Carr Chevrolet - Technician Jobs in Beaverton, OR

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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Our back shop, Lube rack and Service drive are all heated during the cold Winters. During the Summer we have "Big Ass Fans®" throughout the shop and service drive to help keep the temperature down.

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

Our current team consist of the 16 BackShop Technicians, including 3 Apprentices. Additionally we currently have a team of 6 Express Techs.

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

The service department here at Carr starts bright and early at 7:00 am and we keep the doors open until 7:00 pm. Most of our technicians start at 7:00am and end their day around 4:00pm other techs prefer to come in at 8:00am and clock off at 5:00pm.

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

We have a large tool room where we have all GM Specialty tools available for all techs, as well as all major shop equipment.

What type of break room facility is provided?

A large lunchroom is available for all our employees. A Large Refrigerator, Microwave, Dishwasher and T.V. are available all day. In our customer lounge we have a self serve espresso machine. The lobby also hosts "Royal ReFresh micro-market®" where anyone is welcomed to purchase snacks, drinks, and deli times.

How many bays does your shop have?

Our Backshop consist of a total of 23 bays including 1 "Hunter Four-Post Lift Rack". Our Express Department Consist of 2 bays at the front of the service department.

How many repair orders do you average per month?

This year each month our RO count keeps going up. We averaged about 1400-1600 for the first half of the year. This last month of August we are managed to break another company record this month with 1900 RO's.

What is your parts ordering process?

Electronic ordering process

What is your policy on side work?

Side work for personal vehicles as well as family and friends is allowed in our shop. Our only requirement is that there be an RO open and all shop rules are being followed.

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

In the Month of August we had a new Driver Over tread depth scanner by "tSCAN" installed on our service drive. This is allows us to read the tire tread and wear as well as a diag report of the current alignment on the vehicle.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We offer all training provided by GM. Basic training, specialty training, and Ev training is available for all technicians.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

We have multiple option for growth with in the company. We always prioritize promoting from within the company.

Can you describe your performance review process?

Technicians are coached through and checked on a monthly basis. Reviews based on performance can be semi-annually or annually.

What type of safety training is required?

The is a numerous amount of training that has to be completed every year from OSHA as well as from General Motors.

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

Our apprentices are assigned to one of our Master Technician or Lead Technician depending of the what Specialty the apprentice is being trained for. i.e. Electrical, Diesel, Heavy Line, or EV.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We try to be as involved as possible with our community. We currently make contribution to Albertina Kerr, The Childs Center, NWABA, St.Mary's home for boy and the Local Beaverton School District.

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

We do work with the local community college(P.C.C.) and have active boards members participate to hire straight from their Auto or Diesel programs.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

This year of 2023 has been absolutely incredible. Our staff continues to grow and become more efficient every year. Our community is constantly growing, bringing in new face every month. We only hope that our impact in the community continues to grow as well as helping more student and individuals in joining the Automotive Industry.

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

Carr Auto Group has made the 100 Best Companies list 11 times now and 5 times on the Oregonian's list of Top Workplaces! (they have only had it 5 years!)

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

On average the paper application take roughly 15 mins to complete.

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

We do a light screen to see if candidate would be a fit here.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

Our service manager interviews the applicants and depending on the position your applying for our shop foreman or our Express Supervisor will sit in during the interview. If the service manager wants to move forward with the applicant, he send them to the HR Director for the final interview.

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

Yes, we perform background checks, drug screening, as well as driving screening.

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

No, we don't require any sort of skill assessment.

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

On average with in 1-2 days you'll either hear from our service manager or our HR.

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

Between the application, interview, and screenings the process can take anywhere from 3-5 days.

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

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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: $70.00 - $150,000.00/year

Flat Rate

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: $41,600.00 - $70,000.00/year

Flat Rate

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: $41,600.00 - $46,800.00/year

Flat Rate

Lube Technician
Lube Technicians are entry level technicians that focus on routine maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and inspections.
Pay Range: $35,360.00 - $37,440.00/year

Hourly

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: $75,000.00 - $150,000.00/year

Salary plus commission on parts and labor.

Service Manager
Service Managers are responsible for management and overall health of the shop. Service Managers are typically focused on running an efficient shop that meets their financial goals. Other responsibilities can include staffing, performance evaluations, and financial analysis amongst many other responsibilities.
Pay Range: $90,000.00 - $150,000.00/year

Salary plus department bonus.

Collision Technician - A Level Pay Range: $60,000.00 - $150,000.00/year

Flat Rate

Collision Technician - B Level Pay Range: $40,000.00 - $90,000.00/year

Flat Rate

Collision Painter Pay Range: $60,000.00 - $150,000.00/year

Flat Rate

Collision Prepper Pay Range: $31,200.00 - $35,360.00/year

Hourly

Health Insurance Offered
We offer and open Network Medical plan with a $1500 deductible.
Dental Insurance Offered
We offer Dental insurance through equitable.
Vision Insurance Offered
We offer a voluntary Vision insurance
Retirement Plan Offered
After 6 months of employment you are eligible to sign up for our 401k program that come with a 2% match.
Sick Leave Offered
For all full time employees will be entitled to 40 hours of of sick pay per year. Part time employees, 1 hour of sick pay is available for every 30 hours worked.
Vacation Offered
All new employees have 40 hours of paid vacation upon their date of hire. After working 1 year for the auto group you are given 80 hours of paid vacation. After 7 year of service you are given 120 hours of paid vacation. Lastly after 15 year of service with Carr you're entitled to 160 hours of paid vacation.
Paid Holidays Offered
We provide 5 paid holidays, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day and 4th of July.
ST / LT Disability Offered
We pay for short term disability and you can buy up on both short/long term.
Life Insurance Offered
We offer $10,000 life insurance policy and you can buy up on life insurance.
Uniforms Offered
Technician Uniforms are provided and paid for. Every technician will receive 5 shirt and 5 pants as well as 2 shop jackets for the winter time. Short sleeve and Long sleeve shirts are available as well as shorts if that's what you prefer.
Other Offered
During the summer time we have an Annual picnic where we close our doors early and our entire Auto Group attends the event. There is always fun activities, catered dinner, and lots of price's. For the Christmas time, all employees are given a complete turkey dinner including side's and some sparkling cider.

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Top Shop Challenge: Let us know what you're thankful for this year as it relates to your service team.

As we reflect on the incredible journey of the past year, we are overwhelmed with gratitude for the remarkable successes and breakthroughs that have defined our dealership. Month after month, we've shattered records and set new benchmarks, and it's all thanks to the unwavering dedication and hard work of our phenomenal team. A heartfelt thank you goes out to our tireless Technicians, dedicated Porters, knowledgeable Advisors, strategic Management, meticulous Detailers, and the incredible individuals in Administration. Your passion, expertise, and commitment are the driving forces propelling our dealership to new heights. This year has been marked by significant changes, both in personnel and operations. We've witnessed the seamless transition of team members into new roles, a testament to their adaptability and the dynamic spirit of our organization. A hearty congratulations to Tyler Bradshaw for securing a well-deserved promotion to Manager—a true leader in the making. In the spirit of fostering growth and learning, It's inspiring to witness our team members not only meet but exceed their potential. As we express our gratitude for the incredible year that has passed, we eagerly anticipate the opportunities and challenges that the future holds. Together, as a united team, we are confident in our ability to continue breaking barriers and achieving new milestones. To each and every member of our Carr Auto family, thank you for your hard work, dedication, and passion. You are the heartbeat of our success, and we couldn't be more grateful for the positive energy and enthusiasm you bring to the dealership every day. Here's to an even more fantastic year ahead!