Botzon's Automotive Inc - Technician Jobs in Spokane Valley, WA

About Us

Bud and Tammy Botzon purchased their Automotive shop in 2003 after working at and managing foreign auto repair shops for 20 years. Since the late '70s, Bud was burning up the streets of Central California in American Muscle Cars and souped-up VW's and his enthusiasm with those cars led him to working for some of the top repair shops for over two decades. Bud's passion for cars and his customers drove him to the ownership of a premier automotive repair facility in Spokane, Botzon's Automotive. One principle Bud and Tammy will NEVER deviate from is an absolute integrity and honesty with EVERY customer! They also assure 100% quality of their work with the staff of four ASE Master Certified Technicians-the highest certification available in the automotive repair field. While Botzon's Automotive fixes all makes and models, they have unmatched expertise in European imports. Their reputation is so good that dealers and other automotive repair shops in the area frequently send their most difficult to fix cars to Botzon's. With the experience comes the ability to work efficiently and as a result, Botzon's prices are on average 30% lower than Dealer's prices. On any given day you might see a 1966 Mustang sitting next to a New BMW 760i. Botzon's Automotive is one of the true full-service automotive repair shops in the Inland Northwest. We are so booked out (3 months in advance) we are expanding our shop. Do you want to work on Spokane's Elite vehicles? Apply now!

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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Shops is heated and air cooled.

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

Currently 3-4 other technicians, and 2 Service Advisors.

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

8:00-5:00 (Monday-Friday) NO WEEKENDS

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

AutoLogic diagnostic equipment, Autel, Snap-On, Ross-Tech

What type of break room facility is provided?

Microwave, Fridge, Table, Chairs, Coffee Maker, Water Dispenser.

How many bays does your shop have?

5, looking to expand in the future

How many repair orders do you average per month?

120

What is your parts ordering process?

Technician will write up the repair order and give it to the Service Advisor to approve. If approved, parts will be ordered immediately and as soon as possible. Some parts are kept on hand.

What is your policy on side work?

On approval only.

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

Family owned and operated for 17+ years. Here, you're not just a number, but apart of a team.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We pay for ongoing training and certifications. This includes ASE's if the test is passed. We also will mentor in the shop if time permits.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

Technicians have an opportunity to work on a wide variety of vehicles. This includes high end vehicles that might not be available at other shops. Mentoring a technician within, and to grow in our shop, is always and option.

Can you describe your performance review process?

No formal review process, but it's in the works.

What type of safety training is required?

No formal safety training.

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

Higher level technician will work with junior technicians when time permits. This is usually side by side work where the high techs can help coach through repairs.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

Donations in our local community.

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

Not currently.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

Currently we are in the process of expanding our shop. We are looking adding at least 6 more lifts. We are always looking to expand our client list and to put good people and technicians around us.

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

This is an incredible opportunity to work on a variety of vehicles, with a well educated and respect staff.

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

Paper form, that takes a couple of minutes to complete.

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

We will accommodate to whatever is easiest for the tech. If that's a phone call, or in-person, we will make it work.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

This will involve the Service Advisor and Owner, it usually takes 30-60 mins. Discussion includes background in the industry, certifications and future goals. We also like to get to know tech. Things like hobbies and personality.

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

Not currently.

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

There is no official assessment. We have a 90 probationary period where a tech will be evaluated.

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

As soon as possible. No longer than a couple of days, if not immediately for the right candidate.

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

About a week

Is there anything else you’d like to mention about your hiring process?

N/A

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: $65,000 - $82,000/year

Flat rate system based on experience, and certifications Option to start early or work late to make extra money with adding on hours SIGN-ON BONUS FOR QUALIFIED CANDIDATES!!

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: $50,000 - $70,000/year

Flat rate system based on experience, and certifications Option to start early or work late to make extra money with adding on hours SIGN-ON BONUS FOR QUALIFIED CANDIDATES!!

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: $32,000 - $40,000/year

Hourly paid position

Lube Technician
Lube Technicians are entry level technicians that focus on routine maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and inspections.
Pay Range: $15 - $20/year

Hourly paid position

Health Insurance Offered
Premera Blue Cross is our provider We pay 75%, and the benefit kicks in after 90 days of employment
Dental Insurance Offered
Delta Dental insurance We pay 100%, and it kicks in after 90 days
Vision Insurance Not Offered
Retirement Plan Offered
Currently working on adding a plan
Sick Leave Offered
Earned through time worked and is automatically set up through the state
Vacation Offered
One week after one year Two weeks after two years
Paid Holidays Offered
Christmas, New Year, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and the day after (Black Friday) Other days may be added depending on where the holiday falls in the week
ST / LT Disability Offered
If employee is hurt on the job, workers compensation will cover the cost
Life Insurance Not Offered
Uniforms Offered
Work shirts, and work pants provided
Other Offered
NO WEEKENDS!!!! SIGN-ON BONUS FOR QUALIFIED CANDIDATES!!!!

Shop Talk

Hear why Service Manager, Brian, enjoys working here

Bud explains why he loves the work

Meet the shop owner, Bud Botzon

Meet our team member Pierce!

Pierce gives some advice about working with us