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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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NW Recruiters is seeking a Project Director. This role will be responsible for a regional portfolio of projects. In this role you will report to the Regional VP and be accountable for integrating and developing processes that meet business needs across the organization, managing complex issues within functional areas of expertise, be involved in long-term planning, and contribute to the overall bu...
We are seeking a Regional Sales Director. This role will be responsible for developing new customers; and maintaining and retaining an established base of customers within a defined region. This includes determining each customer’s needs and recommending specific solutions to meet those needs. The Regional Sales Director is responsible for maintaining an established objective of exceptional custom...
NW Recruiters is seeking a Director of Client Services. This role will be responsible for day-to-day client interaction as the leader of the team, directly responsible for determining client needs and making sure those are exceeded. The Director of Client Services will begin working with clients from the time they are introduced as a lead, all the way through the event execution to the final stage...
Description We seek an experienced and energetic ACE/ Continuous Improvement leader for our DeIcing, Rescue, and Specialty Systems (DRSS) business unit, with locations in West Virginia, Ohio, California, and France. This position will have the primary responsibility for accelerating the implementation of ACE (Achieving Competitive Excellence) initiatives and driving Lean Transformation and Process...
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Electrical Engineer/Electrical Project Manager needed at energy efficiency firm to conduct field surveys, lighting design, energy calculations, proposal building, communication with clients, project management from start to closeout. Our firm is involved in LED lighting design, controls and facility automation, solar, and other energy efficiency technologies. Articulate and professional communicat...
Manage configurations for numerous types of software development assets such as source code, binary objects, requirements and design artifacts ensuring applications deploy smoothly into production. Debug compilation, link, and generated errors; also debug installation and upgrade errors. Create, maintain, and manage software release mechanics including writing required automation tools or scripts....
The client is developing a team to help with new point-of-sales rollouts. These analysts will be helping stores and individually-owned locations put in new hardware and guide them through windows upgrades. The best candidates are going to be entry level, sharp and have great personalities! Remote experience Desktop knowledge Great communication and customer service skills Windows knowledge...
Install and maintain IBM InfoSphere/DataStage Implement procedures for maintenance, monitoring, troubleshooting, backup, and recovery operations for the suite and the ETL environment Evaluate systems, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility Analyze all aspects of the existing infrastructure and recommends modifications that will enhance system reliability...
8+ years of Project Management/Project Support experience BASIS and expert SAP knowledge Ability to work in offshore support Familiarity with ITIL best practices Scheduling experience Implementation experience Extremely organized Oversee AMS offshore production team, offshore SAP experience needed AoD-SAP infrastructure, experience with SAP and Basis needed Network migration-experience in driving...
Our Client is looking for a Sr. Software Developer that will be working with IT Application Services Department and will be focusing on application development, maintenance, and enhancement using J2EE. They will be working hand-in-hand with internal customers and other stakeholders to identify user requirements, assess application impacts, and recommend solutions. Their primary job function will b...
50% project work. 50% every day work. Reviewing changes/policies t5+ years Network Security engineering experience t1-3 years experience in risk assessment, policy, governance as it relates to network security tExperience with new configurations and implementations tGood communication skills written & verbal tStrong Security background tAbility to plan and manage work activities Experience with HP...
supporting an oracle database back up, recovery, database security upgrades supporting financial applications, oracle financials production working with EBS (E business suite) 7+ years Oracle DBA exp EBS (E business suite) exp GREAT personality, customer service, self motivated, not 'too good' for any job Production exp...
Automate application deployment processes and virtual environment creation/maintenance Deploy and troubleshoot various applications that make up the company's platform Diagnose and troubleshoot application server issues and performance Document and test deployment and configuration procedures Work with systems group to understand the environment, testing needs and requirements Experience with Micr...
We are looking for a Senior Java Developer to join a fast paced, start up environment. This candidate will be responsible for web-based Java development and PHP development for a complex video teleconferencing platform. Although this is a small group, the environment is complex and we are looking for a candidate who has worked within a production environment previously. This candidate will be work...
Business Account Manager - Appleton, WI-SAL009735 The Business Account Manager is responsible for generating sales from a book of existing customers and assisting customers with daily business operations; including but not limited to writing service agreements, providing continuous education and revenue enhancement to existing and potential customers on products, essentials, vertical services, and...
Retail Wireless Consultant - Part Time Prairie Du Chien, WI-SAL009951 U.S. Cellular believes a sale is really a connection. It's an opportunity to understand the changing needs of your customer, and share your extensive knowledge about the products and services that'll best serve those needs. You'll quickly discover that the solutions you offer do more than just strengthen your relationship with y...
Store Manager - Davenport, IA-SAL009952 Position Profile If you have a passion for managing a business that runs on integrity and for creating an environment where people love to come to work, you'll want to consider U.S. Cellular for the next step in your career. As a manager of possibly more than one store location, your dedication to encouraging a culture of trust and respect - values of our "D...
Retail Wireless Consultant - Full Time Decorah, IA-SAL009831 U.S. Cellular believes a sale is really a connection. It's an opportunity to understand the changing needs of your customer, and share your extensive knowledge about the products and services that'll best serve those needs. You'll quickly discover that the solutions you offer do more than just strengthen your relationship with your custo...
Retail Wireless Consultant - Part Time Des Moines, IA-SAL009950 U.S. Cellular believes a sale is really a connection. It's an opportunity to understand the changing needs of your customer, and share your extensive knowledge about the products and services that'll best serve those needs. You'll quickly discover that the solutions you offer do more than just strengthen your relationship with your cu...
Insight Global is looking for a candidate to lead the production services team providing technology user & client support and application support, for the bank's Fixed Income Derivatives business globally. This role has responsibility the management of the team based in Toronto and will coordinate with colleagues performing similar roles in London and New York to deliver a global support model. Th...
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