Walser Buick GMC Bloomington - Technician Jobs in Bloomington, MN

About Us

Walser Buick GMC Bloomington is proud to be a progressive, industry leader for both our customers and our employees. We think our technicians and service staff are the best in the business - so we treat them that way. At Walser you’ll get a job experience that’s better than anywhere else. We’re always looking for talented, driven service experts and we provide excellent compensation and benefits to show that we’re serious about investing in you and your future. Our service staff have access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology. We work in modern, high-tech facilities and offer paid training programs for all of our technicians to get manufacturer certified. Whether you’re just starting out or have years of experience we’ve got a plan for you. Walser offers comprehensive programs for career growth and training. Plus, our auto techs are invited to take advantage of our tuition reimbursement assistance to learn and grow, all on our dime. Life happens between the bumpers. Our service staff have the knowledge to get customers back on the road.

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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Our shop is heated and air conditioned.

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

Tech teams consist of 1 Team Captain, 5-6 Team Members, 1 Advisor, 1 Parts Counter Associate, and 1 Runner.

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

Our shop is open 7am-6pm Monday to Friday and 7am-3pm on Saturdays. We're closed on Sundays. Technicians rotate Saturdays and either a morning or afternoon shift.

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

All specialty tools are provided alongside brake, alignment and tire equipment.

What type of break room facility is provided?

We have two break rooms equipped with vending machines, pizza ovens, microwaves and refrigerators.

How many bays does your shop have?

22 bays and an alignment rack.

How many repair orders do you average per month?

We average around 1,000 ROs per month.

What is your parts ordering process?

Our Parts Department orders necessary parts through General Motors' ordering system.

What is your policy on side work?

Any work being done at the dealership, even if it is zero cost, must have an open repair order for insurance reasons.

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

We're a team focused environment and our Team Captains are dedicated to ensuring work is distributed evenly.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We offer ongoing, paid training through General Motors and ASE testing. Walser provides tuition assistance and reimbursement for approved courses.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

The growth opportunities are endless. We train technicians on new technologies and encourage employees to move to leadership and management roles throughout the dealership and company. Walser has a team that's focused entirely on growth and career pathing. We have concrete plans for everyone, from lube techs, light duty, journeymen, and advanced diagnosis technicians and more. Whether you want to become a master tech or even run the entire service drive, we'll show you how it can happen.

Can you describe your performance review process?

We conduct monthly one-on-ones with the manager and the employee to review proficiencies and job performance. There is also an annual employee review and merit evaluation for all positions.

What type of safety training is required?

Video content and in-house safety training is provided and protective eyewear and footwear is required in our shop.

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

Our shop has a captain system where one of our top techs distributes work and mentors newer technicians. We work to assess your proficiencies and tailor a training program that aligns with our career growth so that you can grow and advance.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We're proud to be a strong supporter of our local community. We support local high schools and their automotive programs and the Walser Foundation provides grants to community programs and offers volunteer opportunities for all of our employees to take part in and give back (and have some fun!).

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

Walser's recruiting team is focused on outreach to tech schools and automotive programs and attending technician specific careers fairs.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

We expect to grow immensely. As we get more efficient and add techs we will be able to open the schedule and increase our workload: we have the demand, we just need technicians.

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

Walser Buick GMC Bloomington is part of a large automotive group and the growth opportunities are endless through the company.

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

Yes, we have an application form on our Careers site: http://www.walsercareers.com/ It takes approximately 2-3 minutes to complete and can be done on mobile devices or desktops.

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

Yes, we do perform an initial 15-minute phone screen as part of the interview process.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

The hiring manager shares expectations and details about the role. The candidate and the hiring manager will review work and education experience. The interviewer will ask skill and ability questions. There will be an overview about the company, culture, and benefits. We make sure to cover the candidates career goals and aspirations. There will be time to ask any questions and discuss next steps.

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

Walser Automotive Group performs a background check for every candidate as part of the company's Pre-Employment Policy.

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

No we do not, but we do assess education, accreditations, and certifications (OEM and ASE).

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

After an interview is conducted the candidate should know an answer within one week.

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

The entire process should take no more than two weeks.

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

Come with questions and we will be prepared to give you the opportunity to learn more about the company and what your position would look like.

