Penske Lead Body Shop Tech in Los Angeles, California

Description:

Are you someone that enjoys working on cars ranging from sedans- trucks? Do you like fixing automotive issues and maintaining vehicles in a large fleet? Do you enjoy being a leader on a team?This position could be right for you!

Penske is looking for a Lead Auto Technician to maintain the Los Angeles Sheriff's department fleet. The location would be East Los Angeles: 1104 N. Eastern Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90063.

Schedule will be Monday- Friday 6:00am-2:30pm

Position Summary:

Penske Light Duty Technicians will generally assist in the repair and maintenance of major components or remove/replace major components of various types of vehicles. Expectations include the ability to diagnose and repair the following with little or no supervision: Clutches, Electric Systems, Air Brake systems, Heating/ Air Conditioning Systems, Instruments and Gauges, and Preventive Maintenance Service. Assign work to body repair technicians and painters. Work with the customer to finalize repair estimates. Ensure all repairs are completed in a timely manner

Major Responsibilities:

  • Review estimate to determine amount of repairs needed.

  • Determine if work is to be done in house or at a vendor.

  • Assign work to a technician.

  • Follow up on ongoing repairs.

  • Determine if repairs are on schedule.

-Follow up with vendors for completion times.

-Update the customer with expected completion times.

  • Inspect entire vehicle to ensure that all repairs were completed correctly.

  • Return vehicle to technician if repairs are not done correctly.

  • Inspect vehicle for any additional damage, and return it to the estimator if additional work is needed.

  • Self-started mentality and willingness to take on bumper to bumper vehicle maintenance and repair

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the repair and maintenance of - with some assistance: Engines (gas and diesel), Electrical systems including starters and alternators, HVAC systems, Steering systems, Electronics to include, Engine bolt on items such as turbos, fan clutches, injectors, cooling system etc., Brake systems including ABS, Suspension systems (spring and air)

  • Perform all levels of preventive maintenance services

  • Maintain work area appearance and safety

  • Road test Vehicles when necessary to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working properly.

  • Use hand tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, and precision instruments, as well as power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, welding equipment, and jacks and hoists.

  • Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other important parts to ensure that they are in proper operating condition.

  • Perform routine maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment and machinery.

  • Adjust and replace brakes, tighten bolts and screws, and reassemble equipment.

  • Raise vehicles of varying sizes with hydraulic jacks or hoists.

  • Inspect, test, and listen to defective equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test instruments such as handheld computers, motor analyzers, chassis charts, and pressure gauges.

  • Examine and adjust protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices.

Inspect and verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to factory specifications.

  • Specialize in repairing and troubleshooting of major components such as engine, transmissions and differentials, to include replacing complete assemblies, turbochargers, fuel system components etc.

  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor

Location: MONTEBELLO,PICO RIVERA,LOS ANGELES,MONTEREY PARK,WHITTIER,DOWNEY,BELL,ROSEMEAD,SOUTH EL MONTE,BELL GARDENS,SANTA FE SPRINGS,MAYWOOD,ALHAMBRA,SAN GABRIEL,CITY OF INDUSTRY,EL MONTE,HUNTINGTON PARK,SOUTH GATE,LA PUENTE,HACIENDA HEIGHTS,NORWALK,TEMPLE CITY,SOUTH PASADENA,SAN MARINO,LYNWOOD,PARAMOUNT,LAMIRADA,BELLFLOWER,ARCADIA,PASADENA,DODGERTOWN,COMPTON,ARTESIA,LA HABRA,CERRITOS,BALDWIN PARK,WEST COVINA,LAKEWOOD,LONG BEACH,SIERRA MADRE,BUENA PARK,LA PALMA,MONROVIA,GLENDALE,DUARTE,ROWLAND HEIGHTS,FULLERTON,HAWAIIANGARDENS,LACRESCENTA,ALTADENA,COVINA,CARSON,INGLEWOOD,GARDENA,CYPRESS,BREA,WALNUT,ANAHEIM,LOS ALAMITOS,AZUSA,SIGNAL HILL,NORTH HILLS,LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE,HAWTHORNE,MONTROSE,MOUNT WILSON,TORRANCE,VERDUGO CITY,STANTON,BURBANK,BEVERLY HILLS,GARDEN GROVE,CULVER CITY,LAWNDALE,DIAMOND BAR,PLACENTIA,UNIVERSAL CITY,GLENDORA,WEST HOLLYWOOD,SEAL BEACH,REDONDO BEACH,NORTH HOLLYWOOD,PLAYA VISTA,WILMINGTON,HARBOR CITY,WESTMINSTER,EL SEGUNDO,SAN DIMAS,POMONA,STUDIO CITY,ATWOOD,MANHATTAN BEACH,MARINA DEL REY,ORANGE,TOLUCA LAKE,VALLEY VILLAGE,PACOIMA,LOMITA,HERMOSA BEACH,SURFSIDE,YORBA LINDA,MIDWAY CITY,PLAYA DEL REY,TUJUNGA,HUNTINGTON BEACH

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.

  • Certificate for body estimating preferred.

  • Body Shop Experience-3 years

  • Leadership Experience – 2 years

-Experience working in a shop environment – 5 years

  • 1-3 years practical experience with automotive maintenance and repair required

  • Specialized training in the repair and replacement of Ford vehicle components preferred

  • Proficiency in the use of shop tools required

  • A valid drivers license is required

  • ASE or State certification for air brakes required

  • Ability to work independently to drive change but also be a team player

  • Detail oriented, organized, flexible, and able to multi task

  • Good communication skills both oral and written

  • Basic computer skills preferred for data entry into maintenance systems.

  • Ability to work in non-climate controlled conditions required

  • Willingness to travel as necessary within the district (customers yards, close geographical area and training sites), work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.

Physical Requirements:

-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-The associate will be required to remember and understand certain instructions, guidelines or other information. The associate must be able to see and verbally

communicate. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

-While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be required to move frequently, stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50lbs/23kg and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100lbs/45kg.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group, General Electric Capital Corporation and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 216,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit http://www.GoPenske.com to learn more.

Work Locations: 1104 N Eastern Ave Los Angeles, CA

Primary Location: United States-California-Los Angeles

Job: Vehicle Maintenance/Mechanics/Technicians

Req ID: 1700111