USA Field Assignment, working out of their home office located within 50 miles of San Antonio, TX to cover assigned cases at GM dealers in their areas.
GM Field Service Engineers (FSEs) provide on-site professional automotive, business and computer technical support to GM's retail and wholesale communities. FSEs have broad responsibilities including vehicle diagnostic and repair support, providing an avenue for escalated cases, product problem resolution and territory management support for GM. The primary FSE objective is to diagnose and direct repairs on customer vehicles and to reduce vehicle repurchases and warranty expense to GM. FSEs will also provide Dealership service readiness feedback and support Techline products at GM Dealerships and other authorized facilities including certain GM Fleet accounts.
What You'll Do:
Provide third level, on-site support to resolve automotive technical and Techline issues as escalated through processes in place at the GM Technical Assistance Center and the FSE Dispatch Center. Respond quickly to dispatch cases for vehicle concerns that may lead to “vehicle down” or potential “repurchase” situations
Maintain a close working relationship with GM District Managers-Aftersales (DM-A) to review vehicles in repurchase jeopardy and seek creative ways to avoid buy-back.
Review current Preliminary Information (PI) bulletins for known vehicle concerns with Dealer service personnel
Drive PI bulletin process by notifying TAC Escalation Team Agents (ETA) of authorized “field fix” information
Conduct ad-hoc in-Dealership product training sessions, which can include technical information on the use of Techline tools and applications, as well as, other diagnostic tools and equipment
Take ownership of Dealer concerns and use effective problem resolution skills
Troubleshoot GM approved, Dealership owned, Service department IT hardware and Techline tool problems, using all available resources and follow through to resolution
For officially dispatched cases, address GM Dealership customer problem resolution needs via phone or at the Dealership location. When approved, will also address problem resolution at a Fleet customer location.
Report on Dealership's “State of Health” relative to overall service readiness
Assist in Dealer Technician recruitment and retention by reviewing “Technician Pipeline” options to Dealer Service Management
Develop and maintain strong relationships with GM National and Regional Management responsible for Service Operations and Vehicle/Powertrain Brand Quality, including the GM Engineering community with a focus on product quality improvements and minimizing potential repurchases. Represent GM as the primary resource and spokesperson in the field for automotive technical and Techline product information
Attend to requests from GM wholesale personnel including Regional Service management, Vehicle/Powertrain Brand Quality, and Engineering as processed through the TAC or FSE Dispatch Center escalation process.
Provide feedback in the form of Field Product Reports (FPRs) to Vehicle/Powertrain Brand Quality Managers and GM Engineering
Provide support for Better Business Bureau (BBB) arbitration hearings and legal cases, such as “lemon law” law suits, to protect GM interests
Participate in new vehicle launch Action Center Team activities and distribute information to benefit the wider FSE team
Support service club meetings and other Regional activities, as time permits.
Provide detailed reports to GM management on team effectiveness.
Provide warranty waste reduction suggestions to FSE Leadership and the BQM Team
Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)
Extensive hands-on Automotive Dealership Service Department or equivalent vehicle diagnostic and repair experience.
State Automotive Technician Certifications as required by state/local law (if relocated certified in new State within one month).
Knowledge and experience with GM Essential Service tools
Possession of a valid driver's license and a clean driving record
Proficient user of MS Office applications: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook (or equivalent e-mail/calendar app).
Ability to manage, resolve, document, and close dispatch cases in the required timeframe.
Ability to build and maintain customer relationships with Dealership management teams with focus on the Dealership Service department
Ability to work with minimal direction and be responsible for self- training to maintain and increase skills
A history of maintaining customer satisfaction in a territory with multiple customer locations is desired
Ability to create and provide specialized training
Excellent communication skills and time management to successfully prioritize and deliver critical services. Self-motivated with a proactive approach to meeting and exceeding customer expectations.
What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)
5 or more years hands-on Automotive Dealership Service Department or equivalent vehicle diagnostic and repair experience.
Vocational Degree, Technical Degree, Associates Degree or Bachelor's Degree
Proficient user of Data Bus Diagnostic Tools (e.g., via TIS/GDS, NeoVi /V-Spy Intrepid Tools, Buffalo Tool, INCA Tool, etc.)
Proficient user of Pico Scope
10 plus years customer handling, support, sales, administrative, computer or other business skills applicable to the specific needs of the FSE position
Computer hardware set-up, internet and wireless communications experience
Certified in the following Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Tests and recertification at the required intervals:
A1-A9 plus Master Technician certification
B2-B5, plus Master Technician certification
T1-T8, plus Master Technician certification
L1, L2 and L3
Knowledge of GM Global Connect Service Applications
Knowledge of GM Service Training College (GM STC) training web site and applications
Extensive knowledge of GM vehicle control systems, including controller area networks, GM LAN, etc.
100% completion of GM Service Training requirements including achieving GM Master Technician in one or more GM STC Training paths.
GM World Class Technician credentials
Knowledge of LAN/WAN IT infrastructure
This position requires the ability to legally operate a motor vehicle on a regular basis.
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