Bridgestone Americas, Inc Automotive Technician / Mechanic in MIDDLETOWN, New Jersey

Overview

Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC employs over 22,000 teammates in North America and operates more than 2,200 company-owned stores. The store locations include Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, and Wheel Works. With 2,200 locations across America and over $3 billion in tire and auto service sales, Bridgestone Retail Operations is the right place to build a career.

We’re currently hiring for all technician positions including:

  • Entry Level Technician

  • Entry Level Mechanic / Technician

  • Senior Mechanic / Automotive Technician

  • Lead Mechanic / Master Technician

Keep reading to see why we Bridgestone Retail Operations and Firestone Complete Auto Care are better for you than the competition!

We are the nation’s largest and most advanced automotive service retailer and we’re looking for the very best automotive techs. Our stores are full service shops and our mechanics are the lifeblood of our organization. Our full time technicians enjoy great pay and a full range of benefits including health, dental and vision insurance as well as a 401k match retirement account!

But isn’t the car dealer the best place for top technicians? THINK AGAIN! HERE IS WHY:

Over the last few years, at a time when many dealers were closing their doors, we were experiencing tremendous growth. Our technicians enjoy a very high level of stability because our stores are not dependent on highly cyclical and unstable new car sales. At a time when many dealers were closing or experiencing management shuffle after shuffle, our technicians enjoyed job stability as we continued to open stores and experience increased service sales. We bring more stability, because our business isn’t dependent on the volatility of new car sales! Most dealers simply can’t offer the benefits or job stability that we can. There are quite a few automotive shops hiring today, but our technicians know they can count on us to be here TODAY and TOMORROW.

Why pay out of pocket for your ASE's?

We pay our technician’s ASE test costs AND pay a Bonus for each that they pass!

We understand we wouldn’t have any stores if we didn’t employ the very best mechanics in the industry! We take pride in hiring the very best technicians, who are responsible for diagnosing, repairing and performing preventive maintenance on our customer's vehicles. Bridgestone and Firestone Complete Auto Care together with our other national brands including Tires Plus are the Biggest (fact) and BEST (our humble opinion) automotive team in the WORLD! If you have a winning attitude and would like a long term career with a great company, we are interested in speaking with you.

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

Position Summary

Continue learning new techniques to stay abreast in a rapidly growing automotive industry while diagnosing and repairing break, hydraulic, exhaust, electrical, suspension, alignment, air conditioning and computer systems.

Responsibilities

Entry Level Technician:

  • Maintain an organized neat and safe bay.

  • A focus towards maintaining a safe work environment and neat bay.

  • Ability and desire to learn to diagnose and repair basic systems to become certified in a minimum of 5 areas with a preference for brakes, alignments, suspensions, cooling and electrical.

  • Change oil and/or transmission fluid and filters.

  • Install batteries and checks electrical systems.

  • Install and perform tire maintenance.

  • Ability to road test vehicles.

  • Any ASE certifications and/or a tech school degree is a big plus, but not required.

Entry Level Mechanic / Technician

  • Maintain an organized neat and safe bay.

  • 1-2 years of automotive mechanical diagnosis, problem-solving and repair experience to succeed in this position.

  • A high level of motivation and energy and strong customer service skills are also required.

  • Ability to install parts which include shock absorbers and exhaust systems.

  • Any ASE certifications and/or a tech school degree is a big plus, but not required.

Senior Mechanic / Automotive Technician

  • Maintain an organized neat and safe bay.

  • At least 2-3 years of strong automotive mechanical diagnosis, problem-solving and repair experience.

  • 3 ASE certifications are preferred for this position.

  • You’ll also need a high level of motivation, energy and a customer-focused attitude.

Lead Mechanic / Master Automotive Technician

  • Maintain an organized neat and safe bay.

  • 5+ years of automotive mechanical diagnosis, problem solving and repair experience as you mentor and teach teammates while discussing problems with customers.

  • You will also need strong leadership skills and a customer-focused attitude to go along with a high level of motivation and energy.

  • 5 ASE certifications are preferred.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success in retail sales management is a plus.

  • Valid driver’s license required.

  • Pre-employment drug test/physical/background check will help assure we build teams of people who can best work with others and serve the needs of our customers.

Benefits, Privileges and Growth Opportunities

  • We offer over 31 Benefits and Privileges to include medical, dental, vision, 401k, cash balance retirement plan and more.

  • We are An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

  • One of our strengths is found in our commitment to serve a diverse customer population with diverse teams of teammates.

  • Over 100 years of success is an indication of the stability our workforce enjoys.

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Employee Type Regular Full-Time

Degree Preferred Not Specified

Requisition ID 2016-97762

Posted Date 7/31/2017

Location US-NJ-MIDDLETOWN

Zip Code 07748

Category Automotive Technician

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy of Bridgestone to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.