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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Shop is heated, but not Air Conditioned. Temperature stays very comfortable under all weather conditions year round.

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

Currently 3 Techs & 1 Service Advisor on our Team Jim, Partner ASE Master Tech W/ L1. Jamie, B Tech with Good Skills & Experience. Connor, Intern Trainee attending ATC Auto Technician School. Christine, ASE Service Advisor /Office Support John, ASE Certified Tech & Service Advisor. AMI Graduate

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

Daily 8:30 to 5:15 Monday to Friday. Closed Weekends. Flexible Hours Under Special Circumstances.

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

Shop tools consist of Special Service, Testing & Diagnostic covering many areas. Additional tools are continuously being added.

What type of break room facility is provided?

Heated & Air Conditioned Space to eat, Refrigerator & Microwave available. Internet available. Space also suitable for training

How many bays does your shop have?

8 Bays plus Drive on Wheel Alignment Rack 1-7,000 LB. Clear Ceiling 2 Post 1-9.000 LB. Clear Ceiling 2 Post 1-7.000 LB. Clear Floor 2 Post 1-10.000 LB. 2 Post 1-14,000 LB. Drive On Alignment Rack W 2 7,000 Air Jacks 2-7,000 LB. Clear Ceiling 2 Post 2- Mid Range Scissor

How many repair orders do you average per month?

Average 134 work orders An assortment of repairs. Support a local Auto Auction &

What is your parts ordering process?

Parts are identified & requested through a Digital Vehicle Inspection Program. Auto Serve 1 & NAPA Tracs Dashboard. Process is reviewed & ordered online by Christine Service advisor

What is your policy on side work?

Prefer to a provide a quality position that allows for a good family lifestyle without relying on side work. Outside the shop injuries are also a concern

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

Separate area for ADAS Service. Cadillac NorthStar Engine Repairs Servicing Several Surrounding States

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

NAPA Gold Program makes ALL ongoing training available at not cost. Additional Specific Training Upon Approval Compensation for Training Time

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

We always encourage our technicians to train and pursue challenging repairs. https://www.jsauto.net/employment

Can you describe your performance review process?

30-60-90 work day written review In person. On going weekly in person progress chats

What type of safety training is required?

Hands on with staff. Written Safety Glass policy. Highly Recommended Practices Sheet.

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

We promote the See It, Own It Solve It, Do It Process. We also encourage good communications to increase understanding.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

Specials Many years in the Hatfield area.

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

Not at this time

Where do you see the shop in five years?

We have a strong interest in an employee stock option plan for the shop

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

We strongly encourage our techs to be well rounded. Exposure to new areas to improve their skills and experience. We promote ASE Certifications J's Auto Service (google.com)

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

We have a written application. 20 minutes should be ample time

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

Yes, we start with a simple text message when there is Technician interest to schedule a convenient time for a 10 to 15 minute phone call. A 2nd convenient phone call is scheduled to gather additional work experience information & Technicians direction of career interest. Provide an employment application by email

What do your in-person interviews entail?

Set up a meet our team, followed by review of the technicians resume & completed application. Focused on current & prior skills & experience.

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

Not at this time

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

Yes we use a self evaluation experience & system knowledge form that is reviewed in detail with the applicant once completed.

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

1 to 2 days on average depending on quantities of applicants

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

Unless a 2nd interview is requested 1 to 2 days would be ample time

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: $28 - $36/hour

Hourly Rate paid Bi Weekly. Additional Incentive Plan Based on Billed Hours & Labor Revenue Generated. Additional $$ for Pa. State Safety Inspection License. Additional $$ for Up to date ASE Certifications Wages Based on Experience & Skill Levels https://www.jsauto.net/employment

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: $20 - $27/hour

Hourly Rate paid Bi Weekly. Additional Incentive Plan Based on Billed Hours & Labor Revenue Generated. Additional $$ for Pa. State Safety Inspection License. Additional $$ for Up to date ASE Certifications Wages Based on Experience & Skill Levels https://www.jsauto.net/employment

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: $15 - $19/hour

Hourly Rate paid Bi Weekly. Additional Incentive Plan Based on Billed Hours & Labor Revenue Generated. Additional $$ for Pa. State Safety Inspection License. Additional $$ for Up to date ASE Certifications Wages Based on Experience & Skill Levels https://www.jsauto.net/employment

Health Insurance Offered
Yes, Employee is covered 100%. Family plan options reviewed at interview.
Dental Insurance Not Offered
Not currently, Considering for a future benefit.
Vision Insurance Not Offered
Not currently, Considering for a future benefit.
Retirement Plan Offered
Yes, Simple Retirement Plan. Up to 6% Employee with up to 3% Company Match.
Sick Leave Offered
1 Sick, 1 Personal and Birthday 1st year 2 Sick, 2 Personal and Birthday 2nd year. Days Paid if not used each year
Vacation Offered
Yes, 1 week 1st year 2 weeks 2nd year on. Time Paid if not used
Paid Holidays Offered
Yes, After 90 Work Day Probation Period Memorial Day 4th of July Labor Day Thanksgiving 1/2 Day Christmas Eve Christmas Day New Years Day
ST / LT Disability Not Offered
Life Insurance Not Offered
Uniforms Offered
Yes, Shirts & Pants
Other Offered
Tool Truck Credits, Food Store Gift Cards, Gas Cards.

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