A Serious Look at a Career in the Trades

Technicians and advisors are needed in the automotive industry now.

When you think of auto technicians, what sort of visual comes to mind? Is it a mechanic or  “grease monkey” who doesn’t have much of an education and doesn’t earn a competitive wage? 

If so, let’s wipe that proverbial slate clean because it couldn’t be further from the truth! 

Constant evolution and change

The auto industry is constantly changing, evolving and in need of talented, driven, smart and capable individuals (both men AND women), who are eager to learn and execute excellence to join us in the automotive industry! 

Cars today are highly technical sophisticated machines which require highly trained technicians and professionals to work on them. We’ve talked about this repeatedly, only because it’s true… and important.

Take a look at the following questions:

  • Do you love cars?
  • Do you consider yourself tech savvy?
  • Do you like to help others? 
    • Talk with them? 
    • And solve problems?
  • Do you like to work with your hands?
  • Are you ready for a competitive salary?

If you’ve answered “Yes”to any of the questions above, the automotive industry could be a fantastic place for you. 

This industry is actively recruiting people to work on cars, trucks, SUVs, and hybrids. Kandie Jennings-Molloy, owner of Tom’s Automotive Service, started out as a Customer Advisor, developed her career and eventually purchased the business from Tom in 2010. 

Technicians instead of mechanics

Technicians (previously recognized as “grease monkeys” or mechanics) are now viewed as the diagnosticians in the auto industry. Best part is that these positions come without massive student loans! 

The pay is competitive—comparable to high-level tech jobs. The industry is and will always be changing, growing, helping people and constantly evolving! Exciting times are coming quick. 

Get in on it and experience real growth, career development, in work that makes a difference to your neighbors and all who share our roads.

Tom’s Automotive is Hiring!

Job details


  • $60,000 – $91,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-Time

Shift and Schedule

  • 8-hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • 3616 SW Oregon Street, Seattle, WA 98126


Pulled from the full job description:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Professional development assistance

Full job description

Now hiring Superheros!

Tom’s Automotive Service is looking for an automotive technician that wants a fun place to work in a family like atmosphere. We care about our team and think each of us performs heroic tasks every day. We work hard and have fun doing it. We have been in business for over 53 years and have long-term employees. We are proud of our automotive technician’s attention to detail and fixing the vehicle right the first time. We are a professional, full service, independent automotive repair shop. We service and repair all Domestic, Asian, and European cars, trucks, SUV’s and Hybrids.

We offer competitive wages and excellent benefits.

Automotive Technician Benefits:

  • We don’t work weekends!!!
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • IRA retirement plan with company matching
  • Paid training
  • Paid vacations
  • Paid holidays
  • Reimbursement of ASE test costs
  • Shoe allowance

Automotive Technician Job Requirements:

  • Current WA state driver’s license and clean driving record is a must.
  • At least two years experience.
  • ASE certified is preferred.
  • Team player.
  • Attention to detail and quality is super important.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply.


  • automotive: 2 years (Required)


  • Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location

  • In person


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