Toyota of Seattle - Technician Jobs in Seattle, WA


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Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

The shop is heated. It is not air conditioned. Great central air flow.

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


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

7am-6pm 40 hours a week

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

Hunter alignment racks, Hunter road force balancers, Toyota special tools

What type of break room facility is provided?

Open breakroom with a market; Double fridge, microwaves, and toaster ovens; TV in the break room lounge area; Private lockers in the locker room; Outdoor mezzanine

How many bays does your shop have?


How many repair orders do you average per month?


What is your parts ordering process?

Parts are typically in stock; Special order parts upon repair.

What is your policy on side work?

Side work strictly prohibited

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

Truly unique team work environment. Mentorships available. Long term employees. Career path provided at interview.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

Yes, that option is available for technicians that want to further their training and education.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

Mentorship T-Ten sponsorship

Can you describe your performance review process?

Team lead performance quarterly reviews

What type of safety training is required?

Quarterly safety review and training

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

Work shadowing; Work directly with lead technicians

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

Toyota of Seattle donates to local charities throughout the Seattle community, most notably Harborview Medical Center.

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

Shoreline Community College T-Ten programs; Renton Technical; Job fairs

Where do you see the shop in five years?

We are always looking to add good people to our team. We are constantly striving to improve efficiency, productivity and customer service amongst our teams.

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, approximately 30 mins to complete

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


What do your in-person interviews entail?

3 interviews with supervisors and lead technicians

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

We perform background checks, drug screening (not to include marijuana) and check driving records.

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?

Up to one week

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

Up to 3-7 business days depending on the background check (for instance, if you have lived in multiple states)

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: $100,000 - $150,000/year

Efficiency Bonus. Various monthly bonus

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: $80,000 - $100,000/year

Efficiency Bonus. Various monthly bonus

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: $50,000 - $75,000/year

Efficiency Bonus. Various monthly bonus

Lube Technician
Lube Technicians are entry level technicians that focus on routine maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and inspections.
Pay Range: $35,000 - $40,000/year

Efficiency Bonus. Various monthly bonus

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: $50,000 - $100,000/year

Various monthly bonus

Health Insurance Offered
We have a excellent medical insurance package after 60 days of employment. Employees have options for spouse and family also. Open enrollment is yearly on May 1st.
Dental Insurance Offered
We have a excellent dental insurance package after 60 days of employment. Employees have options for spouse and family also. Open enrollment is yearly in May 1st.
Vision Insurance Offered
Vision is included in our medical insurance package.
Retirement Plan Offered
After 6 months you qualify for our 401K program
Sick Leave Offered
We offer PSST for your first year, and PTO on your first year anniversary
Vacation Offered
We offer PSST for your first year, and PTO on your first year anniversary
Paid Holidays Offered
We have paid holidays after you work 30 days, all major holidays included
ST / LT Disability Offered
We offer short term and long term disability after 60 days of employment
Life Insurance Offered
Company pays for employee life insurance of 25,000 after 60 days of employment
Uniforms Offered
Company provides uniforms for our service, parts, and detail teams
Other Not Offered

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