Technician Career Path at Heritage Ford

$25,000 - $30,000 annually*

Duties: Perform regular service and preventive maintenance tasks on vehicles in order to keep in safe, dependable operating condition. Includes: oil changes, tire rotations, multipoint inspections; air filter, cabin filter, and wiper blade changes. Assist senior technicians to learn Ford system and gain automotive knowledge.

Needed to Progress:

  • Completion of web based training: Technician Fundamentals, Basic Electrical
  • VT State Inspection Certification
  • Between one and three years service

$30,000 - $45,000 annually*

Duties: Perform basic auto repairs and entry level diagnostic work. Includes: tires, brakes, exhaust, suspension, etc. Begin to locate and diagnose problems with malfunctioning vehicles.

Needed to Progress:

  • Factory training and web training:
    • Completion of Brakes, Steering/Suspension Certifications
  • Between one and three years service

$45,000 - $60,000 annually*

Duties: Perform all auto repairs and advanced diagnostic work. Ability to perform drive line, engine repair, 4- wheel alignments, minor recalls, etc. Interact with customers.

Needed to Progress:

  • Factory training and web training:
    • Completion of Advanced Electrical, Engine Repair, Manual Transmission & Drivetrain Certifications
  • Minimum of three years required by Ford to advance

$60,000 - $75,000 annually*

Duties: Perform designated servicing and/or repair jobs, typically involving complex, unusual or specialized technical work. Competent in safety recalls, service campaigns, and road tests with customers. Provide direction and guidance to apprentice techs as needed.

Needed to Progress:

  • Factory training and web training:
    • Completion of Automatic transmission, Diesel Engine Performance & Diesel Engine Repair Certifications
  • Minimum of five years required by Ford to move to advance

$75,000 - $100,000 annually*

Duties: Act as a consultant for diagnostic work, vehicle repairs, and procedures, with a focus on hybrids/vehicle networking concerns. Provide leadership and direction to other members of the service department. Provide expert feedback on new Ford products.

Needed to Maintain:

  • Web Based and classroom training to keep current in all areas