Acorn Garage - Technician Jobs in Chicago, IL

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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Shop is heated

What is the size of the team I’d be working with?

11-member service team

What are the shop hours and what are the shift timeframes?

7:00am-5:00pm (Monday-Friday) NO WEEKENDS!!!!

What tools does the shop provide that are available for all technicians to use?

Diagnostic equipment, and all major equipment

What type of break room facility is provided?

Fridge, microwave, table, chairs, coffee maker

How many bays does your shop have?


How many repair orders do you average per month?


What is your parts ordering process?

Manager orders the parts, stock room

What is your policy on side work?

Employees can work on their own vehicle, and immediately family vehicles after hours, it can always be worked out

Are there any other unique features of the work environment worth noting?

We thrive on great relationships with our team and our customers. We believe in hard work and working together

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

Always looking for different programs for our technicians to be a part of. Whether it's local or online courses. This is paid for by the company

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

There's always room for technicians to grow through our different education opportunities

Can you describe your performance review process?

Reviews will depend on the employee. Discussion includes what they like, what we may need to improve on, and raises will also be discussed

What type of safety training is required?

Safety training is an ongoing process

Can you describe how Techs work with and mentor younger techs?

Experienced technicians will be available to answer questions and work side-by-side with more junior techs when time permits

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We participate in different local organizations. We're always looking for other opportunities

Do you do anything with local high schools or tech schools to encourage more students to enter the profession?

We've tried to work with different schools in the past. This is something we would like to work on in the future

Where do you see the shop in five years?

We're always looking to advance. If that means adding a tool or a program to make us better we're all for it. We look to keep up-to-date in this changing industry

Is there anything else you’d like to mention about career development and community?

Foremost, we're looking for someone who is a good person, good natured, and doesn't mind working hard. If we can help them succeed, we succeed

Do you have an application form and how long does it typically take to complete?

Paper application, that only takes a couple of minutes to complete

Do you phone screen applicants before doing in-person interviews?

Quick conversation to gauge the interest level of the candidate before bringing them in for a face-to-face interview

What do your in-person interviews entail?

Interview is done by the owner. Discussion includes their history in the industry, their qualifications, and skill set. We also discuss their strong points, and the candidate's career goals. We end the interview with a shop tour

Do you perform background checks, drug screening, or personality tests before hiring an applicant?

DMV checks

Do you perform a skill assessment before hiring an applicant? If yes, what does it entail?

Skill assessment is done through the interview process

After an in-person interview, approximately how long should I expect to wait for a rejection or an offer?

Couple of days

Approximately how long does the full hiring process take from submitting the application to the time of the hiring decision?

Couple of days

Diesel Technician Class A Pay Range: $40.00 - $45.00/hour

Hourly pay structure with time and a half, pay is weekly

Diesel Technician Class B Pay Range: $30.00 - $35.00/hour

Hourly pay structure with time and a half, pay is weekly

Light Duty Diesel Technician Pay Range: $25.00 - $28.00/hour

Hourly pay structure with time and a half, pay is weekly

Health Insurance Offered
Blue Cross Blue Shield is our provider, this is provided to the employee and is paid for by the company
Dental Insurance Not Offered
Vision Insurance Not Offered
Retirement Plan Not Offered
401K, after one year of employment, with a 4% company match
Sick Leave Offered
Discussed on a case-by-case basis
Vacation Offered
-One week after one year -Two weeks after three years -More can accrue over time
Paid Holidays Offered
New Years Eve, New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, The Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,
ST / LT Disability Not Offered
Life Insurance Not Offered
Uniforms Offered
Work shirts, work pants provided
Other Offered
-No weekends -1st shift positions -Possible bonuses

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