Carr Subaru - Technician Jobs in Beaverton, OR

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  • Meet Our Main Shop Advisors! 
From left to right: Brandon Palmer, Bob Thompson, Eric Gonzalez, Shelby Weida, Angeline Desquesnes, Jake Nielson, and Jesse Leinweber
  • Meet Our Express Advisors!

From left to right: From left to right: Todd Carreira, Teja Prakki, Curtis Staples, Tiffany Neil, Andrew Mallea, Riley Nordstrom & Cody Blandin
  • Sales
  • Service Shop #2
  • Main Shop
  • Alignment Rack
  • 100 Best Companies Again!
  • #1 Medium size business!
  • Carr Subaru earned it's way into this club!
  • Donating over 100K to the Child's Center at Providence Hospital for Fragile Children.
  • Receiving an Award from Subaru of America.
  • Receiving an award from Subaru of America.
  • One of our Hiring Fairs!
  • Helping Plant trees at our local green space by Carr Subaru.
  • Paint Night with the Ladies of Carr Auto Group!
  • Another year, another check! We help more kids!

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 5 Engine Shop Technicians, 8 Back Shop Technicians, 10 Main Shop Technicians including 3 Apprentices. Additionally we currently have a team of 10 full time and 2 part time 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 provide special tools needed for special repairs on Subarus. We will supply basic tools needed for express technicians.

What type of break room facility is provided?

A lunchroom is available for all our employees. A Large Refrigerator, Microwave, and T.V. are available all day. In our customer lounge we have a self serve espresso machine and water machine.

How many bays does your shop have?

Our Engine shop consists of 5 bays, our Back shop consists of 8 bays, our Main shop consists of 11 bays including a "Hunter Alignment Rack". Our Express Department consists of 4 bays inside of our Main shop. We also have 2 flat stalls.

How many repair orders do you average per month?

This year each month our RO count keeps going up, year over year. We averaged about 3200 a month for the first half of the year.

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?

We are the busiest Subaru shop in the Northwest! We are a family owned dealership group that treats our employees like family. We like to have fun while staying busy. 40% of our employees have been with Carr for 10 years or more!

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We offer Subaru training at the Subaru headquarters in Portland. We will also pay for all passed ASE tests.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

We have multiple technicians here who started as car porters who are now Master Technicians. 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.

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

Our apprentices are assigned to one of our Master Technicians or Lead Technicians depending of the what specialty the apprentice is being trained for. i.e. Electrical, Engine, 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 boys 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 have a partnership with Subaru University at the local Community colleges to integrate students into the profession.

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?

Our application takes about 15 minutes to fill out.

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 our applicants and as well as our shop foreman. If the service manager wants to move forward, the applicant is sent to the HR Director for the final interview.

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

We perform background checks, drug screen and driving screening.

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


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

After meeting with the HR Director for the final interview, the applicant will know if he/she is proceeding further in the process.

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

3-5 days

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: $90,000 - $160,000/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: $50,000 - $90,000/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: $36,000 - $60,000/year

Flate rate.

Lube Technician
Lube Technicians are entry level technicians that focus on routine maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and inspections.
Pay Range: $17 - $20/hour


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: $60,000 - $140,000/year

Small salary, plus commission based on sales, plus CSi bonus.

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: $100,000 - $150,000/year

Salary plus Department's Profit Bonus.

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


Collision Technician - A Level Pay Range: $60,000 - $150,000/year

Flat Rate,

Collision Technician - B Level Pay Range: $60,000 - $75,000/year

Flat Rate.

Collision Painter Pay Range: $60,000 - $150,000/year

Flat Rate.

Collision Prepper Pay Range: $31,200 - $50,000/year ($15.00 - $24.04/hr)


Health Insurance Offered
We offer an Open Network Medical plan with a $1500 deductible.
Dental Insurance Offered
Dental insurance through Equitable
Vision Insurance Offered
We offer vision insurance.
Retirement Plan Offered
401K with a 2% match
Sick Leave Offered
40 hours sick leave per year
Vacation Offered
40 hours vacation At Date of Hire 80 hours vacation after 1 year 120 hours vacation after 7 years 160 hours vacation after 15 years
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
We pay for uniforms.
Other Not Offered

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Top Shop Challenge: Let's highlight all the military veterans in our industry, and the shops that provide veterans a great career after they serve.

This month, we take a moment to honor the remarkable journey of Greg Campbell, a distinguished United States Marine Corps Veteran. Greg dedicated five years of his life in service to his country, enlisting in 2004 and bravely serving until 2009. Throughout his tenure in the Marines, Greg ascended through the ranks, attaining the esteemed positions of Corporal and Platoon Sergeant. His tour of duty included significant contributions to both Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), demonstrating unwavering commitment and fortitude in the face of adversity. Upon concluding his service, Greg embarked on a new chapter in the automotive industry, a path he chose with a profound passion for cars and a deep-seated love for the vibrant atmosphere of car rallies, where Subaru held a prominent place during that era. The transition, however, was not without its challenges. Greg had to make significant mental adjustments to effectively integrate into his new profession. Despite these challenges, his determination and leadership qualities shone through. Greg's journey commenced humbly, starting as a lube technician, where he demonstrated dedication, diligence, and a thirst for knowledge. Through tireless effort and an unyielding commitment to excellence, he ascended to the esteemed rank of master technician. Today, he stands as the pillar of our operation, serving as our valued dispatcher. In his current capacity as a dispatcher, Greg's background in military leadership plays a vital role. He is responsible for the meticulous task of assigning vehicles to each technician as they arrive for service. Precision is paramount in this role, and Greg's military discipline and attention to detail make him exceptionally well-suited for this responsibility. Greg's successful transition from military service to his role as a dispatcher was greatly facilitated by the support he received from the Portland Vet Center. He holds this resource in high regard and enthusiastically recommends it to any fellow veterans undergoing a similar transition. In honoring Greg, we extend our deepest gratitude for his immeasurable contributions to our country and for the invaluable role he continues to play in our team. His journey stands as a testament to the resilience and adaptability of our veterans, and we are privileged to have him as an integral part of our community. Thank you, Greg, for your service, your dedication, and the extraordinary impact you continue to make each day.