Blue Springs Ford - Technician Jobs in Blue Springs, MO

About Us

Bob Balderston (Dealer Principal) was born in 1946 in Manhattan Kansas. He grew up at 55th & Lydia in Kansas City Missouri where he attended Paseo High School. He went on to college at Kansas State College of Pittsburg, in Pittsburg Kansas. Bob worked for Ford Motor Company as a dealer rep from 1969-1975. He purchased Blue Springs Ford on March 10th 1975. At that time, the Dealership was located at 15th street and 40 Hwy in Blue Springs. He moved the dealership to this location in 1980. Bob married Kris Balderston in 1986, and they have three children (Karanne, McCall, and Blaine). Bob has many principles that have created a truly successful business, and his most important principle is to always do what’s right. Taking care of people has a direct reflection how your business is perceived from the public and the employees. Customer satisfaction has always been and will always be a staple of Blue Springs Ford. Blue Springs Ford Service and Collisions repair departments are "State of the Art" automotive repair facilities. We specialize in automotive repair, auto maintenance, and collision repair. Our certified, experienced technicians can service all makes and models. Our air conditioned facilities have the best equipment available to preform quality work on all foreign and domestic vehicles.

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Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Blue Springs Ford service provides an air condition / heated shop in service as well as our collision center.

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

Blue Springs Ford at full staff has approximately 20 full time technicians and 38 working bays. We have 8 service advisors and a huge parts department to help you be successful. Our collision center at full staff has 6 technicians, 2 painters, and 3 estimators.

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

Our shop is open 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday / shifts vary. Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. / shifts vary on Saturday's as well.

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

Blue Springs Ford offers the best of the best communal manufacturer special tools, 4 alignment machines, 2 tire machines and balancers, and much more.

What type of break room facility is provided?

We provide a lunch breakroom with television, refrigerator, microwave, sink, and full tables w/ chairs.

How many bays does your shop have?

Blue Springs Ford has 38 working bays along with 4 state of the art alignment machines.

How many repair orders do you average per month?

Blue Springs Ford averages roughly 2,000-2,500 repair orders per month.

What is your parts ordering process?

Blue Springs Ford uses a system called Work Flow, very easy to use for the advisor. technician, and parts. We have Kansas Cities largest parts inventory.

What is your policy on side work?

Technicians can work on their on family members vehicles with an open repair order and authorization from management.

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

We pride ourselves on tenured employees, the average technicians have been here well over 15 years. Our people drive the future.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

Blue Springs Ford offers continual training programs. Great opportunity for B and C technicians to move up and get the training they need to be successful. We pride ourselves for building from the ground up.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

Blue Springs Ford prides itself on career growth. We are known for offering advanced job opportunities to our current employees. Many of us started here a porters, parts drivers, and in other various position. Our tenure is exceptional.

Can you describe your performance review process?

Blue Springs Ford management gives performance reviews quarterly. Sometimes monthly depending on the circumstances. We have open door policies for employees to offer feedback.

What type of safety training is required?

Blue Springs Ford has safety training monthly and follows M.A.D.A. guidelines. We also hired an outside firm G.M.G. environmental to help us cover all safety related issues.

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

Blue Springs Ford offers a technician mentorship program, we take our younger technicians and have them spend some days with our A technicians to help them learn new job duties.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

Blue Springs Ford is very involved in the community. We provide services to shelters, contribute to local events, and we set up a non-profit "Helping Others Project" in which our dealership will be donating $1,000.00 per month to a charity for the next 25 years.

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

Blue Springs Ford is associated with multiple community colleges and offer in house training for these students,

Where do you see the shop in five years?

Blue Springs Ford has continued growth throughout the last 40 plus years in business. We regard ourselves as the top repair facility in Kansas City. We are by far one of the largest producers in parts, service, and collision repair in this area.

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

We have an application form to complete, approximately 20 minutes in house or on-line. Feel free to contact Jim Howard at (816) 229-4400.

