Automotive Technician -- Kauffman Tire -- River Exchange POSITION DETAIL
Title Automotive Technician -- Kauffman Tire -- River Exchange
Kauffman Tire
Employment Type
Location River Exchange
Depends upon Skills and Experience
2140 Riverside Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Posted Date March 28, 2014
Company Website

Kauffman Tire Today
Family owned and operated since 1936, Kauffman Tire is a leader in the industry in our retail, wholesale, commercial and E-commerce divisions. We are looking for individuals with a strong work ethic, positive attitude and entrepreneurial spirit to join us in our continued growth and success.Our expansive business model provides employment opportunity to people of all educational and professional backgrounds, with an abundance of opportunity for career advancement within the company.
As of December 2012, Kauffman Tire operates over 50 retail centers in Georgia and Florida, four commercial centers in northeast Ohio, fourteen wholesale centers in seven states, and an E-commerce division, Tread Depot.

Our support center is in Atlanta, Georgia, where we have been headquartered since 1975.

Come join one of Atlanta’s oldest and most trusted companies in the automotive industry. Working for Kauffman Tire, you will benefit from some of the most comprehensive training in the industry, and get to expand your skills in the automotive industry, all while using our state of the art equipment. The Automotive Technician is responsible for servicing and repairing vehicles. Our Techs use state-of-the-art diagnostic resources to expertly diagnose vehicle problems, accurately prescribe/estimate correct repair action(s), and promptly deliver the required service, thereby meeting or exceeding customer expectations.

The ideal Automotive Technician has a high school diploma/GED (advanced education, a plus), comprehensive experience with a broad range of cars and trucks, a current and unrestricted driver's license, and a clean driving record. In addition, he/she will have five or more years of tire and automotive experience, with expert level proficiency in: alignments, brakes, shocks, struts, suspension, steering and preventative maintenance; and computer expertise in order to operate diagnostic equipment.

The following is a representative list of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position:
-- Use shop equipment such as lifts, welders, diagnostic equipment, etc. with confidence and in accordance with all safety procedures
-- Expertly diagnose vehicle issues based upon experience, use of diagnostic tools/resources, and testing
-- Maintain leading-edge knowledge of automotive diagnosis technology, digital manuals, and reference materials
-- Recommend, estimate, and complete required repairs per company policy
-- Possess an increasingly broad knowledge of how vehicles' complex components work and interact
-- Perform routine service inspections, test, and lubricate engines and other major components
-- Adapt to rapidly changing technologies in the automotive industry, as well as in the diagnostics arena
-- Know and adhere to safety and environmental standards for maintenance/repair facilities.
-- Mentor or train other, less qualified, technicians in maintenance/repair activity when required
-- Assist on other aspects of store operations
  High school diploma/GED and advanced education desired
  Five or more years of tire and automotive experience
  Expert level proficiency in alignments, brakes, shocks, struts, suspension, steering & preventative maintenance
  Experience with broad range of cars & trucks
  Able to operate a standard transmission
  Physical stamina to perform all duties associated with this position (lift up to 100 lbs occasionally; bend, stoop, squat, kneel, balance, reach above shoulders, and work on your feet for an entire shift)
  Impressive work ethic
  Certain positions may require a current driver's license and satisfactory motor vehicle record or driving history.
  Professional appearance (no facial hair other than a mustache)
  Prescription Drugs
  401(k) Savings Plan
  Flexible Benefits Plan - Cafeteria Plan
  Life Insurance - Basic & Optional
  Short Term Disability
  Long Term Disability Insurance
  Employee Assistance
  Military Leave Policy
  Advancement Opportunities