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Technician

Company: Tires Plus
Location: Rockford
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION

Services and repairs automotive systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Customer and Vehicle Service (85%)

  • Personally road tests automobiles (both before and after service work is performed)
  • Performs inspections on assigned vehicles following Tires Plusprocedures (according to M.A.P.

    Guidelines) to reports findings to service management
  • Adequately explains mechanical diagnoses and needed repairs to non-mechanical individuals which may

    include teammates and Bosses on an as-required basis
  • Performs tasks for which they are qualified in one or more of the following areas: brakes, electrical,

    engine performance, engine repair, heating/air conditioning, suspension/steering, automatic

    transmissions/transaxles and manual drivetrains and axles
  • Keeps store management aware of service area mechanical repair problems as they occur
  • Performs other duties as assigned or as required for the orderly management of the store, such as:

    removing mounting and/or installing tires, shock absorbers, batteries and other automotive supplies and

    services; loading and unloading trucks requiring the movement of items weighting up to 100 lbs
  • Drives customer or company vehicles to drop off and pick-up customers or automotive parts
  • Practices proficiency in the application of Tires Plus methods, standards and procedures
  • Continuously learns new technical information and techniques in formal training sessions in order to stay

    or become proficient in automotive diagnosis and repair
  • Maintains A.S.E. certification(s)
  • Tires Plus certifications completed and current
  • Follows all Tires Plus applicable Tires Plus Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Policies

    Miscellaneous Functions (15%)
    • Maintains service center standards of cleanliness, orderliness and appearance of space and equipment in the service department
    • Reviews maintenance/operating efficiency of tools and store equipment, i.e. engine diagnostic equipment, alignment machines, brake lathes, etc. If needed, the store will contact the qualified repair vendor to perform the maintenance
    • Complies with company safety policy and federal/state OSHA safety requirements which include, but is not limited to, the wearing of approved eye protection, proper lifting techniques, proper wheel torqueing, proper footwear, etc.


      • Attends meetings as required by management
      • Helps to provide on-the-job training for new Maintenance Technicians, General Service Positions,

        Installers and apprentice VSTs
      • Other duties as assigned by Store Manager, Service Manager and/or Manager of Vehicle Services

        PHYSICAL DEMANDS

        Store Deliveries
        • Tire deliveries contain between 90 & 400 tires 1 time per week depending on the retail location
        • Storage racks are between (4in. & 106in.)
        • Stack tires on carts between (1in. & 72in.) to take to storage. Then place in storage racks
        • Roll tires to storage and place in storage racks
        • Roll tires to storage and place on a conveyor between (18in. & 43in.) then into racks
        • Roll tires to storage and place into stacks
        • Tires weigh between (11 lbs. & 66 lbs.)
        • Majority of tires weight between (18 lbs. & 27 lbs.)
        • Pushing or pulling tires into or out of tight racks requires (15 to 55 lbs.) of force Tire Service
          • Perform 0 to 3 flat repairs per day
          • Mount and balance 4 to 28 tires per day
          • Rotate wheels on 1 to 7 vehicles per day
          • Pull new tires for customers weighing between (11 lbs. & 72 lbs.)
          • Average car tire weighs (27 lbs.), Average truck/SUV tire weighs (35 lbs.), Average Off Road Truck tire

            weighs (44.5 lbs.)
          • Tire racks are between (4in. & 106in.) with ladders and step ladders available depending on the store
          • Wheels weigh between (5 & 42 lbs.) with an average of (20.6 lbs.)
          • Place wheels and tires on mounting machines between (28in. & 31in.)
          • Place wheels on balancer between (27in. & 29in.)
          • Tire mounting handles are between (19in. & 64in.)
          • Use foot controls to remove and mount tires
          • Tire repair stand are between (36in. & 39in.)
          • Pulling back the tire bar to hook onto the mounting machine requires (20 to 35 lbs.) of force
          • Pulling the valve stem with a tool requires (1 to 15 lbs.) of force
          • Wing nut for balancer weighs (4 lbs.)
          • Air impact wrench/torque gun weighs (6 to 8 lbs.)
          • Pushing down on torque bars requires (40 to 80 lbs.) of force. Body weight can be used to offset the force

            needed
          • Air hoses hang between (72in. & 80in.)

            Oil Changes
            • Oil changes can take between (35 min. & 1 hour)
            • Opening and closing hoods requires (3 to 6 lbs.) of force
            • Pulling oil hose to vehicles requires (4 to 13 lbs.) of force
            • Oil hoses hang between (66in. & 80in.)
            • Maneuvering oil carts requires (4 to 15 lbs.) of force
            • Pulling out floor jack arms from under the vehicle requires (3 to 20 lbs.) of force


              • Adjusting arm length requires (3 to 22 lbs.) of force
              • Maneuvering rack arms from the sides of the vehicles requires (3 to 22 lbs.) of force and are typically

                moved with feet
              • Oil filters are stored between (4in. & 61in.)
              • Individual quarts of oil weigh (1.5 to 2 lbs.)
              • Oil filters weigh less then (5 lbs.)

