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Receive Paid, Hands on Experience

Guided by the Best in the Business

So, you aspire to become an Automotive Service Technician. We hope you’ll consider the #1 Cochran Service TECHcellence program. Through partnerships with local trade schools, #1 Cochran offers one of the finest automotive apprentice training programs in the industry. Six months after entering the program, you and your fellow Service TECHcellence grads will be ready for prime time. And, you’ll be compensated while you’re learning.

While working daily alongside a mentor- who happens to also be a Certified Master Technician – you’ll learn the key skills necessary to succeed as a Service Technician.


In this initial three-month stage, students learn the following critical skills:

  • PA State Inspection Regulations
  • Vehicle Checksheets
  • Repair Order Documentation
  • Work Culture and Safety
  • Flat-rate Systems and Efficiencies


During months four through six, students participate in advanced skill building, including:

  • Use of Special Tools and Scan Tools
  • Warranty Processes and Procedures
  • Vehicle Programming
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Multi-point Inspections


Upon graduation from the Service TECHcellence program, you will be placed as a front-line Service Tech in one of our busy dealerships. All graduates who demonstrate proficiency throughout the program are guaranteed a position and reasonable pay rate.


Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Hyundai,
Subaru, Fiat


Buick, GMC, Kia

South Hills

Nissan, Hyundai, Volkswagen,

North Hills

Volkswagen, Infiniti

Allegheny Valley

Ford, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM



If you are interested in a great opportunity to launch your career as an Automotive Service Technician, please contact one of the following #1 Cochran team members.

Melissa Peddicord
Service TECHcellence Program Recruiter
mpeddicord@cochran.comSue Gross
#1 Cochran HR Manager
Aaron Herbick
#1 Cochran HR Director
aherbick@cochran.comJohn Marasco
Service TECHcellence Program Manager