Title: Automotive Technician
Location: Kent, WA
Work Schedule: 30-32 hours per week; 4 day work week
Compensation: $20.00-22.00 hr, Depending On Experience
Open: November, 2017
Closes: When filled
Summary: Hopelink is hiring an Automotive Service Technician who is driven and brings a strong work ethic to the team! This position will perform extensive work in the diagnosis, repair and service of automobiles, medium size trucks, buses and related equipment such as hydraulic systems, gasoline and diesel engines. This role is also responsible for preventive maintenance inspections and related repairs. This role requires the candidate to obtain their CDL class C within 180 days of hire and pass a DOT medical exam. Training for CDL class C will be provided at no cost to employee. Applicants with a valid Washington State driver's license will be considered.
Essential Functions: * Diagnose and repair tires, cooling, electrical, brakes (including ABS), steering, air intake systems, fuel injection systems, suspension systems, and electronic components. * Diagnose, maintain and repair wheel chair lifts, lift gates, and other related systems. * Repair and replace interior systems and components. * Install and/or remove specialized equipment to meet department's specific needs. * Operate standard shop equipment including: computerized wheel balancer, parts washer, various hydraulic service lifts, jacks, jack stands, presses, overhead fluid dispensers, and various hand tools. * Repair and maintain shop equipment. Clean shop floors, benches and equipment when needed. * Properly use chemicals and solvents and understand hazardous material communications, wastewater standards, fluid recovery, and disposal rules. * Utilize various shop manuals, users' guides, and schematics. * Maintain service, maintenance, repair and other related records in a computer database information management system. * Read and interpret various manufacturer wiring diagrams, electrical schematics and similar drawings. * Identify parts and components needed and, using proper nomenclature, complete written parts requests. * Make service calls to rescue and repair disabled vehicles. * Provide technical assistance to non-automotive service personnel. * Dispense fuel, wash and vacuum vehicles when needed. * Provide daily, weekly, monthly reporting information to all Transportation staff members when needed. * Perform safety inspections on Hopelink vehicles. * Fully operate all types of Hopelink vehicles. Transport vehicles to dealers and other service vendors. * Communicate respectfully with people of all cultures, languages, ages, genders, gender preferences, races, physical abilities, ethnic backgrounds, and religions. * Maintains a professional and positive working relationship with clients, vendors, volunteers, donors, and fellow staff and adheres to the Hopelink and King County Metro Standards of Conduct. * Practices and achieves Hopelink's Core Competencies in order to support Hopelink's overall strategy, team goals and individual goals. * Regular attendance and punctuality is essential to our business and to this position.
•A minimum of 2-3 years professional experience working in an automotive maintenance shop performing maintenance tasks equivalent to those defined for this position. * Demonstrated strong mechanical aptitude. Demonstrated ability to continue education and training in automotive repair technology independently and as provided and directed by employer. * Computer or data entry experience.
•This position is a Service Critical Employee with specific attendance requirements. More information is available in the Hopelink Adverse Weather Policy. Employee must report to work site during their scheduled hours, regardless of weather conditions or other emergencies. Manage own transportation needs in adverse weather, including possible limitations to public transportation options. Have a specific plan to address any other possible attendance barriers that arise during adverse weather and other emergencies, such as disrupted utilities or public services, road closures, school closures.
ASE Automotive Brake Certification and or an equivalent certification from a recognized and approved equal. * Working knowledge of small transit or school bus systems a plus.
The physical demands and work environment described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions. * Must be able to lift 70 pounds on an occasional basis. * Work involves standing, walking, stooping, talking, reaching, sitting, bending, kneeling, climbing, grasping, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, and reaching with hands and arms. * Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. * The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Licenses, Certificates and other requirements: * Must pass criminal background check through the Washington State Patrol. * Valid Washington State Driver's License. * Reliable personal transportation. * Proof of personal automobile liability insurance. * Work boots with oil resistant soles are required (at employee's expense). * As a safety sensitive position, all Mechanics are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. * Must have a good driving record. Copy of DMV report may be requested. * Must have reliable transportation in order to adhere to service critical employee attendance requirements. We are actively building an environment that welcomes and encourages the involvement and success of all individuals and respects the new possibilities that are created when diverse people, beliefs and values are included. If you want to join our dynamic team, why not bring your talents and skills to Hopelink? In addition to great staff, we offer a competitive benefit package.
Hopelink is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workplace diversity. www.hopelink.org
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.
Benefits eligible position: Medical, Dental, Paid Holidays, sick time and vacation accrual, life and long term disability insurance, 401k and more!
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $20.00 to $22.00 /hour
Phone: (253) 850-6419
Location: 8011 S 222nd St, Kent, WA 98032
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $20.00-22.00 hr