Actively Looking for Manager/Technician jobs within 25 miles of Tacoma, Washington.
I am interested in finding a position that would provide the opportunity to exercise my experience and abilities, both technical and managerial, while still allowing me quality time to be with my family.
I am currently the Shop Foreman at my place of work, and am responsible for managing the work flow through the shop and maintaining quality auto maintenance and repair. I take pride in the success of the business and strive to improve it during the leaner times.
I enjoy both aspects of my job, the front counter and the shop. I'm comfortable talking with people as they bring their cars in for service and am happy to answer any questions they may have. I'm also conversant in the aspects of explaining needed or recommended services and asking for the sale, and properly writing up the invoice so that any and all things are properly documented in an easy to understand format.
In the shop I enjoy the satisfaction of having a car towed in and then driving it out or fixing the problem the other shop couldn't. I'm a good problem solver and have found that thinking about a problem logically and critically is the fastest way to resolving it rather than just replacing parts.
Engine performance, emissions, and electrical problems are my strongest suits, although I'm quite proficient at brakes, suspension, drivetrain, HVAC, and routine maintenance.
I am an ASE Master Auto Technician, Advanced Engine Performance Specialist, Undercar Specialist, and Service Consultant. I was also a Washington State Authorized Emissions Specialist for 20+ years.
I began in the automotive industry as a part-timer, working evenings and weekends as I worked toward my college degree. I found that this industry suited me well and the work is both challenging and satisfying.
Tools and Equipment
Complete set of hand and air tools, enough specialty tools, pullers, installers, etc. to be self-contained. Diagnostic and testing equipment includes fuel pressure gauges, A/C leak detector, compression tester, various pieces of hand-held testing equipment. Solus Edge scan tool including European software current through 2021.
Shop Foreman responsible for directing 5 other technicians through the diagnostic and repair process while performing advanced level diagnostics including engine performance, electronics, air conditioning, hybrid vehicles, and other upper-level tasks. Oversaw expansion of shop to a second location and managed workflow at new shop. Duties also include service consultant as needed, maintaining proper inventory, and staff training to keep technicians current on ever-changing technology.
Manager of independent repair facility, responsible for all aspects of service from service writing/customer interview to diagnostics and repairs. Oversaw day-to-day operations of the shop including inventory control, directing other technicians, ensuring quality repairs and service and time management. Maintained shop profitability during a period of economic decline and revitalized shop during economic recovery.
Responsible for the inspection, diagnosis, and repair of cars and light trucks, foreign and domestic. Duties included but were not limited to testing and repair of all automotive mechanical systems, performing scheduled maintenance, and professional communication with office staff to aid in the sales and repair process
Lead Auto Technician
Responsible for automotive maintenance and repair and directing other technicians through appropriate diagnostic and repair procedures.
Student - Bachelor of Arts
Student - High School Diploma
Profile last updated Jan 18, 2022.