Now Hiring: Fleet Technician

HOURCAR seeks a new Fleet Technician as the scope of our service evolves and our fleet expands! Our outstanding fleet crew keeps our vehicles in tip top shape, and they need to add a car-savvy set of hands! Could they be yours? 


Do you:
 

  • Have an automotive service technology degree or education, or equivalent experience? 
  • Have ASE Certification or a willingness to obtain it? 
  • Feel comfortable working alone, outdoors and in parking ramps in a range of weather conditions, including Minnesota winter in all its glory? 
  • Value being on time? 
  • Take pride in and have enthusiasm for doing your work well? 
  • Communicate effectively by email, phone, and in person? 
  • Have the ability to work efficiently, prioritize member safety, and curate a positive at-car experience for our members? 
  • Have access to a reliable car with appropriate insurance coverage? 
  • Drive safely? You’ll need a relatively clean driving record with at least 3 years of licensed driving. This is a requirement for driving an HOURCAR, which is an essential part of this position. Please see https://hourcar.org/membership_qualifications/ for specifics. 
  • Know how to read a map and interpret directions? 
  • Interact effectively and cordially with diverse audiences at all times, especially during urgent incidents? 


Bonus if you’ve got:
 

  • Customer service experience 
  • An interest in renewable energy, shared-mobility, and strengthening community 
  • Experience with automotive electronic and wiring systems (alarms, audio, remote starters, etc.) a plus (but not required) 

 

Sound like a good fit? Read on! 

The HOURCAR Fleet Repair and Response Technician will work a full-time schedule of 40 hours per week carrying out a hybrid of in-field and in-shop repairs as part of the Fleet team’s day-to-day response to reported issues and member concerns. There is potential for growth and extra earnings should you wish to join our on-call rotation.  


When?:
The exact schedule is flexible depending on the applicant’s availability, but the majority of hours must be worked between 9:00am and 7:00 pm Monday through Friday each week. 


How?:
The Fleet Repair and Response Technician must provide their own vehicle for transportation between sites. Mileage is reimbursed at the federal rate. Having some of your own tools is helpful, but core staff tools for the job will be provided. 


What?:
The Fleet Repair and Response Tech’s job typically includes individual and team work. For example: 


Things you’ll do on your own:
 

  • Report urgent or safety-related issues to the Fleet Operations Team immediately 
  • Report Member Priority-related issues to the Member Services Team immediately 
  • Jump start low or dead batteries 
  • Deal with low or flat tires (change flat to a spare / bring to shop for repair / refill tires to correct PSI) 
  • Verify and repair minor external vehicle damage 
  • Document and submit reports of major vehicle damage 
  • Test drive vehicles to verify complaints (does it really make that sound the member reported?) 
  • Occasionally deliver tabs, registration, documents, and disinfectant materials to vehicles 


Things you’ll do in the shop with other techs:
 

  • Visually inspect vehicles 
  • Diagnose and make minor repairs 
  • Change oil and filters 
  • Check fluids and refill as needed 
  • Replace bulbs 
  • Inspect and repair brakes 
  • Inspect, test, and connect in-car technology 
  • Swap out snow tires for summer tires in the spring, and vice versa in the fall 
  • Load test and charge batteries 


In all cases, whether on your own or with others, you’ll need to:
 

  • Complete documentation required for various Fleet projects and maintenance records 
  • Report your daily progress to the Fleet Operations Team 
  • Adhere to all federal and state-regulated safety and compliance requirements while on the clock, and while using HOURCAR facilities and equipment 
  • Adhere to HOURCAR’s COVID-19 response and sanitization protocol including social distancing and wearing provided or sufficient PPE at fleet visits and in shared spaces 
  • Submit accurate timecards, mileage reports, and receipts on time 
  • Abide by the rules laid out in the HOURCAR Member Handbook which include not smoking in HOURCAR vehicles. If an employee is a smoker, cigarette smell must not be transferred from employee’s clothing to the interior of the HOURCAR. 
  • Respect the diversity of the entire team by using folks’ correct pronouns and following any accommodation plans you are made aware of. We have no time for racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, ableism, or ageism, and neither should you! 

 

You meet these physical requirements:  

  • Able to tolerate working inside and outside with frequent temperature changes that may be extreme. 
  • Able to drive and operate a vehicle. 
  • Can frequently sit, stand, bend, kneel, balance and reach. 
  • Can frequently lift 50 pounds. 
  • Able to walk, crawl, climb and use extremities to push and pull. 
  • Able to  frequently use tools and equipment that require eye-hand coordination, finger dexterity and repetitive motion. 
  • Talking, hearing, and listening are necessary for frequent interactions with members and co-workers. 
  • You are comfortable working frequently in close quarters when cleaning, maintaining or repairing HOURCAR vehicles. 
  • You are able to see, read, and concentrate on assigned tasks. 
  • You are able to follow service requirements and specifications. 

Pay and Benefits:  

  • $15-$20/hour based on relevant experience
  • Full-time employees are offered paid time off, 2% IRA contribution, transit stipend, HSA, health and dental insurance, Life & Long-Term Disability.

If this position has what you’re looking for, please come join us! Submit a resume and a cover letter via e-mail to hiring@hourcar.org. We will begin reviewing applications as they arrive. If you’re reading this posting, we are still reading applications! Women, GLBTQIA and BIPOC individuals are especially encouraged to apply. If this post is up, we’re still hiring. 

HOURCAR is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. It is HOURCAR’s policy to hire without discrimination because of race, creed, religion, sex, color, national origin, sexual or affectional orientation, gender identity, ancestry, familial status, age, disability, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.