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Ford - Lincoln Veteran Careers Program Automotive Technician: Ford Lincoln Veteran Careers Program in Cerritos, California


The Ford-Lincoln Veteran Careers Program is designed to promote the hiring of qualified United States Military Veterans, Transitioning Military Service Members, and currently serving National Guard and Reserve Component Members in good standing at participating Ford and Lincoln Dealerships throughout the nation. Veteran candidates must meet the requisite qualifications, experience, and capability requirements, and be willing to attend a four-week long in-resident course upon hiring. * This employment opportunity is a DOL, GI BillĀ® Approved Chassis Certified Technician Apprenticeship Program. Eligible Veterans may use their GI BillĀ® housing allowance for the first two years of employment.

Pay: $30,000-$60,000 Annually (starting salary based on experience, education, location, and other factors)


Responsibilities of the Automotive Technician:

  • Military Veterans with a maintenance-related career, technician experience, or mechanic experience will perform assigned work as outlined on repair orders with efficiency and accuracy in accordance with dealership and factory standards.

  • Diagnosing the cause of malfunctions and performing repairs if authorized by dealership service advisors.

  • Coordinating with the Parts Department to ensure the availability of parts.

  • Saving and tagging parts if under warranty or requested by Service Consultants (for customers).

  • Examining the vehicle to determine if additional safety or service work is required.

  • Notifying Service Advisors if additional work is needed or repairs/work cannot be completed within the promised time.

  • Documenting work performed as directed by Service Advisors.

  • Road testing vehicles to ensure the quality of repair and ensuring vehicles remain clean.

  • Military Veterans with a maintenance-related career, technician, or mechanic experience are responsible for keeping abreast of factory technical bulletins and attending factory-sponsored training classes.

  • Keeping the dealership service area neat and clean and remaining accountable for all tools used.

  • Understanding and complying with federal, state, and local regulations, such as safety requirements, hazardous waste disposal, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and other policies, procedures, and programs as required.

  • Automotive technicians at Ford-Lincoln dealerships must wear appropriate PPE, including safety glasses. Maintaining safety awareness at all times.

  • The Ford-Lincoln automotive technician must work closely with others or independently if needed.

  • Dealership uniforms are required.

    Pay: $30,000-$60,000 Annually (starting salary will depend on experience, education, location, and other factors).


Qualifications for the Automotive Technician:

  • Military Veterans with a maintenance-related career, technician, or mechanic experience wanting to continue or begin a career as an Automotive / Maintenance Technician must have the ability to pass the following pre-employment screening requirements with the hiring dealership (drug screening, credit score, motor vehicle record report and a background investigation)

  • Military Veterans with a maintenance-related career, technician, or mechanic experience must meet the following qualifications:

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

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


  • Completion of an Automotive Technology certificate or degree program from an accredited Vocational School or College.

    Andy Crespo

    U.S Army (RET)

    Automotive Technician Recruiter

    Industry Management Services


    Cell: 352.615.6380

    Text: 956.320.6097


Location : LocationUS-CA-Cerritos

ID 2023-17332

Category Service Technician