Do you love cars, like fixing things, have a mechanical aptitude, an interest in learning, and a valid driver’s license? If so, we would like to hear from you!  

Merchant’s Auto is seeking applicants for our new Automotive Technician Apprentice Program. This is an entry-level position ideal for those with a passion for cars looking to gain automotive experience while getting a no-cost education. Duties include maintaining shop appearance, express maintenance services such as oil change, tire rotation, fluid exchanges, and assisting mechanics. 

This apprenticeship program combines practical on-the-job training and classroom learning, allowing students to learn the necessary skills for an entry-level technician position from highly skilled tradespeople. The apprenticeship provides a practical pathway to an in-demand career, providing wage increases as you meet milestones along the way. 

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship program, you will be issued a portable skills credential (Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship). This Apprenticeship is certified by the US Department of Labor and contains a combination of classes with the NH Community College System and on-the-job training. 


What Your Day Will Look Like:

On-the-job Training:

Phase 1 

  • Change engine oil and filter, perform visual inspection of all undercar and under hood components, inspect tires, steering, suspension, brakes, and lights.

Phase 2 

  • To oversee and perform basic mechanical services related to changing engine oil and filter on vehicles (building upon responsibilities outlined above)

Phase 3  

  • Inspect Vehicle Tires:
  • Perform Tire Repairs:

The Skills You Bring:

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in written format
  • Strong Customer Service skills
  • Attention to detail and the ability to “think on your feet”
  • Ability to work with basic automotive hand tools including air tools 
  • Knowledge of MS Office Products (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Physically able to get into and out of vehicles
  • Working with hands overhead for several minutes at a time – frequently

The Expertise You Have:

  • Interest in or exposure to the field of basic automotive maintenance highly desired

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent standing, bending
  • Minimal lifting, up to 70 lbs.
  • Physically able to get into and out of vehicles
  • Frequent use of hands, often overhead for several minutes at a time


  • A valid driver’s license, must be able to pass a motor vehicle check


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