Service Technician

Job Description

Are you looking for a fulfilling career with a successful company that is growing and profitable? At Vanguard Truck Centers we invest in our people and recognize that our employees are our greatest assets. We are seeking talent that is driven with a great attitude, has a desire for success, team-oriented and are ultimate leaders.

Mission: To lead the industry in consistently meeting or exceeding our customer's expectations in the pursuit of profitable growth.

Values: To protect our integrity first

To promote ingenuity and challenge everything

To develop people

To pursue excellence

The Company:

Our strength is in our people and team work.

Vanguard Truck Centers owns and operates full service commercial truck centers in the United States. Our unique footprint allows us to provide a diverse range of products and services across many industries, and across the country.

Vanguard Truck Centers is a Successful Company that is Growing and Profitable!


Essential Duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs work as outlined on repair order with efficiency and accuracy, in accordance with dealership and factory standards.

  • Diagnoses cause of any malfunction and performs repair.

  • Communicates with parts department to obtain needed parts.

  • Saves and tags parts of the job if under warranty or if requested by the customer.

  • Examines assigned vehicle to determine if further safety or service work is required or recommended.

  • Communicates with service advisor immediately if additional work is needed, if work outlined is not needed, or if repairs cannot be completed within the promised time.

  • Documents all work performed and recommended on the repair order.

  • Road tests vehicles when required or refers to the test technician.

  • Participates in manufacturer-sponsored training programs, schools, and events.

  • Keeps abreast of manufacturer technical bulletins.

  • Supervises work of any apprentice technicians as assigned.

  • Reports machinery defects or malfunctions to supervisor.

  • Ensures that customers' cars are kept clean. Notifies service advisor immediately of anything that has happened to change the appearance or condition of the vehicle.

  • Keeps shop area neat and clean.

  • Maintains and is accountable for all dealership-owned tools and manuals. Returns them to the proper place and in the same condition as they were received.

  • Understands, keeps abreast of, and complies with federal, state, and local regulations, such as hazardous waste disposal, OSHA Right-to-Know, etc.

  • Operates all tools and equipment in a safe manner.

  • Reports any safety issues immediately to management



  • Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications

  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Certification for Auto/Light Truck

  • Brakes Certification for Auto/Light Truck

  • Electrical/Electronic Systems Certification for Auto/Light Truck

  • Engine Performance Certification for Auto/Light Truck

  • Engine Repair Certification for Auto/Light Truck

  • Heating and Air Conditioning Certification for Auto/Light Truck

  • Manual Drive Train and Axle Certification for Auto/Light Truck

  • Suspension and Steering Certification for Auto/Light Truck

  • Assembly Specialist Certification for Engine Machinist

  • Cylinder Block Specialist Certification for Engine Machinist

  • Cylinder Head Specialist Certification for Engine Machinist

  • Brakes Certification for Medium/Heavy Truck

  • Diesel Engines Certification for Medium/Heavy Truck

  • Drive Train Certification for Medium/Heavy Truck

  • Electrical/Electronic Systems Certification for Medium/Heavy Truck

  • Gasoline Engines Certification for Medium/Heavy Truck

  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Certification for Medium/Heavy Truck

  • Preventive Maintenance Inspection Certification for Medium/Heavy Truck

  • Suspension and Steering Certification for Medium/Heavy Truck

  • Automobile Parts Specialist Certification

  • Medium/Heavy Truck Parts Specialist Certification

  • Air Conditioning Certification for School Bus

  • Body Systems and Special Equipment Certification for School Bus

  • Brakes Certification for School Bus

  • Diesel Engines Certification for School Bus

  • Drive Train Certification for School Bus

  • Electrical/Electronic Systems Certification for School Bus

  • Suspension and Steering Certification for School Bus

  • Advanced Series - Automobile Advanced Engine Performance Certification

  • Advanced Series - Truck Advanced Electric Diesel Engine Diagnosis Certification

  • Light Vehicles - Compressed Natural Gas Certification for Alternate Fuels

  • I-CAR Certificate of Advanced Training

  • Advanced Vehicle Systems

  • Aluminum Repair, Replacement and Welding

  • Detailing

  • Electronics for Collision Repair

  • Executive Seminar

  • Finish Matching

  • Glass Replacement

  • Plastic Repair

  • Steering and Suspension

  • Understanding Collision Repair

  • Workplace Hazardous Materials

  • Manufacturer Training

  • Paint Manufacturer Training

  • State Emission Certification

  • State Vehicle Inspector Certification

  • Valid Driver's License


  • Competitive salary

  • 401k with employer match (after 3 months of employment)

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Employer paid STD and Basic life

  • Optional life and LTD

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • PTO - Paid Time Off program

  • Career Advancement Opportunities

Background screening is a mandatory pre-requisite for employment consideration.

Vanguard Truck Centers afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment and will prohibit discrimination because of race, color, sex, religion, nation of origin, age, handicap or veteran status.


Company Description
Vanguard Truck Centers owns and operates full service commercial truck centers in the United States. Our unique footprint allows us to provide a diverse range of products and services across many industries, and across the country. We offer comprehensive transportation solutions, with locations in Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, South Carolina and Texas.

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