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 experienced Automotive Service Technician is over $60,000 per year
(including health and retirement benefits). Top technicians can make over $100,000 per year!
As a military veteran, you’ve acquired real-world experience and skills during your time in uniform. Put what you’ve learned in regards to technical training, leadership, teamwork, integrity and global awareness to work for you by becoming an Automotive Service Technician with help from Woody Anderson Ford.
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Many skills learned during your time in the military easily transfer to the automotive technology industry. We will evaluate your military transcripts and see what training and experience you have already had that can be transferred to Ford Technician certifications.
By definition, Automotive Service Technicians inspect, maintain and repair automotive vehicles and light trucks as well as diesel vehicles and heavy trucks. They may also overhaul systems, like the powertrain, suspension and steering components.
It’s important to keep in mind...it’s more than turning wrenches.
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.
Transition into a career as an Automotive Service Technician!
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.
For the right candidate, we will oversee and pay for your technician training and certification.
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.
As a military vet, you have access to an array of programs that can help you achieve your goals. After serving, you likely have one or more GI Bills®. You can use these benefits to help finance your education. Fortunately, we partner with Calhoun Community College which is a military-friendly school that accepts GI Bill® benefits.
The GI Bill ® offers several advantages beyond tuition help, this includes help with housing costs and help with attaining a low-cost mortgage.
After you complete an Automotive Technician program and your internship, 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 continue your training. Most dealership and service shops require technicians to furnish their 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)