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Service Operations Careers


Auto Repair Service training opens up many career paths – and none require a university degree

Following is a review of the entry level Auto Repair Service positions you can expect to hold after graduation and where your career could lead in just a few years.

Employment opportunities

  • Pre-owned car dealerships
  • Retail automotive repair facilities
  • Automotive custom and specialty shops
  • Aftermarket stores
  • Collision repair facilities
  • Insurance companies
  • Heavy Duty Truck Repair facilities
  • Vehicle rental companies
  • Warehouses
  • Possible entry level occupational title
  • Collision Estimator
  • Insurance Company Estimator
  • Independent Estimator
  • Heavy Duty Estimator
  • Service Consultant
  • Service Advisor
  • Daily Rental Consultant
  • Parts Counter Person
  • Parts Specialist
  • Shipper Receiver
  • Parts Driver
  • Warehousing clerk
  • Possible occupational advancements
  • Insurance Adjustor
  • Fleet Rental Specialist
  • Assistant Manager
  • Body Shop Manager or Owner
  • Fixed Operations Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Service Manager
  • Daily Rental Car Manager
  • Assistant Parts Manager
  • Parts Manager
  • Warehouse manager

Typical auto repair service responsibilities and job description

  • Inspects vehicles with mechanical testing devices to: determine the amount of structural, body, mechanical or interior damage, questions customers about the vehicle’s operations or by visual inspection
  • Calculates cost of labor and parts to fix or replace each affected item and estimate salvage value of the total vehicle loss
  • Analyzes repair cost estimates
  • Communicates with collision repair manager or foreman
  • Reviews cost effectiveness of repair versus replacement
  • Determines fees associated with repainting
  • Fills out insurance claim forms to indicate repair or replacement cost estimates and recommendations
  • Determines feasibility of repair versus pre-accident value
  • Prepares work orders

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Why Choose ATC?

Here are 4 reasons to choose Automotive Training Centre

Smaller classes for better learning outcomes

Flexible schedule: study while you work

Professional real world, industry experienced instructors

Intense hands-on training so you can master your skill set

Dianna Lifford

He had heard great reviews and knew of many successful Business Managers that had started with this course. Needless to say I took the course. Almost a year ago, I started an exhilarating new career path as a Business Manager thanks to Arlie and the Automotive Training Centre.

The interactive course provided me with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to begin this new career and to be productive within weeks of starting. Our class instructor was able to provide us with hands on knowledge from years of experience in the industry, as well as from different dealership roles, which was extremely helpful. Not only that, but the industry representatives, who attended the course, allowed me to begin a network for job searching. Within one week of completing the course I began my first day at Dennison Chevrolet.

Both my Business Manager partner and I are graduates of the Automotive Training Centre. We are both thrilled with the opportunities this career has provided so far and we look forward to a rewarding future.
Thanks ATC!!!

Sincerely,

Dianna Lifford
Business/ Finance Manager
Dennison Chevrolet Ltd.

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