How to write an Auto Mechanic job description
Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.
Auto Mechanic job title
A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.
Examples of Auto Mechanic job titles
Auto Mechanic job summary
A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.
Example of an Auto Mechanic job summary
Our used car dealership is in need of an experienced, thorough Mechanic for our service and parts department. The successful candidate will be responsible for diagnosing and repairing myriad mechanical issues on customers’ cars, including AC and electrical problems. We’re looking for a well-trained and highly organized professional who takes pride in his or her work and can perform various customer service duties as required throughout the day. We employ between four and six Auto Mechanics at any given time, so we need a professional with a flexible schedule and a willingness to work overtime when needed.
Auto Mechanic responsibilities and duties
The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.
Examples of Auto Mechanic responsibilities
Greet customers when they arrive and take a detailed history of vehicle performance or mechanical failure
Diagnose vehicles based on observational and mechanical testing as well as information provided by the customer
Provide customers with detailed estimates for repairs and replacements and obtain signature approval prior to commencing work
Repair vehicles based on the diagnosed issues and repair estimate
Test drive vehicles after repairs are complete to ensure mechanical soundness and to determine whether any other problems exist
Describe vehicle’s condition to customer and answer any follow-up questions
File appropriate documentation on each repair
Auto Mechanic qualifications and skills
Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.
Examples of Auto Mechanic skills
High school diploma/GED required
ASE certification preferred but not required
3+ years of automotive repair experience
Valid driver’s license
Excellent communication skills
Knowledge of tools and equipment required to conduct all repairs
Ability to operate diagnostic tools required
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