VW Cary - Technician Jobs in Cary, NC

About Us

The Leith Automotive Group is a family owned and operated business that opened in 1969. We are part of a 30 plus dealer group located in and around the Raleigh area. But clearly, we are a little different! There are over 1,800 employees that call Leith home and with the average tenure being 15 years, obviously we have stability within our organization. Our slogan is “Leith - The Name You Can Trust." If you can live by that, you may have found a home.

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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Shop is heated and air conditioned.

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

Team sizes can range anywhere from 3-4 members

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

Monday-Friday 7:00am.-6:00pm/ Saturday 7:00am.-4:00pm.

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

All Volkswagen certified specialty tools, and major equipment will be provided

What type of break room facility is provided?

Standard break room, fridge, microwave, table, chairs, coffee maker

How many bays does your shop have?

18

How many repair orders do you average per month?

900

What is your parts ordering process?

Fully integrated software connected to parts and service, as well as a text 2 drive system

What is your policy on side work?

No Side work in the shop

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

Yes

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

We provide Volkswagen Corp. standard and Master tech classes

Can you describe your performance review process?

We evaluate our teams every 6 months

What type of safety training is required?

We provide Osha safety training to all of our staff

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

We have a apprentice and internship.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

WE ATTEND AND SUPPORT OUR LOCAL CARS AND COFFEE

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

Yes

Where do you see the shop in five years?

Continuously growing to be the #1 VW dealer in the united states.

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

Yes, we provide an electronic application form or one you can complete at the dealership. It will take about 10-15 minutes.

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

Yes, we provide an electronic application form or one you can complete at the dealership. It will take about 10-15 minutes.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

In-person interviews typically occur at our dealership where the potential hire will sit down with multiple management personnel. Typically the Service Manager, Assistant Service Manager and/or shop foreman is present for in-person interviews. A few basic questions are asked to find out what you are looking for in a dealership to see if we are a good match. You will have the opportunity to walk through our shop and talk to our technicians.

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

Yes. Background checks, driving record checks and drug testing are required

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

Applicants will talk with the shop foreman or lead technician and they will review different job skills with you.

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

Offers are made usually with 24 hours contingent on the background and drug screens.

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

48-72 hours depending on background and drug screens

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: $70,000 - $100,000/year ($33.65 - $48.08/hr)

Experienced technician with certifications and years of experience, a great work ethic.

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: $58,000 - $75,000/year ($27.88 - $36.06/hr)

Multiple years of experience, not necessarily VW, but an excellent attitude and a desire to learn the brand

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: $45,000 - $65,000/year ($21.63 - $31.25/hr)

A new technician to the brand, with a strong willingness to learn, and to help us take care of our customers and our company.

Lube Technician
Lube Technicians are entry level technicians that focus on routine maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and inspections.
Pay Range: $32,000 - $40,000/year ($15.38 - $19.23/hr)

Someone interested in learning about the industry, that may be has experience with their own vehicle. Willing to work to help our customers.

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: $55,000 - $70,000/year

Anyone that is willing to help another person solve their problems. Need the ability to keep up with a large number of inputs, while maintaining an organized system to ensure all the customers needs are met.

Student Tech / Apprentice
Student technicians work on entry level tasks while completing their school programs.
Pay Range: $38,000 - $45,000/hour

Someone that has educated themselves in the automotive field and is interested in committing and learning to repair vehicles

Health Insurance Offered
• Five plan choices representing several different levels of coverage with weekly costs starting as low as $11.00 • Employee Only, Employee Plus 1 and Full Family coverages • Health Savings Accounts and Flex Spending Accounts • All coverages are paid through payroll on a pretax basis • Eligibility at completion of 90 days
Dental Insurance Offered
• Affordable pretax Dental coverages for Employee, Employee +1 and Full Family • Preventive Care (100%) for Cleanings, x-rays and oral exams • Basic Repair and Treatment (80%) for fillings, extractions and root canals • Major Services (50%) for dentures, bridges and crowns • Eligibility at completion of 90 days
Vision Insurance Offered
• Pretax benefit with coverage available for Employee Only, EE+1 and Full Family • Annual eye exam with a $10 copay • $200 annual allowance for eye wear (less a $10 copay) including prescription and non-prescription lenses, frames and contacts • Discounts on other vision treatments such as Lasik Eye Surgery • Eligibility at completion of 90 days
Retirement Plan Offered
• Traditional Pre Tax 401k plan with employer match • Coming soon…..Roth After Tax 401k with employer match • Annual Profit Sharing Allocation and Contribution funded by the employer • Web site access with detailed account information as well as a full array of financial educational materials • Eligibility the first week of the month following the completion of the first 90 days
Sick Leave Offered
• Up to 24 hours in year 1 • 32 hours in the 2nd full year of employment • 40 hours in the 3rd and subsequent years of employment • End of year payout of any unused hours and hours reset as stated above at January 1 of each year • Eligibility at completion of 90 days
Vacation Offered
• 1 week after 1 year of continuous employment • 2 weeks after 2 years of continuous employment • 3 weeks after 8 years of continuous employment
Paid Holidays Offered
• New Year’s Day • Independence Day • Labor Day • Thanksgiving Day • Christmas Day • 1 Floating Holiday (any day of employee’s choosing) • Eligibility at completion of 90 days
ST / LT Disability Offered
Short Term Disability • Employer funded (free to the employee) • Maximum benefit period of 26 weeks • Benefit based on employee’s ability to perform their specific job duties • Eligibility at completion of 90 days Long Term Disability / CIGNA offers: • Guaranteed enrollment if enrolled in first 90 days • Benefit waiting period of 26 weeks to be classified as long term disabled • After tax benefit so disability payments from CIGNA are not taxable • Benefit based on the employee’s ability to perform their specific job duties • Qualifying benefits are based on annual income and paid to age 65 (and possibly beyond)
Life Insurance Offered
• Employer Paid Basic Life coverage of $20,000 for natural cause death and $40,000 for accidental death • Optional coverages for employee of up to $500,000, spouse up to $100,000 and dependent children up to $10,000 • The first $100,000 for employee and $25,000 for spouse is guaranteed coverage if enrolled during first 90 days • Affordable costs based on age • Eligibility at completion of 90 days
Uniforms Offered
Uniforms are provided to all employees. $2 to $3 weekly cleaning fee.
Other Offered
Shoes: Technicians receive new shoes each year. Many styles available.

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