Mercedes-Benz DRIVE Automotive Service Technician - GI Bill approved Registered Apprenticeship
The Mercedes-Benz DRIVE Technician Training and Development Program is an advanced 16-week Technician training program that provides the opportunity to learn extensive Mercedes-Benz product knowledge, customer service best practices and career preparation. All instruction is to ensure placement with a dealer, post program graduation. This program is a Registered Apprenticeship through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
U.S. MilitaryVeteran candidates may choose to use one year of their GI Bill ? benefits, forthe MB DRIVE curriculum and the on-the-job OJT.
You will learn:
? Introduction to Mercedes-Benz
? Diagnostic Strategies
? Engine Management Systems
? Brakes and Traction
? Suspension Systems
? Service and Maintenance
? Climate Control
? Intermediate Electrical
? Career Development
? Strategies for Success
MB DRIVE's blended learning approach consists of 90% hands-on workshop instruction and 10%traditional classroom lecture. To meet the needs of in-demand automotive technician skills, the program is designed to provide hands-on experience with Mercedes-Benz Workshop Information Systems, brand equipment, parts and vehicles.
Upon successful completion of this 4 months school curriculum and 6 months of on-the-job dealership experience, you will earn the title Mercedes-Benz Certified Systems Technician.
The Mercedes-Benz Technician core job description: (After 16 weeks of instruction and formal training & Dealership OJT):
+ Works as a team member to support Service Department operations.
+ Documents work orders to include: full description of repairs requested, completed and parts required.
+ Informs Supervisor/Adviser of unexpected delays of completion.
+ Ensures all work is completed to manufacturer standards.
+ Test drive vehicles and Interprets MB and related diagnostic equipment.
+ Conducts routine service and preventive maintenance on all types of vehicles.
+ Completed vehicle check lists and identifies areas of concern.
+ Completes new vehicle preparations.
+ Removes and installs vehicle components. In accordance with MB standards.
+ Keep work areas clean and in accordance with standards of safety and the disposal of waste.
+ Ensure uniforms and PPE are worn correctly, at all required times.
+ Continues education as a MB Systems Technician.
Qualifications, Experience and Capability Requirements:
+ For non-Veteran candidates:
+ Graduate from an accredited Automotive Vocational Program, with a minimum of one year duration. Candidate must provide proof of the successful completion of one year or more. Transcripts are required
+ For Veteran candidates:
+ An Honorable Discharge from the United States Military and the ability to provide proof of service and discharge.
+ Formal military schooling in a technical field such as mechanical, power generation, aviation maintenance, electrical, electronics or other parallel technical specialized skills. Must be able to provide a DD214, for proof of technical training and job designation.
+ Completion of at least three years working in the specific technical field of study at the unit, organizational, ship, base, installation or direct support maintenance level (and maintained a high level of experience within the past 3 years).
+ For all candidates:
+ Valid driver's license and a clear driving record.
+ Ability to pass the following pre-employment screening requirements (drug screening, background investigation, credit score and a Motor Vehicle record report).
+ Be able to provide a minimum of three good work/school references, with current contact information to include relationship, phone number and email addresses.
+ Must be able to:
+ Operate power and hand tools and other types of machinery safely.
+ Drive a manual transmission (for road tests).
+ Read and comprehend technical instruction.
+ Lift up to a 78 pound tire and wheel assembly, unassisted and operate hoist and test equipment.
+ Sit, bend, stoop and/or stand for extended periods (up to 8 hours or more on a concrete floor) kneel, crawl, bend, reach, push, pull and maneuver in a shop environment safely and as needed.
+ Must be able to work in an environment that may have exposure to: Petroleum products, dust, hot or cold temperatures, loud noises, strong odors (exhaust fumes) and assorted other distractors.
+ Manual dexterity in both hands and the ability to manipulate small objects.
+ Good communication skills and the ability to work with the public.
+ During initial interview and screening process, must be willing to complete mandated online training, as assigned.
+ Must be willing to accept a minimum 12 month employment obligation upon hiring.
+ For additional information Contact:
Senior Field Recruiter
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