Oil technicians, also known as oil change technicians and lube technicians, perform oil changes and light vehicle maintenance tasks. Vehicle service companies, mechanics, and oil change companies hire oil technicians to work full- and part-time hours during all shifts, including evenings and weekends. Oil technicians work in automotive repair shops in all weather conditions and function within a collaborative team environment with mechanics and service technicians. Oil technicians may travel to different branch locations in the event of employee shortages, but they primarily perform their regular job duties within one service shop.
Oil Technician Duties and Responsibilities
The daily tasks performed by oil technicians vary based on the number and type of vehicles coming into the shop for service and the maintenance needs they have. Despite these variables, oil technicians regularly perform several specific work duties, including:
Oil technicians drain and change oil in vehicles, following all safe-handling procedures to correctly dispose of used motor oil.
Top Off Fluids
Oil technicians top off fluids in vehicle engines, including transmission and windshield wiper fluid.
Oil technicians change and rotate tires.
Oil technicians inspect vehicles to determine maintenance and repair needs. This includes checking fluid levels and tire air pressure.
Oil technicians replace oil and air filters.
Follow Safety Protocols
Oil technicians follow safety protocols for working in the repair shop and driving vehicles.
Oil technicians briefly test drive vehicles to ensure all maintenance and repair work was successfully completed.
Fill Out Work Orders
Oil technicians fill out work order forms as tasks are completed.
Communicate with Customers