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Occupational Report for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (49-3023) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles. Excludes "Automotive Body and Related Repairers" (49-3021), "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031), and "Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles" (49-2096).

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Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
Employment Outlook for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat slower rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics There are 114 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Service Technician job in PORTLAND 8/31/14 Portland
Service Technician job in SPRINGFIELD 8/31/14 Springfield
Automobile Mechanic 8/29/14 Corbett N/A to N/A DOE, Neg.
Automotive Shop Technician 8/29/14 Salem $10.00/hr to $18.00/hr DOE, Neg.
(OJT) Shop Technician - Custom Auto Accessory Installations 8/29/14 Aloha $11.00/hr to $25.00/hr DOE
Fleet Mechanic I 8/29/14 Portland DOE
Mechanic / Tow Truck Driver 8/28/14 Florence $10.00/hr
Automotive Technician 8/28/14 Salem DOE
Automotive Senior Technician-SIGNING BONUS AVAILABLE! 8/28/14 Portland
Automotive Technicians Needed! 8/28/14 Portland
Automotive Technician 8/28/14 Lake Oswego
Automotive Technician 8/28/14 Oregon City
Motor Pool Specialist 8/28/14 Portland Neg.
Automotive Mechanic 8/27/14 Eugene DOE
Installer 8/26/14 Bend $14.00/hr to $15.00/hr DOE
Mechanic 8/26/14 Forest Grove $9.10/hr to $14.00/hr DOE
Auto Technician 8/26/14 Lebanon DOE
Automotive / Light Truck Technician 8/25/14 Warrenton $15.00/hr to $30.00/hr DOE, Neg.
Installer Service Specialist 8/22/14 Cottage Grove DOE
Automotive Technician 8/22/14 Milwaukie DOE
Service Technician 8/22/14 Medford $12.00/hr to $14.00/hr DOE
Service Technician job in PORTLAND 8/22/14 Portland
General Mechanic/Diesel Mechanic 8/21/14 La Grande DOE
Lube Technician 8/21/14 La Grande $10.00/hr DOE
Service Technician 8/21/14 Portland
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Job Openings from the Web for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 157 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Apprentice Technician - Mercedes Benz of Portland 8/29/14 Portland LITHIA AUTO STORES
AUTOMOTIVE SHOP TECHNICIAN 8/29/14 Salem
Auto-Lube Shop Technician 8/29/14 Portland Cedar Mill Auto Repair & Xpresso Lube
Auto Lube Shop-Service Writer 8/29/14 Portland Cedar Mill Auto Repair & Xpresso Lube
Technician 8/29/14 Silverton
Express Lube Technician - Springfield Toyota Scion 8/28/14 Springfield LITHIA AUTO STORES
Technician 8/28/14 Seaside
Technician 8/28/14 Silverton
Automotive Technician 8/27/14 Oregon City Firestone Complete Auto Care
Mechanic 8/27/14 Forest Grove
Automotive Mechanic 8/27/14 Eugene
Automotive Technician 8/27/14 Oregon City Bridgestone Americas Inc.
Public Safety Vehicle Installation Technician 8/27/14 Salem
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS NEEDED! 8/27/14 Portland Bridgestone Americas Inc.
Automotive Maintenance Mechanic 8/27/14 Newberg Precision Automotive
Automotive Senior Technician-SIGNING BONUS AVAILABLE! 8/27/14 Portland Bridgestone Americas Inc.
Automotive Technician 8/27/14 Lake Oswego Bridgestone Americas Inc.
Automotive Technician 8/27/14 Oregon City Firestone Complete Auto Care
Automotive Technician 8/27/14 Lake Oswego Firestone Complete Auto Care
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS NEEDED! 8/27/14 Portland Firestone Complete Auto Care
Automotive Technician/Mechanic (Experienced) 8/27/14 Medford LITHIA AUTO STORES
Automotive Technician/Mechanic Klamath Falls 8/27/14 Klamath Falls LITHIA AUTO STORES
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS NEEDED! 8/27/14 Portland Firestone Complete Auto Care
Automotive Technician 8/27/14 Lake Oswego Firestone Complete Auto Care
Automotive Senior Technician-SIGNING BONUS AVAILABLE! 8/27/14 Portland Firestone Complete Auto Care
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State of Oregon License Information for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $11.51 $14.62 $19.65 $25.15 $29.19 $20.27 $42,174
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 10.91 16.44 21.21 25.11 28.68 20.56 42,772
Multnomah / Washington 12.80 16.60 21.14 25.95 29.64 21.31 44,339
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 10.57 14.53 21.47 27.00 31.77 21.40 44,524
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 9.41 12.35 17.07 23.29 29.11 18.62 38,712
Lane 11.37 13.51 17.08 22.46 27.70 18.24 37,947
Coos / Curry 16.02 19.87 21.56 23.26 25.37 20.98 43,630
Jackson / Josephine 11.62 13.98 17.20 21.44 26.42 17.87 37,176
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 13.52 17.46 21.90 25.74 28.56 21.28 44,269
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 11.11 13.97 17.66 25.04 29.46 19.99 41,582
Morrow / Umatilla 10.54 12.11 16.12 22.55 27.08 17.36 36,125
Baker / Union / Wallowa 9.39 10.89 18.50 23.43 27.49 17.82 37,065
Grant / Harney / Malheur 11.37 14.04 17.81 24.14 28.48 18.82 39,142
Clackamas 12.58 14.07 18.99 27.44 38.94 22.33 46,457
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Regional Employment Projections for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 5,732 6,358 626 10.9% 63 145 208
Multnomah / Washington 2,086 2,301 215 10.3% 22 53 75
Clackamas 595 669 74 12.4% 7 15 22
Lane 561 634 73 13.0% 7 14 21
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 519 570 51 9.8% 5 13 18
Jackson / Josephine 484 530 46 9.5% 5 12 17
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 340 374 34 10.0% 3 9 12
