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Automotive Industry Overview

The US automotive repair and maintenance industry includes about 165,000 locations with total annual revenue of $85 billion, according to Hoovers. The largest companies offering automotive jobs in this sector include Meineke, Midas, Monro Muffler Brake, Precision Auto Care and Safelite Group. The auto service industry is highly fragmented. The 50 largest companies generate less than 10 percent of revenue. Most jobs in automotive service are with independent shops and one of the country’s 45,000 auto dealerships.

US auto manufacturing is dominated by GM, Ford and Chrysler and increasingly by Asian automakers such as Toyota and Honda. Detroit’s Big Three ring up about $200 billion in annual sales, according to Hoovers. Car dealers bring in about $700 billion at retail.

Automotive Job Market

Automotive service technicians and mechanics held more than 720,000 jobs in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Nearly 1.7 million people held jobs at motor vehicle and parts dealers as of June 2012, the BLS reports. A further 153,310 worked in motor vehicle manufacturing as of May 2011.

Much job growth in the automotive service industry will be concentrated toward the high and low ends of technological expertise. All vehicles need oil changes and brake shoe replacement, so the skills required to perform these low-tech tasks will remain in demand. At the high end, computer diagnostics of engines and other vehicle systems are continuously evolving, so auto technicians with the ability to keep up with these changes should find automotive work. As carmakers strive to make their products safer and more fuel efficient in response to consumer demand and government mandate, automotive engineers should find ample automotive job opportunities.

New car dealers, having suffered a wave of consolidation through the 2007-2009 recession, are now cautiously increasing headcount, according to an April 2012 IBISWorld report.

Common automotive careers include auto mechanic, automotive service manager, service writer, automotive sales manager, automotive mechanical engineer, automotive applications engineer and automotive plant manager.

Automotive Salaries

Automotive service technicians and mechanics earned mean wages of $38,560 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Average salaries for mechanical engineers working in motor vehicle manufacturing were $95,080. Team assemblers earned an average of $47,570.

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Description Penske Truck Leasing is looking for a high-energy and self-directed B2B lease sales representative to retain and develop business. We are looking for someone who is creative and thinks outside the box to get the sale! The qualified candidate will have a history of personal and professional achievement, sales and customer service oriented background and a relationship builder. Work for...
Job Description InterMetro Industries (Metro), a Business Unit of Emerson, is the leader in storage and transport products in the Food Service, Commercial Products and Healthcare Industries. Our focus and commitment to understanding the needs of our customers and channel partners has helped us evolve from primarily a “shelving” company to a technology & solutions company, with a broad portfolio of...
Company Information Atos is an international information technology services company with annual revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and 78,500 employees in 42 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed services. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of t...
Title: Administrative Assistant Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Length of Assignment: Immediate Start – 12/31/2014 Skill Set: · Ability to use PC, with intermediate word processing and spreadsheets skills as well as outlook and mainframe applications. · Ability to use effective communication skills, both oral and written, including use of customer service skills, spelling, grammar, punctuation and compositio...
RM Restoration and Maintenance is looking for tenacious, Sales Executive for commercial building services, maintenance and restoration in our growing DC Metropolitan area office. Sales Executive will be responsible for new business development. Also will be responsible for the full sales cycle from lead generation to close. Working closely with account managers and your sales team, you will establ...
Hines is a privately owned real estate firm involved in real estate investment, development and property management worldwide. Hines is one of the largest real estate organizations in the world. Hines seeks an Operations Engineer to operate and maintain all building equipment and systems. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: perform preventative maintenance work on mechanical,...
Reports To: Facilities Manager Summary: Performs duties described in the Service Contract Act HEATING, REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING MECHANIC description. May perform duties of other classifications that have a pay rate equal to or lower than the employee's current rate. Essential Job Functions: (not limited to duties as described - performs related duties as requested) 23400 HEATING, REFRIGE...
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We are looking for a qualified primary teacher for our beautiful Montessori school. We are a private Montessori school in North Phoenix, AZ. Requirements: We need an AMI or AMS Montessori certified teacher who would be working half day to start. We offer competitive pay and many other great benefits. If you are interested in a dynamic school with highly qualified teachers and aids please email you...
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Genuent is hiring two (2) PC Lan Technicians for our direct client in the Phoenix, AZ area. This is a 6 month contract with a Contract-to-Hire opportunity after 6 months, and a start date of about August 11, 2014. Qualified candidates should send their resume (Word Format) along with rate requirements to Krista Joy at ***** ASAP . Note: Residents of Arizona ONLY Contract to Hire opportu...
A Coordinator with Hilton Hotels and Resorts is responsible for providing office support in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers travelers a world of authentic experiences. Hilton remains an innovat...
A temporary Accounts Payable job is available right now courtesy of Accounting Principals in North West Houston, TX! If you have at least two years of accounts payable experience then you may be the perfect candidate for these tremendous opportunities. If you seek a career that provides team collaboration then please continue reading. The salary for these positions range from $14.00-$16.25/hr. dep...
AgWorks Software is currently seeking qualified professionals for a Software Sales position for our Eastern sales territory which includes IL, OH, IN, and MI. The ideal candidate would be located either locally in Davenport, IA or within the Eastern sales territory. Established in 1992 and located in Davenport, Iowa; AgWorks Software provides innovative software products that manage retail agronom...
An Assistant Director of Finance - Controller with Doubletree by Hilton is responsible for assisting in the direction and administration of all financial operations of the hotel and convention center in the continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? DoubleTree by Hilton understands that doing the...
Perform variety of tasks such as packaging and cleaning, requiring limited knowledge of production processes in support of skilled production workers....
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Title: Program Manager (Learning and Development) Duration: Long term (renewable per quarter) Location: San Jose, CA Experis has an immediate opportunity for a Program Manager with the following skills: - 10 Plus years experience in OD, Leadership development, Learning &/or Performance Consulting, or Training - Experience in creating a Curriculum of training across multiple disciplines within mark...
FORKLIFT DRIVER / WAREHOUSE WORKERS Weekly paychecks • Health Care • Other Great Benefits Great company in the city of Fullerton looking for Forklift Drivers/ Warehouse workers to start right away. Associates must pass background and have a high school diploma. Pay: 10.00 - 13.00 temp to hire. Job Description: Receiving/Put-Away: Unload inbound shipments safely and move product to storage location...
Our client (start-up Internet company) is looking for an Accounts Receivable/Credit & Collections Specialist to cover a person going out on maternity leave (August 2014 to Jan 2015). The person needs to have full cycle accounts receivable (AR), collections as well as cash applications (cash apps) skills, and credit card processing. Ideally someone with Great Plains experience would be a plus or an...
Essential Duties · Field employee and manager questions/concerns regarding compensation, benefits, company policies, etc. · Handle employee relations issues alongside management including discipline, performance evaluation, termination, FMLA, worker's compensation and other areas as needed. · Coordinate day to day responsibilities that are essential to the business operations, including new hire o...
A Busperson with Embassy Suites Hotels is responsible for setting and clearing dining tables and stocking service stations in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? Embassy Suites by Hilton has perfected the full-service, upscale, all-suite hotel. Built on a long-standing legacy t...
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