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Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

The shop is heated and we will be adding tempered air as part of our 2021 remodel project.

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

At full staff, we have roughly 32 techs and 10 service advisors.

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

The shop is open from 7am to ~11:30pm. Shifts are usually 7am-3:30pm, 7:30am- 4pm, 9am-5:30pm, 10am-6:30 pm, or 3pm to 11:30pm.

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

We have communal manufacturer special tools, brake flushers, oil extractors, alignment racks, tire machines, individual computers, 1 scan tool per 2/3 techs. We are working on getting a set or 2 of tools for people just getting into the industry as well.

What type of break room facility is provided?

We have a breakroom with microwaves, a refrigerator, TV, and snacks/food available for purchase.

How many bays does your shop have?

We have 28 bays and 2 alignment racks.

How many repair orders do you average per month?

We average roughly 2,500 ROs per month and produce roughly 270 hours a day at full staff.

What is your parts ordering process?

Parts are ordered either at the employee parts counter or through CDK. Technician will write up the repair list and get it approved through one of the service advisors.

What is your policy on side work?

We do not allow side work to be done on site as it is an insurance issue.

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

We have many tenured techs and service personnel which fosters a knowledgeable and fun work environment.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

Shop pays for completed and passed ASEs. Shop pays for MFG training both on site and off premise including : Travel, Lodging, Food, and time at class.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

Our mission statement is Growth Powered By People! How far you go depends on you and your drive. We have had many techs become service managers and service managers become fixed operations directors and even general managers!

Can you describe your performance review process?

Performance Reviews are each done at service manager's discretion.

What type of safety training is required?

Monthly safety meetings. On-line safety training at hire. Safety committee on site.

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

Our senior technicians are afforded the opportunity to mentor new and upcoming techs.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

All Lithia stores are very involved in community events. Lithia Motors Inc. has great national community involvement including Lithia 4 Kids.

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

Our local stores and national recruiters are very involved with local High School vocational programs . Lithia Motors Inc. is a preferred employer at all national vocational schools.

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

Our Growth Powered By People mission provides a chance for you to further your career as far as you want without obstacles. Do the work and move on up!

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

Applicants are phone screened by a recruiter and then an in person or phone interview is scheduled with the service manager.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

One on one question and answer with the service manager and shop foreman if available.

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

Assessments may be conducted prior to offer. Background, MVR and Drug Screens are conducted after offer and with hire being contingent to outcome.

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

There are some assessments that are performed on line.

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

We try to keep in contact with our candidates and a rejection or offer is usually made within a week.

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

Depending on the number of applicants it usually takes less than a week.

Journeyperson Technician (A,B,C Levels) Pay Range: $60,000.00 - $120,000.00/year

Paid on flat rate hours and will be paid retro to the 1st hour based on total hours booked.

Light Duty Technician Pay Range: $55,000.00 - $75,000.00/year

Paid on flat rate hours and will be paid retro to the 1st hour based on total hours booked.

Service Advisor Pay Range: $50,000.00 - $80,000.00/year

Service Advisor are paid a salary plus commission based on personal and department production

Health Insurance Offered
Two plans (HDHP) are offered through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. First of the month after 60 days of employment benefit begins.
Dental Insurance Offered
Dental Insurance offered
Vision Insurance Offered
Vision insurance offered
Retirement Plan Offered
401k with company participation. Employee Stock Purchase Program
Sick Leave Offered
Sick Leave is built into PTO Plan.
Vacation Offered
PTO offered: After 1 year of service: 40 Hours After 2 years of service: 80 Hours each anniversary date After 7 years of service: 120 Hours each anniversary date
Paid Holidays Offered
Most major holidays offered
ST / LT Disability Offered
ST/LT disability offered.
Life Insurance Offered
First $10,000 paid by company.
Uniforms Offered
Uniforms and laundry service offered.
Other Offered
Generous employee discounts on vehicle purchases, leases, parts, and service contracts.

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