Huckstorf Diesel Pump & Injector Service, Inc - Technician Jobs in Franklin, WI

About Us

Huckstorf Diesel Pump & Injector Service is located just south of Milwaukee, in Franklin Wisconsin. In 1979 we started our business rebuilding the injection pumps and injectors for the GM and Ford light and medium duty trucks and diesel cars of that era. Since then, we have built a strong reputation as one of the premier diesel injection shops and drive-in service centers in the Midwest. Huckstorf Diesel Pump & Injector Service is an authorized service dealer for all the major diesel injection manufactures. Our technicians are trained, have the parts and equipment necessary to rebuild your injection pumps, turbochargers, and injectors properly along with light and medium duty diesel vehicle repairs. Similar to when cars switched from carburetors to fuel injection, the diesel has evolved from being controlled by mechanical fuel injection systems to electronic fuel management systems. This significantly changed the equipment and expertise needed to repair these systems. Huckstorf Diesel Pump & Injector Service is dedicated to keeping up with changes in the industry and continues our tradition of diesel service excellence. In 2001 we hired our first drive in service technician, and soon after in 2002 we doubled the size of our facility with the new drive-in service center. Key personnel have been hired with a variety of backgrounds including automotive dealership and heavy-duty truck experience. Their knowledge combined with our injection shop background created a winning team for servicing all your diesel repair needs. Our drive in service work has exploded and we are booked out past four weeks for appointments. We have openings for technicians with GM Duramax, Dodge / Ram Cummins, Ford Powerstroke, Volkswagen TDI, or general light and medium duty diesel experience. Responsibilities: Diagnose and repair diesel pickup trucks, medium duty vehicles, and diesel cars. Advanced diesel engine repairs and or replacements. Repair brake systems, steering systems, and drive line repairs. Install EPA compliant aftermarket performance upgrades such as exhaust systems, computer chips and programmers, gauge installations, and much more. ​Qualifications: Previous experience as an automotive technician, mechanic Knowledge of diagnostic and repair equipment Strong mechanical aptitude, electrical knowledge, and troubleshooting skills Deadline and detail-oriented Our top level technicians are paid on a flat rate based pay system where we use All Data labor guide as just that, a guide. The technician has one hour to start diagnostics and formulate a repair plan with the service manager for what parts and labor are needed before contacting the customer. Sometimes more time is needed to pinpoint the problem, and other times the repair is clear. Our system insures the technician is in agreement for the labor time before the job is sold. Once the customer gives approval the parts are ordered by the service manager and the technician begins work. If there is a situation where the labor time needs to be increased, the technician and the service manager makes a new estimate for the customer to approve. Once approval is received work continues. This system is much different than a dealership system where the labor guide is the bible and set in stone. A talented technician with ambition can book many hours and prosper without the fear of feeling cheated. Contact us if you are interested in a career in diesel repairs. 800-776-7102 Mark@HDiesel.com

Photos

  • Common rail injector test equipment.
  • Injection pump test equipment.
  • HEUI injector test area.
  • HEUI injector test stand.  Ford 7.3L 6.0L  & Navistar.

Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Both heated and air conditioned

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

4 Techs 1 Service Manager

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

7:00am-5:00pm (Monday-Friday) 7:00am-12:00pm (Saturday, Optional Shift) Hours are flexible and arrangements can be made to match your needs.

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

All scan tools, and specialty equipment provided.

What type of break room facility is provided?

Fridge, microwave, coffee maker, table, chairs

How many bays does your shop have?

10

How many repair orders do you average per month?

100

What is your parts ordering process?

Ordering is done by our service manager. Technicians will work with the service manager to create estimate for customer approval. The service manager will review the order and get approval from the customer and order the parts needed to complete the repairs.

What is your policy on side work?

As long as it doesn't take away from our business side work is acceptable.

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

Diesel injection repair shop that aids in diagnosing problems. Dealer level equipment for diagnosing and repairs. Subscriptions to multiple services to aid in diagnostics and repairs such as Snap On and All Data along with OEM systems.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We are always looking for our technicians to improve there skill set. Technicians will be sent to seminars, paid for by the company, that fits their needs.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

There is room for opportunity for technicians that would like to advance. We can help put technicians on career paths that would help improve their skills, increase their salary, and achieve their career goals.

Can you describe your performance review process?

Currently we run annual reviews that will dictate the employees yearly raise. Throughout the year there will be discussions about performance and productivity.

What type of safety training is required?

Nothing formal. Don't be stupid!

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

Senior level technicians can work side-by-side with a more junior level technician. They will work through repairs together, and Senior tech will be available for additional questions.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

Currently we do not do a whole lot, but it would not be out of the question.

