Village Ford - Technician Jobs in Dearborn, MI

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  • Winners of the Triple Crown for the 15th time!
  • Owner, Jim Seavitt, giving a speech at our Awards Ceremony.
  • Teamwork makes the dream work!
  • Fresh bagels daily in our Service Department cafe!
  • Service Employees showing love for our favorite home team. Go Lions!
  • Our Shop Foreman grilling lunch for all dealership employees.
  • Dearborn Memorial Day Parade
  • So thankful to be able to support such a great cause!
  • Detroit Free Press List of "top workplaces" for 2023. Award based on an anonymous survey of our own employees

Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Shop is heated

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

Currently 30 technicians of all varying experience from never worked on a vehicle up to and including 20+ year Senior Master Technicians

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

Shop hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Quick Lane Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm (variable)

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

Factory required equipment

What type of break room facility is provided?

We offer two staff only breakrooms and an on-site cafe

How many bays does your shop have?

70

How many repair orders do you average per month?

2000 inc. body shop

What is your parts ordering process?

Each technician is provided a desktop to order parts electronically. Parts are delivered to technician, some parts are available at the technician counter. There are two separate technician counters due to the size of the dealership

What is your policy on side work?

Side work is not allowed

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

Our team is very collaborative, given the experience that is available in the shop we try our best to eliminate factory assistance to a minimum. We are afforded generous autonomy when shop tools and equipment are needed. We provide yearly production goals during yearly one-on-one meetings and these goals are reviewed daily, bi-weekly and monthly.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

Training is an on-going process, we provide factory paid training both on-line and offsite. We participate in Ford ASSET programs and paid time off to seek State Certification. Along with monthly meetings regarding Ford Master Certification options

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

We hire local high school students which have become 20+year Ford Senior Master Certified Technicians. Most of our service employees have been promoted within, rarely do we hire from outside for advancing positions that are available throughout the entire dealership

Can you describe your performance review process?

We do a yearly performance review, followed up with daily, bi-weekly, monthly check-ins depending on the position and current job status

What type of safety training is required?

Safety training is done during on-boarding, along with on the job training.

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

All senior technicians both provide and support apprentice technicians, either through the Ford ASSET program or our in-house mentorship program

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

Our dealership has a dedicated Fundraising Committee that works with 6 local organizations throughout the year to raise money and help them with volunteer opportunities. Participation is not required, but we have a lot of fun and are always welcome to new employees joining in!

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

We currently provide both financial and time based support to our 2 local high schools. We serve on their local school boards up to and including the local career center. We participate in career days, advisory boards, and certification processes. We work with the local college that provides both Ford ASSET and auto technician certifications for students. We serve on their advisory board along with providing certification assistance.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

Continued growth with upcoming technicians and consistent support of career orientated staff to continue to be the award winning dealership we are known for.

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

Yes, typically half an hour to complete

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

No

What do your in-person interviews entail?

Depending on the position, 1 interview with direct supervisor. Class A technician may include a 2nd interview. Class A technicians all require an interview with Service Director

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

All applicants must complete a Personality Profile, a background check, and a drug screen prior to hiring.

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

No. Skill assessment is done through the interview process

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

1 week

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

2 weeks

Is there anything else you’d like to mention about your hiring process?

We perform a robust on-boarding process over the first 90 days of hiring. We offer too many benefits to complete in just one sitting. We will introduce you to the team on day one and include you in our monthly dealership newsletter to introduce to our large and inclusive team members.

Class A Technician Pay Range: $28.00 - $45.00/hour

Flat Rate based on hourly wage** Holiday Pay Class A-90 days $60 2 years $80 4 years $90 6 years $100 Vacation Pay -- 8 hours @ Flat rate pay Training Pay -- 8 hours @ Flat rate pay On-line Training Pay Time -- average hours per class @ Flat rate pay President Award -- Technician with best y-o-y proficiency Cash Bonus along with paid night out Yearly Bonus (must be employed to receive) Based upon individual Proficiency hourly rate increased per schedule: .50/every FRH paid @ end of year .25/every FRH for Pres Award paid at earn period .25/every FRH for following year @ end of subsequent year

Class B (inc. Apprentice) Pay Range: $20.00 - $32.00/hour

Hourly wage** (Growth potential to Flat Rate) Holiday Pay Class A-90 days $60 2 years $80 4 years $90 6 years $100 Quick Lane-2 years $60 4 years $70 6 years $80 Vacation Pay -- 8 hours Training Pay -- 8 hours On-line Training Pay Time -- average hours per class Yearly Bonus (must be employed to receive) and only for Flat Rate paid technicians Based upon individual Proficiency hourly rate increased per schedule: .50/every FRH paid @ end of year .25/every FRH for Pres Award paid at earn period .25/every FRH for following year @ end of subsequent year

Quick Lane (class C) Pay Range: $16.00 - $20.00/hour

Hourly pay based on background, and skill set

Health Insurance Offered
We have 4 options of health care, offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Employees are eligible the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
Dental Insurance Offered
We have 2 options of dental care, offered through Guardian Dental. Employees are eligible the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
Vision Insurance Offered
We have 1 option for vision, offered through EyeMed. Employees are eligible the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
Retirement Plan Offered
We have a 401(k) plan, with matching. Employees are eligible the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
Sick Leave Not Offered
Vacation Offered
We have a Paid Time Off program based on tenure. Employees are eligible for PTO following 90 days of employment.
Paid Holidays Offered
We have 6 holidays that are paid; New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Employees are eligible for paid holidays following 90 days of employment.
ST / LT Disability Offered
We offer Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance. Employees are eligible following 90 days of employment.
Life Insurance Offered
We have company paid life insurance up to $10,000, and we offer additional life insurance paid for by the employee. Employees are eligible following 90 days of employment.
Uniforms Offered
Uniforms are provided on a cost split process, based upon plan picked during on-boarding
Other Offered
We have many perks available to our employees including free passes to Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, discounted tickets to the Detroit Zoo, and we offer employee paid pet insurance.

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