Corwin Ford of Springfield - Technician Jobs in Springfield, MO

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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Our Service Center was built in 1968. While we have updated and modernized as time has allowed and it is well insulated and heated but unfortunately air conditioning has not been something we have been able to retrofit to the facility. We do supply all of our techs with their own floor fans to keep things as cool as possible.

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

We have a large team of technicians in our Service Department that have a wide range of experience and knowledge. We have multiple Ford Senior Master technicians, technicians with many years of at independent shops as well as technicians from outside the automotive industry such as the military.

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

Our Service Technicians are all scheduled from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. We do schedule technicians to work on a rotating Saturday schedule of every 8 weeks. The technician will have the option of taking the following Friday off and have a 3 day weekend if they choose.

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

We provide all Ford required tools per the workshop manual. We also provide all general shop equipment such as floor jacks, scan tools, AC machines, fluid exchange equipment, and other tools as required.

What type of break room facility is provided?

We have a large break room with full fresh food and vending as well as a technician only breakroom.

How many bays does your shop have?

We have 66 bays in total including our Quick Lane and Used Vehicle Reconditioning areas.

How many repair orders do you average per month?

We will process over 3000 repair orders monthly.

What is your parts ordering process?

Technicians order their parts either in person or electronically. It is their choice. Typically simple repairs and maintenance are done electronically. The more difficult repairs where there might a chance for the wrong part to get ordered are generally done in person.

What is your policy on side work?

We will allow after hours and Saturday work on an employees vehicle and their immediate families vehicle. We do require a repair order to be written for insurance and to charge out parts. Parts are billed out to the employee's repair order at 10% over cost.

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

We have a large shop with a great culture. Everyone has a willing attitude to help each other and the customer.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We offer constant opportunity for training and advancement. We have multiple Ford Senior Master technicians who have attained that by attending Ford training and their tenure here at the dealership. We pay fully for travel to the Ford Training Centers and also the technicians wages while they are there. We also pay the technicians for any online training they complete.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

We advance our technicians through a career path from entry level in our Quick Lane to Senior Master. We will hire and evaluate a technician and start them where their skills are best suited and then encourage them to complete training while they get experience at the same time.

Can you describe your performance review process?

We perform performance reviews on a regular basis. We review the technician's production, training, fixed right first visit score, attendance and compensation.

What type of safety training is required?

We train per general shop safety and OSHA standards. We supply safety glasses and other safety equipment as needed.

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

Our senior technicians do a great job mentoring our younger/inexperienced technicians. The typical career path will be to start in Quick Lube and then move to an apprentice position in the Main Shop. Generally a technician is assigned to a Senior tech for about 6 months. They will work side by side with the Senior tech gaining experience and knowledge. They are encouraged to complete the basic training required to reach the first certification level. If the incoming technician already has some experience they may skip the Quick Lube position and go straight to an apprentice position.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We are active with several non profit organizations as well as the Chamber of Commerce.

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

We are involved with Ozarks Technical College. It provides the High School program for automotive locally and also offers an Associates Degree at the college level. The service manager is on the Advisory Board at the school and one of the technicians is a teacher in the High School program.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

The service department is a constantly evolving and changing dynamic. As the electronics in the vehicles become more advanced and as more Electric Vehicles enter the marketplace the need for traditional technicians will continue while adding a requirement for technicians that specialize in computers, electronics and high voltage.

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

We have a paper application that all potential employees fill out, in person, before their face to face interview. This application can take anywhere from 15-30 minutes to fill out.

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

Generally, we do not phone screen applicants before the In-Person Interview.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

In person interviews entail a detailed explanation of what is expected of the job, a chance for the potential employee to tell us about themselves and why they feel they are best for the job, and a tour of the facility in which they are applying to work.

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

All potential employees must pass a criminal, and driving Background Check, as well as a Drug Screening.

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

No, we do not perform a skill assessment before hiring.

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

If not hires on the spot, we will make hiring decisions within 3-5 days after the interview.

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

The full hiring process can take up to a week.

A Level Technician Pay Range: $30.00 - $42.00/hour

This would be for a fully trained Ford Master Technician or an individual with a master certificate from another auto manufacture.

B Level Technician Pay Range: $25.00 - $30.00/hour

Experienced journeyman technician or a Ford technician with certification and working towards master status.

C Level Technician Pay Range: $22.00 - $25.00/hour

A technician with some experience either at A ford dealer or an independent but has little formal training.

Student Tech / Apprentice Pay Range: $15.00 - $18.00/hour

Part time or intern technician while they are enrolled in High School or Tech school.

Lube Technician Pay Range: $15.00 - $20.00/hour

Quick Lane technician or apprentice technician

Health Insurance Offered
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Dental Insurance Offered
Standard, Administered by Amerits.
Vision Insurance Offered
Standard, Administered by VSP.
Retirement Plan Offered
Bell Bank up to 50% on 6% of Wages.
Sick Leave Not Offered
Vacation Offered
1 week after one year of employment, 2 weeks after 2 years of employment, and 3 weeks after 10 years of employment.
Paid Holidays Offered
For Hourly and Flat Rate paid employees only.
ST / LT Disability Offered
Life Insurance Offered
NADA, up to $10,000.
Uniforms Offered
A set of uniforms will be provided at the employees expense. This expense will be deducted from each paycheck. Fees include pickup, cleaning, delivery, and replacement when needed.
Other Not Offered

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