Tierra Del Sol Automotive - Technician Jobs in Alamogordo, NM

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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

We have a waste oil heater and evaporative coolers in the shop and refrigerated air in the office

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

Owner 4 Techs 2 Advisors

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

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm NO WEEKENDS!!!!

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

Snap on scanner, BG fluid service machines, 6 lifts. John Beam V2280 aligner, John Beam RVF 2000 balancer , Pro Cut on the car brake lathe, 2 Robinair 134A machines and 1 Robinair 124YF machine. 2 transmission jacks, Smart washer parts cleaner, plus many SST's

What type of break room facility is provided?

Table, chairs, refrigerator, and microwave in the shop

How many bays does your shop have?

6 bays deep enough for 2 cars each

How many repair orders do you average per month?


What is your parts ordering process?

Most online from Napa and Oreilly's. The service Advisors primarily do the ordering, techs occasionally will order some parts if needed

What is your policy on side work?

No side work in our shop, do not solicit our customers for side work

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

We are a small group who help each other. No high pressure for production, just do high-quality work

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We pay for ASE certification, we also have a shop foreman to lead and train through difficult jobs

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

Our pay plans include a flat rate so you can increase your pay as you improve your skills. We encourage the growth of our employee's skill sets to improve their financial and career goals

Can you describe your performance review process?

We are a small shop so we are constantly reviewing performance as needed

What type of safety training is required?

We make sure every technician knows how to safely operate the lifts and equipment

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

We have a shop foreman to mentor younger techs and answer questions. He also assists experienced and junior techs who need support when time permits

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We donate to several local organizations

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

We have had the Boy Scouts here for their Automotive merit badge and have attended the high school career days

Where do you see the shop in five years?

We strive to stay current in our industry's technology. That keeps at the top in customer and employee satisfaction

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

We use a standard 2-page form that takes a couple of minutes to fill out

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

A short phone conversation where we get to know the person a little bit, and gauge the interest level of the candidate

What do your in-person interviews entail?

During the interview, we review the candidate's qualifications, job history, and get to know the candidate to make sure they're a fit. We end the interview with a shop tour and a chance to meet the team

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


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

No formal skill assessment. Assessment is done through the hiring process

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

2 days

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

2 days

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: $30.50 - $35.00/hour

Base plus flat-rate, with weekly pay

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: $26.00 - $32.50/hour

Base plus flat-rate, with weekly 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: $20.00 - $26.00/hour

Base plus flat-rate, with weekly pay

Lube Technician
Lube Technicians are entry level technicians that focus on routine maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and inspections.
Pay Range: $13.50 - $15.00/hour

Base plus flat-rate, with weekly pay

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: $45.00 - $65.00/year

Base plus commission of gross profit

Student Tech / Apprentice
Student technicians work on entry level tasks while completing their school programs.
Pay Range: $13.50 - $15.00/hour

Hourly paid position

Health Insurance Not Offered
Dental Insurance Not Offered
Vision Insurance Not Offered
Retirement Plan Offered
Simple IRA, 3% company match
Sick Leave Not Offered
Vacation Offered
5 to 15 days per year based on years of employment
Paid Holidays Offered
5 major holidays paid
ST / LT Disability Not Offered
Life Insurance Not Offered
Uniforms Offered
We pay 100%
Other Not Offered