Cavender Buick GMC North - Technician Jobs in San Antonio, TX

About Us

The Cavender Family has been selling and servicing automobiles and trucks in San Antonio and South Texas for over 80 years. The Slogan “Where the name Cavender is on the door, there is a Cavender on the floor.” certainly applies today. Each Cavender acts as not only the dealer, but general manager, and is always available to meet with customers and employees. When you buy from a Cavender dealership you are treated like family.

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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Shop is heated and has Air Conditoning

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

1-4

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

7:00am-7:00pm Monday-Friday, Sat 7:30am-4:00pm

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

Technicians provide their own Tool Box. Cavender will provide transportation of tool box if needed. We also provide any major equipment and manufacture tools

What type of break room facility is provided?

Standard Break room, fridge, microwave, table, chairs, coffee maker

How many bays does your shop have?

60 Bays

How many repair orders do you average per month?

Position-by-position bases. It depends on the type of Tech and it depends on the needs of the positions as well.

What is your parts ordering process?

Contact Parts department and Parts team takes care of it

What is your policy on side work?

Technician can work on own car

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

NA

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

Yes

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

We have a great training and developmental program for young techs to move themselves up and gain certifications

Can you describe your performance review process?

Bi-Annual performance reviews by service manager

What type of safety training is required?

None

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

We have a mentorship program where Techs

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

Host cook outs and local charities

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

Developing program with local tech schools to bring in young techs to learn hands on

Where do you see the shop in five years?

Staying updated and providing training for the next group of techs

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

NA

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

Yes- A couple of minutes

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

Yes

What do your in-person interviews entail?

Meeting with our Service Manager to discuss candidates background, certifications, career path and getting to know them. A shop tour is also included during this interview.

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

Background Checks and Drug Screening

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

Yes

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

3-4 days

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

2 weeks

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

Hourly based on certifications

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: $49,000 - $52,000/year

Hourly based on certifications

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: $37,500 - $40,000/year ($18.03 - $19.23/hr)

Hourly based on certifications

Health Insurance Offered
Medical coverage is available for full-time associates or part-time associates that work 30 or more hours per week. 
Dental Insurance Offered
Medical coverage is available for full-time associates or part-time associates that work 30 or more hours per week. 
Vision Insurance Offered
Medical coverage is available for full-time associates or part-time associates that work 30 or more hours per week. 
Retirement Plan Offered
401K with Company Match
Sick Leave Not Offered
Vacation Offered
After 6 months of continuous service : 5 days of paid time off. After 1 year of continuous service : 10 days of paid time off. After 3 years of service: 15 days of paid time off. After 5 years of service: 20 days of paid time off.
Paid Holidays Offered
Full-time associates will receive the following days off with pay any time they fall on a normal work day. Example: if the 4th of July should fall on a Saturday or Sunday, there would be no holiday on Friday or Monday. New Year's Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (half-day), Christmas Day Owners/Management could decide for the customer facing department to be open on any of these holidays. Associates also receive a day off in their birthday month. This birthday day off will be treated as a holiday, must occur in the birthday month, and cannot be used at any other time. Check with your supervisor to determine the amount of pay provided for your holiday or birthday day off. Part-time associates normally scheduled to work on a day that falls on a holiday will receive pay at their regular straight time rate for the number of hours they would normally be scheduled to work on that day. To be eligible for Holiday pay, you must work your last scheduled day before the holiday and the first scheduled day after the holiday. Holiday pay does not count as "hours worked" for purposes of calculating an associate's entitlement to overtime during the week in which the holiday occurs.
ST / LT Disability Offered
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) The Dealership will grant up to 12 weeks (or up to 26 weeks of military caregiver leave to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness) during a 12-month period to eligible associates. The leave may be paid, unpaid or a combination of paid and unpaid leave, depending on the circumstances of the leave and as specified in this policy
Life Insurance Offered
We provide life insurance coverage for our full-time associates beginning on the first day of the month after completion of sixty (60) days of employment.  The Dealership pays the entire cost of this insurance for basic coverage only
Uniforms Offered
Service/Parts/Collision Managers, Advisors, Front/Back Counter, Estimator and support staff are to dress in a blue button down long-sleeve shirt with the Cavender logo embroidered. Pants can be either black or khaki. 5 shirts are provided to associates Service/Parts/Collision Technicians, Drivers and Porters will be issued uniforms through our vendor. Sales/Finance Managers, Salespeople, Contractors and support staff are to dress in a white button down long-sleeve shirt with the Cavender logo embroidered. Pants can be either black or khaki. 5 shirts are provided to associates.
Other Offered
All associates are encouraged to use the Dealership products and services.  Depending on availability and at the sole discretion of the appropriate Supervisor, the following discounts are available to all associates. Parts Service and Vehicles

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