Ulrich Ford Lincoln - Technician Jobs in Pella, IA

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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

The shop is heated with in-floor heat and forced air backup. There is no air conditioning.

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

Our team currently has 9 technicians, 3 service advisors, 1 service assistant, and 3 parts advisors. We are currently looking to expand our technician team.

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

We have two main shifts: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM or 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The shop hours are 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

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

All required Ford essential tools and diagnostic equipment are available for technicians to use.

What type of break room facility is provided?

We have an air-conditioned break room with vending machines, a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee pot.

How many bays does your shop have?

We have 16 bays plus an alignment rack and a heavy-duty lift for large trucks.

How many repair orders do you average per month?

We average between 800 and 1300 repair orders per month.

What is your parts ordering process?

Our parts ordering process is as follows: Technicians diagnose the vehicles and take findings to the parts department. The Parts Advisors will order Warranty parts immediately. Customer-paid parts will be taken to the service advisors, who will gain customer approval and then coordinate with the parts department to get parts ordered.

What is your policy on side work?

We expect a transparent discussion on all potential side work. Whether the side work will be approved will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

Yes, we provide all training required to maintain and achieve OEM certifications. Occasional travel is required to attend training. All expenses will be covered by the dealer.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

As a small, local business, we're passionate about working with our employees to set personal goals, strategize plans for achievement, and encourage internal advancement. Share your goals with us, and we'll work with you to achieve them!

Can you describe your performance review process?

We utilize a yearly performance review process alongside efforts to recognize employees throughout the year when they do an exceptional job.

What type of safety training is required?

Normal PPE is required. No specific safety training is mandated.

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

We have our senior technicians work with newer and younger technicians to help them learn and advance.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We welcome high school students for job shadows, sponsor trade school students interested in the ASSET program, support many community and school development projects, and play an active role in participating in the community.

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

We welcome high school students for job shadows and sponsor trade school students interested in the ASSET program. We'd love to partner with more local schools to provide educational opportunities within the profession. If you'd like us to give a presentation to your class or tour our shop, let us know! We're always excited to teach young people about this great profession

Where do you see the shop in five years?

We'd like to grow the department and have a fully staffed technician team.

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

We have an application form that takes roughly ten to fifteen minutes to complete. The intent of the form is to gain a formal understanding of the applicant and there experience prior to interviewing.

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

We do not phone screen applicants prior to in-person interviews. We do offer phone interview when face-to-face meetings are not possible, but prefer to interview in person.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

Our initial interview is designed to help us get to know you better as an individual, in addition to exploring your experiences, skills, and aspirations. Our second interview is a chance for our owner to personally get to meet you, gaining an understanding of who you are while also sharing information about our dealership's history, culture, and values.

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

We perform a background check.

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

We do not perform a skill assessment before hiring an applicant.

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

Following an in-person interview, you should expect to receive either a rejection, offer, or notification for a follow-up interview within a week. If the process extends beyond this timeframe, we'll keep you informed. Additionally, if you seek updates at any point after an interview, feel free to reach out to us.

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

The full hiring process will take anywhere from one to two weeks following the submission of the application to the time of the hiring decision. If we expect the process to extend beyond this timeframe, we will let you know.

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: $75,000.00 - $150,000.00/year

With our flat-rate structure, there's no limit on how much income you can earn. It's possible to exceed the "Max" compensation listed.

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: $50,000.00 - $75,000.00/year

With our flat-rate structure, there's no limit on how much income you can earn. It's possible to exceed the "Max" compensation listed.

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: $35,000.00 - $50,000.00/year

With our flat-rate structure, there's no limit on how much income you can earn. It's possible to exceed the "Max" compensation listed.

Lube Technician
Lube Technicians are entry level technicians that focus on routine maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and inspections.
Pay Range: $28,000.00 - $35,000.00/year

With our flat-rate structure, there's no limit on how much income you can earn. It's possible to exceed the "Max" compensation listed.

Student Tech / Apprentice
Student technicians work on entry level tasks while completing their school programs.
Pay Range: $25,000.00 - $32,000.00/year

With our flat-rate structure, there's no limit on how much income you can earn. It's possible to exceed the "Max" compensation listed.

Collision Technician - A Level Pay Range: $75,000.00 - $150,000.00/year

With our flat-rate structure, there's no limit on how much income you can earn. It's possible to exceed the "Max" compensation listed.

Collision Technician - B Level Pay Range: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00/year

With our flat-rate structure, there's no limit on how much income you can earn. It's possible to exceed the "Max" compensation listed.

Collision Painter Pay Range: $75,000.00 - $150,000.00/year

With our flat-rate structure, there's no limit on how much income you can earn. It's possible to exceed the "Max" compensation listed.

Health Insurance Offered
Health insurance coverage is provided by United Health Care to all full-time employees aged 18 and above. As part of our commitment to employee well-being, Ulrich Ford Lincoln contributes $420 towards the monthly premium for all eligible employees, regardless of the specific plan selected. Employees have a variety of coverage options to choose from, including plans for the subscriber only, subscriber and spouse, subscriber and children, as well as family coverage.
Dental Insurance Offered
Dental Insurance is offered to all full-time employees through United Health Care. The employee is required to pay the whole monthly premium.
Vision Insurance Offered
Vision Insurance is offered to all full-time employees through United Health Care. The employee is required to pay the whole monthly premium.
Retirement Plan Offered
We provide a 401(k) plan to all full-time employees aged 21 and older starting from the first day of the quarter after they are hired. Moreover, once an employee completes one year of service with at least 1,000 hours worked, Ulrich Ford Lincoln offers a matching program! We match 50% of the first 2% of pay deferred, and an additional 100% of the next 1% of pay deferred. For example, if you make $100 in a paycheck and choose to contribute $30 to your 401(k), you would receive a match of $20 from Ulrich Ford Lincoln ($10 for the first 2% of your pay deferred, and another $10 for the next 1% of your pay deferred). This matching program helps maximize your retirement savings and build a secure financial future. Our 401(k) plan offers both Roth and Pre-Tax Deferral options to suit individual preferences and financial goals.
Sick Leave Offered
Our Sick Leave is integrated into our Vacation time and called Paid Time Off. Employees can use this time however they see fit, including if they or a family member are sick.
Vacation Offered
At Ulrich Ford Lincoln, we value the importance of rest and recognize the significance of taking time off to recharge and rejuvenate. Therefore, we are pleased to offer a minimum of 5 days of paid vacation to all full-time employees after one year of dedicated service. Additionally, we understand that different roles, experiences, and lengths of service may deserve varying amounts of vacation time. Because of this, additional vacation time and eligibility criteria are tailored to individual positions, experience levels, and tenure with the company.
Paid Holidays Offered
At Ulrich Ford Lincoln, we believe in celebrating and honoring important holidays with our dedicated team members. Therefore, we're thrilled to offer paid holidays to all full-time employees, starting just three months into their employment. Our paid holidays include New Year's Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
ST / LT Disability Offered
Disability Insurance is offered to all full-time employees through American Fidelity. The employee is required to pay the whole monthly premium.
Life Insurance Offered
Life Insurance is offered to all full-time employees through American Fidelity. The employee is required to pay the whole monthly premium.
Uniforms Offered
We offer a uniform assistance program to all of our service, collision, and parts employees, covering 50% of the costs associated with uniforms.
Other Not Offered

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