BMW - Mini of San Francisco - Technician Jobs in San Francisco, CA

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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Shops are heated and well ventilated.

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

42 Technicians. 2 Foremen. 4 Team Leads. 10 Advisors. Service Manager and Fixed Operations Director.

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

M - F 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM S 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Shifts are 4 10's or 5 8's

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

All BMW/Mini MFG Specialty tools including computers and diagnostic software. Hand tools loaned to entry level technicians at Mgr's discretion.

What type of break room facility is provided?

Separate break room with fridge, microwaves, ice machine and vending machines. Locker room and separate restroom provided.

How many bays does your shop have?


How many repair orders do you average per month?


What is your parts ordering process?

Electronic Parts Ordering with Parts runners to your bay.

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 a great team with exceptional mentoring and collaboration. Come work in a premier city!

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.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

YOY growth has been incredible and projected to continue through the next 5 years. We are also implementing on-line service and sales through our new Driveway division!

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

We do have an online application and it usually takes less than 20 minutes to complete.

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.

Service Advisor
Service Advisors are primarily customer focused and, as one of the faces of the shop, they are critical in keeping customers happy. Service Advisors are frequently focused on taking customer calls, relaying information to technicians, and selling repair jobs. Both technical and sales experience are helpful for this position.
Pay Range: $95,000 - $200,000/year

Commission based pay plans based on production and experience.

Production Level Technician Pay Range: $33 - $65/hour

Flat Rate BMW technician with diagnostic experience. Production Bonuses Paid The CA base hourly range for this full-time position is $33.00 to $65.00 and is a draw against individually earned commission and performance incentives. The position is also eligible for bi-weekly commission + benefits. Our hourly ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum hourly range for new hire rates for the position across CA locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your preferred location during the hiring process. Please note that the compensation details listed in CA role postings reflect the base rate only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits.

Lube Technician/ Reconditioning Technician Pay Range: $18 - $32/hour

Lube technician and reconditioning. The CA base hourly range for this full-time position is $18.00 to $32.00 and is a draw against individually earned commission and performance incentives

Health Insurance Offered
Health Insurance offered and policy can be customized by employee
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.