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

We have in the past, and would be opened to the idea in the future.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

As a business we are always looking to grow and be prosperous. We look to increase our client base every year. With that, we also look to put the best people around us for the increase of business. Having a top level staff and seeing our team succeed is always the goal!

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

Paper application that takes about 30 minutes to complete.

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

Phone screens are done by the owner. Discussion includes background information, and what the technician is looking for. Also, getting to know the technician a little bit as well.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

In-person interviews are done by the owner. Interview includes a company overview and shop tour. We like to dive a little deeper into the candidates background, certifications, and career goals.

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

Background check and drug screens.

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

No formal skill assessment, but there is a 30 day probationary period where technicians will be monitored.

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

3-5 Business days.

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

About one week.

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: $66,950 - $90,000/year

Flat-rate pay structure, and incentive program based on hours flagged. Employees paid biweekly. Pay rate is $30 to $40 per hour base pay before incentives and benefits. Incentive plan: Up to 79.9 hours billed in a pay period = base pay. 80.1-90 billed hours in two week pay period earns an additional $2 an hour 90.1-100 flagged an additional $3 an hour 100.1-110 flagged an additional $4 an hour 110.1+ flagged an additional $5 an hour Incentive is paid for every hour paid for the entire two weeks. Example, for someone earning $35 per hour and books 85 hours, they get paid $37 x 85. If you book 111 hours you would be paid $40 x 111. An A level technician is experienced and is the person who is training others, not the one being trained. Everyone needs help sometimes, and as a team we all contribute ideas if needed. The level A tech is a leader and typically operates without guidance. How much you earn is up to you. If you put in the time and work hard there are no limits on earnings.

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: $46,150 - $66,950/year

Hourly position that moves into flat-rate when the technician is ready. Flat-rate structure is based on flagged hours. Employees paid biweekly. Pay rate is $20 to $30 per hour. Incentive plan: Up to 79.9 hours billed in a pay period = base pay. 80.1-90 billed hours in two week pay period earns an additional $2 an hour 90.1-100 flagged an additional $3 an hour 100.1-110 flagged an additional $4 an hour 110.1+ flagged an additional $5 an hour Incentive is paid for every hour paid for the entire two weeks. Example, for someone earning $25 per hour and books 85 hours, they get paid $27 x 85. If you book 111 hours you would be paid $30 x 111. A B level technician is a person with mechanical knowledge and has some experience. With guidance this level technician can handle most jobs. We purposely start this level technician on an hourly pay rate instead of flat rate. We want to stress quality work over speed. An hourly technician does not get the incentive increase. Our goal is to get all technicians onto the flat rate system in one year or less. We track everyone's time as if they were on flat rate and we can easily see when the time is right to switch over. Also a pay increase happens when going from hourly to flat rate. Hourly technicians are limited to 40 hours per week. Overtime is not available.

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: $25,350 - $46,150/year

Hourly position that moves into B level when the technician is ready. Employees paid biweekly. Pay rate is $10 to $20 per hour. A C level technician is a person with mechanical knowledge and has little experience. With guidance this level technician can handle basic jobs. We purposely start this level technician on an hourly pay rate instead of flat rate. We want to stress quality work over speed. An hourly technician does not get the incentive increase. Our goal is to get all C level technicians to the B level system in one year or less. Hourly technicians are limited to 40 hours per week. Overtime is not available.

Student Tech / Apprentice
Student technicians work on entry level tasks while completing their school programs.
Pay Range: $10 - $20/hour

Hourly paid position. See level C Technician.

Health Insurance Offered
Employee will be paid a stipend based on a single or family plan. Employee will become eligible after their probationary period. $4,550 per year for single = $175.00 per check on top of earnings. $9,100 per year for family = $350.00 per check on top of earnings. This number is intended to pay for a good healthcare plan to be purchased by the employee on their own. We can help you find a plan if needed. Some employees are covered by other plans outside of our company and this compensation is considered additional income.
Dental Insurance Offered
Covered under the health program.
Vision Insurance Offered
Covered under the health program.
Retirement Plan Offered
401K with up to a 5% match. Program will begin after employees probationary period.
Sick Leave Offered
Part of the vacation time.
Vacation Offered
40 hours after one year 64 after two years 80 hours after three years Every year after that is an additional 8 hours Maximum of 160 hours This is set at the beginning of the calendar year. The number for the first year is adjusted on a percentage basis on your one year anniversary date.
Paid Holidays Offered
New Years, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
ST / LT Disability Not Offered
Life Insurance Not Offered
Uniforms Offered
Jacket, work shirts, and work pants at a minimal cost. Currently $7.15 per week.
Other Not Offered

Shop Talk

Mark Huckstorf talks mentoring techs in the shop.

Quick tour of our drive-in vehicle service area and dyno room.