Montrose Ford Nissan - Technician Jobs in Montrose, CO

About Us

"Not just a better deal, a better dealership!" is more than a slogan, it's what we strive for every day. Montrose Ford Nissan has been family owned and operated locally since its founding, over 35 years ago. We work and live in our local community. Montrose is a fantastic place to live, grow, raise a family and enjoy everything that the Western Slope of Colorado has to offer. You're going to love it here!

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  • South side of the New 11,000 square foot heated and cooled shop.
  • North/Northwest side of new shop.
  • North side of the New 11,000 square foot heated and cooled shop.
  • Tire room in new shop with new equipment including road force balancer, top of the line hunter tire machine and Genesis parts washer.
  • Tire equipment in the tire room of the new shop.
  • 56k lifting power with mobile column lifts.
  • Over 11,000 square feet with bright LED lighting!
  • 7 new 20k Rotary lifts.
  • New shop up and running we added 4 12k lifts to the 7 20k lifts for more flexibility.
  • South Side of the main shop.
  • North side of main shop and service drive.
  • North side of main building with service drive
  • Heated and cooled shop in the main building.
  • Heated and cooled shop in the main building.
  • Heated and cooled shop in the main building.
  • Brake lathes and alignment rack in the shop of the main building.
  • New Hunter Hammerhead road force balancer in the shop of the main building.
  • Silver Jack
  • Telluride about an hour away.
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison about 15 mins outside of town.
  • Ouray 30 mins away.
  • Last Dollar Road about 30 mins away.
  • San Juan Mountains with glacial lakes. Great Hiking.
  • Alpine Loop in the San Juan mountains. Some of the best four wheeling in the country.

Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Both of our shops are heated and cooled.

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

Our teams are usually between 3-5 team members.

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

Shop hours are 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday and 9:00am to 2:00pm on Saturdays. Saturdays are on rotation, so a technician will usually work one every couple of months or so.

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

We provide all tools needed with exception to the basic technician tools that they own. Example would be all special tools needed by the manufacturer, laptops for diagnostic, wheel balancers, tire mounting machines, brake lathes, A/C machines, fluid flush machines etc. We also supply each technician with their own chromebook to use with our DMS, Xtime, Pencilwrench and access to Ford.

What type of break room facility is provided?

We have two technician break rooms both with microwaves, fridges and dishwashers.

How many bays does your shop have?

The main shop has 21 bays including an alignment machine. The new shop has 15 bays.

How many repair orders do you average per month?

We average approximately 1200 ROs a month.

What is your parts ordering process?

Technicians are encouraged to stay in their bay. Each of them have their own computer and submit parts requests via Xtime/Inspect. And we will soon be delivering parts from the parts department to the technicians bays.

What is your policy on side work?

Side work is not allowed because of insurance liability. We do however allow techs to work on immediate family members vehicles with an RO.

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

We are a great team! We have goals that are set, both individually and as a group. The technicians have production bonuses for both the amount of hours produced per week, and also we have a raffle based on how many times they hit their production goal daily. If the shop hits the shop goal we grill lunch for everyone.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

Training is very important to us here at Montrose Ford/Nissan. We want to set people up to succeed. We lay out a path for each employee and send them to training both to build someone up and also to keep them current with the latest technologies that they will be seeing. We pay for manufacturer training both on site and off premise including : Travel, Lodging, Food, and time at class.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

Career growth depends on the individual. We have paths for technicians which will be different from advisors. Technicians will start as line techs, with the opportunity to become senior master technicians and/or team leaders.

Can you describe your performance review process?

We perform monthly reviews where we look at the previous month to establish goals for the up coming month. It is a formal review looking at goals and commitments. Then it is an open forum for the individual to tell us what is on their mind.

What type of safety training is required?

We do not require safety training. We have an open line of communication regarding any safety concerns that the team may have and we address them.

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

We run a team system in our shop. The teams are generally 3-4 man teams with a team leader. The team leader is tasked with dispatching the work to his/her team and help mentor the less experienced team members.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We work with the local schools to bring people into the industry.

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

We work with the local tech school and also the high school. High school level is usually interns and the tech school is usually part time trainees until they graduate.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

We just expanded our shop capacity with 15 more bays in our new facility in order to facilitate the large volume that we are experiencing. We believe that with the growth we are already seeing that we may have build more.

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

We have a job application that takes less than 5 minutes to complete.

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

We generally will conduct a phone screening before doing an in person interview.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

Depending on the position the immediate supervisor will interview the candidate and possibly one other supervisor will sit in. Sometimes we will have multiple supervisors interview the candidate individually.

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

We perform a driver's license check for insurance purposes.

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

We do not generally perform a skill assessment before hiring.

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

We will generally let the candidate know if they are hired or not within 48 hours.

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

It depends but usually 2-3 days.

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

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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: $70,000 - $100,000/year

Senior Master Ford Technician. Pay is flat rate with production bonuses.

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: $45,000 - $70,000/year

Ford Technician with some Ford certifications. Pay is flat rate with production bonuses.

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: $35,000 - $45,000/year

Ford Technician with some Ford certifications. Pay is flat rate with production bonuses.

Lube Technician
Lube Technicians are entry level technicians that focus on routine maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and inspections.
Pay Range: $28,000 - $32,000/year

Some experience is preferred, but not required. Pay is hourly with production bonuses.

Health Insurance Offered
We offer competitive priced health insurance that also includes plans that are eligible for HSA. The dealership pays half of the cost of the insurance, the employee is responsible for the other half and any dependents. The premiums are all pre tax.
Dental Insurance Offered
Yes we offer employee paid Dental insurance. The coverage is also available for dependents. The premiums are all pre tax.
Vision Insurance Offered
Yes we offer employee paid Dental insurance. The coverage is also available for dependents. The premiums are all pre tax.
Retirement Plan Offered
We offer 401k plans with employer match up to 2%.
Sick Leave Offered
State mandated. 1 hour for every 30 hours worked up to 48 hours annually.
Vacation Offered
Ten days after your first year through year six, then 15 days at year seven.
Paid Holidays Offered
Yes, if they fall during the week and on a day that the employee would normally had worked.
ST / LT Disability Offered
Employee paid and offered through American Fidelity.
Life Insurance Offered
Employee paid and offered through American Fidelity.
Uniforms Offered
We provide uniforms with a monthly cleaning charge of 10 dollars.
Other Not Offered
Parts and service discounts for employees and immediate family members. We also offer the Ford vehicle purchase program for Ford employees.

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