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|| Careers at Rude's Automotive

Welcome to Rude's Auto on-line. Where your satisfaction has been our guarantee for the last 20 years. Here at Rude's we specialize in all auto repairs. This includes, service work, brakes, exhaust, hot rods, transmissions, clutches,  fab work, and much much more.

Rude's is always looking for Qualified Auto Technicians

As a Technician, you will diagnose and repair automotive systems.

Major activities include:
  • Assisting (not training) technician mechanics in performing technical activities.
  • Diagnoses and repairs to specifications – brake and hydraulic, exhaust, primary and/or advanced fuel ignition and electrical, suspension and alignment, air conditioning and computer systems.
  • Adequately explains technical diagnoses and needed repairs to non-mechanical individuals which may include employees and customers on an as-required basis.
  • Continuously learns new technical information and techniques in formal training sessions in order to stay abreast with rapidly changing automotive technology.
  • Keeps store management aware of mechanical repair problems as they occur.
  • Maintains an organized and neat bay.
  • Job Requirements

    Entry Level Technician
    • 1-2 years of automotive mechanical diagnosis, problem-solving and repair experience to succeed in this position.
    • A high level of motivation and energy and strong customer service skills are also required.

    Senior Mechanic / Automotive Technician
    • At least 2-3 years of strong automotive mechanical diagnosis, problem-solving and repair experience.
    • 3 ASE certifications are required for this position.
    • You'll also need a high level of motivation, energy and a customer-focused attitude.

    Lead Mechanic / Master Technician
    • 5+ years of automotive mechanical diagnosis, problem- solving and repair experience as you mentor and teach associates while discussing problems with customers.
    • You will also need 5 ASE certifications, strong leadership skills and a customer-focused attitude to go along with a high level of motivation and energy.

    We are An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, in fact, “ One of our strengths is found in our commitment to serve a diverse customer population with diverse teams of associates. ”

    Over 20 years of success is an indication of the stability our workforce enjoys.

    Pre-employment drug test/physical/ background check will help assure we build teams of people who can best work with others and serve customer needs.

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    We support and administer the internship program from BTC below, and others.

    The Automotive Program is a Master NATEF/ASE Certified Program.

    Program Description
    The Automotive Technology program prepares students for employment in the automotive trade. Instructional time is divided between classroom theory, practical application in the lab, and time spent in a work-based learning situation. The program utilizes current diagnostic equipment and techniques to prepare students to meet the challenge of this highly technical industry. Students have classroom theory and shop experience in all major automotive systems. Students must participate in a work-based learning component as an employee in an automotive shop. The program emphasizes safety, proper work habits, human relations skills, as well as the technical ability necessary for employment.

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    Degree & Certificate Requirements
    Courses Listed Alphabetically | Typical Student Schedule
    Students may enter Automotive Technology fall or winter quarter. For the first quarter students enroll in TRANS 101, 102, and 103 plus at least one General Education class (MATH 100, COM 170 or PSYC 111). We recommend enrolling in a morning MWF or an evening General Education class during the first quarter. Full-time students will finish in seven quarters; summer is required.


    Students may apply for an Associate in Applied Science degree an Associate in Applied Science - Transfer degree or a Certificate upon completion and verification of all requirements and standards. Automotive Technology AAS graduates must receive a 2.0 cumulative grade point average with no required course below a grade of D (1.0).

    For more information see Graduation Requirements and Standards
    Program Outcomes
    Graduates will use appropriate clothing and protective gear and practice ergonomically correct actions to safeguard against injuries in the workplace. They will research and utilize vehicle repair information from web-based programs such as, Alldata, Mitchell On Demand, the iATN and manufacturer specific programs to perform vehicle repairs in a professional and timely manner utilizing all information resources available. Graduates will be able to diagnose accurately and critically across all major automotive systems and repair common vehicle problems using appropriate tools, equipment and procedures, adhering to standard time and quality standards. They will perform common vehicle service (maintenance) procedures using appropriate tools, equipment and procedures, adhering to standard time and quality standards. Upon program completion graduates will be prepared to obtain ASE certification. In addition they will review, interpret and convey written, verbal and graphic information to communicate effectively with co-workers, management and customers; and act responsibly and ethically as an employee by being punctual, following industry accepted practices, adhering to company policies and interacting positively and appropriately with co-workers, supervisors and customers.

    Application & Registration
    Students may enroll in the Automotive Technology program at the start of fall or winter quarter on a space available basis. Students must have a valid driver's license and be insurable to participate in the work-based learning sections of the A.A.S. degree program. It is highly recommended that students be 18 years old before beginning the second quarter.

    For more information see Admissions


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