Automotive Mechanic / Technician
Test required: Postal Exam 943/944
Starting Wages: Starting wages in 2009 were $19.29-20.18 per hour.
The U.S. Postal Service has over 200,000 vehicles, the largest civilian fleet of vehicles in the world. Keeping all these vehicles running properly requires a fleet of skilled Automotive Mechanics and Automotive Technicians.
The Postal Service publishes the one below job description for both the Automotive Mechanic and Automotive Technician positions:
Perform routine and complex repairs and maintenance on all types of motor vehicles. Troubleshoot and diagnose more complex vehicle malfunctions using a variety of computerized test equipment.
However, there are indeed differences as follows:
- Automotive Mechanics perform basic automotive repairs, maintenance, etc.
- Automotive Technicians are expected to handle more complex repairs, maintenance, etc.
- Starting Wages
- Automotive Mechanic starting wages in 2009 were $19.29 per hour.
- Automotive Technician starting wages in 2009 were $20.18 per hour.
These are full-time career positions that come with full benefits.