Kalispell Ford - Technician Jobs in Kalispell, MT

About Us

!! Heavy Line Diesel Technicians Needed !! At Kalispell Auto group our culture-based work environment respects the uniqueness of every individual with an emphasis on employee development and training. Montana’s natural beauty is unmatched, and you are always minutes away from hiking, hunting, fishing, skiing, snowboarding and many other outdoor activities. If you are interested in growing your career – come join our amazing team!

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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Our shop is heated and has air conditioning available

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

We current have a team of 14 technicians

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

Monday-Saturday: 7:30am - 5:00pm Sunday: Closed

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

Technicians are required to bring their own tools

What type of break room facility is provided?

Comfortable break room with heat and AC, also including a refrigerator and microwave

How many bays does your shop have?

24 Mechanical bays and 2 Alignment bays

How many repair orders do you average per month?

1200

What is your parts ordering process?

The Parts Department and Service Advisors handle all parts ordering

What is your policy on side work?

Side work is allowed after hours and on Saturdays

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

We value working together as a team and keeping the same small town feel in our dealership!

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We cover the cost of all Ford instructor led training and ASE testing

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

Our aim is to provide an atmosphere that encourages employee teamwork, integrity and excellence. We value hiring and promoting from within and we offer training for all different dealership careers

Can you describe your performance review process?

We complete daily hour training for all flat rate technicians as well as monthly reviews

What type of safety training is required?

Hazardous material training is required, which is provided by the dealership

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

We have incentives for our Master Technicians to train Apprentice Technicians. Together we will set and continually improve service and operational standards

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

Kalispell Ford is actively involved in many community events as the support of our communities are what provides our success!

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

We have a relationship with both of the local high schools to aid in curriculum. We value all ongoing education and providing opportunity for growth in your personal and professional life

Where do you see the shop in five years?

With our area growing at a rapid pace, we see ourselves continuing to provide the same quality service and striving to make improvements at every chance. We believe in not accepting the status quo and strive for constant success!

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

We respect the uniqueness of every individual and believe that a good attitude will build a great career. We promote from within and have nothing of greater value than our employees!

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

Yes, we have an online application that usually takes less than 15 minutes to complete

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

Yes, we complete a 15-20 minute phone interview with our hiring department prior to inviting applicants to an in person interview

What do your in-person interviews entail?

Traditional question and answer style interviews with our recruitment manager and service management

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

We conduct both a background check and drug screening prior to employment

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?

Offers and rejections are usually made within a week from your final interview

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

Depending on position, number and quality of applicants, our process usually takes about 1-2 weeks for an offer to be made

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: $62,400 - $72,800/year

Flat-rate compensation; please contact us for more detailed information

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: $52,000 - $62,400/year

Flat-rate compensation; please contact us for more detailed information

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: $37,440 - $52,000/year

Flat-rate compensation; please contact us for more detailed information

Lube Technician
Lube Technicians are entry level technicians that focus on routine maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and inspections.
Pay Range: $27,040 - $33,280/year

Hourly position please contact us for more detailed information

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: $57,600 - $62,400/year

Commission only in fact paced and highly productive shop; please contact us for more detailed information

Health Insurance Offered
Health insurance is offered after 60 days of employment
Dental Insurance Offered
Dental insurance is offered after 60 days of employment
Vision Insurance Offered
Vision insurance is offered after 60 days of employment
Retirement Plan Offered
401K coordination and matching
Sick Leave Not Offered
Vacation Offered
After 1 year : 40 hours After 2 years : 80 hours After 10 years : 120 hours
Paid Holidays Offered
Paid Holidays are offered after 6 month probationary period is satisfied
ST / LT Disability Offered
Disability is offered after 60 days of employment
Life Insurance Offered
Life insurance is offered after 60 days of employment
Uniforms Offered
Uniforms and laundry services are offered
Other Offered
Discounts on products and services; please contact us for additional information!

Shop Talk

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We know what most people think of car dealerships. Here at Kalispell Auto Group, we are more than your typical dealership experience. Nothing is more important to us than our relationship with our guests, employees and the community we call home.