Palm Harbor Honda - Technician Jobs in Palm Harbor, FL

About Us

Courtesy Palm Harbor Honda is located on the West Coast of Tampa Bay. We are Honda's only Presidents Award Winner for 2021 in the Tampa Market. Great store. Great CSE/CSI. We moved into our new facility in November 2021. Check out our pictures.

Photos

  • Our Dealership
  • Service Drive Entrance
  • Climate Controlled Shop
  • Built in Snap On Tool Box's
  • Overhead Exhaust and Oil Reels
  • Broadway Car Wash
  • Lunch Room & Meeting Room
  • Parts Counter for Technicians
  • Express Service Built in Snap On Tool Box's
  • Technician Locker Room
  • Technician Locker Room
  • Specialty Tool Storage
  • Built in Filtered Water

Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Service Shop & Service Drive all Air Conditioned.

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

Shop has 25 bays with 4 bays designated to Express Service. Each of our 2 teams has 9 technicians who flag their own hours. Each team has 2 group leaders to assist with repairs as needed.

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

The shop is open from 7am to 7pm Monday through Friday. Saturdays our 8am to 5pm. Technicians work 5 days a week and get a day off during the week when they work a Saturday. Start times vary for technicians from 7am, 8am and 9am.

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

We have built in Snap On Tool Box's (See the Pictures), 2 Hunter Alignment racks, 2 sets of tire replacement and balance equipment and a full tool room with Specialty Tools.

What type of break room facility is provided?

The Dealership has a fully equipped break room & Technician locker room. (See the Pictures)

How many bays does your shop have?

25 total bays with 4 designated to Express and 2 alignment bays.

How many repair orders do you average per month?

1900 Customer Pay repair orders. 250 Warranty repair orders & 350 Internal repair orders.

What is your parts ordering process?

Part orders and addition repair requests are processed using Xtime/Inspect so you don't need to leave your work bay to send requests and communicate.

What is your policy on side work?

Side work is not permitted. Technicians are allowed to work on their personal vehicles or an immediate family members vehicle with a management signed repair order.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

I offer On The Job Training in Express for Entry Level and Apprentice Training side by side with a Honda Master Tech.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

I currently have several Honda Line Technicians who advanced careers after starting on the Express Service Team.

Can you describe your performance review process?

Annual reviews are done.

What type of safety training is required?

Safety training is assigned from Asbury and done throughout the year.

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

Each of my teams have 2 Group Leaders assigned to them to help with difficult repairs or repair direction when needed. The are paid a monthly spiff based on store CSE/CSI and the teams production. They have an interest in making sure we are doing quality repairs and keeping the shop busy.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We have done things like beach clean up day and fund raising.

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

I have several employees that have graduated from PTEC.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

I see our shop as the best Dealership to work at hands down. Our customers see us as the best place to do business with.

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

Applications can be located at Asburycareers.com

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

I yes

What do your in-person interviews entail?

Looking at work history. Tenure at past jobs. What are your short and long term plans.

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

Yes

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

We perform a Caliper assessment.

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

Within a week.

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

2 Weeks

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: $75,000 - $100,000/year ($36.06 - $48.08/hr)

$28.00 - $33.00

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 - $75,000/year ($26.44 - $36.06/hr)

23.00 - $27.00

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: $45,000 - $55,000/year ($21.63 - $26.44/hr)

$19.00 - $22.00

Lube Technician
Lube Technicians are entry level technicians that focus on routine maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and inspections.
Pay Range: $35,000 - $40,000/year ($16.83 - $19.23/hr)

$17.00

Health Insurance Offered
UnitedHealthcare is our current medical healthcare administrator. Medical Plan - United HealthCare (UHC) • Eligibility: The Sunday following 84 days of employment • 2 Plans to choose from • Weekly Premiums based on how many individuals covered on the plan and Income
Dental Insurance Offered
Through Cigna Healthcare employees have a choice of two PPO Dental options • Eligibility: The Sunday following 84 days of employment.
Vision Insurance Offered
UnitedHealthcare is our current vision administrator. • Eligibility: The Sunday following 84 days of employment.
Retirement Plan Offered
401 K Company match offered through Fidelity. All full-time and part-time team members are eligible to participate in the retirement savings plan. • Eligibility: The Sunday following 84 days of employment. • Company match after one year of 50% on the first 6% of deferral. • Three year vesting scheduling on company match
Sick Leave Not Offered
Vacation Offered
PTO offered. (Up to 22 days depending on length of employment service) PTO (Paid Time Off) • Available to use after 6 months of employment. • PTO hours will be awarded based on tenure and date of hire as of January 1. • For new hires hired in: o January-88 hours (11 days) o February-80 hours (10 days) o March-72 hours (9 days) o April-64 hours (8 days) o May-56 hours (7 days) • 6 months to 2 years tenure on January 1-88 hours per calendar year. • 3 to 6 years tenure on January 1-136 hours per calendar year • 7+ years tenure on January 1-176 hours per calendar year.
Paid Holidays Offered
Technicians and Fixed Operations Employees receive 6 paid holidays. These holidays include: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
ST / LT Disability Offered
Short term disability and long term disability insurance offered.
Life Insurance Offered
Company-paid life insurance • $30,000 Company paid life insurance provided to all full time team members. • Additional life insurance may be purchased on team member, spouse and/or children
Uniforms Offered
Technician uniforms provided by employer
Other Offered
• Tool allowances available for select positions. Holiday Match Program- Team members who elect to defer one percent (1%) of their earnings up to a maximum of $100,000 gross wages (maximum $1,000 deferral) will receive that back on or after Thanksgiving plus another one percent (1%) match from the company (maximum $1,000 match from the company). Paid Pregnancy Disability Leave - Unum • Eligible after completing one year of continuous employment. • Paid leave up to eight weeks with 100% salary replacement Paid Paternity Leave • Eligible after completing one year of continuous employment • Paid leave for one week following the birth of a child.

Shop Talk

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Meet Scott Jenkins, the Fixed Operations Director in the Florida Region for Asbury.