Corwin Motors Kalispell - Technician Jobs in Kalispell, MT

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  • Storefront
  • Store Front angled towards QL and Service Drive
  • North Property for future expansion shop
  • Parking lot in front of Service Department
  • Parking Lot in front of Quick Lube
  • Parts Shipping and Receiving area
  • Work in Process Lot
  • Employee Parking (Glacier National Park in the background)
  • Parts Isle
  • Parts Isle
  • Parts Isle
  • Special Tools (Kits)
  • Tire Room (2 Hunter Machines and 2 Hunter Road Force Balancers)
  • Tire Room (2 Hunter Machines and 2 Hunter Road Force Balancers)
  • Special Tools (Very Organized)  Will immediately buy anything we don't have but that's rare.
  • Special Tools
  • Home Sweet Home
  • Home Sweet Home
  • Happy Holidays
  • Happy Holidays
  • Local Ski Resort (Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort) "Big Mountain"
  • Quick Lube Office
  • Quick Lube
  • Receiving
  • Service Drive
  • Service Drive
  • Shop
  • Showroom
  • Showroom
  • Showroom
  • Half of Customer Lounge
  • Corwin Motors Kalispell shop photo
  • Corwin Motors Kalispell shop photo
  • Corwin Motors Kalispell shop photo
  • Corwin Motors Kalispell shop photo
  • Corwin Motors Kalispell shop photo
  • Corwin Motors Kalispell shop photo

Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Shop is heated with in-floor grids as well as above head units. Porta Coolers / Air Conditioned for Summer Months.

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

14 Master Technicians, 7 Quick Lube Technicians, 2 Used Car Techncians.

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

Main Shop M-F 8:00am-5:00pm with Lunch from 12:00-1:00pm

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

All GM Special Tools and Snap On Diagnostic Scanners are provided.

What type of break room facility is provided?

Air conditioned Break Room with Satellite TV, Fridge, Microwave, Keurig Coffee, Cappuccino Machine and Culligan Water.

How many bays does your shop have?

32 Bays, 2 Alignment Racks and 2 Pits for Quick Lube. New Shop Extension being build soon.

How many repair orders do you average per month?

1500 Customer Pay RO's 350 Warranty RO's 770 Internal RO's

What is your parts ordering process?

We use Xtime which links the tech and the parts department together through software to make parts ordering very seamless and keeps technician productive.

What is your policy on side work?

During none business hours is fine and shop is open on weekends for the techs to work on their own vehicles.

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

A lot of talent and experience in our shop with 13 Master and World Class Technicians. Very tight knit team that are willing to help each other. Our shop is dedicated to giving the technicians as much training they want and will send out of state to hands on classes.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

Yes, GM training and out of state hand on training provided at no cost. We do pay for training per module as well. ASE Certifications will be paid by the dealer as well.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

There are a lot of different jobs in the dealership, we let the employee choose their destiny and make sure they have all the tools and information they need to follow their own path for success.

Can you describe your performance review process?

The beginning of every month each employee will sit down with the Fixed Operations Director and go over last months performance and goals for the current month. This is mainly to help the manager eliminate any obstacles that prohibit the employee from reaching their goals.

What type of safety training is required?

Safety training is ongoing and never ending. ALI Lift Certification processes, CPR training available and basic safety conversations happen in the daily shop meeting.

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

We have a couple of World Class Master techs dedicated to helping younger techs grow but as a whole the younger techs work with the service manager to keep a controlled environment to help them reach Master Status.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

Service Director is on the school board with the local High School Auto Shops. There are many associations we are dedicated to helping.

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

Yes, we provide the local high school with anything they need and do job fairs with the students to expose them to different careers the dealership has to offer.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

We are expanding and building another 40 bays withing the next two years. We are the highest volume Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac Dealer in the Region.

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

We encourage our employees to push the envelope and strive to reach the pinnacle of their career field. Anything we can do to help the advancement of our employees is the top priority of this dealership.

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

Yes we do, usually takes about 5 minutes to complete.

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

If we could talk to prospect employees (especially if moving from out of state) on the phone it is usually a better situation for both parties. It's best to be on the same page before someone travels for an in person interview.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

Conversations about experience, working with a team, accustoms from other shops a tech might be used to, what processes we have in place and anything else the conversation takes us.

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

We do perform background checks, no drug screening and no personality tests.

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

No, this is determined usually from the conversation from the in person interview.

