• Automotive Shop Specialist

    Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/16/2018 1:36 PM)
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  • Overview

    Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Maintenance Department.

    We are pleased to accept resumes for an Automotive Shop Specialist.

    This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA.


    • Maintain a technical working knowledge of all gas and diesel engines including their features, advantages and benefits over competitive engines
    • Understanding of ECM’s. Creates and updates wiring diagrams, electrical schematics, dyno controls, test plans and standard work to support the team.
    • Provide technical assistance and/or guidance to team members when needed, resolve any process related issues as required.
    • Create and update work orders in Fleet Maintenance system.
    • Has the capability to determine root cause of failure and assign accountability.
    • Manage all aspects of developing and prioritizing projects from concept to closure to meet schedule and performance requirements.
    • Respond to inquiries from aftermarket repair shops and customers related to diagnosis, installation, troubleshooting and repair of gas and diesel engines
    • Work with suppliers, order inventory, perform audits on company programs. 
    • Manage the technical support and training activities within shop.
    • Participates in complex technical aspects of the repairs.
    • Strong understanding of vehicle repair shop procedures and practices; including labor guides and part prices
    • Ability to reason and negotiate while being approachable and adaptable to new ideas



    • Experience in a dealership environment is preferred.
    • Experience troubleshooting the electronics side of gas engines & using engine scan tools to diagnose problems
    • Personal computer skills include working knowledge of Excel, Word Processing and database management software
    • Ability to work independently; demonstrated experience and passion for gas engines.
    • Solid interpersonal and relationship-building skills
    • Chassis or Engine dyno experience preferred
    • Self-motivated and responsible work ethic
    • 5 or more years performing hands on automotive repairs
    • 2 or more of these years as a diagnostic master/lead technician
    • 1 year of experience dealing directly with customers
    • Current or previous ASE or OEM certifications is preferred


    Compensation & Benefits

    Position compensation is based on experience.


    Our benefits include:
    • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
    • 401K
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Legal Services
    • Annual performance evaluations
    • On-site Human Resources
    • On-site gym
    • Free and close proximity parking
    • Employee perks/gifts and more



    • Respect
    • Pride
    • Truth
    • Family

    These are our VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry.

    All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.
    Colonna’s Shipyard and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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