Traveling Automotive Technician

GLS North America, 34364 Goddard Rd., Romulus, Michigan, United States of America Req #220
Wednesday, November 8, 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 Location Technician, you are responsible for vehicles at locations and events. This includes receiving them from transporters, placement, cleanliness, and mechanical needs that may arise. When not supporting events, you will work at the facility assisting in the daily work of the shop.

Location Technician Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensure vehicles are maintained at the highest possible levels of readiness.
  • Travel to on-site events to maintain vehicles and support teams.
  • Coordinate vehicle maintenance and upkeep daily.
  • Perform required mechanical work and repairs.
  • Assist with vehicle receiving and shipping.
  • Detail vehicles to make sure they are ready for photoshoots, commercials, and on-site auto shows.
  • Perform electrical/wiring of vehicle systems and accessories displays.
  • Perform air conditioning diagnosis and repairs.
  • Perform fabrication, including welding, construction or modification of displays, vehicle systems, or shipping crates.
  • Adhere to Suburban Automotive Service’s DRIVEN values and align business practices to support the SAS mission and vision.

Location Technician Qualifications and Skills:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must understand vehicle functionality, both mechanically and systematically.
  • Must have exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be customer service oriented.
  • Must have exceptional time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Must be a self-starter.
  • Must be a reliable team player.
  • 1-year customer service experience preferred.
  • Willing to work long hours, weekends, and shifts that are not consistent in start or end times.
  • Must have basic hand tools and power tools such as wrenches, screwdrivers, picks, pilers, hammers, impacts, ratchets, and grinders.
  • Experience using battery chargers and maintainers.

Location Technician Working Conditions and Physical Demands Include:

  • 75% of the time this position is completed while walking and standing.
  • 25% of the time this position is completed while sitting, cramped or in confined spaces, lifting, climbing, pulling, and pushing.
  • Traveling is a requirement for this position. Expect to be working outside of the facility for 25% of the time.

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, 34364 Goddard Rd., Romulus, Michigan, United States of America