Port Lavaca Auto Body Shop - Technician Jobs in Port Lavaca, TX

About Us

Here at the Port Lavaca Auto Group Body Shop we provide our customers and dealerships with nothing less than quality repairs. Whether it is a collision repair or a simple touch up, we take pride in any job we do. We also offer a wide range of accessories that include bed liners, tint, and Katzkin leather to name a few. Customer satisfaction is by far our biggest focus as well as turn around times. Teamwork and being a team player is a must!

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  • BODY SHOP
  • BODY SHOP
  • PAINT BOOTH
  • FRAME MACHINE
  • FRONT OF SHOP
  • KATZKIN LEATHER
  • WINDOW TINTING
  • BED LINER
  • BACK SHOP
  • BODY SHOP PARKING LOT

Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

We provide heaters to the employees during the cold days of the year. Our shop has adequate ventilation due to the amount of bay doors and fans that are provided as well.

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

In the Body Shop, it consist of 2 body techs and 1 apprentice. Our paint shop has 1 full time painter. We also specialize in BED LINERS and WINDOW TINTING which also has one tech per department. As for the front office, we have 1 parts manager, 1 estimator, receptionist, and the Body Shop manager.

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

Our shop hours are from 8-5:30 Monday through Friday. All commission employees are welcome to come in on the weekends as long as they get the manager's approval to be there

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

We provide welding machines capable of aluminum and steel, An aluminum repair station, a/c machines (1234YF & 134A),

What type of break room facility is provided?

We have a dedicated break room in the office area that is air-conditioned and quiet. Water is always available to all employees along with a table and chairs. We also provide a refrigerator and microwave.

How many bays does your shop have?

10 bays in the body shop and 10 bays in the paint shop

How many repair orders do you average per month?

average about 150

What is your parts ordering process?

As soon as we receive the estimate or complete the estimate after a thorough teardown, our parts manager orders everything provided to him on the estimate.

What is your policy on side work?

Not at this shop

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

Available

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

Based on performance there is opportunity for growth

Can you describe your performance review process?

We usually perform yearly evaluations on each and every position under our roof.

What type of safety training is required?

Slip trip and fall discussions are held to keep employees safe. Also respirator fitment test are required if are around dust or paint particles.

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

Helpers get proper training from senior technicians

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We sponsor local sporting teams and events from time to time.

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

They do not offer collision training in our area

Where do you see the shop in five years?

It will continue to grow with a winning team

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

We have an application that takes about 15 mins to complete

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

A phone call before in person is a must

What do your in-person interviews entail?

We will talk about your experience level and what duties you are capable of completing

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

Our hiring process does consist of a background check and drug screen

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

No we do not

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

Within 48-72 hours

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

1 week to 10 days

Collision Technician - A Level Pay Range: $50,000 - $120,000/year

Quality bodywork that includes welding (aluminum/steel), frame straightening, aluminum repair , bumper repairs (plastic welding)

Collision Prepper Pay Range: $30,000 - $40,000/year

Duties include sanding, priming, masking off vehicles for paint, as well as buffing

Health Insurance Offered
Offered the 1st of the month after 60 days of employment Our provider is Entrust
Dental Insurance Offered
Offered the 1st of the month after 60 days of employment
Vision Insurance Offered
Offered the 1st of the month after 60 days of employment
Retirement Plan Offered
401(k)
Sick Leave Offered
Is used as vacation days
Vacation Offered
After 6 months 1 week is provided After 1 year an additional week is provided
Paid Holidays Offered
5 paid holidays per year
ST / LT Disability Offered
Offered
Life Insurance Offered
Offered
Uniforms Offered
Offered
Other Not Offered

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