Welch Equipment Company

What Are The Pros of Being a Mechanic?

If you love to maintain vehicles, but are tired of working in an auto shop, join the Welch team today.

Mechanics play an essential role in our society. They keep our cars running smoothly and help us stay on the road. People are often curious about what a career in mechanics is like.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of auto mechanics is projected to grow 9% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all other occupations. With such high job prospects, many wonder if a mechanics career is right for them. Here are some of the pros of being a mechanic.

The Pros of Being an Auto Mechanic

1.) Demand

First and foremost, auto mechanics are always in high demand. As long as there are cars and an auto industry, there will be a need for many auto mechanics. From master mechanics to an auto service technician, diesel and automotive repair can be a very rewarding career choice.

2.) Hands-On

Additionally, being an auto mechanic allows you to work with your hands and be creative. No two cars are alike, so every day presents a new challenge. Although it can include rigorous physical labor, many mechanics work in their own shops and have high job satisfaction.

3.) Flexible

Another advantage of being an automotive mechanic is the flexibility of working independently or in a team setting. If you enjoy working independently, you can open your own shop or be a mobile auto repair mechanic. However, if you prefer working in a team setting, you can find employment at auto shops or dealerships. There are also job opportunities for the government or law enforcement agencies as automotive mechanics. 

4.) Security and Stability

A career as a mechanic also provides security and stability. With experience, you can become a master mechanic or service manager. These positions have historically had good job security. Even in an unstable economy, people still need to get their cars fixed to go to work and take their kids to school. 

5.) Income

Auto mechanics can earn a pretty decent wage. The median annual salary for automotive service technicians and mechanics was $43,680 in May 2019. And experienced mechanics can achieve much more than that. In fact, the top 10 percent of earners made more than $71,550!

6.) Versatility

Being a mechanic is a very versatile career. There are many types of mechanics, from those working on small engines to those working on large trucks. Some specialize in repairing a specific engine or heavy machinery with high-quality mechanics. And some work in auto body shops or repair garages. The possibilities are endless!

7.) Rewarding

Working as a mechanic can be very rewarding. Helping people keep their vehicles running smoothly is a great feeling. Plus, it’s always satisfying to see a job well done.

8.) Upward Mobility

Finally, being an auto mechanic offers plenty of room for growth. Many auto mechanics can become supervisors and managers or even open auto shops or repair facilities! There are many opportunities for advancement within the field.

The Advantages of Being a Forklift Technician

We’re always looking for qualified forklift technicians, and being a diesel or auto mechanic is the perfect background for the job. If you’re an auto mechanic, you already have the skills and experience we value here at Welch Equipment. Here are just a few advantages you would enjoy as a member of our team.

Advantage #1: Job Security

As a mechanic, you know how important it is to have a secure and stable job. At Welch Equipment, you can count on having steady work. We have a long-standing reputation as a company that takes care of its employees, and we have been in business for over 30 years.

Advantage #2: A Good Salary

We believe our employees should be fairly compensated for their hard work and are committed to offering competitive wages. You would be paid a competitive salary as a forklift technician at Welch Equipment. You would also be eligible for overtime pay and bonuses based on your performance.

Forklift mechanics start at $25 per hour.

Advantage #3: Excellent Benefits

In addition to a good average salary, we offer our employees an excellent benefits package. This includes health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) with company match, and more. We want our employees to be healthy and happy, and we are proud to offer this comprehensive benefits package.

Advantage #4: Community

Our forklift technicians are vital to our company’s success; without them, we would not be able to maintain the excellence our clients have come to expect. In many industries, auto mechanics suffer from unhealthy work-life balance. We promote a family atmosphere and offer comprehensive on-the-job training to ensure that all our team members are up to par. Additionally, we provide a supportive environment, so you never feel alone while working.

Advantage #5: Elite Customer Service

At Welch, we pride ourselves on being the go-to destination for all your material handling needs. Our team is passionate about providing outstanding customer service and looking for new ways to serve our clients better. If you have an innovative idea, we want to hear it! When you join Welch, you’re family!

Join the Welch Team!

As you can see, there are many pros to being a mechanic. If you’re interested in pursuing this career, now is a great time to do so! With the ever-growing popularity of cars and vehicles, the need for qualified mechanics has never been greater. 

If you’re an auto mechanic, you already have the skills and experience necessary to become a forklift technician at Welch Equipment. We offer job security, competitive salaries, healthy work-life balance, and excellent employee benefits. If you’re looking for a new career opportunity, please get in touch with us today.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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