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Ford - Lincoln Veteran Careers Program Automotive Technician - Guaranteed OEM Training (Ford-Lincoln) in Billings, Montana


The Ford-Lincoln Technician Careers Program is designed to promote the hiring of technicians with 3 or more years of professional automotive experience. Selection for the program is highly competitive in keeping with the tradition of professionalism found in the Ford-Lincoln brand. The primary goal of this initiative is to recruit and train candidates to become brand-certified Ford-Lincoln Automotive Service Technicians. Candidates must meet the requisite qualifications, experience and capability requirements, and be willing to attend a Four-week long in-resident instruction and certification course upon hiring.

Pay: $40,000-$60,000 Annually (starting salary will depend on experience, education, location, and other factors).


Responsibilities of the Automotive Technician:

The Ford-Lincoln Automotive Service Technician core job description (After formal training & OJT):

  • Performing 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 Service Consultants (for customers).

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

  • Documenting work performed as directed by Service Consultants.

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

  • Keeping abreast of factory technical bulletins and attending factory-sponsored training classes.

  • Keeping the shop 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.

  • Wear appropriate PPE, including safety glasses. Maintaining safety awareness at all times.

  • The Service Technician must work closely with others or independently if needed.

  • Dealership uniforms are required.


Qualifications, Experience and Capability Requirements:

  • Have at least 3 years of experience working as a Technician in an automotive service department.

  • Valid driver's license and a clear driving record

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

  • Be able to provide a minimum of three good work references, with current contact information.

    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 50 pounds unassisted and operate hoist and test equipment.

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

  • While most shops have a controlled climate and are well ventilated, 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.

  • Must be willing to complete mandated online training, as assigned during initial interview and screening process.

  • Must be willing to accept a minimum 24 month employment obligation upon hiring.

For additional information Contact:

Timothy Oddo

US Air Force (Retired)

Program Manager

Ford-Lincoln Veteran Careers Program


Cell: 843.754.2116

Location : LocationUS-MT-Billings

ID 2023-19415

Category Service Technician