Employer Resources

The Career Connections employment data-base is an on-line listing of employment opportunities for current and former students.   This allows an employer to advertise for qualified candidates at no cost.   To learn more visit www.linnbenton.edu/careerservicesemployerservices.  You may also call the Career and Counseling Center at (541) 917-4780 option 4 or email careerconnections@linnbenton.edu.


Employment Opportunities for Students

In Oregon, starting wages for automobile mechanics average about $12.16 per hour.   The median wage is $20.32 per hour.  Technicians who expect this wage must have many years of automotive service experience along with ASE certification.   In Benton, Lincon and Linn county the expected wages are lower.   These statistics are from the Oregon Employment Department Oregon Labor Market Information System as of 1-22-2014.
     Apprentice Automotive Technicians start at around $10.00 per hour.  You should plan on earning apprentice wages for your first Automotive related job after graduating unless you already have automotive work experience.

You are encouraged to register with LBCC Career Connections.

All LBCC students (present and past) are eligible to use LBBC's Student Employment Opportunities and Services at www.linnbenton.edu/current-students/work.  The Student Employment Center staff will assists students and alumni with their job search.

All past and present LBCC students are STRONGLY encouraged to register and use the LBCC Career Connections online employment database.   Once registered you can search for jobs not listed in any other location.  Employers looking for Automotive students or graduates will post their job announcement with the LBCC Career Connections online service.   You can sign up for this service at https://linnbenton-csm.symplicity.com/students/.

Other LBCC job search resources are available at Job Search Links.

Job Openings from Oregon Labor Market Information System is also an easy to use job searching tool.

The Northwest Automotive Trades Association (NATA) represents all types of businesses in the automotive industry for Oregon and southwest Washington.   The NATA has a system set up with automotive employers where they can put students looking for work in touch with employers who are interested in hiring.   You can learn more by visiting their website at www.aboutnata.org/about-nata/employment-referrel.