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 280 304 24 8.6% 2 7 9
Morrow / Umatilla 127 141 14 11.0% 1 3 4
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 126 135 9 7.1% 1 3 4
Baker / Union / Wallowa 111 119 8 7.2% 1 3 4
Grant / Harney / Malheur 104 111 7 6.7% 1 3 4
Coos / Curry 101 108 7 6.9% 1 3 4
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 98 108 10 10.2% 1 2 3
Douglas 98 110 12 12.2% 1 2 3
Klamath / Lake 78 87 9 11.5% 1 2 3

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
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Industries of Employment for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 5,732
Total All Industries Private 5,519
Wholesale Trade Private 45
Retail Trade Private 2,771
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers Private 2,648
Automobile Dealers Private 2,011
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores Private 610
Gasoline Stations Private 93
Transportation and Warehousing Private 91
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 98
Administrative and Support Services Private 87
Employment Services Private 82
Other Services (except Government) Private 2,399
Repair and Maintenance Private 2,396
Automotive Repair and Maintenance Private 2,393
Total All Industries Federal 55
Total All Industries State 44
Total All Industries Local 113
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 77
Educational Requirements for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary non-degree award. Those with an Associate's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market. In addition, long-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
  • Align Gears
  • Apply Automotive System Theories
  • Apply Electronic Principles
  • Apply Knowledge Of Vehicle Repair Procedures
  • Apply Safe Waste Disposal Procedures
  • Assemble Gear Systems
  • Estimate Cost, Time, And Materials Needed For Repairs
  • Fit Bearings
  • Follow Safety Procedures
  • Identify Base Metals For Welding
  • Install, Replace And Repair Automotive Parts And Components
  • Interpret And Apply Service And Repair Manuals
  • Interpret Automotive Technical Manuals
  • Maintain Repair Records
  • Maintain Welding Machines And Equipment
  • Maneuver Heavy Objects
  • Operate Cranes, Hoists, Or Mechanical Booms
  • Operate Electronic Calibration Devices
  • Operate Engine Diagnostic Equipment, Including Computerized
  • Operate Engine Emission Testing Equipment
  • Operate Grinding Machines
  • Operate Soldering Equipment
  • Operate Vehicle Engine Electrical System Test Equipment
  • Perform Combination Welding
  • Perform Routine Service On Vehicles
  • Perform Safety Inspections In Manufacturing Or Repair Setting
  • Provide Customer Service
  • Read Repair Work Orders
  • Read Schematics And Specifications
  • Read Vehicle Manufacturers Specifications
  • Repair Transmissions
  • Solder Automotive Components
  • Test And Operate Motor Vehicles After Repair
  • Test Mechanical Products And Equipment After Repair Or Assembly
  • Use Acetylene Torch
  • Use Algebra
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Electronic Test Equipment
  • Use Machine Tools In Automotive And Related Vehicle Repair
  • Use Metric System
  • Use Pneumatic Tools
  • Use Precision Measuring Devices In Mechanical Repair Work
  • Use Voltmeter And Ohmmeter
  • Weld Metal Parts
Schools and Training Providers for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: (541) 917-4999
Programs of Training:
Angell Job Corps Center
335 NE Blogett Road
Yachats, OR 97498
Phone: (541) 547-3137
Programs of Training:
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 399-5000
Programs of Training:
Rogue Community College
3345 Redwood Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527-9291
Phone: (541) 956-7501
Programs of Training:
Timber Lake Job Corps Center
59868 E Highway 224
Estacada, OR 97023
Phone: (503) 834-2291
Programs of Training:
Clatsop Community College
1653 Jerome Ave
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 325-0910
Programs of Training:
Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405-640
Phone: (541) 463-3000
Programs of Training:
Wolf Creek Job Corps Center
2010 Opportunity Lane
Glide, OR 97443
Phone: (541) 496-3507
Programs of Training:
Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 491-6422
Programs of Training:
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 383-7500
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
Klamath Community College
7390 South Sixth Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603-7121
Phone: (541) 882-3521
Programs of Training:
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470-226
Phone: (541) 440-4600
Programs of Training:
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: (503) 244-6111
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Central Oregon Community College
Chemeketa Community College
Clackamas Community College
Clatsop Community College
Klamath Community College
Lane Community College
Rogue Community College
Umpqua Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Motorcycle Mechanics 72%
Bus And Truck Mechanics And Diesel Engine Specialists 68%
Farm Equipment Mechanics And Service Technicians 57%
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 54%
Motorboat Mechanics And Service Technicians 49%
Rail Car Repairers 47%
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 45%
Aircraft Mechanics And Service Technicians 45%
Outdoor Power Equipment And Other Small Engine Mechanics 37%
Automotive Body And Related Repairers 33%