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

A recruiter / manager will do the initial phone screen, discussions will include work history, candidates desired position, likes / dislikes of current job, and goals.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

Basic background, previous job experience, reasons for applying and talent level, goals, and background questions.

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

Blue Springs Ford will do a background check, drug screen, and possible personality test prior to hiring.

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

We do not preform a skills assessment.

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

Blue Springs Ford will contact you usually within 7 working days regarding your potential employment.

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

Typically 5-7 working days for approval.

A Level Technician
A Level Technicians are highly skilled technicians that have strengths in their diagnostic and mechanical ability. This level of technician typically has many years of experience and education. We view an A Level Technician as the highest skilled technician in a shop
Pay Range: $50,000 - $150,000/year ($24.04 - $72.12/hr)

Flag hour pay plan. Our Technicians are paid on flat rate hours and will be paid retro to the 1st hour based on total hours booked.

B Level Technician
B Level Technicians are skilled in mechanical repair and, while not their specialty, have some diagnostic skills. B Level Technicians generally have a fair amount of experience and can be trusted to handle most repairs.
Pay Range: $30,000 - $90,000/year ($14.42 - $43.27/hr)

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

C Level Technician
C Level Technicians are more of entry level technicians. C Level Technicians’ responsibilities typically include basic maintenance, alignments, brake and suspension work, along with other base level repairs.
Pay Range: $25,000 - $50,000/year ($12.02 - $24.04/hr)

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

Lube Technician
Lube Technicians are entry level technicians that focus on routine maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and inspections.
Pay Range: $30,000 - $40,000/year ($14.42 - $19.23/hr)

$15.00 to $18.00 per hour. Our Technicians are paid on flat rate hours and will be paid retro to the 1st hour based on total hours booked. Initial technicians will be paid hourly and adjusted accordingly.

Collision Technician - A Level Pay Range: $60,000 - $175,000/year ($28.85 - $84.13/hr)

Our Technicians are paid on flat rate hours and will be paid retro to the 1st hour based on total hours booked per week.

Collision Technician - B Level Pay Range: $35,000 - $75,000/year ($16.83 - $36.06/hr)

Our Technicians are paid on flat rate hours and will be paid retro to the 1st hour based on total hours booked. Starting B technicians may be paid hourly and adjsuted accordingly.

Health Insurance Offered
We offer health insurance through Humana. We offer multiple coverage options for single employees as well as family options. Blue Springs Ford participates in this coverage. Insurance coverage starts 60 days after full time employment.
Dental Insurance Offered
Blue Springs Ford offers dental insurance through Humana. There are two options for dental coverage based on the employees choice. Blue Springs Ford participates in this coverage. Dental coverage starts 60 days after full time employment.
Vision Insurance Offered
Blue Springs Ford offers vision insurance through Humana. there is only one option for vision insurance. Blue Springs Ford participates in this coverage. Vision coverage starts 60 days after full time employment.
Retirement Plan Offered
Blue Springs Ford offers a John Hancook 401k retirement plan after completion of your first year of employment. Blue Springs Ford also contributes fifty cents per every dollar the employee contributes up to three percent..
Sick Leave Offered
Blue Spring s Ford offers paid time off after the first initial year of employment. 3 days paid time off for personal or sick time per calendar year.
Vacation Offered
Blue Springs Ford offers one week vacation pay after the first complete year of employment, two weeks vacation pay after the second t=year of employment, and an addition day for every year that follows up to three weeks vacation per year.
Paid Holidays Offered
Blue Springs Ford offers paid holidays throughout the year.
ST / LT Disability Not Offered
Disability is available.
Life Insurance Offered
Blue Springs Ford offers multiple life insurance plans through Humana. Basic coverage is provided for thirty thousand through your Humana Insurance plan. Coverage can be increase up to one hundred thousand dollars for an additional fee.
Uniforms Offered
Blue Springs Ford provides uniforms for service employees. Our uniforms are provided through Cintas.
Other Offered
Blue Springs Ford provides multiple bonus programs based on hours of production, sales recommendations, and a multitude of various bonus programs throughout the year.

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