Lake Country Toyota - Technician Jobs in Brainerd, MN

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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 have a team of 6 technicians.

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

Technician shifts are 7am-4pm, 8am-5pm, and 9am-6pm with alternating Saturdays 7am-2pm.

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

We do offer tools to start with but encourage technicians to build and utilize their own toolbox that will help further their career.

What type of break room facility is provided?

We have a large, dedicated break room with a fridge, freezer, pizza oven, microwave, TV and utensils/condiments.

How many bays does your shop have?

There are 8 bays in the shop with one alignment rack and a detail bay.

How many repair orders do you average per month?

We average 1,200 repair orders per month.

What is your parts ordering process?

Parts are ordered through our parts department with common parts and tires stocked in inventory.

What is your policy on side work?

We do not allow side work in the shop.

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

We stay up to date on special tools and machines to get jobs done efficiently.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We offer Toyota Certified Training through Toyota University and classroom training.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

We offer opportunities to grow as a technician and also offer different internal job positions through the company. We're dedicated to providing every employee a strong career path and opportunity for growth. Whether you want to become a master tech or even run the entire service drive, we'll show you how it can happen.

Can you describe your performance review process?

We hold annual performance reviews that are based on efficiency, production, and job performance.

What type of safety training is required?

Walser provides safety training through E-leaning and has a safety specialist that does on-site training.

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

We're proud to be very team oriented. Our Senior Techs help mentor and teach newer technicians to be successful in the shop. We assess current proficiencies and tailor training programs that align with your career growth so that you can grow and advance.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We offer services to local charities and silent auctions in the local community. The Walser Foundation provides grants to community programs and offers volunteer opportunities for all of our employees to take part in and give back (and have some fun!).

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

We utilize the CLC Tech School to meet potential new hires and candidates and Walser's Recruiting Team focuses on reaching out to technician specific trade schools and career fairs.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

In the next five years we will have added another building on to our lot to handle the growing business

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

Lake Country is a great place to work if you are looking to grow your career and knowledge in the automotive world and are looking for a long-term position with a growing company!

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

Yes, we have an application form on our Careers site: It takes approximately 2-3 minutes to complete and can be done on mobile devices or desktops.

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

Yes, we do perform an initial 15-minute phone screen as part of the interview process.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

The hiring manager shares expectations and details about the role. The candidate and the hiring manager will review work and education experience. The interviewer will ask skill and ability questions. There will be an overview about the company, culture, and benefits. We make sure to cover the candidates career goals and aspirations. There will be time to ask any questions and discuss next steps.

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

Walser Automotive Group performs a background check for every candidate as part of the company's Pre-Employment Policy.

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

No we do not, but we do assess education, accreditations, and certifications (OEM and ASE).

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

After an interview is conducted the candidate should know an answer within one week.

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

The entire process should take no more than two weeks.

Is there anything else you’d like to mention about your hiring process?

Come with questions and we will be prepared to give you the opportunity to learn more about the company and what your position would look like.

Lube Technician
Lube Technicians are entry level technicians that focus on routine maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and inspections.
Pay Range: $0 - $35,256/year ($0.00 - $16.95/hr)

Hourly rate plus additional incentive opportunities.

Semi-Skilled Technician Pay Range: $0 - $38,000/year

Minimum guaranteed rate for every hour worked. Additional earning opportunity paid on hours produced.

Journeyperson Pay Range: $0 - $55,000/year

Minimum guaranteed rate for every hour worked. Additional earning opportunity paid on hours produced.

Heavy Duty Technician Pay Range: $0 - $57,000/year

Minimum guaranteed rate for every hour worked. Additional earning opportunity paid on hours produced.

Advanced Diagnostic Technician Pay Range: $0 - $63,000/year

Minimum guaranteed rate for every hour worked. Additional earning opportunity paid on hours produced.

Health Insurance Offered
Walser provides medical insurance coverage through Medica. We offer 3 different plan options for paying for care, along with 3 coverage networks for those who you visit for care. The 3 medical plan options are as follows: $1000 Co-Pay Plan, $2800 HDHP Plan, or $5950 HDHP Plan. Medica coverage also includes the Virtualcare benefit through Amwell at no additional cost.
Dental Insurance Offered
Walser provides dental insurance coverage through Delta Dental of MN. We offer 2 different plan options—a base plan and a buy up plan— to ensure that you get the dental care that is most convenient and cost-effective for you.
Vision Insurance Offered
Walser provides a vision discount plan through EyeMed. This plan offers discounts on lenses, frames, contacts and laser vision correction. Annual eye exams are covered as preventative under all of Walser’s group medical plans.
Retirement Plan Offered
Walser offers a retirement savings plan that is managed by Securian Financial. We offer a traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k). All new hire or re-hired employees will be automatically enrolled in the plan at 5% of your base salary as of the 1st of the month following one month of employment.
Sick Leave Offered
Each employee has PTO that they accrue throughout the year.
Vacation Offered
Each employee has PTO that they accrue throughout the year.
Paid Holidays Offered
Holiday schedules vary by store.
ST / LT Disability Offered
Walser offers Voluntary Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability plans for employees. Disability benefits provide you with paycheck protection in the event you are unable to work due to a non-work related sickness or injury. The benefit amount for Short Term Disability is 60% of your pre-disability weekly earnings; up to the plan's maximum weekly benefit of $1,000. The benefit amount for Long Term Disability is 60% of your pre-disability monthly earnings; up to the plan's maximum monthly benefit of $5,000.
Life Insurance Offered
Walser provides all full-time, benefit eligible employees a company paid Basic Life and AD&D policy through MetLife. This is at no cost to the employee.
Uniforms Offered
Uniforms are provided, along with a safety shoe allowance and company provided devices.
Other Offered
Walser offers fertility and adoption assistance through Carrot Fertility, and Walser Wags Pet Insurance for all Walser employees. Walser additionally provides Optum Employee Assistance Program for use by all employees and their loved ones to access resources for mental health, financial advice, legal mediation and much more. Walser offers technicians $2,500 relocation assistance, a $2,000 sign-on bonus, and up to $30,000 tuition assistance and reimbursement.

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