Hobbs Automotive Services - Technician Jobs in Indianapolis, IN

About Us

Hobbs Automotive is a family owned automotive repair shop. We service the east side of Indianapolis, and surrounding areas. Hobbs Auto has been in business since 1984. We offer a clean safe work environment. Our technicians have access to state of the art tools and training. We service gas and diesel vehicles. We also have a full service auto body shop. We work on all makes and models of cars. Each employee is like a part of the family here at Hobbs Automotive. Even some of our customers consider themselves part of the family. If you are looking for a great place to work Hobbs Auto may just be for you.


  • Main shop
  • Service office
  • Waiting area
  • Break room
  • Alignment rack/ back shop
  • Back shop
  • Main shop

Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

The shop is heated.

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

Our team size is 15 employees.

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

Shop hours are 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday.

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

We have several up to day scanners that are used by all technicians. We also provide access to multiple specialty tools and hand tools.

What type of break room facility is provided?

We have a full kitchen that is used as a break room.

How many bays does your shop have?

20+ bays

How many repair orders do you average per month?


What is your parts ordering process?

We have a parts manager that is in charge of ordering parts for each invoice.

What is your policy on side work?

We prefer our technicians do not perform side work outside of work for immediate family.

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

Our shop is one of the cleanest you will find. We have a full time staff member that focuses on cleaning.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We offer multiple training classes for skill development and continued education throughout the year.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

We have multiple levels of technicians on staff. There is opportunity to move up in technician level based on ability and skill.

Can you describe your performance review process?

Performance is based on production without mistakes or comebacks. We know no one is perfect, but effort goes a long way.

What type of safety training is required?

Basic tool use and safety knowledge. No formal training is required.

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

Our tech work together to figure out problem vehicles. We have not taken on any mentorships recently due to volume of work.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We perform repairs for several local outreach programs.

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

We are not currently working with any trade schools or high schools.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

I would like to see the shop thriving continuing to service multiple fleet and non fleet customers.

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

We have a generic application that takes about 10 minutes to complete

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

We do not typically phone screen applicants.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

Our in-person interviews entail a tour of the facility, a brief description of how our work flows, and a personal interview with David Hobbs.

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

We do not typically do any drug screening or formal background checks.

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

We like to have an applicant come and work beside a lead technician for 1-2 days before officially hiring them.

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

The wait time after an in-person interview is 3-5 days.

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

The hiring process will take about 2 weeks from application to decision.

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: $75,000 - $150,000/year ($36.06 - $72.12/hr)

Diagnose and repair multiple makes and models of gas powered cars and truck.

Lube Technician
Lube Technicians are entry level technicians that focus on routine maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and inspections.
Pay Range: $40,000 - $60,000/year ($19.23 - $28.85/hr)

Change oil and do basic diagnosis of vehicle that come thru our lube bay. Also perform minor repairs such as tire changes and battery replacement.

Collision Technician - A Level Pay Range: $45,000 - $75,000/year ($21.63 - $36.06/hr)

Prep, repair, and paint all types of vehicles.

Health Insurance Offered
Health insurance is offered to all full time employees.
Dental Insurance Not Offered
Vision Insurance Not Offered
Retirement Plan Offered
Retirement plans offered thru Monon Wealth Management.
Sick Leave Offered
3 personal days per year.
Vacation Offered
2 weeks paid vacation per year
Paid Holidays Offered
4th of July Thanksgiving Christmas New Years Labor day Memorial day.
ST / LT Disability Not Offered
Life Insurance Not Offered
Uniforms Offered
2 Weeks worth of pants and shirts laundered weekly.
Other Not Offered

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