For Technicians

Why Technicians Should Care about Obsolescence

Obsolescence is the single greatest detriment to parts department profits and health and, while many sources of obsolescence can only be managed and prevented by parts managers, over-ordering or misdiagnosis from technicians can contribute a large part of that pesky unneeded inventory. Everyone makes mistakes and sometimes you just end up not needing all the

2023-02-21T12:58:21-05:00By |For Technicians|

How Technicians Can Benefit From Elevating Professionalism in the Automotive & Diesel Industries

Nowadays, when visiting a social media group or page for technicians, you undoubtedly will run into technicians who aren’t representing the industry in the greatest way. (Technician quotes from TikTok and Reddit) Negative comments like these aren’t helping anyone. They aren’t shining a good light on the industry or the profession… especially for future generations.

2023-02-21T12:58:24-05:00By |For Technicians|

13 Best YouTube Channels for Technicians

We recently asked our network of auto, diesel, and collision technicians for their favorite industry-related YouTube channels (besides WrenchWay, of course). According to the poll we posted on Shop Talk, Humble Mechanic and Flat Rate Master were among the top favorites, gathering 37% and 21% of the votes, respectively. Check out the complete list of

2023-02-21T12:58:29-05:00By |For Technicians|

How Tool Programs Help Shops & Technicians

Tool programs have become one of the top 10 benefits technicians look for when finding a new shop. As a shop owner, you know how important it is to have the correct tools. You also know that quality tools aren't cheap. Below are some benefits of tool programs for shops and technicians. Benefits of Technician

How Technicians Can Get the Most Out of Mentorships

Mentors have the power to positively influence a technician’s career and life. Mentors can help mentees increase their leadership skills, job satisfaction, and more. In fact, 97% of people with a mentor feel they are highly impactful and valuable (Sage.com). Having a mentor can be a very positive experience, but as a mentee, you must

2023-02-21T12:59:01-05:00By |For Technicians|

Tips for Being a Great Technician Mentor

Being a great technician doesn’t automatically make you a great mentor. To be a great mentor, it takes a special skill set not everyone can master. In this article, we’re going to share tips on how you could become a great technician mentor. Preparing To Be a Mentor Build Skills Just because a technician may

2023-02-21T12:59:03-05:00By |For Technicians|

How Technicians Can Build Relationships with Shop Owners & Managers

We recently wrote an article about how shop owners and managers can build stronger relationships with technicians. But, like every great relationship, it goes both ways. Managers and owners can’t be the only ones putting effort into building a relationship with their technicians. Technicians need to be putting in just as much effort. In this

2023-02-21T12:59:05-05:00By |For Technicians|

Interview Tips for Technicians: How to Get a Feel for Shop Onboarding

This article is a part of a short ongoing series outlining interviewing tips for technicians. We sat down with Garrick Weaver, HR Director from Penn Power Group to get his professional insights on how technicians can make sure they’re asking the right questions in the interview to find the shop that’s the best fit for

2023-02-21T12:59:36-05:00By |For Technicians|

19+ Unspoken Rules of the Shop for New Technicians

*Image courtesy of Baierl Ford’s WrenchWay Top Shop page. No one wants to be “that guy” or “that girl” in the shop. New technicians starting out are wondering what unspoken shop rules to follow in order to stay on the good side of their fellow technicians and management. We asked our shop and technician contacts

2023-02-21T12:59:39-05:00By |For Technicians|

5 Reasons Why You Should Take the Interview, Even if You Aren’t Sure About the Technician Job

Accepting a technician job and going for an interview are two very different things. Just because you go to an interview, act interested, and give it your full effort, it doesn’t mean you need to accept the job offer. In any career choice, it is always a good idea to accept and attend an interview,

2023-02-21T12:59:42-05:00By |For Technicians|
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