Laird Noller Automotive - Technician Jobs in Lawrence, KS

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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

The shop is heated

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

We currently have 14 technicians and three advisors. We will be adding two more technicians and one additional advisor in the next 60 days.

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

Shop hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. NO WEEKENDS!!!

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

We have specialty tools, powertrain equipment, new hose reels, new extension cord reels, new water hose reels, EV charging stations, and much more. We just purchased approximately $150,000 in new shop equipment and put in 12 brand new lifts.

What type of break room facility is provided?

There is a technician changing/locker room that was recently remodeled, and we have a break/conference room available for anybody that would like to use it.

How many bays does your shop have?

We have 34 bays

How many repair orders do you average per month?

Around 1400-1500

What is your parts ordering process?

We use XTime, but all technicians are encouraged to have face-to-face meetings with the parts personnel as needed. XTime is a digital communication and route sheet platform that allows for digital communication between parts, service advisors, and technicians.

What is your policy on side work?

We allow side work outside of the dealership as long as they are not current Laird Noller customers.

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

Lots of new equipment and lifts!! Stop by and check us out!

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We offer training through both Ford and Mazda for most roles within the dealership. This training is at no cost to the employee. We love to see our people grow!

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

There are plenty of opportunities throughout the company, and we promote from within!

Can you describe your performance review process?

Performance reviews are conducted annually on their employment anniversary for all employees.

What type of safety training is required?

Safety training is conducted by the shop foreman and the service manager, and there is additional safety training through compliance and manufacturer training.

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

Experienced technicians are encouraged to mentor younger technicians, and placement throughout the shop is designed to place experienced technicians next to our younger technicians to make mentoring more natural and productive.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

Laird Noller is a well known name in the community and is heavily involved with many charities, trade schools, colleges, and more.

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

We sit on the board at Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center in Lawrence, Kansas, and we are involved with the Ford Top Tech program, which both encourage younger individuals to grow in the automotive trades.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

This shop is growing quickly! We are looking forward to being the Best in Lawrence again this year! We are adding mobile service in March, and we intend to add additional services to our operation as we grow.

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

We have paid training for all employees. This helps our team to be the best in the industry! There are free courses available in person through Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center, as well as manufacturer specific training through Ford and Mazda.

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

We have an application form that takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

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

In person interviews are preferred, but accommodations for schedule or location can be made.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

A brief 15-30 minute discussion with the service manager, and customer facing roles will have a follow up interview with the dealership's management team.

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

We do require background checks and drug screens prior to a formal offer of employment.

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

Depending on the role, skill assessments may be necessary, and may vary depending on the applicant.

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

After an in-person interview, hiring decisions are generally made within one week.

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

The hiring process can take up to two weeks, depending on the number of applicants, the role being filled, and background check and drug screen results.

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: $35.00 - $45.00/hour

Flat rate, paid bi-weekly, other compensation may be discussed based on the candidate

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: $25.00 - $32.00/hour

Flat rate, paid bi-weekly, other compensation may be discussed based on the candidate

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: $20.00 - $24.00/hour

Flat rate, paid bi-weekly, other compensation may be discussed based on the candidate

Lube Technician
Lube Technicians are entry level technicians that focus on routine maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and inspections.
Pay Range: $16.00 - $21.00/hour

Flat rate, paid bi-weekly, other compensation may be discussed based on the candidate

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: $50.00 - $120.00/year

Based on average salary + commission, paid bi-monthly, additional compensation may be discussed based on the candidate

Student Tech / Apprentice
Student technicians work on entry level tasks while completing their school programs.
Pay Range: $15.00 - $16.00/hour

Paid hourly bi-weekly

Health Insurance Offered
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Health Insurance and Aetna available to all full-time employees after 90 days of employment.
Dental Insurance Offered
Dental Insurance available to all full-time employees after 90 days of employment.
Vision Insurance Offered
Dental Insurance available to all full-time employees after 90 days of employment.
Retirement Plan Offered
401K available with match for all full-time employees after 90 days of employment.
Sick Leave Offered
PTO available to all full-time employees after 90 days of employment - employees begin accruing 5 hours per pay period at date of hire.
Vacation Offered
PTO available to all full-time employees after 90 days of employment - employees begin accruing 5 hours per pay period at date of hire.
Paid Holidays Offered
There are 3 paid holidays per year available to all full-time employees after 90 days of employment. These holidays are determined by the Dealer Principal based on our operating hours for common holidays.
ST / LT Disability Offered
Short term and long-term disability insurance plans are available to all full-time employees after 90 days of employment.
Life Insurance Offered
Life insurance plans are available to all full-time employees after 90 days of employment.
Uniforms Offered
Uniforms are available for technicians and service advisors.
Other Not Offered

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