Honda Leander - Technician Jobs in Leander, TX

About Us

Honda Leander is one of the newest dealerships in the Penske Family. We opened the doors to this state of the art facility January 2022. We are located in the beautiful town of Lender, Texas which is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. We are the Hometown Honda Dealership! Penske Automotive Group is a member of the Fortune 500, Russell 1000, and Russell 3000 indexes and is ranked among the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine. PAG has repeatedly had numerous stores voted as Automotive News’ Best Places To Work For – 33 location in 2019 and 35 locations in 2021.

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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Yes Climate controlled indoor facility, heat and a/c, with ventilation management system, automatically opening and closing garage doors

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

8 Advisors, 20 Technicians

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

7:00am. - 4:00pm., 8:00am.-5:00pm., 5 Day work weeks, 40 Hour Work Weeks

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

Toolboxes are Built-in and provided for technicians, along with a Roll Cart. OEM Scan Tools, Battery Testers, Hybrid Tools, Tire Machines, Hunter Alignment Machine, A/C Machines, Pro Cut Brake Lathes, all Matching In-ground Lifts

What type of break room facility is provided?

Quiet Break Room with TV, Vending Machines, Sink, Microwave, and two Refrigerator/Freezer, located within the facility for convenience

How many bays does your shop have?

18 Bays

How many repair orders do you average per month?

1,850 Customer Pay / Warranty / Internal

What is your parts ordering process?

Parts are ordered Honda Manufacturing and parts typically arrive next day

What is your policy on side work?

Side work is Not Permitted Repair of personal and immediate family vehicles on personal time is permitted with prior management approval.

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

Automated facility Clean, Professional and Efficient. Ease of access to parts, service, and sales departments Led Lighting Throughout shop Men's and women's locker rooms well as bathrooms Break Room Predominantly maintenance and customer pay work.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We support our techs in attaining all factory certifications. We also have created a number of internal training paths to sharpen and develop the necessary skills to succeed.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

All of our brands are rapidly growing. There will be multiple opportunities for leadership minded individuals to shine, along with entry level techs to grow into future leadership positions.

Can you describe your performance review process?

We conduct annual performance reviews which consist of a self review and a manager review. Discussion includes how things are going, performance, and goals.

What type of safety training is required?

Lift, chemical, and driver safety trainings are conducted during orientation. We also conduct quarterly 15 min shop safety reviews and training sessions.

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

We currently have a program where younger techs can sign up and based on performance can enter into our accelerated learning program. This consists with 3 months of intensive diagnostic work, 3 months as our engine intake diagnostic specialist, and 3-6 months in our engine specific shop including then training the incoming techs in the program.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

Penske Automotive and Honda Leander participate in multiple Charitable activities. From supporting Paralyzed Veterans, to food and toy drives during the holidays. We are always looking for meaningful ways to give back to the community.

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

We work with local tech schools and instructors to identify exceptional students interested in a career. For graduating UTI students we offer tuition reimbursement programs, see service manager for details.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

Honda Leander is a new dealership to Penske Family. We opened our doors January of 2022. This dealership is in one of the fastest growing areas in the United States so the sky is the limit for us!

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

Our goal is to not just be a Job, but a career. Our philosophy is to always to the right thing. We do right by our customers, our employees, our manufacturer.

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

Yes, the initial application is quick and easy to fill out and can be found at PAGJOBS.com

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

Yes, we perform a light screen to see where the candidates interest level is and a light discussion about their background.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

All applicants will interview with the Service Manager, Service Director, and General Manager during our screening process. Discussion includes their background, certifications and future goals.

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

Drug screens, background checks, and personality tests are performed

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

No

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

3-5 days

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

Approximately 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: $80,000 - $120,000/year

Flat-rate pay structure, based on tenure, certifications and experience

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: $60,000 - $80,000/year

Flat-rate pay structure, based on tenure, certifications and experience

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: $40,000 - $60,000/year

Flat-rate pay structure, based on tenure, certifications and experience

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 - $50,000/year

Hourly paid position

Service Advisor
Service Advisors are primarily customer focused and, as one of the faces of the shop, they are critical in keeping customers happy. Service Advisors are frequently focused on taking customer calls, relaying information to technicians, and selling repair jobs. Both technical and sales experience are helpful for this position.
Pay Range: $60,000 - $100,000/year

Base salary plus commission

Health Insurance Offered
Eligibility for the below benefits begins on the first of month following 60 days of employment. You must enroll within your first 30 days of employment. Employees are eligible to elect one of the following medical plans: Penske Health InvestmentPlan (PHIP) –In-Network Highlights Penske Health ValuePlan (PHVP) –In-Network Highlights Employees enrolled in either plan may be eligible to participate in a Health Savings Account (HSA). After one year of employment, Penske will contribute to your HSA. To be eligible, you must contribute at least $100/Single or $200/Family per year. Penske will contribute up to $300/Single and up to $600/Family. Employees can also contribute to their HSA through payroll deductions up to the IRS Maximum (2022: $3,650 for single, $7,300 for family), inclusive of any company contributions.
Dental Insurance Offered
Employees are eligible to elect in one of the following dental plans: Delta Dental PPO Delta Dental HMO
Vision Insurance Offered
Employees are eligible to elect in VSP vision plans, which also include access to hearing discounts.
Retirement Plan Offered
Employees will be automatically enrolled in the 401(k) with a 2% contribution. Contributions will begin on the first of the month following 60 days employment. Employees may decline participation within 30 days before contributions begin. Current company match is 62 ½ cents on the dollar up to 4% of pay.
Sick Leave Offered
Up to 3 days of paid sick leave provided.
Vacation Offered
Vacation accruals are 1 week per year for employees with 0-3 years of tenure. Accrual increases to 2 weeks for employees with 3-7 years of tenure. Accrual increases to 3 weeks for employees with 7 or more years of tenure.
Paid Holidays Offered
Paid Holidays including 4th of July, Memorial day, Labor Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years Day.
ST / LT Disability Offered
Supplemental Short and Long term disability available through American Fidelity.
Life Insurance Offered
$10,000 in life insurance is provided to all employees free of charge. Additional life insurance options are available from American Fidelity.
Uniforms Offered
Uniforms provided.
Other Offered
Access to exclusive programs, perks, and discounts including apparel, car/truck rentals, mortgage services, tires and parts, and more Penske Vehicle Purchase Program Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program through ComPsych

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