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Mercedes-Benz DRIVE Automotive Service Technician - GI Bill

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Mercedes-Benz DRIVE Registered Apprenticeship Prog
Physical Address

DOTHAN, AL 36302
Job Description

Mercedes-Benz DRIVE Automotive Service Technician – GI Bill approved Registered Apprenticeship

Job Code:DOTHAN2391



Job Responsibilities:

The Mercedes-Benz DRIVE Technician Training and Development Program is an advanced 16-week Technician training program that provides the opportunity to learn extensive Mercedes-Benz product knowledge, customer service best practices and career preparation. All instruction is to ensure placement with a dealer, post program graduation. This program is a Registered Apprenticeship through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

U.S. MilitaryVeteran candidates may choose to use one year of their GI Bill ® benefits, forthe MB DRIVE curriculum and the on-the-job OJT.

You will learn:

• Introduction to Mercedes-Benz

• Diagnostic Strategies

• Engine Management Systems

• Brakes and Traction

• Suspension Systems

• Service and Maintenance

• Climate Control

• Telematics

• E-Mobility

• Disassembly

• Intermediate Electrical

• Career Development

• Strategies for Success

MB DRIVE’s blended learning approach consists of 90% hands-on workshop instruction and 10%traditional classroom lecture. To meet the needs of in-demand automotive technician skills, the program is designed to provide hands-on experience with Mercedes-Benz Workshop Information Systems, brand equipment, parts and vehicles.

Upon successful completion of this 4 months school curriculum and 6 months of on-the-job dealership experience, you will earn the title Mercedes-Benz Certified Technician.

The Mercedes-Benz Technician core job description: (After 16 weeks of instruction and formal training & Dealership OJT):

+ Works as a team member to support Service Department operations.

+ Documents work orders to include: full description of repairs requested, completed and parts required.

+ Informs Supervisor/Adviser of unexpected delays of completion.

+ Ensures all work is completed to manufacturer standards.

+ Test drive vehicles and Interprets MB and related diagnostic equipment.

+ Conducts routine service and preventive maintenance on all types of vehicles.

+ Completed vehicle check lists and identifies areas of concern.

+ Completes new vehicle preparations.

+ Removes and installs vehicle components. In accordance with MB standards.

+ Keep work areas clean and in accordance with standards of safety and the disposal of waste.

+ Ensure uniforms and PPE are worn correctly, at all required times.

+ Continues education as a MB Systems Technician.

Job Qualifications:

Qualifications, Experience and Capability Requirements:

+ For non-Veteran candidates:

+ Graduate from an accredited Automotive Vocational Program, with a minimum of one year duration. Candidate must provide proof of the successful completion of one year or more. Transcripts are required

+ For Veteran candidates:

+ An Honorable Discharge from the United States Military and the ability to provide proof of service and discharge.

+ Formal military schooling in a technical field such as mechanical, power generation, aviation maintenance, electrical, electronics or other parallel technical specialized skills. Must be able to provide a DD214, for proof of technical training and job designation.

+ Completion of at least three years working in the specific technical field of study at the unit, organizational, ship, base, installation or direct support maintenance level (and maintained a high level of experience within the past 3 years).

+ For all candidates:

+ Valid driver’s license and a clear driving record.

+ Ability to pass the following pre-employment screening requirements (drug screening, background investigation, credit score and a Motor Vehicle record report).

+ Be able to provide a minimum of three good work/school references, with current contact information to include relationship, phone number and email addresses.

+ Must be able to:

+ Operate power and hand tools and other types of machinery safely.

+ Drive a manual transmission (for road tests).

+ Read and comprehend technical instruction.

+ Lift up to a 78 pound tire and wheel assembly, unassisted and operate hoist and test equipment.

+ Sit, bend, stoop and/or stand for extended periods (up to 8 hours or more on a concrete floor) kneel, crawl, bend, reach, push, pull and maneuver in a shop environment safely and as needed.

+ Must be able to work in an environment that may have exposure to: Petroleum products, dust, hot or cold temperatures, loud noises, strong odors (exhaust fumes) and assorted other distractors.

+ Manual dexterity in both hands and the ability to manipulate small objects.

+ Good communication skills and the ability to work with the public.

+ During initial interview and screening process, must be willing to complete mandated online training, as assigned.

+ Must be willing to accept a minimum 12 month employment obligation upon hiring.

+ For additional information Contact:

Josh Lindt

Field Recruiter

Automotive Programs



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