Fred Beans Subaru - Technician Jobs in Doylestown, PA

About Us

Fred Beans Subaru is a Full-Service Automobile Franchise offering Sales, Service and Parts. Established in 1979, we have just recently celebrated our 40-year anniversary. Fred Beans Subaru has been a recipient of the coveted Love Promise Award for 10 straight years and recently qualified at the new Gold Level for Customer and Community Commitment. Fred Beans Automotive Group has been voted Best Places to Work 3 years running and one of the 2021 Healthiest Employers! Mr. Beans' commitment to ongoing education and training makes his dealerships ideal atmosphere for growth and learning. Our 3 Master Certified Technicians and Lateral Support Groups form a support network for Technicians at every level.

Photos

  • Service Drive Through.
  • State of the Art, Brand New, Air Conditioned Shop.
  • Customer Lounge
  • 3 Master Certified Technicians
  • Techs Sharing 2020Love Promise Award
  • Showroom Celebration for Love Promise Award
  • New Owner Night
  • President and CEO of America helps Fred Beans Subaru celebrate 40 Years
  • Subaru visits Upper Bucks Tech School and donates 2 cars for training.
  • Vounteers Ralleye Event
  • Ralleye Event
  • Annual Ralleye Event in October to support Light the Night
  • Finalist with his Outback ready to Ralleye

Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Our shop is brand new as of June 2019! It is heated & air conditioned. We have state-of-the-art lifts, along with all Subaru support diagnostic equipment.

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

Teams are about 5 people, composed of 2 leaders and others who may be a mix of experience levels.

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

Monday-Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM Techs will have alternating Saturdays off!

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

We provide toolboxes, alignment racks, new lifts, service drive alignment checker, and all factory diagnostic equipment.

What type of break room facility is provided?

The break room has a big screen TV, refrigerator, microwave, table, and chairs. It is adjacent to an Italian market.

How many bays does your shop have?

14 bays with alignment racks and wash bay

How many repair orders do you average per month?

1200

What is your parts ordering process?

If parts are not in-stock, they are available overnight. Tech would do the recommendation, and the ASM would do the approval. Fred Beans is the largest wholesale parts supplier in the country!

What is your policy on side work?

Allowable on a case-by-case basis with management approval.

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

Fred Beans Automotive Group encompasses 32 locations consisting of 25 dealerships, 18 brands, six Fred Beans collision centers (franchised CARSTAR), two AutoExpress locations, a parts distribution center, two Carquest locations, four Autorents rental locations, and commercial truck sales. We’re Pennsylvania’s largest automotive retailer with over 1,600 employees, and we’re honored to be winners of Best Places to Work for three years in a row! We prioritize the safety of our applicants, employees, and customers. We are supportive of technicians and helping them advance in their careers. Additionally, we hold weekly meetings to provide staff with updates, and ensure there is great communication on all levels. There are also health & nutrition committees to ensure a great working environment - see the Benefits section for more details.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

Subaru factory training is provided online and in-person when available. We will reimburse expenses incurred for ASEs or other certifications and licenses.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

We have a supportive, strong team that technicians will be able to work with and learn from. Hands-on mentorship is provided regularly by 3 Master Technicians.

Can you describe your performance review process?

90 day performance reviews and annual reviews are done with the Service Manager. The reviews will entail a review of specific items on a checklist so you know what to expect. The reviews will determine pay increase.

What type of safety training is required?

Safety training entails a review of shop safety requirements and protocols. There is a safety committee that will make recommendations as needed.

