Scrap and Salvage Automotive Technician

GLS North America, 34364 Goddard Rd., Romulus, Michigan, United States of America Req #222
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 Salvage Technician, you will prep vehicles for the crusher which includes fluids being drained, tires deflated, airbags removed, battery removed, and EV/Hybrid battery removed. Salable parts are removed per the work order. This may include doors, hoods, decklids, bumpers, interiors, and drivetrains. Some vehicles receive a body cut. Removed parts are tagged and palleted in accordance with the work orders.

Salvage Technician Responsibilities Include:

  • Properly conduct scrap process on vehicles per work order.
  • Conduct the salvage process for each vehicle per work order.
  • Properly break down tires and wheels when needed.
  • Operate equipment including saws, drills, grinders, sanders, buffers, plasma cutters, power tools, impact guns, MIF and TIG welder/torches and hand tools to take apart vehicles.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
  • Adhere to Suburban Automotive Service’s DRIVEN values and align business practices to support the SAS mission and vision.

Salvage Technician Qualifications and Skills:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • 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.
  • Must have verifiable mechanical skills, related field experience, and management experience.
  • Understanding of fabrication including welding and metal working tools operation.
  • Able to identify parts and vehicle components with a detailed understanding of vehicle systems and the ability to diagnose system failures.
  • Knowledge of customer reporting requirements, based on vehicle or project.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook applications preferred.

Salvage Technician Working Conditions and Physical Demands Include:

  • 50% of the time in this position you will be sitting while working.
  • 50% of the time in this position you will be walking and standing while working.
  • Must be able to lift over 50 lbs., work overhead, kneel, squat, or work from compromising positions for short periods of 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