Performance Automotive – Auto Technicians Career Path

Performance Automotive – Auto Technicians Career Path


my name is Chris Young I work at Honda Marysville performance automotive I’ve been in tech since September of 2014 here with them prior to that I didn’t really have any automotive experience I mean I just for necessity or whatever you know work on my own vehicles for sure I think it’s a good place to work I mean I’ve worked plenty other places restaurants factories I mean it’s just it’s a great place where you can just come in you know it’s not like super serious where you know like everywhere else where it’s like you know strictly works no fun I mean we have fun back here we joke around get stuff done all the guys are pretty cool back here you know if you need help they’re down to help you out so it’s like you know have to struggle or anything good morning Jesse Martin automotive technician performance track yeah like I think most technicians I started working on cars because I like cars is kind of a passion before a profession now you know it’s a good way to earn your paycheck if you’re motivated and you won’t put the hours in your paycheck can be as big as you want it to be if you’re not it can be as small as you want to be you have a lot of leeway with when you come and go because you’re paid based on performance and not time clock I think most automotive technicians are hands-on learners how we function that’s why we do the job that we do you also do a lot of schoolroom learning I went through some Mitsubishi training certified Mitsubishi technician I went through Kia training I’m a master Kia Tech and now with the move to a new brand there comes new training as well I’m working my way through the Toyota training this long process but it’s necessary evil my name’s Kelly Spradling been an automotive business for about 21 years now worked for GM for a while worked for Hyundai Kia for a while and hopefully my feet land here at Toyota direct for a long time it’s a great company to work for people are good and the company takes care of you benefits are well yeah I started low man on the totem pole worked the Firestone putting tires away for a long period of time changing oil and kind of worked my way up from you know general maintenance to master technician my name is Addison a leg I’ve been with the performance Automotive Group for six years now basically started out right out of college I went to University of Northwestern and started here as the one of the Express Tech’s doing oil changes was there for about a year and then they kind of moved me over underneath our shop foreman and had me work with him for a couple of years and then they slowly started moving me into my own stuff and three years after that I’m now one of our master Tech’s it’s a very rewarding business being here all the people we work with we all get along great online testing it’s like 330 tests now we have and then they also send you to training here so constantly we’re always learning something new and it’s also meeting meeting greeting with all the customers that’s that’s very rewarding to to make new friendships we promise on a daily basis growing up I was always kind of tinkering with all the lawn mowers or tractors on the farm and then eventually like the Fast and the Furious movies came out and that’s when that’s when I clicked that are really something about cars just I loved them and then that’s when I decided my junior and senior year in high school I took two years of tech school and from there it just it grew we’re just we’re one big family just like any business if you have your ups you have your downs but at the end of the day we’re all one big happy family so hello my name is Lonnie Smith and I am a senior level technician at performance Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram at Columbus I worked here for about three years knowing I had a passion for automobiles I knew that that was something I wanted to look into I grew up at an early age going to the drag strip with my dad watching him perform tasks on cars getting my hands dirty wherever I could and knew that I loved cars you


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