A Fleet Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of vehicles. Such mechanics are typically hired by car service centers, garages and by companies for the repairs of their vehicles. This job requires the candidate to execute their expertise in repairing and refurbishing of all types of vehicles. Most companies hold an on the job training before formally hiring such employees.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Thoroughly inspecting vehicles and detecting any malfunctions or damages and repairing the same.
- Estimating the time and cost of repairs.
- Interacting with customers and understanding the issues pertaining to their vehicles.
- Attending to telephonic calls of customers and addressing their queries and grievances.
- Recommending change of parts and other necessary services for the vehicle.
- Placing orders for necessary spare parts and ensuring the timely procurement of the same.
- Working in tandem with all automobile safety norms and regulations.
- Effectively coordinating work functions with fellow workers and other departments of the organization.
Skills and Specifications
- Should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact with customers.
- Ability to detect malfunctions in diesel as well as petrol auto parts.
- Sound understanding of using all repair tools, equipment’s and testing machinery.
- Education and Qualifications
- High school degree, diploma or a GED equivalent qualification from an accredited institution.
- Bachelor’s degree or an associate’s degree or diploma in mechanical or automotive engineering or any other related field of study with 2 – 3 years of experience of working as a fleet or a fleet mechanic.