Howells Motor Freight - Charlotte - Technician Jobs in Charlotte, NC

About Us

Howell's Motor Freight has been a family and locally owned business for 65 years. Howell’s has over 200 trucks, 5 terminal locations, and numerous warehouse facilities.

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  • Charlotte Shop
  • Inside bay
  • Parts Area
  • Inside Bay
  • Safety is a priority at Howell's. 

VP of Safety-Fred
CEO-Harry
  • A look inside our corporate office.
  • Years of Service are important to us too!
  • Richard has been driving with us for 15 years!
  • Working as a team is important to Howell's
  • Keeping our trucks moving and safe!

Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Heated-Yes, Air conditioned-No

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

4-5

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

Flexible times and days

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

Company provides tools outside of basic technicians tools

What type of break room facility is provided?

Heated and cooled break room

How many bays does your shop have?

2

How many repair orders do you average per month?

175

What is your parts ordering process?

Designated parts employee

What is your policy on side work?

Cannot conflict with company schedule

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

NA

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

NA

Can you describe your performance review process?

NA

What type of safety training is required?

Basic shop safety at orientation and monthly safety shop talks

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

Technicians are encouraged to work as a team and share knowledge.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

NA

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

NA

Where do you see the shop in five years?

Growing in technician staff and learning new technologies as the industry changes.

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

15-20 mins

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

Possible but not likely

What do your in-person interviews entail?

Overview of the facility and description of the company's current needs for the position.

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

Drug Screen and MVR

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

No, only verbal communication at interview and assess further on the job if hired.

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

1-2 days

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

2-3 days

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: $41,000 - $52,000/year ($19.71 - $25.00/hr)

• $1000 Sign on bonus • Salary varies based on experience • Direct deposit/Weekly Pay

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: $38,000 - $40,000/year ($18.27 - $19.23/hr)

• $1000 Sign on bonus • Salary varies based on experience • Direct deposit/Weekly Pay

Health Insurance Offered
Medical/Health Coverage is provided through Anthem. It is a HDHP 2800 Health Plan. Eligible the 1st month after 60 days of employment.
Dental Insurance Offered
Dental Insurance is also provide through Anthem. Eligible the 1st month after 60 days of employment.
Vision Insurance Offered
Vision Insurance is through Humana 200. Eligible the 1st month after 60 days of employment.
Retirement Plan Offered
401k eligible the 1st month after 60 days of employment.
Sick Leave Not Offered
Vacation Offered
You begin to earn vacation hours with the first week you start to work! 1 Year-1 week vacation 3 Years-2 weeks vacation 10 Years-3 weeks vacation
Paid Holidays Offered
New Years Day Forth of July Memorial Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day & the day after Christmas Day
ST / LT Disability Offered
Howell's Motor Freight, Inc. is concerned about your financial security and we offer Benefit Plans designed to protect our employee. Benefit Amount: 60% of Weekly Salary Min. Weekly Benefit: $25 Max. Weekly Benefit: $800 After Accident: 14 days After Sickness: 14 days Benefit Length: 26 weeks
Life Insurance Offered
Mutual of Omaha Employer Paid Life (<5) 3yr rates
Uniforms Not Offered
Other Not Offered

Shop Talk

Robert Crawford-Maintenance Team Member/Driver Trainer

Why Caring Makes a Difference

Director of Maintenance-George Boone