Port Lavaca Chevrolet Buick GMC - Technician Jobs in Port Lavaca, TX

About Us

Nothing beats a good local business, and that’s exactly what you’ll find with Port Lavaca Chevy. Our founder, Ben Keating, found his first dealership when Port Cities Ford became available. Soon after, it evolved into Port Lavaca Auto Group, and drew in Port Lavaca Dodge and Port Lavaca Chevrolet to the family. Since then, several other dealerships around Texas have joined the Port Lavaca Auto Group family. From our large selection of new GM vehicles and pre-owned cars, to our trustworthy finance department and modern service and parts center, you’ll find that Port Lavaca Chevrolet is the best place to find your next vehicle. Whether you’re in Bay City, Victoria, Goliad, Corpus Christi, Galveston, El Campo, Wharton, Beeville or beyond, you’ll find the right vehicle with us. Not only are we proud to provide remarkable service to all our customers, but because of our large selling volume, our customers can qualify for extra factory incentives that other dealers may not be able to offer. If you see a pink plate around Corpus Christi, you know the driver saved thousands and were treated like our family in the process. We may be from a small town, but we’ve got the perks of a big dealership. Our General Manager, can speak to the quality of service his employees have been providing over the years. We have some of the best fishing in Texas, Matagorda, Port Lavaca, Seadrift, Port O'Conner, Rockport, Aransas Pass, Port Aransas, Corpus Christi. Also, great Bird and deer hunting is close.

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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

No, We have heaters and fans

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

We have 8 total techs, 2 advisors, 2 porters. 3 Parts personnel.

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

8 AM - 6 PM MONDAY - FRIDAY 8 AM - 1 PM SATURDAY (ROTATION)

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

We have All the Special tools you need, if not we will get them. New apprentices maybe eligible for Tool Allowance.

What type of break room facility is provided?

We have an air-conditioned break room with microwaves, toaster oven and refrigerator.

How many bays does your shop have?

11

How many repair orders do you average per month?

400 - 450

What is your parts ordering process?

We use CDK Service, make requests through CDK, Parts department will verify.

What is your policy on side work?

We do no allow side work. We offer discount to Employees and Family.

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

We have a great team. Work well together. Shop Foreman that is World Class Certification, very knowledgeable.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

Yes, We have an apprentice program which is hands on training, computer classes, then General Motors training courses. (Classroom).

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

Certified tech, earning great wages. Moving up to an Advisor and eventually training to be a service manager if that is where you intend to be.

Can you describe your performance review process?

We review one on one consistently along the way.

What type of safety training is required?

Basic training online.

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

We have our Veteran Techs work with and mentor younger techs.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We volunteer to work the food bank and other community events.

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

We are currently working with local colleges to implement a program to be sponsored by the Keating Auto group.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

We have been growing 8-10%.

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

Yes we have an application form and it usually takes 20-30 minutes

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

Yes or facetime interviews can be arranged

What do your in-person interviews entail?

Getting to know applicant.

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

Background and drug screening

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

No

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

1 Week

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: $50,000 - $150,000/year

Technicians are incentivized based on certifications and number of hours flagged. Master certified or Diesel certified $30.00-50.00 per flat rate hour.

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: $40,000 - $60,000/year

Technicians are incentivized based on certifications and number of hours flagged. Certified techs with multiple certifications. $22.00-$30.00 per flat rate hour.

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: $30,000 - $50,000/year

Technicians are incentivized based on certifications and number of hours flagged. Partial Gm certification and ASE certified

Lube Technician
Lube Technicians are entry level technicians that focus on routine maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and inspections.
Pay Range: $20,000 - $40,000/year

Automotive Experience

Service Advisor
Service Advisors are primarily customer focused and, as one of the faces of the shop, they are critical in keeping customers happy. Service Advisors are frequently focused on taking customer calls, relaying information to technicians, and selling repair jobs. Both technical and sales experience are helpful for this position.
Pay Range: $52,000 - $100,000/year

Commission plus Bonus

Student Tech / Apprentice
Student technicians work on entry level tasks while completing their school programs.
Pay Range: $12 - $16/hour

Looking for a career minded person. Eager to learn. Mechanically inclined.

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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