How to write a 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.
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 Mechanic job titles
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 a Mechanic job summary
We are looking for a Mechanic who can diagnose and repair simple and complex automotive issues, and perform routine maintenance tasks for our client’s vehicles. The successful candidate will use state-of-the-art computer diagnostic equipment to pinpoint issues and develop a cost-effective solution for each customer. The ideal applicant will have exceptional customer service skills and be willing to spend the necessary time explaining issues to customers and helping them understand their service needs. Our company offers a competitive salary and full benefits.
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 Mechanic responsibilities
Work with customers to understand their concerns and properly diagnose the issue
Produce accurate and itemized work estimates for customers who request them
Spend time explaining the vehicle repair needs to each customer so that they understand what repairs they need
Utilize the latest in diagnostic equipment to accurately pinpoint vehicle issues
Conduct vehicle inspections and alert customers to issues that will prevent their vehicles from passing inspection
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 Mechanic skills
High school diploma/GED required (Associate degree preferred)
3+ years’ experience performing automotive service
Familiarity with the latest vehicle diagnostic equipment
Valid state vehicle inspection licence required
Must possess ASE or equivalent certification
Exceptional customer service skills and a friendly disposition
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