Automotive Technician I Apprenticeship

at Goodwin Motor Group in Brunswick, Maine, United States

Job Description

Automotive Technician I Apprenticeship – Are you interested in building your knowledge and skills to start a career as an Automotive Technician? Apprentices will learn on the job over the course of 2,000-2,250 hours (one year full-time, longer for part-time) in a specially designed in-house training program at Goodwin Motors. Apprentices will receive supplemental classroom learning through the General Motors Center of Learning online training program. Apprentices will learn and work closely with subject matter experts and mentors. Apprentices will learn and perform essential job functions related to:

  • Understanding the role of the technician
  • Performing maintenance and inspection duties
  • Performing tire and wheel duties
  • Performing undercar suspension duties
  • Performing brake technician duties
  • Workplace safety and basic tool best practices
  • Customer service and client communication skills and responsibilities


  • Satisfactorily complete 2,000-2,250 hours of on-the-job training at Goodwin Chevrolet & Mazda - Brunswick (approx. 1-1.5 years of full-time work)
  • Satisfactorily complete required job-related technical instruction (134-152 hours of training through the General Motors Center of Learning). Instruction dates/times will be arranged in advance and incorporated into apprentices’ work schedules.
  • Take and pass the Suspension & Steering and Brakes Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Level 1 Tests and receive certification during your apprenticeship.

Benefits – Apprentices will receive:

  • Paid on-the-job training (OJT) in a well-paying, meaningful job that can support you long-term and provide opportunities for advancement. OJT consists of supervised learning of a clearly defined set of industry skills by a subject matter expert and assigned mentor.
  • Foundational knowledge through relevant instruction classes that you can quickly and easily apply to your OJT. Apprentices will also receive certification by passing Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Level 1 Tests in Suspension & Steering and Brakes.
  • Progressive wage increases throughout your apprenticeship as you gain and demonstrate mastery of skills. The starting wage is $16.00 per hour. As apprentices progress through the program and learn and master critical knowledge and skills, their wage will increase. Upon completion of the apprenticeship program, apprentices will expect to earn the experienced worker wage of $21.00+ per hour.
  • An industry-recognized, transferrable Credential of Value (certificate) upon successful program completion. This credential will be awarded by the State of Maine and is equivalent in value to a degree or other professional certification. It is valid for life and recognized by any employer in the United States.
  • Access to additional professional development and networking opportunities through Educate Maine’s Maine Career Catalyst program.
  • Credit towards your apprenticeship for previous experiences, such as completion of related classes, work experiences, or certifications (if eligible).
  • Connection to support services to aid in the successful completion of your apprenticeship (as needed).

Eligibility – Applicants must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Possess (or be working towards) a high school diploma or equivalent (GED/HiSET)
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License
  • Demonstrate the ability to, with or without instruction, lift a vehicle safely onto a lift
  • Be able to lift and carry heavy tools and equipment, and lift and maneuver heavy parts
  • Be able to bend, crouch, kneel, and work on feet for extended periods of time while working on projects above or below them
  • Be able to frequently lift and/or move objects up to 25 lbs. and occasionally lift objects up to 100 lbs.
  • Successful candidates do not need prior Automotive Technician experience. However, prior related experience can certainly be a positive factor. Apprentices with prior experience may be awarded credit towards their apprenticeship program.

How to apply:

Please submit your application or resumé at the link below:

Equal Opportunity Pledge:

Goodwin Chevrolet & Mazda will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years or older. Goodwin Chevrolet & Mazda will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

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Job Posting: 935450

Posted On: May 26, 2023

Updated On: Aug 31, 2023

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