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Automotive Technicians

Fuel your future at Cox Automotive

It takes a special kind of person to be an automotive technician. You not only need to love cars, but also have to be prepared to get your hands dirty and appreciate the art and science of automobiles.

At Cox Automotive, we're hiring all levels of auto technicians nationwide. Keep reading if you’re ready to get your auto tech career on track! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Job duties for an automotive technician vary based on specializations, place of employment and skill level. Automotive technicians use various tools and equipment to diagnose and repair problems with vehicles. This can include performing inspections, conducting diagnostic tests and repairing or replacing parts as needed. 

Yes, the automotive industry is rapidly evolving with the increasing use of electric and autonomous vehicles. There is a need for people that have the skills to fix them. Your earnings potential will grow as you learn and develop your skill set. 

There are several ways to become a certified auto technician.

  1. Community colleges, technical schools and vocational schools offer automotive technology programs. These programs range in length from 6 months to 2 years.

  2. Several organizations offer certifications for automotive technicians. One is the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

  3. You can obtain an auto mechanic manufacturer specific certification. This certification allows you to become certified in specific brands such as Ford, Honda and Volkswagen. These certifications can be pursued through a trade school or vocational school.

The future is bright! The demand for technicians will increase as more advanced technologies are integrated into modern vehicles. It's a great career for people who love cars, enjoy hands-on work and can work both independently and as part of a team.

These two words are often used interchangeably; however, there are some differences between technician and mechanic. An auto technician has often completed formal training or education in automotive technology. A mechanic is someone that works with vehicles but may not have completed formal training or education. Mechanics often work in independent repair shops and perform basic repairs on older vehicles. 

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Better benefits from day one

Find great pay and perks with a company that invests in you. Benefits include:

  • Sign-on bonuses
  • Competitive compensation with opportunities for spot bonuses (up to $4.2K per year)
  • Flexible work schedules with overtime opportunities
  • Great healthcare benefits
  • 30+ days of paid vacation and company holidays (effective year 1) for full-time employees
  • Up to $1.5K in free tools for our new auto techs
  • Generous 401(k) retirement plans with up to 8% company match
  • Career growth through the Cox Automotive Technician Training Center, free ASE training/certification and more
  • An inclusive workplace environment
  • Great coworkers who love being part of a team

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Connect to your dream job

From Pontiac to Porsche, you make rides run. At Cox, we’re looking for all levels of talented auto technicians. Search for auto tech jobs near you.  

Auto Mechanic Technician II - $2, 500 New Hire Bonus

  • Elkridge, Maryland
  • Cox Automotive

Automotive Mechanic Technician I (Manheim) - $1,500 New Hire Tool Bonus

  • Clifton Park, New York
  • Cox Automotive

Sr Automotive Technician (Manheim) $1,500 Bonus

  • Hayward, California
  • Cox Automotive

Auto Maintenance Tech I (Manheim) $1,500 Bonus

  • Kent, Washington
  • Cox Automotive

Lead Fleet Auto Maintenance Tech

  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Cox Automotive

General Service Technician (Manheim) $1,500 Bonus

  • Riverside, California
  • Cox Automotive

Auto Body Repair Technician II $1500 New Hire Bonus

  • Tampa, Florida
  • Cox Automotive

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The road to success

Check out the video below to hear from a Cox technician and learn more about our fun team environment. 

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Your career. In motion.

Ready for a new career? At Manheim and Cox Automotive Mobility (both part of the Cox family of businesses), we're hiring all levels of automotive technicians to perform repairs and maintenance on a variety of vehicles. If you’re looking for an exciting career path with great benefits and pay, apply today! 

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