Ed Washburn opened the first Jiffy Lube service center in Ogden, Utah in the early 1970s. Throughout the 70s Washburn franchised the shops throughout Utah. In 1979 Washburn was bought out by Jim Hindman.
Throughout the 80’s Hindman grew the business from 10 shops to almost 1,000 ships. In the early 90’s the shop was acquired by Pennzoil. In 1998, Pennzoil merged with Quaker State and all the Q-Lube oil service centers became Jiffy Lubes. Pennzoil-Quaker State was bought out by Shell Oil in 2002.
Today there are 2,000 Jiffy Lube stores nationwide providing oil changes and other automotive services.
Jiffy Lube shops have technicians that can do multiple jobs at throughout the day. As a Lube Technician you’ll be responsible for providing excellent service for the customers.
You’ll have to work on the cars doing jobs such as changing oil, adding fluids, washing windows, and checking tire pressure. You will also need to be able read and interpret safety rules, operating and maintenance manuals, and procedures. You will have to be able to stand and walk for up to 4 hours without a break, work in extreme heat and cold, and enduring repetitive and prolonged bending and reaching. You should also have some computer skills such as data entry.
Another important position is the floor manager. This person is responsible for all down time, training, and services while on the clock. They will train the staff, help clean the premises, check on and assist customers, and sometimes assist with services. The assistant manager is responsible for ensuring that every team member knows what is expected of them, has the materials and equipment they need to do the job, and has the skills to do the job. You’ll also have to be the person who recruits, trains and directs the team members on how to serve the customer.
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