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Auto Mechanic Job Description

Auto Mechanics diagnose, repair, and help prevent problems with vehicle performance and ensure that vehicles operate in a safe, reliable manner. They are also known as Mechanics or Automotive Technicians.

We are searching for an Auto Mechanic to help our clients resolve issues with vehicle performance and appearance. The Auto Mechanic will liaise with clients about the performance and history of their vehicles, inspect mechanical and electronic components, diagnose issues, and discuss possible resolutions with clients. You will be required to also maintain shop equipment and generate estimates and timelines for repairs.

To excel as an Auto Mechanic, you should be focused on providing high quality service to clients as you help them identify, repair, and avert issues that may affect the performance or longevity of their vehicles. We insist that you are thorough, reliable, honest, logical, and motivated.

Auto Mechanic Responsibilities

  • Proven ability to diagnose and repair vehicles and follow safety instructions and directions.
  • Proficiency with hand tools and other equipment.
  • Excellent active listening, problem solving,  and communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, independent, and reliable with a strong work ethic.

Auto Mechanic Requirements

  • Listen to clients to learn more about vehicle history, potential problems, and the services they would like to receive.
  • Work with the manager and other mechanics to diagnose and repair the mechanical and electrical components of vehicles.
  • Perform test drivers, inspections, and other diagnostic tests on vehicles to identify where problems exists and determine which parts need to be repaired or replaced.
  • Complete preventative maintenance on vehicles, such as performing oil changes, flushing and replacing fluids, and replacing brakes.
  • Repair damage to the body of the vehicle and washing and painting the vehicle’s exterior.
  • Generate timelines and estimates for repairs and discussing options with clients.
  • Inspect internal systems and controls to ensure the vehicle is operating properly and in compliance with state regulations.
  • Maintain accurate records relating to clients, their vehicles, parts, and service history.
  • Use shop equipment as instructed, performing regular maintenance and repairs as needed.
  • Engage in learning opportunities to update job knowledge and technical skills.
  • Proven ability to diagnose and repair vehicles and follow safety instructions and directions.
  • Proficiency with hand tools and other equipment.
  • Excellent active listening, problem solving,  and communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, independent, and reliable with a strong work ethic.

Personalising Your Auto Mechanic Job Description Advise

The hiring process and recruiting new employees to fill your key roles requires a degree of personalisation if you are to attract the best employees in a competitive employment market. The right person for a crucial role or more senior roles will likely have other employers targeting them. As your job description will be the first point of contact, you need to nail your pitch and provide the best possible service.

When creating your bespoke description and advert, you should cover and promote these points:

Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

Employee benefits: Compensation and benefits often fail to appear in job ads and while you may want to hold your cards close to your chest, failing to include them is a mistake. Consider answering common questions, such as working hours and paid leave. Researching the average salary for the role in these early stages will ensure you don’t waste your interviewer’s and the candidate’s time.

Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.


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