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

24 hours

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

1 week or shorter

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

Any questions or anything the prospect employee wants we will accommodate. It is very important the employee is 100% comfortable with the decision and has all the information they need.

A Level Technician Pay Range: $33.00 - $42.00/hour

DOE, Production /Efficiency Scale involved

Lube Technician Pay Range: $18.00 - $22.00/hour


Health Insurance Offered
Blue Cross Blue Shield (2 Plans) BlueSaver100 3500 / $3500 Individual / $5250 parent and child / $7000 two person / $7000 family Monthly Rates (Single 287.17, Single + Dep $496.14, Family $744.41 BlueSaver100 6550 / $6550 Individual / $9825 parent and child / $13,100 two person / $13,100 family Monthly Rates (Single $166.65, Single + Dep $280.54, Family $413.53
Dental Insurance Offered
Type 1 (Preventative) 100% Type 2 (Basic) 80% Type 3 (Major) 50% Waiting Period (none) Maximum per person ($1250 per calendar year) Monthly rates: Employee only (EE) $40.80 EE + 1 Dep $72.12 EE = Family $106.36
Vision Insurance Offered
The Standard Insurance Company Annual Eye Exam (Covered in full) Single Vision (Covered in full) Bifocal (Covered in full) Trifocal (Covered in full) Lenticular (Covered in full) Monthly Rates: Employee Only (EE) $8.40 EE + Spouse $18.16 EE + Children $14.86 EE + Spouse & Children $24.40
Retirement Plan Offered
The company offers a 401(k) plan through Bell Bank. You may enroll after one full year of employment. The minimum requirement to participate is 3% of your gross wages and the company matches 50% of your dollar up to 3%. You may contact the personnel department for more detailed information.
Sick Leave Offered
Under the Healthy Families & Workplaces Act, employees who do not accrue paid sick leave under Employer’s general paid sick leave policy will accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 48 hours per year. Employees can roll over three years for a total of 144 hours. Employees can carry over unused accrued sick leave from one year to the next, but employees may not use more than 48 hours of paid sick leave in a year.
Vacation Offered
The company provides paid vacation based upon length of service.: For employees who are not compensated by commissions, paid time off for vacation is granted on the anniversary date of your employment, and it is not accrued during the 20 year. Employees do not have available, accrue or earn vacation pay in their first year of employment. Commissioned employees may elect to be paid for their vacation in lieu of time off. For commission employees their payment is figured as 1/52 of the prior year’s earnings per week of vacation pay. Salaried employees are paid at their regular salary while on vacation. 1. 1 week after one year of employment 2. 2 weeks after two years of employment 3. 3 weeks after 10 or more years of employment
Paid Holidays Offered
Holiday pay is eligible to full-time employees who work 36-40 hours per week and have met the probationary period of 90 days. Paid holidays are determined each year based upon the dealership’s calendar and objectives and may vary among departments and locations. Your supervisor will explain the paid holidays that pertain to you. Holiday pay does not count as “hours worked” for purposes of calculating an employee’s entitlement to overtime during the week in which the holiday occurs.
ST / LT Disability Offered
Corwin Automotive Group complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and all applicable state and local laws and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities, including disabilities or limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions. Consistent with this commitment, the company will provide reasonable accommodation to otherwise qualified individuals where appropriate to allow the individual to perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would create an undue hardship on the business. If you require an accommodation because of your disability, please notify your manager. You may be asked to include relevant information such as: • Information related to your specific physical or mental impairment that is impacting your ability to perform the duties of your position. • An explanation of how your impairment is impacting your ability to perform your job duties. • A description of the proposed accommodation. • How the accommodation will help you perform the essential functions of your job. After receiving your request, the company will engage in an interactive dialogue with you to determine the precise limitations of your disability and explore potential reasonable accommodations that could allow you to perform the duties of your position. When necessary, we may need you to provide additional information from your medical provider. All medical information received by the company in connection with a request for accommodation is confidential. The company encourages you to suggest specific reasonable accommodations that you believe would allow you to perform the essential functions of your job. However, the company is not required to make the specific accommodation requested by you and may provide an alternative accommodation, to the extent any reasonable accommodation can be made without imposing an undue hardship on the company. If leave is provided as a reasonable accommodation, such leave may run concurrently with leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act and/or any other leave permitted by state and federal law. The company will not discriminate or retaliate against employees for requesting an accommodation.
Life Insurance Offered
Allstate Benefits available, many options available.
Uniforms Offered
OEM Technician Uniforms provided
Other Not Offered

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