Brandon Honda - Technician Jobs in Tampa, FL

About Us

If you are looking for a long-term career - and not just a job - in automotive industry, you have come to the right place! One of our core beliefs is that, to build a successful business, you must first take care of your employees. At the core of Morgan Auto Group is the strength of our people whom we empower through continuous training and investment. We believe in being the employer of choice by offering competitive pay and benefits with a culture of promoting from within. Join our team today!

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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Our shop is air conditioned, and heat is available.

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

Currently – 29 Main Line Techs 23- Express Techs 21- Advisors

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

Mon-Fri 6am-7pm Sat 7am-5pm Sun 7am-3pm. Shifts: Mon- Fri 6-4, 7-5 and 9-7. Sat 7-5 Sun 7-3

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

Toolbox provided, all Scan tools, Specialized Tools from Honda, and Laptop. Tool relocation and Catastrophe Tool Insurance provided by shop

What type of break room facility is provided?

Breakroom with Fridge, Microwave, Toaster oven, Ice Machine, Coffee Machine, and seating for up to 12 at a time.

How many bays does your shop have?

32 bays in the main shop and 12 Express Bays

How many repair orders do you average per month?

Customer pay average RO’s written per month is 3650, does not include Warranty or Internal.

What is your parts ordering process?

For Honda parts if ordered by 1pm will be in next day by 7am, we also try to source from other dealerships and aftermarket if available.

What is your policy on side work?

Techs are allowed to work on their own vehicles in the shop, with an Open Repair Order and not during their scheduled shifts based on skill level. IE: if you are an Express Tech and are not certified for anything other than Oil/Rotates then that is what you are allowed to work on in the shop. Only with Foreman supervision can more work be done on your own vehicle. Side work on friends and family cars is not permitted; all work must go through the shop as a customer vehicle.

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

We have a Bistro that serves breakfast and lunch. All technicians are given 1 used car day a month when they start, then 2 used car days once they reach 50% testing for the factory, then 3 used car days a month once testing % is @ 80%.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

Training is available from entry level Express Techs to Main Shop Technicians. Online and offsite manufacturer training with classroom and practical application offered as well. We pay for A.S.E. Certification reimbursement.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

We always look to promote from within and train staff as leaders. If our staff would like to grow into different roles/departments, we will work with them on a training plan.

Can you describe your performance review process?

Technicians’ hours are posted weekly. We base raises off factory testing percentage, productivity and fixed right the first-time scores.

What type of safety training is required?

In house and online safety training provided

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

Our more seasoned technicians will help new techs learn the ropes. We encourage younger techs to ask questions, and to not be afraid of seeking help.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We always try to help our community when possible, whether it be sponsoring events or working with schools.

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

We always look to collaborate with local schools and bring on students when possible

Where do you see the shop in five years?

We are in the process of budgeting for more bays to be built in 2022. Each year we plan to increase our customer work by 10-12% so, in 5 years, that will put us over 5500 customer pay RO’s a month.

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

We have an in-house technician trainer that is Master Certified and has been with Brandon Honda for 25 years. We not only train entry level techs from our Express department but he also works with Technicians of all levels.

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

We have an online application that only takes a few minutes to complete.

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

Yes

What do your in-person interviews entail?

In- Person interviews consist of interviewing with the Shop Foreman, Service Manager and/or Service Director and Shop trainer. We do a walk-through so you can meet the team and see the shop. We also ask candidates to come hang out on a Saturday for a bit to see the flow of the drive and the process.

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

We may perform all of those.

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

No

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

Ideally within just a couple days.

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

Ideally no longer than a week.

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

We go over a lot during the interview process, and are completely transparent about how we operate. You are a guest in our house and, just like any guest, we want to be sure you feel welcome from the start!

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: $60,000 - $80,000/year

$28.00 Flat Rate (master certified & 100% testing) -Potential signing bonus and relocation -Bonuses for production, sales, quality of work, general performance and attendance

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 - $60,000/year

$24.00 Flat Rate (100% testing) -Potential signing bonus and relocation -Bonuses for production, sales, quality of work, general performance and attendance

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: $42,000 - $50,000/year

$20.00 Flat Rate (80% testing)

Lube Technician
Lube Technicians are entry level technicians that focus on routine maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and inspections.
Pay Range: $33,000 - $40,000/year

Express pay plan $12.00 for nonproductive time. $15.00 31-40 hours turned $16.00 41-50 hours turned $17.00 51 plus hours turned bi- weekly

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: $0 - $0/year

Commission & Bonus Pay – 9% commission on all Customer pay and Internal parts and labor gross, 6% commission on all Warranty. Bonus is based on CSE.

Student Tech / Apprentice
Student technicians work on entry level tasks while completing their school programs.
Pay Range: $17 - $20/hour

$17.00 Flat Rate (50% testing completed before moving from Express pay plan to Flat Rate Pay Plan)

Health Insurance Offered
HDHP Plans: Deductible+20% for In Network. Deductible+40% Out-of-Network. HSA Plan: Your account, invest tax free to save for medical expenses. Supplemental Insurance Available: Hospitalization, Critical Illness, Cancer and Accident Insurance
Dental Insurance Offered
DMO, PPO1 and PP2 plans available. Both PPO plans offer choice of using either In-Network or Out-of-Network providers.
Vision Insurance Offered
Vision plan use In-Network or Out-of-Network providers, with copay.
Retirement Plan Offered
401K Pre Tax and Post Tax deductions. Morgan Auto Group Contributes to the plan as well on your behalf, 25% of what you contribute per pay up to a max contribution of $1,200.00 per year.
Sick Leave Offered
FMLA available to eligible teammates.
Vacation Offered
PTO time is accrued from the first day and eligible for use after 90 days of employment, 91-364 days = 4 days of PTO, 365 days- 2 years = 9 days, 2 years = 10 days, 6 years = 14 days, 7 years = 15 days, 8 years = 16 days, 9 years = 17 days, 10 years = 18 days, 11 years, and up = 19 days. PTO will carry over from year to year but will cap at 200 hours.
Paid Holidays Offered
Full Time teammates are eligible for holiday pay based upon their individual pay plans. New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
ST / LT Disability Offered
Short Term 60% of Average Salary or max 2k a week, Long Term 50% of Average Salary or max 8k per month.
Life Insurance Offered
Basic group (AD&D) Insurance – MAG provides all benefit eligible employees with Group Term Life and matching AD&D in the amount of 20k. Voluntary Term Life and AD&D Insurance available for yourself, spouse, and your child(ren) on a voluntary basis.
Uniforms Offered
Provided by Brandon Honda through Unifirst, there is a weekly $3.50 cleaning fee.
Other Offered
Annual Tenure program: Technician – Employed 90 days to 3 years= 37.5 cents per flat rate hours turned. Employed 3 Years + = 50 cents per flat rate hour turned. Turn 55+ hours in a single week and that money doubles. Accrual starts 11.1-10.31, payouts are on or near Thanksgiving holiday each year. Annual Tenure program: Advisor- Employed 90 days to 3 years = .375% of your repair order gross profit. Employed 3 Years + = .50% of your repair order gross profit. Accrual starts 11.1-10.31, payouts are on or near Thanksgiving holiday each year.

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