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Become A Lot Technician

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Working As A Lot Technician

  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Stressful

  • $43,931

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Lot Technician does

  • Clean cars, organize the lot, check in new cars, clean the lot.
  • Transport vehicles from loading dock to warehouse.
  • Loaded items into customer vehicles.
  • Maintained the dealership lot appearance.
  • Operate company/customer cars, keep lot in order while prioritizing deliveries and maintenance of building.
  • Opened and closed the Service Department Customer waiting area.
  • Service Manager - Mike Plehn (702) 876-2884.
  • Shuttled customers as required and on occasion performed customer oil changes.
  • Wash and detail vehicles Prepare bought vehicles to be delivered to Customers.
  • Prepare all sold vehicles for 100% satisfaction delivery as described on vehicle delivery checklist.
  • Arrange cars on the lot and ensure car lot is neat and orderly.
  • Maintained new and used car inventory for the largest Mercedes- Benz dealership in Cincinnati.
  • Assisted with sales and ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Handled sheriff inspections and dealer trades.
  • Lot tech, Red Rock, 7100 W. Sahara, Las Vegas, NV, 89117.
  • Detail, wash cars Transport cars around audi parking lot
  • Detail cars Clean the shop Parts delivery/ customer shuttling
  • maintain appearance of car lot and clean cars for deliveries
  • Service of customer motorcycles, ATVs and watercraft.
  • Manage two other lot techs Run errands for owner Bank runs Pick up and drop off vehicles Maintain inventory General lot maintenance

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How To Become A Lot Technician

Employers prefer that automotive service technicians and mechanics complete a formal training program at a postsecondary institution. Industry certification is usually required once the person is employed.


High school courses in automotive repair, electronics, computers, and mathematics provide a good background for prospective service technicians. However, high school graduates typically need further training to become fully qualified.

Completing a vocational or other postsecondary education program in automotive service technology is considered the best preparation for entry-level positions. Programs usually last 6 months to a year and provide intensive career preparation through classroom instruction and hands-on practice. Short-term certificate programs in a particular subject, such as brake maintenance or engine performance, are also available.

Some service technicians get an associate’s degree. Courses usually include mathematics, electronics, and automotive repair. Some programs add classes in customer service and other necessary skills.

Various automobile manufacturers and dealers sponsor associate’s degree programs. Students in these programs typically spend alternating periods attending classes full time and working full time in service shops under the guidance of an experienced technician.


Service technicians who have graduated from postsecondary programs in automotive service technology generally require little on-the-job training.

Those who have not completed postsecondary education, however, generally start as trainee technicians, technicians’ helpers, or lubrication workers. They gradually acquire more knowledge and experience by working with experienced mechanics and technicians.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all technicians who buy or work with refrigerants to be certified in proper refrigerant handling. No formal test preparation is required, but many trade schools, unions, and employer associations offer training programs designed for the EPA exam.

Certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is the standard credential for service technicians. Certification demonstrates competence and usually brings higher pay. Many employers require their service technicians to become certified.

ASE certification is available in nine different automobile specialty areas: automatic transmission/transaxle, brakes, light vehicle diesel engines, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air-conditioning, manual drive train and axles, and suspension and steering.

To become certified, technicians must have at least 2 years of experience (or relevant schooling and 1 year of experience) and pass an exam. Technicians who achieve certification in all of the foregoing areas (light vehicle diesel engine certification is not required) may earn ASE Master Technician status.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Service technicians must discuss automotive problems—along with options to fix them—with their customers. Because workers may depend on repeat clients for business, they must be courteous, good listeners, and ready to answer customers’ questions.

Detail oriented. Service technicians must be aware of small details when inspecting or repairing vehicle systems, because mechanical and electronic malfunctions are often due to misalignments or other easy-to-miss causes.

Dexterity. Service technicians perform many tasks that require steady hands and good hand-eye coordination, such as assembling or attaching components and subassemblies.

Mechanical skills. Service technicians must be familiar with engine components and systems and know how they interact with each other. They often must take apart major parts for repairs and be able to put them back together properly.

Organizational skills. Service technicians must keep workspaces clean and organized in order to maintain safety and ensure accountability of parts.

Physical strength. Service technicians must sometimes lift and maneuver heavy parts such as engines and body panels.

Troubleshooting skills. Service technicians must be able to use diagnostic equipment on engine systems and components in order to identify and fix problems in increasingly complicated mechanical and electronic systems. They must be familiar with electronic control systems and the appropriate tools needed to fix and maintain them.

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Lot Technician Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Ilocano

  • French

  • Chinese

  • Czech

  • German

  • Tagalog

  • Mandarin

  • Hmong

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Top Lot Technician Skills

  1. Ensure Car Lot
  2. Routine Vehicle Inventory
  3. Customer Service Skills
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Arrange cars on the lot and ensure car lot is neat and orderly.
  • Conduct routine vehicle inventory which includes front-line inventory, trade-ins, lot drops and lot repairs.
  • acquired Customer service skills gained team work skills gained on working at fast pace
  • Prepare all sold vehicles for 100% satisfaction delivery as described on vehicle delivery checklist.
  • Worked directly with service department and customers to endure a high level of service and satisfaction.

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