Maybe you were raised in an automotive family. Or maybe you developed an interest in cars on your own. Either way, if you clicked this article, you’re probably wondering, "Is being an automotive technician a good career?" Fortunately, we have answers for you!
Learn what automotive technicians do, what the benefits of becoming one are, and how Firestone Complete Auto Care can help you achieve your goals.
What Does an Automotive Technician Do?
There are many different types of automotive technicians and their responsibilities vary greatly. Entry-level technicians diagnose and repair basic car issues while learning how to maintain more advanced systems like brakes, suspension, cooling and electrical. Experienced technicians put that knowledge to use by doing all of the above and more. They may also act as leaders and mentors for their team members.
If you’re interested in learning more about the daily life of an automotive technician, see what Ted Kobak, one of our lead technicians, has to say about it!
Benefits of Working as an Automotive Technician
Fantastic Job Outlook
A massive amount of cars are produced every day, and with those new vehicles come the need for people with the skills to fix them. In fact, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that there are about 73,300 openings for automotive technicians every year. So if you decide to become a technician, you can rest easy knowing that you will always be needed.
Potential for High Earnings and Growth
On average, automotive technicians make competitive pay. But the best thing about the career is that it offers upward mobility if you’re willing to learn and challenge yourself.
“Being a technician at Firestone has really surpassed my expectations. Once I started getting the ball rolling, I saw that there was so much opportunity for growth.”
Do something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life—that’s what we believe at Firestone Complete Auto Care. So if you have a passion for cars, this is the career for you! Plus, as an automotive technician you’ll never have to worry about being trapped behind a desk or inside of a cubicle.
James, one of our Dallas store managers says that in the automotive industry, “every day is different”—and he’s right! Each day as a technician brings new problems to solve, so you can be sure that every working day will be rewarding and exciting. Best of all, you’ll be a hero to the customers you help in their time of need.
Why You Should Work as a Firestone Complete Auto Care Automotive Technician
At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we know that a tool is only as good as the hands behind it—which is why we offer extensive training to all of our employees. As Daniel, one of our store managers in Dallas, says, we love to build technicians “from the ground up” and give them all the support they need. So even if you have limited experience, being passionate about cars paired with an eagerness to learn could make you a great fit.
We also know that competent hands are valuable, so we do our best to make sure you feel like part of the family. We cover ASE certification costs, offer more than competitive pay, paid vacation and holiday time off, 401k plans, and fantastic healthcare to our employees.
“If anything happens, you’re well taken care of here,” says Trey, store manager of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.
Why Wait? Apply for Automotive Technician Positions at Firestone Today!
Becoming an automotive technician can offer tons of exciting prospects in the auto industry. With high earning potential, growth opportunities, a positive job outlook, and an exciting, ever-changing environment, you can take your career to new heights. If that sounds like a great career for you, apply at Firestone Complete Auto Care today!