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.


  • Automotive technician or military Veteran mechanics mush have the ability to pass the following pre-employment screening requirements with the hiring retailer (drug screening, credit score, motor vehicle record report and a background investigation). 
  • Automotive technician or military Veteran mechanic candidates must provide the hiring retailer a minimum of three work references, with current contact information. 
  • Experienced Automotive Technician Candidates (Non-Veterans) must meet the following qualifications: 
    • Graduate from an accredited Automotive Vocational Program, at minimum of one-year duration within the past five years; Transcripts are required. (this requirement may be waived with comparable on-the-job experience, or other credentials, such as ASE certifications, brand certifications, etc.)


    • Have at least 3-5 years of experience working as an automotive technician in an automotive retailer service department.
  •  Military Veteran mechanic candidates must meet the following qualifications:
    • An Honorable Discharge from the United States Military and the ability to provide proof of service and discharge if applicable.


    • Formal military schooling in a technical field such as mechanical, power generation, aviation maintenance, electrical, electronics, hydraulic systems, or other parallel technical specialized skills; Must be able to provide proof of technical training and job designation.


    • Completion of an Automotive Technology certificate or degree program from an accredited Vocational School or College.


For Additional information contact:


Joseph L Maltese

US Air Force (Retired)

Technical Recruiter III

CALIBRE Systems, Inc.

W: 571.403.3392 


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