                Alignments
                • Perform between 2 & 10 alignments per day
                • Sliding vehicle plates requires up to (20 lbs.) of force
                • Alignment remote weighs (4.5 lbs.)
                • Sliding alignment jacks requires (10 to 55 lbs.) of force
                • Alignment computer keyboard is between (44in. & 47in.)
                • Alignment reflectors are between (22in. & 60in.)
                • Alignment reflectors weigh between (10 & 16 lbs.)
                • Alignment break arm weighs (1.5 lb.)
                • Step onto and off of alignment rack to access steering wheel, key and to set the parking in the vehicle
                • Use hand tools to make adjustments under the vehicle
                • All adjustments are performed overhead while vehicle is on the rack

                  Fluid Service
                  • Fluid services can take up to 1 hour
                  • Perform 1 to 5 fluid services per day
                  • Fill transmission machine with 7 to 11 quarts of fluid
                  • Fill coolant with up to 2 gallons weighing (9 lbs.) each
                  • Old jugs of coolant can weigh up to (30 to 35 lbs.)
                  • Opening and closing hoods requires (3 to 6 lbs.) of force.
                  • Use hand tools for fluid services
                  • Pulling out floor jack arms from under the vehicle requires (3 to 20 lbs.) of force
                  • Adjusting arm length requires (3 to 22 lbs.) of force
                  • Maneuvering rack arms from the sides of the vehicles requires (3 to 22 lbs.) of force and are typically

                    moved with feet
                  • Supplies are between (4in. & 112in.) with a ladder available
                  • Perform overhead work under the vehicle
                  • Maneuvering oil carts requires (4 to 15 lbs.) of force
                  • Maneuvering coolant cart requires (4 to 20 lbs.) of force

                    Brake Service
                    • Perform 0 to 2 brake fluid exchanges per day
                    • Perform 0 to 2 brake pad changes per day
                    • Perform 0 to 2 rotor services per day
                    • Brake services can take between 1 & 2 hours per axle
                    • Pulling out floor jack arms from under the vehicle requires (3 to 20 lbs.) of force
                    • Adjusting arm length requires (3 to 22 lbs.) of force
                    • Maneuvering rack arms from the sides of the vehicles requires (3 to 22 lbs.) of force and are typically moved with feet
                    • Air impact wrench/torque gun weighs (6 to 8 lbs.)


                      • Pushing down on torque bars requires (40 to 80 lbs.) of force. Body weight can be used to offset the force needed.
                      • Supplies are between (4in. & 112in.) with a ladder available
                      • Hanging lights are between (76in. & 80in.)
                      • Place rotors on the lathe between (39in. & 44in.)
                      • Lathe controls are between (34in. & 40in.)
                      • Total weight of wheels and tires together weigh an average of (30 to 55 lbs.) and can go up to (114 lbs.)
                      • Calipers weigh between (5 & 12 lbs.)
                      • Box of new rotors weigh between (5 & 42 lbs.)
                      • Brake pads weigh between (1 & 5 lbs.)
                      • Brake fluid vacuum device weighs up to (11 lbs.) Miscellaneous
                        • Opening doors requires (20 to 45 lbs.) of lifting force
                        • Closing doors requires (20 to 80 lbs.) of pulling force without the use of body weight
                        • Drive customer vehicles
                        • Batteries are on racks between (3in. & 48in.) weighing between (27 & 49 lbs.)
                        • Supplies are between (5in. & 112in.) with ladders and step ladders available depending on the store
                        • Supplies weigh between (1 & 42 lbs.)

                          WORK ENVIRONMENT
                          • Cold work environment in the winter with a cold cement floor
                          • Hot work environment in the summer
                          • Oil and other slippery substances on the floor at times
                          • Exposure to a variety of chemicals used in cleaning, lubrication, etc.
                          • Use hand, power and air tools to perform repairs

                            QUALIFICATIONS
                            • Reading and writing
                            • Ability to learn basic mechanical tasks
                            • Must have a valid automobile driver's license at all times and be able to drive customer and company

                              vehicles
                            • Must have a minimum 2 years of automotive repair experience, completion of Vocational-Technical

                              School program in a related field or demonstrated skills via third party certificates/assessment.
                            • A.S.E certification in at least one of A1-A8 is preferred. Will accept equivalent external qualifications or

                              training certifications. (New Hires with external similar qualification/certification will have up to 2 years of employment to comply.)

                              WHY TIRES PLUS

                              Kick your career into high gear when you join the team at Tires Plus. Tires Plus will set you on a road to success with incredible benefits and more:
                              • Competitive Salaries
                              • Extensive Training
                              • Monetary Incentives
                              • Benefits That Start on Day 1
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