Matzke Diesel & Equipment Service - Technician Jobs in Monroe, WI

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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Zoned in floor heat throughout the facility. 400,000 btu makeup air unit for forced air and bringing temperature up for painting. Ducted air conditioning throughout with 3 units.

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

4-7 People.

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

Matzke Diesel public hours are 8am - 5pm. Monday through Friday. As a means of quality control there is 1 shift. We avoid bouncing people between on another's projects where possible. Shift times are flexible when prescheduled, or during a crisis or emergency.

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

We have a list of specialty and high end tooling that is literally tooo large to upload here. happy to provide a list and discuss. We use tooling from top suppliers such as Snap On, Tigertool, Gray Usa, Challenger etc. Our proudest pieces are our mobile column lifts, fsx dpf processing benches, and stingray rotary washer. If we have it employees have access to it. Our theory is that the job is often plenty difficult that a tech needs the right tools in their corner to complete the task efficiently and safely. We do a great deal of research and talk to techs before making a major investment. When we make a purchase it is the best tool money can buy. Not a cheap knockoff. Challenger/Gray mobile column lifts 54k capacity (22) Fsx Doc/Dpf processing lineup of benches (17) Stingray 20hp rotary parts washer (17) Challenger 12k 2 post lift (20) Tiger tool Bushing installer/remover set. No hammering (23) NOCO gb500 6250 juimp starter (24) Gray jack stands qty 15 Gray high lift trans jack (transmissions are removed standing upright Gray high lift clutch jack Gray filter crusher Gray oil handler Gray Air can jack set Gray 50 ton hydraulic jacks qty 2

What type of break room facility is provided?

10' x 20' Room with lockers, shop fridge, microwave, table, chairs, and couch.

How many bays does your shop have?

7 full-size bays. 3 single wide work bays, 1 double wide work bay, and a double wide wash bay.

How many repair orders do you average per month?

23 Most of our projects are larger jobs, repairs, or restoration work. We avoid a "patch it together and get it out the door" approach.

What is your parts ordering process?

OE parts look-up programs, and multiple contacts at various dealerships. Front office orders and processes all parts. Technicians are provided access to all systems to streamline the process where needed. We utilize factory Cat sis, Cummins Quickserv, etc.

What is your policy on side work?

We try to compensate well enough that people do not need to work a second job to make ends meet. Competitive/conflict of interest side work is not permitted.

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

"Everyone wears the same color shirt." What does that mean? It means techs will never take orders from someone who has never pulled a wrench in their life. Founder Caleb started in a fleet environment at age 14 and has never left the field. He still spends as much time as he can on the shop floor.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

Yes, we offer continued education. If a tech wishes to pursue a specific certification or class we work with them to make it happen. Tech mentoring is always available in the shop as well.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

Our theory is that the employee is the only limiting factor in career growth. They can take control of their career and go as far as they determine both in advancement and compensation. growth isn't limited to a corporate policy.

Can you describe your performance review process?

The employee and founder Caleb have a sit down conversation where things like performance, job satisfaction, and compensation are discussed. This is a bi directional conversation where input and feedback occurs from both sides. We always ask a tech to then place a value on their contribution and we compare thoughts.

What type of safety training is required?

Standard shop familiarization and safety practices are required.

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

Often an apprentice or trainee will assist senior techs on large jobs both to provide assistance and learn by doing.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We have a solid feeling about giving back to to communities that support us. We works with many municipal operations and provide emergency assistance. The business is headquartered on a 5th generation family farm so agricultural involement as well as an active effort to continue to be a part of the fabric to the local community is paramount.

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

We give speeches, demos, and torus to those whom express interest. We have also been involved with several school to work programs in the past. z

Where do you see the shop in five years?

I see continued growth and expansion projects. With trends toward multi level and restoration projects we see those segments as solid. Also service and an investment into alternative fuel vehicle support being made,

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

Yes, application completion is only a couple minute process.

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

No, we want candidates to speak freely in person. Also we want a potential employee to have an opportunity to walk through our shop and see what they would potentially be working with daily prior to making a commitment to us.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

A sit down conversation with founder Caleb. Basic interview details are covered. A shop walk though tour is given. It is a "work clothes" process. A small work demonstration may be requested.

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

We reserve to right to background check, and drug test.

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

Yes, we typically will ask and candidate to perform a basic skills operation. The demo will vary adn is based on the candidates self assessed skills or training.

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

72 hours

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

1 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: $72,800.00 - $100,000.00/year ($35.00 - $48.08/hr)

Master level tech or fabrication

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: $55,000.00 - $72,000.00/year ($26.44 - $34.62/hr)

intermediary level tech or fabrication

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: $53,040.00 - $55,000.00/year ($25.50 - $26.44/hr)

entry level tech or fabrication

Service Manager
Service Managers are responsible for management and overall health of the shop. Service Managers are typically focused on running an efficient shop that meets their financial goals. Other responsibilities can include staffing, performance evaluations, and financial analysis amongst many other responsibilities.
Pay Range: $60,000.00 - $100,000.00/year

Service department management, scheduling, job assignment, customer contact, invoicing.

Student Tech / Apprentice
Student technicians work on entry level tasks while completing their school programs.
Pay Range: $41,600.00 - $53,040.00/year

student/ trainee

Health Insurance Offered
Health Insurance offered after 30 days of employment.
Dental Insurance Not Offered
Vision Insurance Not Offered
Retirement Plan Offered
We offer a voluntary retirement plan with a 3% employer match.
Sick Leave Offered
Sick leave is offered with PTO 5 days after 30 days.
Vacation Offered
Vacation offered after 1 year of Employment
Paid Holidays Offered
Paid Holidays include New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
ST / LT Disability Not Offered
Life Insurance Not Offered
Uniforms Offered
Weekly Uniform Service
Other Offered
We work boot reimbursement. There is an overtime bank flexible spending program used to purchase tooling, repair parts and related items etc. A work efficiency program bonus program is in place for above 90% efficiency.

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