Fleet Vehicle Technicians American Fork UT

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Sorensen's Marine & Auto Body
(801) 960-3843
1188 W 400 N
Orem, UT
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Body Shops, Painting, Rustproofing, Custom Work, Personal Watercraft, Pre Purchase Inspections, Welding
Service Types and Repair
Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Auto Aluminum, Auto Fiberglass, Auto Frame, Auto Unibody, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Classic Car, Collision, Dent, Dodge, Exotic Car, Fiat, Fleet, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Porsche, Post Inspections, RV, Saab, Saturn, Subaru, Suspension, Suzuki, Towing, Toyota, Trailer, Volkswagen, Volvo

Alta View Tires & Service, Inc.
(801) 572-4400, 001-2004
1190 East 9400 South
Sandy, UT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Autozone
(801) 763-9870
762 E State Rd
American Fork, UT
Services
Auto Parts

Lumpy''s Car Care
(801) 756-5883
162 S 400 E
American Fork, UT
Services
Mufflers Repair

Jiffy Lube
(801) 772-0808
5248 W 11000 N
HIGHLAND, UT
Hours
Sun: CLOSED
Mon-Sat: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Dave's Canyon Auto
(801) 960-3846
27 W 800 S St
Orem, UT
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Air Conditioning/Heating, Alignment, Alternator, Battery, Belts & Hoses, Catalytic Converter, Clutch Cylinder, Cooling System, Diagnostics, Drive Belt, Electrical System, Exhaust Systems, Filters & Fluids, Fuel Injector, Fuel Pump, Fuel System, Head Gasket, Headlight/Headlamp, High Performance Service, Ignition, Inspection, Muffler, Oil Pan, Oil Pump, Oxygen Sensor, Parts, Radiator, Restoration Service, Shocks & Struts, Spark Plugs, Starter, Thermostat, Timing Belt, Tune-Up, Water Pump, Window M
Service Types and Repair
Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Auto Clutch, Auto Drivetrain, Auto Engine, Auto Interior, Auto, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Classic Car, Diesel Engine, Dodge, Emergency Auto, Exotic Car, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Harley Davidson, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Motorcycle/ATV, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Porsche, RV/Bus, Saab, Saturn, Small Engine, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Truck, Volkswagen, Volvo

Certified Tire & Service
(801) 763-9060
338 N West State Rd
American Fork, UT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Jiffy Lube
(801) 756-5333
562 E STATE RD
AMERICAN FORK, UT
Hours
Sun: CLOSED
Mon-Sat: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Tanner Transmissions
(801) 221-1616
American Fork, UT
 
AAMCO
(801) 756-3626
95 West Main Street
American Fork, UT
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm

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Finding qualified technicians

Whether you believe there is a technician shortage or not, the fact is that many fleets are becoming concerned over where the future technicians are coming from.

Many more are having trouble replacing their most qualified individuals when they retire.

Finding qualified technicians is only going to get harder down the road. Consider that, according to the Department of Labor (DOL), about half of all working technicians employed today will be eligible for retirement in the next seven to twelve years.

So what do you do? The first step is to look around your own shop and determine which members of your staff fall into that DOL statistic. Planning ahead is always a good idea, particularly if it involves developing existing employees for higher-skilled roles within your business. Moving a good C tech up to the next level means having a training and certification plan built around the skill set you’ll need within your own organization.

We’ve covered the long-term benefits of establishing a career development program previously in this column, but what about immediate needs? Let’s say your top technician walks in and announces that he’s decided to relocate or retire. Typically, you might begin by placing an ad in the employment section of a local newspaper. While this is a good place to start, you likely need to expand your focus.

Finding a qualified individual may require advertising in other cities or states to attract new talent. It goes without saying that you need to have a compelling compensation package to convince someone to relocate. Accentuate the positive in your employment copy. If you’re offering top dollar, don’t be afraid to put qualifiers into the ad, like ASE Master with L2, to limit the number of unqualified applicants.

There are a number of websites for employers seeking technicians and technicians seeking a change. The most obvious are Monster.com, autocareers.com, and autojobs.com, but try googling “jobs for techs” or other permutations of job descriptions and see what websites come up on the search. You might also try posting on technician websites such as the International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN). Remember, that using the Internet will expose your job listing to a worldwide audience, and an applicant having to relocate is likely.

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Tips on finding and keeping technicians

Tips on finding and keeping technicians

Recruiting, training and retaining technicians remains a major concern. Recently, the industry has taken a closer look at refining the process.

“Attracting qualified technicians is one of the biggest challenges facing a fleet today,” says Mike McGrath, vice president, VSM sales business unit at SKF. “Aside from the obvious need to offer attractive incentives such as salary and benefits, the fleets need to keep in mind that career progression opportunities will attract qualified talent. Young people entering this industry want to know that they will not only earn a respectable living, but that they will constantly be learning and growing professionally. Technicians want to know that as the vehicles become more complicated and challenging to work on, their employer will keep them trained and qualified to work on these vehicles. This will allow them to perform their jobs while improving their marketability for future career opportunities.

Looking to a broader resource base for talented technicians may be one solution. Working with technical schools is a great place to start.

“Our search for technicians talented enough to work for Penske Truck Leasing stretches across the country. ,” says Ken McKibben, Penske's senior vice president – field maintenance. “Through a partnership with United Technical Institute, we have a designated recruiter actively searching for the next generation of Penske talent. Our area maintenance managers work hands-on with technical schools across America, visiting campuses for career days. Some of our managers even sit on school advisory boards, where they help shape curriculum. Additional recruiting also takes place at the local level with visits to area high schools, trade and technical schools and colleges. We never stop looking for talented technicians -- that’s part of our promise to keep providing high-quality service to Penske customers.”

Working with suppliers

Working with suppliers to develop training programs for their technicians is a must for a fleet.

“The fleet is the expert at hauling freight and likewise the suppliers or manufacturers are the experts at their products,” McGrath says. “To develop training without consulting the suppliers and using their materials is truly like reinventing the wheel. We spend a tremendous amount of time and money developing training materials and conducting training clinics for both our distribution partners and our fleet customers.”

SKF believes that the more it does to help its customers install its products properly and reach the maximum life for the product, the greater value the company offers to its customers.

“Our management team is very active with the TMC working on task forces to develop the best maintenance procedures for the commercial vehicle market,” McGrath says. ...

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