controller * Interpret and use technical data and instruction provided by the manufacturer * Conduct routine service work on vehicles brought into the workshop * Remove and install vehicle components in accordance with the manufacturer’s methodology * Carry out vehicle health checks and identify areas of concern * Carry out preparations for new vehicles * Perform technical repair work in accordance with established and documented procedures * Ensure correct materials, tools and measuring devices are used * Ensure any faults have been reported and noted on job cards and inform the Service Manager/ Workshop Controller of any additional faults not covered in the scope of the repair and delay to completion * Record details of work including all hours worked and material usage * Ensure vehicle safety standards have been complied with when returned to customers * Ensure vehicles are protected and kept clean during service and repair * Ensure all work is completed to manufacturer standards and rules If you have the experience, drive and ability to take over this critical position then they want to hear from you. We have positions for technicians of all levels, including: * Prep Technician, OTE up to £30,000 per annum plus optional overtime. * Level 2 Technician, OTE up to £31,000 per annum plus optional overtime. * Level 3 Technician, OTE up to £36,000 per annum plus optional overtime. * Master Technician, OTE up to £41,000 per annum plus optional overtime. To apply for this position, please click on the link below to submit your CV.
There are intermediate and advanced apprenticeships available by different institutes that you can take up for becoming a vehicle technician. The time duration for a course is usually 2-3 years. On-the-job training is an essential requirement for being eligible to work as a technician in the automotive industry. You can get trained by the British Army as well.
Effective communication skills are important for this job role as you have to interact with the customers, explaining to them the issues with a motor vehicle and how to go about fixing them. You need automotive technical proficiency to diagnose a problem quickly, good organisation and time management skills will aid you to excel at your job.
It is a good career choice if you like working with cars and are passionate about learning new technical automobile repair and maintenance skills. The job can be monetarily rewarding if you are smart enough to handle different kinds of vehicles and are flexible with the working hours and environment.
Automotive technician jobs are physically demanding. The repairs have to be done sometimes standing on your feet for quite a long time. But if you are passionate about working with vehicles, the job will not feel that stressful. You need to have good physical health to work as a technician in the automotive industry.
With the constant development and innovation in the automotive industry, the need for technicians is increasing. The employment opportunities are likely to get even better in the coming decade. If you want to pursue your career in this field, it has promising prospects. Searching for a job in the UK’s automotive industry? Explore InAutomotive!
Automotive technicians do the repair and maintenance of auto vehicles. They have to make sure that the cars and small trucks they work on are road-worthy and safe to drive. They examine the different systems of the cars to gauge the technical issues, they can use computerized diagnostic tools to get a better idea about the problem they are encountering and provide a solution that is best and accurate. They inspect the parts of the vehicle that have worn out and need replacement. Keeping the quality and safety standards while performing different tasks is also in the automotive technician job description.
The day-to-day responsibilities of automotive technicians include communicating in detail with the customers to know the issues they are facing with the vehicles to provide repair and maintenance solutions accordingly. They do the oil, filter, and belt change as per the mileage schedules being established by the different car manufacturing companies. They inspect the damages in detail and explain to the customers, the cost, and timeline for a repair. They suggest preventive maintenance for keeping the vehicle functioning smoothly. They have to keep a record of all tasks so that the employer and clients don’t have to ask many questions about the kind of work being done and its cost.
One of the technical skills required for auto technician jobs is the latest knowledge about engine components and systems. You need to have good analytical skills for the role as most of the work involves inspecting the vehicle and identifying an issue. Being a good problem-solver will help you do your job better. Communication skills are also essential for this position as you have to interact with the customers, other team members, and employers. You need to be well-acquainted with how to provide delightful and gratifying customer service. Check InAutomotive for recently advertised job openings by sought-after automotive companies in the UK!
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