Rio Hondo College in Whittier Needs Licensed Smog and Repair Technicians

2 months 2 weeks ago #384 by foundationccc
Work Location:
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Smog Check Technician - Sign on Bonus Incentive $2,500* (for candidates that meet all requirements)
If you do not meet all the requirements listed below, please reach out and tell us what experience, licenses and certifications you do have!

Compensation: $29.43/hour includes medical, dental, vision, CalPERS pension benefits

(This position supports the Bureau of Automotive Repair Smog Check Program. Candidates must have smog test license including diagnosis and repair exp.)

The Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) Smog Check Referee program was created to improve the smog check process and help reduce air pollution for all Californians. Referee centers are state- contracted emissions test facilities that provide a wide array of resources for California motorists, including specialized services other smog stations are not authorized to perform. 

The Foundation for California Community Colleges (Foundation) is contracted by The  Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) to manage the Smog Check Referee program at 31 Community College campuses. In addition to a wide array of services for consumers, Referee centers offer valuable career training opportunities for California Community College students.

• Maintain Community College site specific referee program by performing inspection and testing of customer vehicles for smog certification; performing compliance verification of smog check laws and regulations; and disseminating of test results and information to vehicle owners and program management.
• Suggest program improvements.
• Respond to technical questions from customers.
• Maintain site specific job results and staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training program employees and students; counseling and mentoring employees and students; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.

• Knowledge of current principles and practices of automobile repair and technology, including California state and local automobile policies, procedures, and codes; plus BAR smog check procedures
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and system maintenance applications
• Strong initiative and ability to learn quickly
• Strong problem-solving and follow-through skills
• BAR EO Inspection and Repairs EI licenses
• ASE, A6, A8, and L1 Certifications (ASE only, no alternatives are acceptable)
• Minimum of three (3) + years’ experience performing vehicle smog inspections, diagnostics, and repairs
• Passionate about providing students with stronger pathways to education and building a more just and equitable California overall

Our benefits include the CalPERS defined benefit retirement plan, generous medical, dental, and vision, tuition reimbursement, and more. We take a strategic and comprehensive approach to investing in our people, fostering an environment for employee growth and providing diverse opportunities for continued learning, professional development, and advancement.

Please call Phelecia at 279-895-6105 to discuss this opportunity. You may be asked to submit a resume saved as Microsoft Word document or Adobe Acrobat PDF (.pdf) document to Please include in the subject line: “Smog Check Technician, BAR Smog Check Referee - Whittier”.

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