Tracy's Garage - Technician Jobs in Derby, CT

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  • A view of the inside of the body shop.
  • Tracy's Garage shop photo
  • Removing the body from a chassis during a body remount.
  • Mounting the body onto the new chassis.
  • CNC plasma cutter and press brake.
  • Removing the water tank from a pumper.
  • Removing a rusted outrigger from a ladder truck.
  • Performing a ladder test.
  • Removing a PTO driven pump.
  • Frame rail replacement.
  • Pump removal.
  • Pump test.
  • Removing a portion of the ladder trucks body for structural repair and body work.
  • Tracy's Garage shop photo

Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

The shop is heated and kept between 65-68 degrees during the winter.

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

Our team consists of 8 people.

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

Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:30pm. Overtime is available occasionally, but we encourage people to focus on their personal lives outside of work hours.

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

The shop provides all tools and diagnostic equipment aside from basic hand tools.

What type of break room facility is provided?

We do not have a formal break room.

How many bays does your shop have?

8 Bays.

How many repair orders do you average per month?

125 RO's per month.

What is your parts ordering process?

The technicians order their parts, with assistance available.

What is your policy on side work?

Sidework can be performed at our facility outside of work hours if a bay is available.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We encourage members of our team to seek further education, and we pay for the classes.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

Opportunities over time could include advancing from a mechanic to a senior mechanic or lead technician, taking on additional responsibilities such as training new employees, and becoming a service manager or shop supervisor.

Can you describe your performance review process?

The performance review process typically involves setting goals, evaluating employee progress, providing feedback, and discussing development opportunities.

What type of safety training is required?

OSHA safety training on-site entails educating employees about workplace hazards, safety procedures, and regulations to mitigate risks and ensure a safe work environment.

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

Younger techs will shadow a more experienced tech until the more experienced tech can assign tasks to the younger tech. The more experienced tech will guide the younger tech through the tasks.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We visit local high schools and will introduce students to the field and answer questions.

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

We visit local high schools and will introduce students to the field and answer questions.

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

Yes, we complete a brief phone call before conducting an in-person interview.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

We typically ask about yourself and try to get an understanding of your abilities. We usually give a shop tour and introduce you to the other members of the team.

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

We perform background checks.

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?

Less than one week.

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

1 week depending on in-person interview availability.

Entry Level Collision Technician Pay Range: $20.00 - $32.00/hour

Pay based on schooling or experience.

Health Insurance Offered
We offer United Healthcare Health insurance.
Dental Insurance Not Offered
Vision Insurance Not Offered
Retirement Plan Offered
IRA with up to 4% Employer Match.
Sick Leave Offered
2 weeks paid, combined sick/vacation time.
Vacation Offered
2 weeks paid, combined sick/vacation time.
Paid Holidays Offered
All non-working holidays are paid.
ST / LT Disability Not Offered
Life Insurance Not Offered
Uniforms Offered
Uniform service provided.
Other Not Offered

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