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Technician - Skowhegan
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Position Description


TITLE: Technician                                                  DEPARTMENT:  Service Operations


REPORTING TO:  Service Manager                       EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION:  Non-Exempt




The Technician is responsible for productive diagnosis, repair, and replacement of general automotive parts and accessories. A Technician is expected to comply with company safety, loss prevention, and customer service programs as well as established policies and procedures and municipal, state, and federal regulations.




1.   Operational Duties

         Ensures a valid Service Work Order is initiated prior to initiating service on a vehicle

         Ensures a VIP Multipoint Vehicle Inspection is completed on every vehicle serviced and returned to the Service Desk prior to initiating service on the vehicle

         Participates and supports in an active role with the Inspect, Inform and Educate Program

         Ensures a valid Service Work Order is visibly displayed with the vehicle while it is being serviced

         Ensures the Service Work Order and any required printouts are completed and returned to the Service Desk with the vehicle keys upon completion of service

         Obtains needed parts through Service Manager, Service Writer, Retail Management or Retail Sales Associate personnel only

         Returns all unused parts to Service Management or Retail personnel after the completion of service

         Returns rebuilt parts cores, batteries and used tires to designated security areas for appropriate handling

         Maintains average productive "billed labor hours" equivalent to 70% of hours worked during any consecutive sixteen week period

         Minimizes "comeback" rate to one or less during any four week period

         Supports VIP's Tire Program by performing general services to include tire replacement, oil changes, and related services when necessary to meet the business needs, as directed by Service Management.


2.  Safety & Housekeeping Responsibilities

         Road tests vehicles after completion of service to ensure safe and satisfactory operating conditions

         Secures and locks customer vehicles when returning vehicles to parking lot areas upon completion of service

         Installs seat covers, floor mats and steering wheel covers prior to entering customer's vehicles and removes them upon completion

         Maintains a clean work area clear of debris, cores, unused parts and stray tools and equipment

         Maintains and cleans shop equipment immediately after use by removing debris, grease, chemicals, etc

         Participates in daily and weekly shop maintenance programs as designated by Service Management

         Complies with established safety and loss prevention programs to include protective eyewear


3.  Additional Responsibilities (Performs other functions as required.)

         Maintains technical capabilities to ensure proficient use of service equipment and maintain ASE certification status

         Complies with the provisions of VIP's culture and service standards

         Participates in periodic employee meetings to implement new and continuing training programs, train service employees on OSHA and company safety standards and inform employees of other program, policy, procedural, and/or product changes

         Works in conjunction with the Service Manager to ensure shop equipment preventative maintenance standards are met

         Supports on the job training of the apprentice mentorship program

         Coordinates and communicates with Service Manager as needed to ensure productive operational teamwork between Retails sales and Service departments

         Complies with company, municipal, state, and federal regulations regulating disposal of hazardous waste materials




         Maintain 70% minimum productivity

         Minimal come-backs/ high customer service standards

         Work as scheduled by Management




         Reports directly to the Service Manager

         Receives supervisory directions from Service Manager, Store Manager and Assistant Managers

         Receives assignments and work directions from the Service Desk personnel in order to meet work flow efficiency




1.   Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

         Read, analyze, and interpret technical instructions, journal and procedures, or governmental regulations

         Effectively explain technical information to customers, present and respond to questions from coworkers, trainers and supervisors

         Calculate figures and amounts such as subtotals, totals, tax rates, ratios, and percentages

         Diagnose and recommend solutions to basic and complex automotive problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where limited diagnostic standardization exists

         Interpret, understand, and apply instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

         Ability to successfully and accurately perform the following types of work (not limited to):

o   Steering and Suspension Diagnosis and Repair

o   Brake Diagnosis and Repair

o   Exhaust System Diagnosis and Repair

o   Air Induction / Fuel System Services

o   Fluid Exchanges

o   Tire Mounting and Balancing

o   Light Mechanical Work

o   4-Wheel Alignments


2.   Minimum Education and/or Experience Level

         Completion of two-year college or technical school recommended

         Minimum of 1 years experience as an Installation Technician


3.   Certificates, Licenses, and/or Registrations

         Current, valid driver's license issued in state of residence

         Refrigerant handling certification through ASE, MACS or IMACA recommended

         Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification is recommended

         State Motor Vehicle Inspection License is required if store is located in a state that participates in vehicle safety and emission inspections and the facility is licensed to perform them



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Job duties are performed within an indoor service department (generally 800 to 2500 sq. ft.), which opens to the outdoors via overhead doors. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to varying weather, climate, and temperature conditions, mechanical equipment, automotive, and industrial cleaning chemicals and noise levels that may reach 110 decibels depending upon type of service being performed. Protective eyewear must be worn in the service area at all times.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described below 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 to perform the essential functions. Listed below is a table which summarizes the physical activities associated with the position and the average amount of time required of each physical activity.


Essential Physical Activity Requirements t

Less than 1/3 of Time

1/3 to 2/3 of Time

More than 2/3 of Time




Pushing / Pulling













Essential Weight Lifting/Force Exertion Requirements

Listed below is a table which summarizes the amount of time spent and weight lifted or force exerted in the position.

Less than 1/3 of Time

1/3 to 2/3 of Time

More than 2/3 of Time

More than 51 lbs

Up to 50 lbs



Essential Vision Requirements

         Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)

         Distance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)

         Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)

         Peripheral Vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)

         Depth Perception (three dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)

         Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)


9 E. Madison St.
Skowhegen, ME

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