Volvo SAFE Automotive Technician

Service Technician


The Volvo Service Automotive Factory Education (SAFE) Automotive Technician Program is an advanced 12-week Technician training program that provides the opportunity to learn extensive Volvo product knowledge, customer service best practices and career preparation in the automotive industry. All instruction is to ensure placement with an automotive retailer, post program graduation. This automotive technician program is a Registered Apprenticeship through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).   

U.S. Military Veteran candidates may choose to use one year of their GI Bill® benefits, for the Volvo SAFE curriculum and on-the-job OJT.

You will learn:

  • Introduction to Volvo Cars
  • Basic Automotive Electrical
  • Electrical Fault Tracing
  • Extended Automotive Electrical & Fault Tracing
  • Measurements
  • Automotive Service and Maintenance
  • G0 Process
  • VIDA
  • Passive Safety
  • On Boarding Live Experience
  • CPR
  • Career Development
  • Strategies for Success 

Volvo SAFE blended learning approach consists of 90% hands-on automotive workshop instruction and 10% automotive traditional classroom lecture. To meet the needs of in-demand automotive technician skills, the program is designed to provide hands-on experience with Volvo Workshop Information Systems, brand equipment, parts and vehicles.

Upon successful completion of this 12-week advanced automotive technician school curriculum and 12 month of on-the-job automotive dealership experience, you will earn the title Volvo Quality and Certified Associate Automotive Technician. 

Pay: $30,000-$60,000 Annually (starting salary will depend on experience, education, location, and other factors)



  • Automotive technicians or military Veteran mechanics will perform assigned work as outlined on repair orders with efficiency and accuracy, in accordance with dealership and factory standards.
  • Diagnosing the cause of malfunctions and performing repairs, if authorized by dealership service advisors.
  • Coordinating with the Parts Department to ensure availability of parts.
  • Saving and tagging parts if under warranty or if requested by Service Consultants (for customers).
  • Examining the vehicle to determine if additional safety or service work is required.
  • Notifying Service Advisors if additional work is needed or if repairs/work cannot be completed within the time promised.
  • Documenting work performed as directed by Service Advisors.
  • Road testing vehicles to ensure quality of repair and ensuring vehicles remain clean.
  • Automotive technicians or military Veteran mechanics are responsible for keeping abreast of factory technical bulletins and attending factory-sponsored training classes.
  • Keeping the Volvo dealership shop area neat and clean and remaining accountable for all tools used.
  • Understanding and complying with federal, state and local regulations, such as safety requirements, hazardous waste disposal, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other policies, procedures and programs as required.
  • Automotive technicians at Volvo dealerships are required to wear appropriate PPE, to include safety glasses. Maintaining safety awareness at all times.  
  • The Volvo Automotive Technician will be required to work closely with others or independently, if needed.
  • Dealership uniforms are required.


For non-Veteran Automotive Technician candidates: 

Graduate from an ASE Education Foundation Automotive or Automotive / Diesel program before beginning Volvo SAFE training.

Graduate with a preferred GPA of 3.5+ (3.0 minimum) and 97% attendance

Transcripts are required


For Veteran Automotive Technician candidates:
An Honorable Discharge from the United States Military and the ability to provide proof of service and discharge. 

Graduate from an ASE Education Foundation Automotive or Automotive / Diesel program before beginning Volvo SAFE training.

Graduate with a preferred GPA of 3.5+ (3.0 minimum) and 97% attendance

Transcripts are required

For all candidates:

Valid driver's license and a clear driving record.
Ability to pass the following Automotive Technician pre-employment screening requirements (drug screening, background investigation, credit score and a Motor Vehicle record report). 
Be able to provide a minimum of three good work/school references, with current contact information to include relationship, phone number and email addresses.

Must be able to:
Operate power and hand tools and other types of machinery safely.
Drive a manual automotive transmission (for road tests).
Read and comprehend automotive technical instruction.
Lift up to a 78-pound tire and wheel assembly, unassisted, operate hoist, and test equipment.
Sit, bend, stoop and/or stand for extended periods (up to 8 hours or more on a concrete floor) kneel, crawl, bend, reach, push, pull and maneuver in an automotive shop environment safely and as needed.
Must be able to work in an automotive service environment that may have exposure to: Petroleum products, dust, hot or cold temperatures, loud noises, strong odors (exhaust fumes) and assorted other distractors.
Manual dexterity in both hands and the ability to manipulate small objects.
Good communication skills and the ability to work with the public.
During initial interview and screening process, must be willing to complete mandated online training, as assigned.
Must be willing to accept a minimum 12-month employment obligation upon hiring at an automotive service department within a retailer setting.

For additional information Contact:

Sean Davis

US Marines (Veteran)

Automotive Technical Recruiter

Industry Management Services


Office: 571.403.3489

Cell:    636.357.0606


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