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Lube Technician

Average Lube Technician Salary Nationwide

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Overview and Basic Information

Overview

It takes a lot of work to keep a car running—including oil changes, tire rotations, repairs and so much more. Lube technicians are automotive experts who understand vehicles and do the work it takes to keep cars on the road. Today, lube technicians are employed by a variety of shops, dealerships and automotive service centers to perform car maintenance. In the life of a lube technician, every day is different.

Example lube technician job description

Our busy auto repair shop is seeking an experienced and hard-working lube technician to fill our open role. The basic responsibilities of the lube technician include performing maintenance work such as oil changes, lubricating joints and checking for mechanical issues. The ideal candidate for this position will be an individual with an automotive background and keen attention to detail. This position will report to the service advisor and perform additional customer service duties. If you are someone who cares about others’ safety and enjoys completing projects, we invite you to send in your application.

Typical duties include:

  • Welcome customers into the service area of the auto shop

  • Maintain inventory and order stock of car repair supplies

  • Perform routine maintenance and preventative maintenance such as oil changes, joint lubrication, tire inflation, wiper blade replacement, filter changes and brake pad replacements

  • Check tire pressure and fluid levels in vehicles 

  • Detail vehicles after service 

  • Move vehicles around the auto shop

  • Fuel service and shuttle vehicles for the repair shop

  • Follow safety procedures and maintain a service log

  • Tend to basic customer service issues

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Valid driver's license

  • Previous auto mechanic experience or experience in the automotive industry

  • Knowledge of automotive mechanics and routine vehicle maintenance

  • Customer service skills

  • Excellent verbal communication skills

  • Willingness to be a team player

  • Ability to work for long hours

  • Time management skills

  • Adaptability

  • Attention to detail

  • Knowledge of safety regulations

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous work history as a lube technician

  • Technical training from an accredited auto mechanics program

Common questions about lube technician jobs

How much does a lube technician make?

Full-time and part-time lube technicians earn an average of $19.57 per hour.

What are the education requirements?

Most places of employment require lube technicians to have a high school diploma or GED. In some cases, an automotive technician certificate is preferred.

Career paths for lube technicians

The entry-level position of lube technician or service technician is the foundation for an exciting career. Many lube technicians are promoted to automotive mechanics or technicians after the proper training.

The future of lube technicians

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions for lube technicians are expected to grow by less than 1% over the next ten years, which is slower than most positions.

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