Auto Technician/Mechanic – Ford West
Description: For more than 61 years, Baxter has been family-owned and family-operated. And the Baxter family extends to our team members, because you're our most valuable asset. As a top 40 dealer group in the country, we have grown more than 25% in the last five years, and we continue to share that growth with our team and the communities we serve.
- 20 locations
- 15 world-class brands
- Growing footprint in Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado
Due to this growth Baxter Auto Group is looking for a Service Technician.
Performs variety of tasks in order to evaluate, repair and overhaul automobiles, trucks and other automotive vehicles. Functions include, but are not limited to the following: Performs technical and physical diagnostic assessment to determine the malfunction. Uses a powered vehicle lift to access and assess areas of the vehicle that needs repaired, replaced or overhauled; will utilize power and hand tools to disassemble, access and perform repair work. After repair is performed a physical and technical diagnostic is done to assure proper repair is completed.
- Complete system diagnostics and full automotive troubleshooting and testing.
- Maintain an organized and neat shop area.
- Road-test vehicle to ensure quality repair work was completed.
- Comply with all company safety policies and procedures.
- Communicate directly with service advisors regarding the status of the service work as well as the estimated time for completion so that customers can be informed.
- Continuously learn new technical information and techniques in formal training sessions in order to stay abreast with rapidly changing automotive technology.
- Other duties as assigned by management
- High School Diploma or GED required; Technical School certificate preferred
- 2 years or more of previous experience as an automotive technician preferred
- Valid driver's license within the state you will be working along with a clean driving record
- Must have Excellent communication skills
- Must be detail oriented
- Must be able to handle a high volume of duties at one time
What we have to offer:
- Professional, fun, and friendly work environment with supportive management
- Excellent benefits package, including Medical, Dental, and Vision
- 401k, including employer match
- Basic & Voluntary Life Insurance
- Long Term Disability Insurance
- Employee Pricing and Discounts
- Paid Vacation, and holidays
- Tuition assistance programs
- Opportunities for career growth and advancement
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
-Rarely 1-5% of the time, in an 8-hour day
-Occasionally 6-33% of the time, in an 8-hour day
-Frequently 34-66% of the time, in an 8-hour day
-Continuously 67-100% of the time, in an 8-hour day
STANDING: (Remaining on one's feet in an upright position without walking). Frequent: Standing when performing repair work on motor vehicles. May be standing on stool to access components in the engine compartment. Work is performed on concrete floor. There may be oil, water, mud on the floor surface.
WALKING: - (Moving about on foot. It requires 3 consecutive steps to be considered walking) Occasional: Moving throughout the repair shop to acquire needed tools and parts. Moving around and under vehicle (on lift) to inspect the vehicle.
SITTING: (Remaining in a seated position with hips and knees bent to some extent and buttocks resting on a surface) Occasional: May sit to perform some work tasks such as brake work.
LIFTING: (Raising or lowering an object from one level to another.) Occasional: Tasks may be coupled with bending to access parts and components. Some examples include.
*Item: Vehicle Battery Height: vary depending upon make/model of vehicle
Weight: up to 67 lb. H9A Rate: Rarely
*Battery may be accessible from the side of the vehicle or underneath the passenger seat of vehicles
*Item: Vehicle Tires Height: will vary - vehicle is on a lift
Weight: up to 88 lb. Rate: Rarely
*tire lift may be utilized if available.
*Item: Cylinder head Height: Accessible in engine compartment
Weight: 30 lbs. (3.6 L engine) Rate: Occasional
*may be on stool and leaning into engine compartment
Item: Coolant Container Height: 18 handle to radiator
Weight: ~36 lb. Rate: Rarely
Item: *Transmission Height: from lift to work table ~38
Weight: Weight will vary depending upon type Rate: Rarely
of vehicle (2-person lift used)
*lift is available to support weight when removing from underneath vehicle.
CARRYING: (Transporting an object over a distance through walking) Frequent: Carry variously sized
tools and automotive body parts to/from cart (32) to work bench (37-38)
Item: Alternator Weight: ~16 lb.
Item: Rotor Weight: ~22lbs.
Item: Battery H7 Weight: 47 lbs.
Item: Battery H9A Weight: 67 lb.
Item: Cylinder Head Weight: ~30lb.
Item: Container of coolant Weight: 4 gallons equal ~36 lb.
Item: Container of oil Weight: 1 gallon equal 7 lb.
PUSHING: (Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the Force) Occasional:
Item: Mobile Brake Lathe Height: Self-selected between 33 to 38
Force: 35-45 lbs. Initial and sustained Rate: Rarely
Item: Cart with parts Height: 32-36 cart height
Force: will vary depending on part Rate: Rate will vary
PULLING: (Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves toward the Force) Occasional:
Item: Part Cart Height: 12 to 58
Force: 20 lbs. Rate: Rate will vary
Item: VAS 6755 Welder Height: Self Selected
Force: 30 lbs. Rate: Rate will vary
CLIMBING: (To Ascend or Descend apparatus or structures) Occasional: Stepping onto and off stool to access engine compartment. Climbing up/down 8 step stool or ladder for high profile vehicles.
STOOPING: (Bending the body downward and forward from a standing position by bending the spine at the hips and/or waist) Frequent: Accessing, removing, handling parts from the engine compartment. May maintain the stooped position for extended periods of time.
KNEELING: (Bending the legs at the knees to come to rest on one or both knees) Occasional:
Setting the lift under vehicles. Working on lower components of the car - removing lug nuts on vehicle
CROUCHING: (Bending the body downward and forward by bending legs at the hips and knees with simultaneous forward bending of the spine) Occasional: Making repairs on brakes; removing lug nuts.
REACHING: (Extending arms and hands away from the body in any direction. Shoulder angle must be least 45 degrees from the body to be considered reaching) Frequent: Forward reaching various objects to access, remove and replace parts. Forward reaching may consist of but not limited to: using power and hand tools.
Occasional to Frequent: Reaching above shoulder level when working underneath raised vehicle; when working in the engine compartment.
HAND USAGE: (Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with the hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand, such as to turn a switch or shift gears) Constant: Requires one or both hands to perform handling tools, lifting parts or carrying objects. Examples of tasks:
Electric Impact Tool Weight 4.5 lb. - single finger trigger 5 lb. force
Pneumatic Impact Tool (weight 4.5 lb.) - single finger trigger 7 lb. force
Air Grinder (weight 1/2 lb.) - 2-3 finger trigger 1 lb. force.
Air cut-off tool (weight 5 lb.) - 2 finger trigger 2 lb. force.
Pinching demonstrated when using nuts, bolts and other components.
CRAWLING: (Moving about on hands and knees, hands and feet or on the abdomen) Rarely
Setting the vehicle lift on smaller or lower profiled vehicles.
AWKWARD POSTURE - May assume back lying posture to access areas of the vehicles such as electronics under the dashboard.
HAND/FOOT CONTROLS: use of transmission jack (foot pump), tire lift jack (hand); operating vehicles
PPE's: Hearing Protection. Additional PPE's dependent upon activities such as welding, grinding etc.