Your ideal car job may involve racing round a track or chauffeuring a famous A-lister, but what other car jobs are there?
There are a huge number of driver jobs available. Many couriers are self-employed, as are Uber and Lyft drivers – working on behalf of other companies. Some are employed chauffeurs or over-the-road semi drivers, pounding the pavement for a living.
An automotive technician looks at robotics, automotion, quality testing, and assembly planning.
They plan all aspects of the assembly, look at the tooling – how the car is built. There is a massive amount of analysis involved, sometimes a review of time and motion, sometimes to improve the quality of a vehicle’s safety system. This isn’t working on the factory floor, at least not all the time.
Also attached to a factory is a sales manager specifically focused on fleet sales, more of a business-to-business salesperson. They concern themselves with specialist accounts – like dump trucks, delivery vans, taxi cabs, police cars, and so forth.
A paint technician works with robotics to ensure the best kind of finish but is involved in all aspects of production which affect the car’s color palette.
A car fleet manager looks after a business’s fleet of company cars, checking in and checking out cars, and ensuring the proper use and maintenance of the vehicle. They are responsible for ensuring that the vehicles are fit for sale once the company is through with them.
A used car stock preparation manager makes sure that the showrooms are fully stocked as well as updating digital sites – the virtual showroom. According to job specifications, this is more of a job for a people person rather than a consultant.
A diesel truck mechanic helps handle repairs of large transport vehicles, sometimes alone and others as a member of a team. The vehicles are typically handled in a large garage or maintenance yard.
Product owners of connected vehicles (those with driver connected applications/tools) look at the requirements of relevant businesses. What are their goals and how could connected vehicles help them? They liaise with different teams and work out what is feasible. There’s typically some involvement in business analysis. They look at the requirements for each individual business as regards connective vehicles. Some experience in business analysis is required as you need to work out how the industry is fluctuating.
The After Sales Manager supports the customer after the sale takes place, checking in to see how they are enjoying their new vehicle, sometimes getting feedback about the purchasing process. They supervise the car after sales team and ensure they are competent and that they maintain customer service standards. They look at various marketing campaigns which focus on current owners.
When it comes to pit stop jobs (vehicle repair or maintenance shops) there are positions for tire carriers, tire changers, mechanics and so on, everything necessary to ensure the smooth operation of a mechanic’s ship. It’s definitely all about being a team player.
So, is your dream job listed above? Maybe you have found your secret vocation? Why not take time to apply or maybe take a training course to get you closer?