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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 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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Company Confidential Coon Rapids, MN, 55433
ABOUT THE COMPANY: Our experts have the knowledge to service and repair even the most challenging auto problems on all makes and models of domestic and import vehicles. We use the latest technology to assess the situation and offer alternatives. We guarantee all of our work and know that our customers are happy with the outcome. THE POSITION: Service Manager The service manager holds the important...
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Ken Pollock Nissan Wilkes Barre, 18701
Ken Pollock Nissan, the areas most progressive dealer, is looking for an: EXPERIENCED SERVICE ADVISOR Qualified Candidate will be experienced, organized and be able to work flexible hours. Please send resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org Or apply in person at Ken Pollock Nissan 229 Mundy Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 Source: From Source - Times Leader Wilkes-Barre, PA...
Schoner Chevrolet Hartville, 44632
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Body Shop Technician 8Open 8am-5pm 8Paid holidays 8Paid vacation 8Group insurance 8Group 401k Minimum 5 years experience. Must have Valid D/L & own set of tools. Call (706) 986-5602...
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Company Confidential LANSDALE, PA, 19446
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN Busy, Reputable Independent Shop now accepting Applications/Resumes for a Qualified, Motivated A/B TECHNICIAN. Well equipped shop with large loyal customer base. Must be comfortable servicing/maintaining multiple makes/models. Clean licenses a must. ASE Certs a plus. Salary and Benefits based on experience. Lansdale area. Email resume to: email@example.com or Fax: 267-...
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BACON AUTOPLEX Palestine, 75801
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Cappellina Nissan Lockport, 14094
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New Canaan Auto Repair New Canaan, 06840
AUTO MECHANIC Needed for busy New Canaan repair shop. ASE certified w/10 years exp. Must speak english & have own transp. Call Anthony 203-966-5466....
Company Confidential Weymouth, MA, 02190
AUTO BODY TECH Needed for busy modern facility. Experience a must. Please call (781) 335-2880...
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$20,800.00 - $62,400.00
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Inspects and maintains vehicles; performs necessary repairs to ensure safe operation of vehicle.
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Maintains vehicle functional condition by listening to operator complaints; conducting inspections; repairing engine failures; repairing mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions; replacing parts and components; repairing body damage.
Maintains vehicle appearance by cleaning, washing, and painting.
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