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Ford - Lincoln Veteran Careers Program Automotive Technician (Ford - Lincoln) in Dyersville, Iowa


The Ford-Lincoln Veteran Careers Program is designed to promote the hiring of qualified United States Military Veterans, Transitioning Military Service Members, and currently serving National Guard and Reserve Component Members in good standing at participating Ford and Lincoln Dealerships throughout the nation. Selection for the program is highly competitive in keeping with the tradition of professionalism found in both the Armed Forces and the Ford/Lincoln brands. The primary goal of this initiative is to recruit and train former military maintenance and repair technicians and mechanics to become brand-certified Ford or Lincoln Automotive Service Technicians. Veteran candidates must meet the requisite qualifications, experience, capability requirements, and be willing to attend a four-week long in-resident course upon hiring. Hired Veterans must further be willing to make a long-term commitment to their respective Ford and or Lincoln Dealership Employer. * This employment opportunity is a DOL, GI Bill® Approved Chassis Certified Technician Apprenticeship Program. Eligible Veterans may use their GI Bill® housing allowance, for the first two years of employment.

​The Ford and Lincoln Automotive Service Technician core job description (After formal training & OJT):

  • Perform assigned work as outlined on repair orders with efficiency and accuracy, in accordance with dealership and factory standards.

  • Diagnose the cause of malfunctions and performing repairs, if authorized by Service Consultants (for customers).

  • Coordinate with the Parts Department to ensure availability of parts.

  • Saving and tagging parts if under warranty or if requested by Service Consultants (for customers).

  • Examine the vehicle to determine if additional safety or service work is required.

  • Notify Service Consultants if additional work is required or if repairs/work cannot be completed within, the time promised.

  • Document work performed as directed by Service Consultants.

  • Road test vehicles to ensure quality of repair and ensuring vehicles remain clean.

  • Keep abreast of factory technical bulletins and attending factory-sponsored training classes.

  • Maintain the shop area by keeping it neat, clean and remain accountable for all tools used.

  • Understand and comply with federal, state and local regulations, such as safety requirements, hazardous waste disposal, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other policies, procedures and programs as required.

  • Wear appropriate PPE, to include safety glasses. Maintain safety awareness at all times.

  • The Service Technician will be required to work closely with others or independently, as required.

  • Dealership uniforms are required.

    Pay: $40,000-$60,000 Annually (starting salary will depend on experience, education, location, and other factors).


Qualifications for the Automotive Technician:

  • Military Veterans with a maintenance related career, technician, or mechanic experience wanting to continue or begin a career as an Automotive / Maintenance Technician must have the ability to pass the following pre-employment screening requirements with the hiring dealership (drug screening, credit score, motor vehicle record report and a background investigation)

  • Military Veterans with a maintenance related career, technician, or mechanic experience must meet the following qualifications:

  • An Honorable Discharge from the United States Military and the ability to provide proof of service and discharge if applicable.

  • Formal military schooling in a technical field such as mechanical, power generation, aviation maintenance, electrical, electronics, hydraulic systems, or other parallel technical specialized skills; Must be able to provide proof of technical training and job designation.


  • Completion of an Automotive Technology certificate or degree program from an accredited Vocational School or College

J.T. Owens

US Army Retired

Field Recruiter

Industry Management Services


Office: 571-403-3280

Cell: 919.895.1263

Location : LocationUS-IA-Dyersville

ID 2022-15539

Category Service Technician