Subaru Master Technicians
There are four levels of Subaru technicians, and the top level has been achieved by less than 10 percent of the 3,500 technicians in the United States. Trained at 14 facilities throughout the country, Senior Master Technicians complete six sets of training modules, pass the corresponding certifications tests, complete and are current in eight National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) tests, and have five years of Subaru experience.
Subaru 2013 Technician Competition
Subaru technicians from around the United States compete regularly in a countrywide competition to find the best of the best. The champion goes on to represent this country in a worldwide competition held in Japan.
This year’s competition was conducted in the Subaru Service Engineering Center in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, on July 26-27. Thirteen Subaru Zone champions put their skills to the test as they competed for bragging rights of “Top Gun” and the “2013 Subaru National Technician Champion.”
The competition consisted of five events:
- Written exam – answer 60 questions on Subaru knowledge
- First engine start – find and repair three problems placed in competitors’ vehicles
- Body mechanical and electrical – find and repair three problems
- Precision measurement – demonstrate skill at calculating measurements, this year in a six-speed manual transmission
- Electrical circuit design and measurement – draw and construct a wiring circuit
The top three finishers were:
Jason Sherrill, Wyoming Valley Subaru, Kingston, Pennsylvania
Mark Jurkovski, Morrie’s Subaru, Minnetonka, Minnesota
Bret Carter, AutoNation Subaru, Golden, Colorado
This fall, Mark Jurkovski traveled to Japan to compete against 14 other technicians from around the world. Read more about his experience in the Subaru World Technician Competition.