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Sample mechanic job description

[Company X] has been a trusted partner to vehicle drivers for nearly 50 years. We’re searching for an experienced mechanic who can diagnose and repair a range of automotive issues, as well as perform routine maintenance for our valued customers. The ideal candidate is skilled at using advanced computer diagnostic equipment to troubleshoot issues, and knows how to pursue cost-effective solutions for every need. The mechanic will work on a steady flow of vehicles requiring maintenance and repair, and there will be opportunities for continued education and training as we continue our mission to become a nationally recognized business.

Objectives of this role

  • Engage with customers to learn their concerns and effectively diagnose a vehicle problem using the latest diagnostic equipment
  • Follow checklists and protocols while conducting repairs and preventive maintenance
  • Perform repairs by aiming for maximum reliability and cost savings for customers
  • Adhere to a preventive maintenance program for all shop equipment
  • Ensure that the workspace is safe, organized, and clean


  • Inspect and test vehicles and conduct preventive maintenance, including oil change, engine tune-up, tire rotation, wheel balancing, and filter replacement
  • Listen carefully to customer descriptions of vehicle performance, conduct inspections, diagnose issues, repair mechanical and electrical system malfunctions, replace parts and components, and repair body damage
  • Create itemized work estimates and documentation
  • Verify work has been performed correctly via test-drives and adjustments of controls and systems
  • Maintain functionality of shop equipment by adhering to operating instructions
  • Manage inventories, place reorders, and verify receipts

Required skills and qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Proven mechanical expertise and basic math skills
  • Experience using mechanic tools and diagnostic equipment
  • Excellent communication and customer-service skills

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in automotive technology, or vocational/trade school certificate
  • Professional certification, such as ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)