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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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Current Need We have a need for a senior software quality assurance analyst who loves to test, work with others, lead projects, test some more, continuously improve our processes, and deliver high quality products. Position Description The scope of testing responsibilities includes a broad range of applications, technologies, methodologies, and customers (both internal and external). The QA depart...
HR & Administrative Specialist (Chicago) ARAMARK at UChicago Dining is currently recruiting for a detail oriented Human Resources and Administrative Specialist. Responsibilities Recruitment Schedules interviews and oversees new hire process including creating offer letters and processing background checks Post job listings Coordinate with Aramark and UChicago teams for employee needs (Benefits, ID...
If interested please send an updated resume to m.mccullough(at) The Project Manager is primarily responsible for providing overall direction for above ground storage tank cleaning projects including safety oversight during operations. Operations include centrifuge operations, confined space entry, pumping operations and some chemical applications. Brief overview of position: Manag...
Overview: Do you enjoy working in a warehouse environment? We are looking to a hire conscientious, dependable Showroom Warehouse Assistant. Responsibilities: The Showroom Warehouse Assistant responsibilities include: Assisting customers with merchandise pick up Selecting and moving merchandise from warehouse racks Preparing merchandise for transport into customers vehicles Prepping and assisting w...
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Kmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living. We operate over 1,300 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands....
Sales Representative, Westborough area There is an opening for a Sales Administrator in one of the area’s top companies in the insurance sector. We are looking for someone who has 1-2 years of previous corporate sales experience and is willing to learn the ins and outs of the business. We are one of the leading companies in insurance, with various client connections. We are looking for someone who...
Assistant Editor needed for fast-paced, business-to-business media company located in East Brunswick, NJ. VRM Media produces trade magazines, e-newsletters and websites for the health and natural products industries. Responsibilities include writing articles, editing and proofreading copy for publications as well as database management/special project assignments. The position also includes handli...
Play a vital role in the customer banking experience at Chase! As part of JPMorgan Chase, a leading global financial services firm, Chase has over 5,000 locations where our Tellers are the first and most frequent point of contact with our customers. Through face-to-face interactions with customers, you will have the opportunity to provide top-notch customer service by handling financial transactio...
Local County Election Would you like to work for a local County Election starting in September? Do you need Extra $$$? Open Positions include: · Administrative Support Personnel · VSPC Judges And VSPC Judge Supervisor · Mail Ballot Casting · Ballot Duplication and Resolution · Warehouse and Receiving Flexible hours and weeks available ⦁ Pay Ranges are $11.00- $14.00/ hour Training provided ⦁ Great...
*This position is Part Time-20 hours/week and is not benefit eligible* About us: Guaranty Bank and Trust is a Colorado community bank with over 50 years of experience serving the Front Range. We provide relationship-based banking with an unmatched level of personal service to help our customers meet their financial goals. Our focus remains on building strong relationships with our customers and co...
Full time representative position available! We are currently accepting applications from candidates with a customer service background for an entry level representative to work as part of our team. Entry Level representatives will receive training to ensure they have all the skills and knowledge that they require to be successful in this high energy, customer oriented industry. We are seeking can...
Our client is seeking a .Net Developer to develop in-house web applications, conduct system analysis, and assist other programmers by analyzing user needs and designing web solutions. Additionally, this candidate will be expected to conduct system analysis, development and routine maintenance. Responsibilities: Programming and development of global web applications/systems Review, analyze, modify...
BS or MS degree in Chemistry, Biology or some other related discipline. Candidate should have a pharmaceutical or chemical background who has experience with powders and formulations. Ability to run pilot equipment such as a blender would be ideal, but not necessary works in lab making prototype scale batches on small scale equipment - supports scale-up work in pilot plant - familiarity with GMPs...
Location: Reston, VA Clearance: Secret preferred, but will consider exceptional uncleared candidates Description: Berico Technologies is seeking a passionate and talented QA Test Engineer to help us ensure our software achieves the highest levels of quality and reliability. Join us as we apply cutting-edge technologies in a range of disciplines spanning distributed processing, virtualization and p...
Junior Staff Accountant Wanted We are seeking recent college graduates who are looking for experience in a high-volume accounting department. Responsibilities will include invoice preparation and generation, assisting in check runs, and basic general ledger. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door of a growing organization. Responsibilities: - Management of invoice generation - En...
High Commission for “New Agents” Brand New Agents (No Experience) Earn 80% to 95% of the first year premium PLUS renewals. “Agents with experience can earn up to 115%” Our Agents are able to obtain ALL of the Leads they need with NO “out of pocket Costs” Our Complete Training Library is FREE to our Agents, and includes more than 100 hours of audio & video Training. Find out how NEW Agents are maki...
Our client, a medical device contract manufacturer, is looking for a Manufacturing Engineer with hands-on experience with board level electronic assembly. As our Manufacturing Engineer you will assist technicians and project engineers in defining and developing processes prior to introduction into standard production. You will help lead process improvement efforts and day-to-day maintenance of pro...
Our direct client in NYC is seeking a Sr. Engineer-Development Ops for a 6 month contract opportunity. The Sr. Engineer will be expected to be the lead SME of DevOps for our client's Converged Infrastructure (CI) environment and take on the design and engineering of the DevOps tool chain including the development of documentation. This individual will be responsible for automating infrastructure t...
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