Under The Hood
Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?
Geothermal heated floors in the driveway and the shop. No A/c, but the facility utilizes big ass fans and airflow instead of exhaust dropdowns.
What is the size of the team I’d be working with?
We have two shop foreman and all technicians are dual branded trained to help make your career fulfilled beyond your expectations.
What are the shop hours and what are the shift timeframes?
We are open 7-6 Monday through Friday, 8-4 Saturday, and closed Sunday.
What tools does the shop provide that are available for all technicians to use?
Built-in Snap-on tool boxes, Toyota and Subaru SST Toolboxes, a Wide range of BG fluid exchange machines, and all Toyota/Subaru Factory required tools including Table lifts, battery charges, TPMS tools.
What type of break room facility is provided?
Multiple tables, chairs, fridge, soda machine, microwaves, and even a waffle maker.
How many bays does your shop have?
16 Technician Stalls, 3 TXM Stalls, Plus a new Hunter Alignment Rack.
How many repair orders do you average per month?
What is your parts ordering process?
Very efficient with a top-notch experienced motivated parts staff. Service advisors do all of the parts ordering for repair orders.
What is your policy on side work?
You can work on your own vehicle with a manager's signature ahead of time after hours.
Are there any other unique features of the work environment worth noting?
ASE Certification is paid for and bonused by the dealer and manufacturer. Factory Training in Portland is paid for by both store brands.
Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?
All factory training for both Subaru and Toyota, In house leadership and mentoring training, and all ASE tests are paid for by the dealership when passed.
Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?
We always promote from within when possible. In every area of every department within our store, we have people that have been promoted and transferred when an opportunity opens up.
Can you describe your performance review process?
Usually annual, but also occurs prior to being advanced or promoted.
What type of safety training is required?
Monthly safety meetings and online safety modules are required during the hiring process.
Can you describe how Techs work with and mentor younger techs?
We match a mentor and mentee together based on personality and best fit to benefit both parties. The program can range from three months to one year depending on the needs of the mentee.
How does your shop get involved with the local community?
Entrenched with local colleges and high schools.
Do you do anything with local high schools or tech schools to encourage more students to enter the profession?
We have team members on local auto advisory boards for local colleges along with visiting local high schools and colleges, encouraging young people to get into our industry.
Where do you see the shop in five years?
Doubled in production and possible extended hours along with opportunities for growth for many team members.
Do you have an application form and how long does it typically take to complete?
Yes, ten-fifteen minutes. Please be accurate and detailed.
Do you phone screen applicants before doing in-person interviews?
Usually only when someone is moving from farther away and applying, but yes, Brian Carter, Mike Kingery, or shop foreman/service advisor Alex DePaz love speaking with potential team members ahead of time on the phone or in person.
What do your in-person interviews entail?
Generally, get-to-know-you questions. We care more about heart and attitude; everything else can be trained.
Do you perform background checks, drug screening, or personality tests before hiring an applicant?
Background checks, drug screening, and driving record checks are performed.
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?
Approximately how long does the full hiring process take from submitting the application to the time of the hiring decision?
Master/Master Diagnostic Technician(A Level Tech)
Work Expectations: Handling all types of work in the shop including heavy line work, advanced electrical diagnostics, high voltage diagnostic and repair, powertrain, and drivetrain concerns.
Pay Range: $66,000 - $120,000/year
($31.73 - $57.69/hr)
Flat rate pay ranges from 26-30 dollars an hour based on Certification, Experience, and Production. Each month additional production bonuses are available for high flagging technicians. Please contact us for additional details.
Expert Technician (B Level Technician)
Work Expectations: Handling most types of work in the shop including heavy line, basic electrical diagnostics, basic powertrain concerns, and all maintenance work.
Pay Range: $60,000 - $80,000/year
($28.85 - $38.46/hr)
Flat rate pay ranges from 22-26 dollars an hour based on Certification, Experience, and Production. Each month additional production bonuses are available for high flagging technicians. Please contact us for additional details.
Certified Technician (C Level Technician)
Work Expectations: Handling all basic level maintenance work including, fluid exchanges, brakes, suspension, and tires/alignment.
Pay Range: $45,000 - $60,000/year
($21.63 - $28.85/hr)
Flat rate pay ranges from 18-22 dollars an hour based on Certification, Experience, and Production. Each month additional production bonuses are available for high flagging technicians. Please contact us for additional details.
Maintenance Technician (Lube Technician)
Work Expectations: Entry Level Position with end goal of training into flat rate technician.
Pay Range: $34,000 - $40,000/year
($16.35 - $19.23/hr)
Hourly pay ranges from 16-18 dollars an hour based on Certification, Experience, and Production. The position is focused on leading to becoming a Flat Rate Technician. Please contact us for additional details.
- Health Insurance Offered
- Samaritan is the main provider for our dealership.
- Dental Insurance Offered
- Multiple choices for dental here at our store.
- Vision Insurance Offered
- Multiple vision plans are offered.
- Retirement Plan Offered
- 401K plan is offered, but there is no company match as of this time.
- Sick Leave Offered
- Five days of paid sick leave are offered per year.
- Vacation Offered
- At the end of your third year of employment, you earn five paid vacation days a year.
- Paid Holidays Offered
- Multiple paid holidays are offered per year. New years day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
- ST / LT Disability Offered
- Multiple coverages are offered such as an AFLAC-like plan, in case of injury.
- Life Insurance Offered
- Multiple choices are offered.
- Uniforms Offered
- We pay for all uniforms needed. We, also, provide a technician jacket if you want one.
- Other Not Offered
Marcus our latest apprentice turned full-time technician working through his first electrical diagnosis. Pulley Speed sensor codes from the transmission on this Subaru. Checked and proved every part of the circuit and found that the transmission wiring harness had an open present saving the customer thousands in not-needed parts, and the shop in time. No parts shotgun here!
Josh Arnold trying out his TopDon Phoniex Max Scope today. Running a compression test without removing any components from the vehicle. How many other technicians out there use automotive scopes for there diagnostics?
Celebrating National Tradesman Day: Honoring Our Technicians at Toyota of Corvallis
One of our future stars in the shop. Marcus has been with us for a short year, moved up quickly through Express Maintenance, and is completing his apprenticeship in October. Here he is wrapping his first Toyota Engine Reseal on this Rav4, and Master Tech Dustin Photo Bombing him in the background!