Roadside Assistance Technician / Tow Driver

AAA Auto Club Group

Chicago, IL

#JR5970

Position summary

part of our Emergency Roadside Assistance team. We consider our Roadside Assistance Technicians "Everyday Heroes". Why, you might ask? Well, it's simple. They provide peace of mind to our members through identifying and navigating through vehicle problems and deliver applicable services to get them safely back on the road and back to their daily lives.**

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Operate a full-size or mini service truck or tow truck and applicable service equipment to assist AAA members, employees and other motorists

  • Utilize GPS and maps to locate member breakdown locations

  • Service vehicles by performing functions such as providing fuel, testing and replacing batteries, performing jumpstarts, providing lockout service and changing/inflating flat tires

  • Arrange for or tow member's vehicle when the vehicle cannot be started or is unsafe to drive

  • Ensure 100% member satisfaction by providing excellent customer service

  • Offer value to members through On-the-Go Tow or battery tests / sales

  • Provide support at special events such as parades, travel shows, Car Care or Public Relations events

How we reward our employees:

In addition to a competitive starting salary, ACG offers excellent and comprehensive benefits packages:

  • Hourly rates starting at $24.00 in Illinois. Pay rate will be determined based on experience and may exceed starting rate.

  • Overtime earning potential at time and a half the hourly wage

  • Shift premiums: 5% for hours worked between 5pm and 11pm and 10% for hours worked between 11pm and 5am

  • $1,000 sign on bonus; split payout at 90 and 180 days of employment To qualify for the Sign-On Bonus, applicants must be new to ACG. Additional details can be provided by our Recruiting Team at the time of application

  • $250 Quarterly Perfect Attendance bonus

  • Fully paid training

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k with employer match

  • Paid parental leave and adoption assistance

  • Paid Time Off (PTO), company paid holidays, CEO days and floating holidays

  • Paid volunteer day annually

  • Tuition assistance program, professional certification reimbursement program and other professional development opportunities

  • AAA Membership

  • Discounts, perks, rewards and much more

We are looking for candidates who:

Required Qualifications:

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver's license

  • Are 21 years of age or older

  • Possess a valid state driver's license with minimal driving infractions / incidents.

    • If employed in Illinois, possession of a valid Illinois C-Non CDL driver's license is required
  • Have experience using tablets or electronic devices to update calls, review policies and procedures, document safety records and complete other applicable duties

  • Exhibit strong customer service skills, including ability to effectively communicate to customers / members and understand the need for meeting & exceeding customer expectations

  • Have the ability to lift materials weighing up to seventy-five (75) pounds

  • Are able to successfully complete drug screening, MVR, criminal background check and DOT health screenings (pre-employment and ongoing)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess experience servicing vehicles such as providing fuel, testing and replacing batteries, performing jumpstarts, providing lockout service, and changing / inflating flat tires

  • Have prior tow truck driver or roadside service experience

  • Can safely operate a wheel lift, flatbed, dolly towing equipment and full-size or mini service vehicle and applicable service equipment and / or commercial driving experience

Work Environment

Provides roadside service to AAA members. Works primarily out of office with frequent (up to 95% of work time) exposure to road hazards and temperature extremes. Spends less than 5% of the time in a temperature controlled office environment.

Interested in learning more? Apply Today!

Who We Are

Become a part of something bigger.

The Auto Club Group (ACG) provides membership, travel, insurance, and financial service offerings to approximately 14+ million members and customers across 14 states and 2 U.S. territories through AAA, Meemic, and Fremont brands. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation and is the second largest AAA club in North America.

By continuing to invest in more advanced technology, pursuing innovative products, and hiring a highly skilled workforce, AAA continues to build upon its heritage of providing quality service and helping our members enjoy life's journey through insurance, travel, financial services, and roadside assistance.

And when you join our team, one of the first things you'll notice is that same, whole-hearted, enthusiastic advocacy for each other.

We have positions available for every walk of life! AAA prides itself on creating an inclusive and welcoming environment of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints, realizing our differences make us stronger.

To learn more about AAA The Auto Club Group visit https://www.aaa.com

Important Note:

ACG's Compensation philosophy is to provide a market-competitive structure of fair, equitable and performance-based pay to attract and retain excellent talent that will enable ACG to meet its short and long-term goals. ACG utilizes a geographic pay differential as part of the base salary compensation program. Pay ranges outlined in this posting are based on the various ranges within the geographic areas which ACG operates. Salary at time of offer is determined based on these and other factors as associated with the job and job level.

The above statements describe the principal and essential functions, but not all functions that may be inherent in the job. This job requires the ability to perform duties contained in the job description for this position, including, but not limited to, the above requirements. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants, as needed, to enable them to fulfill these requirements.

The Auto Club Group, and all its affiliated companies, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Regular and reliable attendance is essential for the function of this job.

AAA The Auto Club Group is committed to providing a safe workplace. Every applicant offered employment within The Auto Club Group will be required to consent to a background and drug screen based on the requirements of the position.