Sonic Automotive

Apprentice Technician - Mercedes-Benz of McKinney - McKinney

McKinney, TX
No stranger to speed, O. Bruton Smith has raced Sonic Automotive to the front of the pack of US auto

Job Description

Apprentice Technician - Mercedes-Benz of McKinney

Posted: Saturday, 8/5/2023
Company Description

Mercedes-Benz of McKinney
is one of the fastest growing brands within the automotive industry. We are building a business based on doing things the right way. From the way we treat our guests, take pride in our work and share opportunities for our employees to grow as we grow. We are proud of what we're doing here and would love to tell you about our opportunities!

**Ask about our Tenure Bonus program that begins at 6 months from hire date. Bonus pay up to $3.50 per flat rate hour!!!

Apprentice Technician is guaranteed a minimum monthly income during their apprenticeship period. Tuition reimbursement assistance is included.

Our associates are happy to work here because

  • Available $0 Health plan premiums for Technicians based on tenure.
  • We boast the lowest turnover in the industry.
  • We provide award winning training (Training Magazine Top 125, and Brandon Hall Awards).
  • We are committed to developing and promoting within the company, and offer a career path from entry level to top level.
  • Our benefits are extremely competitive with Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, 401k with matching, and PTO.
  • Paid time off and Paid Training.
  • We encourage peer to peer teamwork and recognition.
  • Special benefits to purchasing and leasing a car.
  • Personal Automotive Concierge Service.

If you want to find out more about the types of jobs we have here, we've highlighted a few.

We're proud of what we're doing here. Come and join us!

Job Description


  • The Apprentice Service Technician must be a graduate of an automotive technician training school. The apprentice is responsible for performing vehicle repair and maintenance work as assigned by his/her team leader.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The apprentice technician is assigned a 'Mentor' usually a Master Technician to assist him/her in acclimating to dealership operations in addition to sharing the Mentors technical knowledge. And assisting the apprentice as necessary.
  • Perform work as outlined on repair order..

Diagnose cause of any malfunction and perform repair.

  • Call upon your Mentor, Team Leader or Shop Foreman when you have a question or need assistance.
  • Examine the vehicle to determine if additional service work is recommended.
  • Attend factory-sponsored training classes.
  • Keep abreast of factory technical bulletins.
  • *Comprehensive training program in working shop
  • Competitive compensation during apprenticeship
  • Manufacturer training via online modules & classroom


  • Quality job performance is a must.
  • High school diploma or the equivalent.
  • Graduation from a valid automotive technical training program
  • Valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • All applicants must be authorized to work in the USA.
  • All applicants must perform their duties and responsibilities in a safe manner.
  • All applicants must be able to pass a background check, MVR, and drug test,

Additional Information

It's time to make the most important move of your career. From our cooperative team-based approach; to our more than 1,000 internal advancements each year, it's easy to see the difference. When you join our organization, you'll enjoy comprehensive training, competitive compensation, and unparalleled benefits. Simply put, you'll experience the best that a career in the automotive industry has to offer.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Sonic Automotive At A Glance

No stranger to speed, O. Bruton Smith has raced Sonic Automotive to the front of the pack of US auto dealers behind larger rivals, such as AutoNation and Penske Automotive. Founded with five dealerships in 1997, Sonic today owns about 120 new- and used-vehicle dealerships and about 25 collision repair centers in major markets in 15 states, including Texas, the Carolinas, Tennessee and Georgia. The company sells some 30 brands of cars and light trucks and offers vehicle financing. Chairman Smith, who runs Sonic Automotive with his son Scott, is also the majority owner of Speedway Motorsports, which operates more than half a dozen NASCAR auto racetracks. Financial Analysis Overall, the company's revenues in 2011 accounted for some $7.8 billion versus around $3.6 billion in 2010. Net income came in at $77.6 million in 2011 compared to $95.9 million in 2010, a 15% decrease. In 2011 the impact of earthquakes and the tsunami that struck Japan disrupted the company's Japanese supply chain and vehicle production. Sonic's new vehicle revenues and gross margins were impacted, thus affecting net income. Sonics' new vehicle sales generated around $4.3 million (about 55% of revenues) in revenues in 2011; used vehicle sales accounted for some $2 million (around 25% of revenues), and the company's parts, service and collision segment accounted for around $1.2 million (some 15% of revenues) in revenues. Operations In 2011 the company sold approximately 12.7 million new vehicles compared to 11.6 million vehicles sold in 2010, a year-over-year increase of some 10%. The company sells new vehicles, including luxury (BMW, Lexus, Land Rover, and Volvo), mid-line import (Honda, Nissan, and Toyota), and domestic brands (Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors). Its luxury brands generated some 50% of revenues in 2011; while the company's mid-line and domestic brands accounted for about 35% and 15%, respectively. Strategy As part of the company's strategic plans, Sonic is primarily focused in growing its operations in metropolitan markets in the Southeast, Southwest, Midwest, and the West (California). The company's long-term growth strategy is to target luxury or mid-line import brands. Ownership The Smiths control the company through their ownership of about 75% of Sonic Automotive's voting stock.
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