Wade Bryant's Auto Repair - Technician Jobs in Bend, OR

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Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

4 heating zones, big exhaust fan, exhaust extraction system and lots of insulation means we stay comfortable year round.

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

3 techs currently, but 4 techs is the goal with a lube technician 2 Service Advisor's 1 Service Manager 1 Office Manager

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

7:30-5:30 (Monday-Friday) NO WEEKENDS!!!!

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

Diagnostic equipment, specialty tools, parts washer, tablets and laptops provided to technicians. We are always adding to our tooling collection in order to make jobs faster and easier.

What type of break room facility is provided?

Fridge, microwave, coffee maker, table, chairs

How many bays does your shop have?

8 bays with lifts 1 flat stall 1 alignment drive on rack

How many repair orders do you average per month?

Booking out about 1 week with an average of 175-200 repair orders.

What is your parts ordering process?

Techs provide parts description and labor description list to the service advisor who then places the order. Some basic parts we keep on hand, but the majority will need to be ordered. We will receive parts as soon as possible.

What is your policy on side work?

Based on approval, employee's part's are purchased at cost.

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

The business itself has been in our local community since 1984. We took ownership of the shop in late 2021. Since then we have a changed a lot of things including the culture of the shop and task but fun and friendly work environment. Here, no one is a number they are apart of our team.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We highly encourage continued education. Advancing a technicians career not only benefits the technician but us as a business as well. We will cover the cost of our technicians trainings and certifications.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

There is always room for growth and movement in our company. We can help set a career path so that our technicians hit the goals they are looking to achieve. Through trainings, certifications, and some in house mentoring we are willing to help anywhere we can.

Can you describe your performance review process?

We run both 90 day, and annual reviews. We look at things like the technicians performance, advanced training for them, and just a general overall feeling from them how things are going. Yearly pay is also discussed during review.

What type of safety training is required?

We offer safety training through the shop on equipment and shop safety.

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

The owner will mentor junior technicians when time permits. This will include side-by-side work on repairs, and answering any further questions.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

Not currently. We just moved to the community in the last month but will look to get involved in the near future.

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

Not currently, but again it's something we will look to do in the future. We have brought interns in to work with us in the past.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

With just taking over the shop we are trying to get things as organized and streamlined as we can. This includes getting as much as we can paperless and through one work system. Our shop has a great local following so building upon that is something we will strive for as well.

Is there anything else you’d like to mention about career development and community?

At last location shop was willing to take in interns

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

No formal application, decisions are usually made off candidates resume.

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

This depends on where the candidate is located. If they are to far away we will do a light phone screen involving information about their experience, and personality. We will also make sure that our core values are aligned.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

Both owners take part in the interview. Discussion includes technical skills, their years in the industry, certifications, and what they do and do not enjoy doing.

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

Not currently

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

No formal assessment. We will oversee the technician for their first week on the job to make sure they don't have any additional questions, and are comfortable with the repairs being made.

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

48 hours

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

We will get technicians in here as soon as possible. Some of it will depend on their two week notice and what their schedule looks like.

Service Advisor Assistant Pay Range: $37,440.00 - $45,760.00/year ($18.00 - $22.00/hr)

Hourly Paid positions PLUS Bonus

Service Advisor Pay Range: $41,600.00 - $62,400.00/year ($20.00 - $30.00/hr)

Hourly paid position PLUS montly team bonus

Student Tech / Apprentice Pay Range: $16.00 - $18.00/hour

Hourly paid position

A Level Technician Pay Range: $81,120.00 - $104,000.00/year ($39.00 - $50.00/hr)

Hourly paid position PLUS production pay incentive up to an extra $5 per billed hour - We also have a monthly team bonus Based on certifications and experience. Relocation assistance for qualified candidate

B Level Technician Pay Range: $58,240.00 - $79,040.00/year ($28.00 - $38.00/hr)

Hourly paid position PLUS production pay incentive up to an extra $5 per billed hour - We also have a monthly team bonus Based on certifications and experience. Relocation assistance for qualified candidate

C Level Technician Pay Range: $37,440.00 - $52,000.00/year ($18.00 - $25.00/hr)

Hourly paid position

Health Insurance Offered
Blue Cross Blue Shield is our health provider. Our plan is a 100% covered for our employees that begins after 90 days of employment.
Dental Insurance Offered
We have 100% covered dental for our employees that begins after 90 days of employment.
Vision Insurance Offered
Included under Health plan 100% covered for our employees begins after 90 days of employment.
Retirement Plan Not Offered
Coming soon!
Sick Leave Offered
40 hours paid a year
Vacation Offered
One week paid after one year, two weeks paid after three years.
Paid Holidays Offered
New Years, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
ST / LT Disability Offered
Short Term and Long Term Disability available
Life Insurance Offered
Life Insurance available
Uniforms Offered
Work shirts, work pants, jacket
Other Offered
Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave, Paid by company. Holiday Bonus and team bonuses offered.

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What are a couple of things you'd like to highlight that happened in August?

August was an exciting month! We all worked together as a team and surpassed our sales goal earning everyone in the shop a $600 bonus! Great job team!

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Walk through the shop and parking lot.

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Jennifer Miles Office /Shop Management

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Typical day for a tech at the shop.

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How busy is the shop?