Six Forks Station Exxon - Technician Jobs in Raleigh, NC

About Us

Six Forks Station Exxon is located in North Raleigh. We are located at 9501 Strickland Rd, in between Starbucks and Char-Grill. We are a family-owned and -operated gas station Auto Repair & Maintenance Facility, have been in business since 1992. We are an extremely busy shop. We are always looking for productive, energetic team players, with positive attitudes, reliable and looking for a long-term career.


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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

The shop is heated, each bay has its own heater. We have individual bay A/C units and large fans to help keep things cool.

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

Total of 8 people: The owner Service Manager 2 service writers 3 Technicians Weekend Manager

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

Scheduled Shop hours; Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Shop opens at 7:00 AM and Cashiers leave at 9:00 PM, Saturdays 8:00 AM to Noon. Technicians can arrive earlier and stay later if so desired.

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

Snap-On ZEUS scan tool, new Alignment machine, on vehicle brake lathe, A/C machine, tire Tire & balancing machine, several flushing machines, Bearing press kits, Mitchell, My Shop Manager, DVI inspections and Identifix and Tekmetric.

What type of break room facility is provided?

N/A, but shop has beverages & snack available

How many bays does your shop have?

4 Bays, plus 1 - Alignment bay

How many repair orders do you average per month?

For the past 4 years, the average monthly repair orders; 334 per month, with an average repair order of $373.27, average labor ticket per hour 2.42 hours, with average ERO of $545.81. Total ARO including NCSI & tires is $255.80 per ticket.

What is your parts ordering process?

Once repair order is sold, service writers call in or order online through WPAC, Car Quest, O'Reilly's, Auto Zone, FMP & Dealers for parts.

What is your policy on side work?

Can work on personal vehicles after hours with notice to Owner.

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

Very fair, & honest owner, shop has been built on integrity & trust, Managers & service writers communicate well with the Technicians & customers. Shop is clean.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We will pay for continuing education through Advance Auto Parts and O'Reilly's. They offer night classes and/or ASE certificates.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

As our employees experience grows and they become more productive, their flat rate and guarantee increases.

Can you describe your performance review process?

Will review after first 3 months and schedule another review.

What type of safety training is required?

Steel toed shoes and safety glasses.

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

If you have to train another tech or mentor them, then you will get a percentage of the repair that they are doing.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We get involved through Rotary, YMCA, churches, and schools.

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

Most of our area High Schools do not offer Auto Mechanics classes currently. We have worked with Wake Tech Community College.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

Bigger & Better! Our business has increase 10 to 12% in revenue past 3 years and expect to continue with Managers, Service writers and Technicians pay increase over the years.

Is there anything else you’d like to mention about career development and community?


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

Yes, it takes about 15 minutes to complete.

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

Yes, I would ask a couple of brief questions about candidate experience and what position their seeking, have the candidate email his resume, than would schedule an in person interview at a convenient time that works for both of us at my shop.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

Talk about their experience, training, tool collection, job history and ask for references.

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

No drug testing, but there is a Personality Tendencies quick test (18 questions).

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


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

A few days

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

If I like the potential candidate, could be hired immediately, I may want to call some reference, but usually in a day or two. If hired, I would expect that if the candidate is working, they will need to provide a 2 week notice to previous employer. I would pay to have tool box picked up and delivered to my shop.

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


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: $60,000 - $70,000/year

Flat rate, Negotiable, with weekly Guarantee, Plus performance 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: $50,000 - $60,000/year

Flat rate, Negotiable with weekly guarantee. An experienced, productive Technician will make top pay!

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: $34,000 - $38,000/year

Flat rate is Negotiable, An experienced, productive Technician will make top pay! With weekly Guarantee.

General Lube Technician
$16.00 to $18.00 Hourly
Pay Range: $30,000 - $34,000/year ($14.42 - $16.35/hr)

Flat rate is also available for productive Technicians with a weekly guarantee plus bonus.

Health Insurance Offered
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Health Insurance Plans
Dental Insurance Not Offered
Vision Insurance Not Offered
Retirement Plan Offered
Simple IRA Plans with % match.
Sick Leave Not Offered
Vacation Offered
First year 6 vacation days, second year 8 days, max out at 10 days PAID vacation days.
Paid Holidays Offered
Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day
ST / LT Disability Not Offered
Life Insurance Not Offered
Aflac, but company does not pay.
Uniforms Offered
Weekly uniform service
Other Offered
Tool coverage under Garage Keepers Insurance policy.

Shop Talk

Hear why we're a great place to work!

Meet our owner, Tom!

Great pay, opportunities to learn, and a great owner, Tom, are some of the reasons why Jeff loves working with us!

Hear about training provided to technicians

Meet our weekend manager, Jeff