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

There is a lateral support system where team leaders will work side-by-side to mentor techs.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We believe in being a positive force in the communities where we live and work, not just with donations to charities, but with actions that set an example for others to follow. We are involved in an annual auto show where proceeds are donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). LLS has partnered with Subaru and its retailers to spread hope, love, and warmth to blood cancer patients and their families. Read more about the Subaru Love Promise: https://www.subaru.com/love-promise.html

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

We provide a Technical School Student Recruitment Package valued at $33,000! This includes a $1,500 Sign-On Bonus, paid out as follows: -$500 after 90 Days of Employment -$500 after 180 Days of Employment -$500 after 1 Year of Employment $1,500 Tool Purchase Program, paid out as follows: -$500 Starter Tool Set upon hire (Must stay employed for 1 Year otherwise tools will be given back to Company) -$1,000 Tool Voucher after 1 Year of Employment Tuition Reimbursement Program (Maximum potential of $30,000 paid directly to school or Loan Administrator) paid out as follows: -$250 per month over a maximum period of 10 years -50% of any tuition reimbursement paid by the company will be paid back if employment is terminated or resigned before the first anniversary Payments will commence after 90 days of Employment We pride ourselves on our relationship with local schools, encouraging students to enter the profession.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

The Subaru brand is growing, and we are excited about our shop potential in the future. There is an ever-growing demand, and we plan to deliver the best quality of service to customers while meeting this demand.

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

The Fred Beans Family of Dealerships is dedicated to education and training. At Fred Beans Subaru, we promote training to help techs develop skills & advance in their career.

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

There is an online application that takes about 20 minutes to complete.

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

Yes we phone screen as well as hold in-person interviews.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

The interview will be held with the Service Director and cover work history, educational background, and certifications or achievements. There will also be screening done by a Human Resources recruiter.

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

Yes, there will be a background check, drug screening, and personality test.

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

There is a verbal skill assessment completed during the screening process.

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

2-3 days

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

1-2 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: $60,000 - $80,000/year ($28.85 - $38.46/hr)

Tool Boxes Supplied Sign-on Bonus State of the arts tools and equipment Air Conditioned Shop Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Life, Disability, and Cancer Insurance Company-matching 401(k) Paid Vacation and Personal time off Monday through Saturday work week, NO Sundays! Community discounts at over 150 vendors A valid driver’s license and a clean background are a must.

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: $45,000 - $60,000/year ($21.63 - $28.85/hr)

Tool Boxes Supplied Sign-on Bonus State of the arts tools and equipment Air Conditioned Shop Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Life, Disability, and Cancer Insurance Company-matching 401(k) Paid Vacation and Personal time off Monday through Saturday work week, NO Sundays! Community discounts at over 150 vendors A valid driver’s license and a clean background are a must.

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: $35,000 - $45,000/year ($16.83 - $21.63/hr)

Tool Boxes Supplied Sign-on Bonus State of the arts tools and equipment Air Conditioned Shop Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Life, Disability, and Cancer Insurance Company-matching 401(k) Paid Vacation and Personal time off Monday through Saturday work week, NO Sundays! Community discounts at over 150 vendors A valid driver’s license and a clean background are a must.

Lube Technician
Lube Technicians are entry level technicians that focus on routine maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and inspections.
Pay Range: $26,000 - $35,000/year ($12.50 - $16.83/hr)

Sign-on Bonus State of the arts tools and equipment Air Conditioned Shop Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Life, Disability, and Cancer Insurance Company-matching 401(k) Paid Vacation and Personal time off Monday through Saturday work week, NO Sundays! Community discounts at over 150 vendors A valid driver’s license and a clean background are a must.

Health Insurance Offered
3 levels of health insurance offered with partial employer coverage Provider: Independence Blue Cross Benefits begin on the 1st of the month following 60 days of employment.
Dental Insurance Offered
2 levels offered with partial employer coverage Provider: Aetna Benefits begin on the 1st of the month following 60 days of employment
Vision Insurance Offered
2 levels offered with partial employer coverage Provider: Vision Benefits of America Benefits begin on the 1st of the month following 60 days of employment
Retirement Plan Offered
401(K) with matching
Sick Leave Offered
5 paid days of sick/personal leave offered
Vacation Offered
1 week of time off given during 1st year; time off is progressively accrued each year.
Paid Holidays Offered
New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
ST / LT Disability Offered
Insurance offered
Life Insurance Offered
Yes
Uniforms Offered
5 pairs of pants and shirts are provided
Other Offered
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Nutrition consultation Reimbursement provided for fitness center

Shop Talk

Visit our Top Shop and meet some of our techs.