South Toyota - Technician Jobs in Dallas, TX

About Us

Here at South Toyota, we are not your conventional dealership. We pride ourselves on thinking outside the box. From our easy check-in process on the drive, to scheduling appointments for technicians, not advisors, it makes the not only the customer experience better, but the work experience too. Imagine as a tech, you can control your day, know what is coming tomorrow, and manage your time very effectively. Master techs work Monday-Friday. We also close the store from 1pm-2pm everyday for lunch so everyone gets a break. The focus here is on our people. If we take care of our people, then they will take care of our customers.

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  • Air conditioned Main Shop
  • Air Conditioned main shop
  • State of the art Hunter equipment
  • State of the art Hunter Equipment
  • Express Department
  • 2 Hunter alignment machines
  • Technician Break Room
  • Technician Appointment Scheduler
  • Express department scheduler
  • Hunter Alignment and Tread depth checkers on the service drive.
  • Check in Kiosks on the service drive.

Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Main shop is air conditioned and heated.

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

There are currently 11 techs. No teams. Each individual as a schedule based on his availi

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

Shop hours are 7am-6pm, Monday-Friday and 7am to 3pm on Saturday. Techs are scheduled 7:30am to 6pm, and every other Saturday off. When techs work Saturday they have a day off during the week, so its always a 5 day week.

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

Toyota supplies us with Essential tools for certain repairs and recalls.

What type of break room facility is provided?

There is a tech break room with TV, coffee and snack machines.

How many bays does your shop have?

35 stalls and 2 alignment racks

How many repair orders do you average per month?

3000 repair orders per month on average

What is your parts ordering process?

Everything is done electronically through Reynolds DMS system

What is your policy on side work?

Side work is not allowed. Personal and Family vehicles can be worked on with manager approval.

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

The biggest feature is the appt. scheduler. As a tech, you have control over how your day is scheduled. You can also see whats scheduled tomorrow and further out.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We have a training plan for everyone from valets to techs. Techs are set up on a plan to attain ASE certs and all Toyota Training in order to reach the highest plateau available.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

There are multiple avenues for growth into management and leadership positions.

Can you describe your performance review process?

We do One on Ones each month with all the staff.

What type of safety training is required?

Basic safety skills are trained

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

We currently have 2 master techs who are mentors to our up and coming techs.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We are active in the community. We have a social media director who is heavily involved with schools etc.

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

Yes. We work with local schools and the Toyota T10 program.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

We are very innovative in our approach to customer service. From our Kiosk check in, our shop loading abilities and being able to offer True appts to customers, this is going to allow us to grow over 25% over the next 5 years based on our current plan.

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

N/A

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

We have an application available on our website under the dealership tab and employment.

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

Yes

What do your in-person interviews entail?

We will sit down and go through a series of questions and better understand what each of us is looking for.

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

We do a background and drug screen test.

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

We do not perform skill assessments at this time. We are looking for people who have the attitude and desire to succeed. We can't train or teach those who do not strive to learn. We can train everything else.

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

Typically within 48 hrs.

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

It takes about a week for completion of the onboarding process.

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

N/A

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: $48,000 - $80,000/year

Technicians are incentivized based on certifications and number of hours flagged. A master tech can make up to $5 an hour more than their current flag hour if they hit certain credentials.

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: $35,000 - $48,000/year

Technicians are incentivized based on certifications and number of hours flagged. A master tech can make up to $3 an hour more than their current flag hour if they hit certain credentials.

Lube Technician
Lube Technicians are entry level technicians that focus on routine maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and inspections.
Pay Range: $24,000 - $35,000/year

Pay levels are based on Certifications and ASE's. State Inspector license will also gain more pay.

Collision Technician - A Level Pay Range: $60,000 - $90,000/year

Collision techs are paid flag hour.

Collision Technician - B Level Pay Range: $40,000 - $70,000/year

Collision Techs are paid flag hour.

Collision Painter Pay Range: $60,000 - $90,000/year

Painters are paid flag hour wage.

Collision Prepper Pay Range: $35,000 - $50,000/year

Preppers are paid hourly.

Health Insurance Offered
Yes we provide HMO and PPO options through Blue Cross Blue Shield
Dental Insurance Offered
Yes we provide HMO and PPO options through Guardian
Vision Insurance Offered
Yes we offer 2 plans through Guardian
Retirement Plan Offered
We offer 401K through Slavic with a match.
Sick Leave Offered
Pre loaded PTO available from day 1.
Vacation Offered
Pre loaded PTO available from day 1.
Paid Holidays Offered
5 Holidays given per year. Pay is based on position.
ST / LT Disability Offered
We offer Lt/ST through Unun
Life Insurance Offered
We offer life insurance through Unun
Uniforms Offered
Uniforms are provided.
Other Offered
Service Department is closed 1 hour for lunch each day. Scheduling is based on tech availability, not advisors.

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