Veterans Initiative

Automotive Service Tech

Employment Opportunities

Orange County Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the County of Orange, is pleased to offer a new hiring initiative with OC Driven for Success. Through this initiative, interested individuals have access to career opportunities with over 120 Franchised Dealers in Orange County. 

OC Driven for Success:

  • Represents 120 franchised dealerships in Orange County who employ 12,000 team members and are a $12 Billion industry;

  • Secured over $1.1 million in scholarships and assisted with job placements for more than 25 years;

  • Opportunities for Military Veterans and Transitioning Service Members.

Orange County Workforce Development Board:

  • Skills to last a lifetime with career pathways leading to economic self-sufficiency;

  • OC One-Stop offers free workshops on resume writing, interviewing techniques and 21st century career skills;

  • Free access to technology through the One-Stop Resource Room such as computers, internet, telephone, copier, fax machines, labor market information and much more.


Technician Development
2-year Training Pathway to SUCCESS


PDI and Tire Trainee

(Level 1)

  • PDI Trainee

    • Qualifications: Entry level, MB Drive, MB Elite, Community college.

    • Projected compensation: $16 per hour, with biannual reviews.

  • Tire Team Trainee 

    • Qualifications: Entry level, MB Drive, MB Elite, Community college.

    • Projected compensation: $16 per hour, w/biannual reviews.

Express Service Trainee

(Level 2)

  • Express Trainee

    • Qualifications: Entry level, MB Drive, MB Elite, Community college.

    • Additional training: PDI and Tire.

    • Projected compensation: $16.50 Per hour Per hour, w/biannual reviews.

Used Car Trainee or Express Lead Technician

(Level 3)

  • Used Car Trainee

    • Qualifications: Min. 6 months experience Express Service.

    • Projected compensation: $17 Per hour, with biannual reviews.

    • After Used Car Training is complete the technician becomes an Express Service Lead Technician or CDT Trainee.

CDT Trainee

(Level 4)

  • CDT Technician Trainee

    • Qualifications: 1-2 years’ experience in Used Car and Express service.

    • Projected compensation: $18 Per hour, with biannual reviews.

    • After CDT training is complete the technician becomes an Express Service Lead Technician or Mentored Technician.

Mentored Entry Level Line Tech

(Level 5)

  • Number of technicians:

    • Min 2-3 years’ experience in Express Service, Used Car Team, CDT Team or Express lead technician.

  • Entry Level Technician compensation:

    • $19 Per hour then moves to current minimum flag rate.

Training time could be as little as 1-year for someone with 4+ years of military vehicle repair experience.



Great Schedule With Set Hours

Paid Time Off

State-of-the-Art Tools & Facilities

Health Care Benefits

Manufacturer Training & Scan Tools

Continuous Customers & Steady Work

401K Retirement Plan

Onsite Parts Department

Employee Purchase/Lease Program

Work with Highly Trained Technicians

Limitless Growth Opportunities



High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

At least two years vehicle or aviation repair and maintenance experience

Valid driver's license and a good driving record

Ability to pass a drug and background check

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE or MIL series) certification a plus


  1. Fill out the interest form below. All fields are required.

  2. Click 'Submit'

  3. You will be sent an invitation to attend a Zoom orientation hosted by the OC Driven for Success

  4. After the orientation, a representative from the OC Driven for Success will follow up with you



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Mon-Fri: 8:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sat & Sun: Closed


Mon-Fri: 8:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sat & Sun: Closed

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