Automotive Retrofit Technician

GLS North America, 3300 General Motors Road, Milford, Michigan, United States of America Req #86
Tuesday, October 24, 2023

We are proud to be part of a family-owned and operated tradition dating back to 1948, when Richard Fischer opened Suburban Motors as a single-point Oldsmobile dealership in Birmingham, MI. In April 2021, Suburban sold its dealership operations and non-dealership business operations remained under the sole direction of the Fischer family and Suburban Automotive Services was born. Suburban Automotive Services is the parent company for four distinct business verticals: Suburban Accessories, GLS North America, Competitive Vehicle Services and The Paint Shop.


GLS NA is an award-winning Tier 1 automotive supplier providing unique solutions for an amazing list of clients transforming the auto industry. With over 11 years of customer satisfaction, our company has established itself as a leading provider in vehicle management with a current portfolio of over 90,000 vehicles. Our expertise extends beyond just vehicle management as we provide support for over 1,100 shows and events. With 18 locations spanning across North America, we are equipped to serve 8 major automotive brands and counting.

Our diverse capabilities set us apart from the competition and allow us to provide a comprehensive solution. From advertising and marketing support to custom IT solutions, we've got you covered. Our garage services, event coordination, and company vehicle operations ensure seamless operations. We also offer specialty paint services and historical fleet management for those looking for something unique. Our engineering support rounds out our offerings, providing our clients with the confidence to support complex jobs. 
Our values are encapsulated by the acronym DRIVEN (Dedicated to service, relationship focused, versatile in our thinking, high standards for excellence and accountable (notable) for our actions).

Why Work for Us:
  • Multiple benefits package options that include medical, dental, vision, and disability options.
  • 401K program with company match.
  • Company stability with over 70 years of proudly serving the community.
  • Team member values driven Recognition Program.
  • Milestone Recognition Program.
  • Above market paid sick and vacation at 30 days, bereavement leave, and jury duty pay.
  • Diverse and inclusive work force with variety of skills and knowledge.
  • Career and growth opportunities with focus on team member development. 

As a Retrofit/Recon Technician, you will return cars to factory standards and retrofit vehicles with current updated parts/calibration. 


Retrofit and Recon Technician Responsibilities include: 

  • Diagnose issues, noises, vibrations, etc. 
  • Replace worn, broken, or EX parts. 
  • Reflash calibrations/modules back to factory standards. 
  • Install LPO parts and perform PDI (pre-delivery inspection). 
  • Test drive vehicles to ensure the vehicle is road ready. 
  • Complete paperwork and input hours worked into productivity software. 
  • Complete campaigns and safety bulletins. 
  • Perform routine services as needed. 
  • Scrap vehicle teardown as needed. 
  • Adhere to Suburban Automotive Service’s DRIVEN values and align business practices to support the SAS mission and vision. 


Retrofit and Recon Technician Qualifications and Skills:  

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. 
  • Must be at least 21 years of age to drive company vehicles at Milford Proving Grounds. 
  • Must be mechanically inclined and own tools or willingness to purchase tools. 
  • Must have familiarity with re-flashing modules and calibrations. 
  • Must have exceptional critical thinking/problem solving skills. 
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently. 
  • Must be a reliable team player. 
  • Forklift experience a plus. 


Retrofit and Recon Technician Working Conditions and Physical Demands include: 

  • Exposure to fumes, chemicals, and automotive liquids. 
  • No air conditioning inside the shop area. 
  • Must be okay working in cramped or confined spaces. 
  • This position is performed both inside a garage and outside so weather conditions may include extreme heat and cold. 
  • This position is continually active and requires standing, walking, bending, twisting, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and all day. 
  • Must frequently lift and/or move items up to 100 lbs. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination/harassment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • GLS North America, 3300 General Motors Road, Milford, Michigan, United States of America