Lube Technician
Lube Technicians are entry level technicians that focus on routine maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and inspections.
Pay Range: $0 - $33,176/year ($0.00 - $15.95/hr)

Hourly rate plus additional incentive opportunities.

Heavy Duty Technician Pay Range: $57,720 - $78,624/year ($27.75 - $37.80/hr)

Minimum guaranteed rate for every hour worked. Additional earning opportunity paid on hours produced.

Journeyperson Pay Range: $56,368 - $75,920/year ($27.10 - $36.50/hr)

Minimum guaranteed rate for every hour worked. Additional earning opportunity paid on hours produced.

Semi-Skilled Technician Pay Range: $37,856 - $47,985/year ($18.20 - $23.07/hr)

Minimum guaranteed rate for every hour worked. Additional earning opportunity paid on hours produced.

Light Duty Technician Pay Range: $39,936 - $50,065/year ($19.20 - $24.07/hr)

Minimum guaranteed rate for every hour worked. Additional earning opportunity paid on hours produced.

Heavy Duty Technician Pay Range: $57,720 - $78,624/year ($27.75 - $37.80/hr)

Walser Buick GMC is a Minneapolis Union Teamsters shop.

Advanced Diagnostic Technician Pay Range: $60,486 - $80,080/year ($29.08 - $38.50/hr)

Minimum guaranteed rate for every hour worked. Additional earning opportunity paid on hours produced.

Health Insurance Offered
Walser provides medical insurance coverage through Medica. We offer 3 different plan options for paying for care, along with 3 coverage networks for those who you visit for care. The 3 medical plan options are as follows: $1000 Co-Pay Plan, $2800 HDHP Plan, or $5950 HDHP Plan. Medica coverage also includes the Virtualcare benefit through Amwell at no additional cost.
Dental Insurance Offered
Walser provides dental insurance coverage through Delta Dental of MN. We offer 2 different plan options—a base plan and a buy up plan— to ensure that you get the dental care that is most convenient and cost-effective for you.
Vision Insurance Offered
Walser provides a vision discount plan through EyeMed. This plan offers discounts on lenses, frames, contacts and laser vision correction. Annual eye exams are covered as preventative under all of Walser’s group medical plans.
Retirement Plan Offered
Walser offers a retirement savings plan that is managed by Securian Financial. We offer a traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k). All new hire or re-hired employees will be automatically enrolled in the plan at 5% of your base salary as of the 1st of the month following one month of employment.
Sick Leave Offered
Each employee has PTO that they accrue throughout the year.
Vacation Offered
Each employee has PTO that they accrue throughout the year.
Paid Holidays Offered
Holiday schedules vary by store.
ST / LT Disability Offered
Walser offers Voluntary Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability plans for employees. Disability benefits provide you with paycheck protection in the event you are unable to work due to a non-work related sickness or injury. The benefit amount for Short Term Disability is 60% of your pre-disability weekly earnings; up to the plan's maximum weekly benefit of $1,000. The benefit amount for Long Term Disability is 60% of your pre-disability monthly earnings; up to the plan's maximum monthly benefit of $5,000.
Life Insurance Offered
Walser provides all full-time, benefit eligible employees a company paid Basic Life and AD&D policy through MetLife. This is at no cost to the employee.
Uniforms Offered
Uniforms are provided, along with a safety shoe allowance and company provided devices.
Other Offered
Walser offers fertility and adoption assistance through Carrot Fertility, and Walser Wags Pet Insurance for all Walser employees. Walser additionally provides Optum Employee Assistance Program for use by all employees and their loved ones to access resources for mental health, financial advice, legal mediation and much more. Walser offers technicians $2,500 relocation assistance, a $2,000 sign-on bonus, and up to $30,000 tuition assistance and reimbursement.

Shop Talk

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Employee's from Walser Automotive Group's corporate office visited our Twin Cities branches for our annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drop! Walser provides Thanksgiving turkeys to all employees that want one; all of the leftover turkeys are donated to families in need. This year, we were able to donate over 300 turkeys to Pillsbury United's Waite House Food Shelf and Humanity Alliance 🦃 Happy Thanksgiving!

What are some things about your techs that you're thankful for?

Buick GMC of Bloomington’s Service Manager, Nilma Allison, would like to share her appreciation for her team this holiday season! “I’m thankful for my technicians who work so hard every single day and their constant dedication to our customers. Thanksgiving is a special holiday when you want to spend time with your loved ones, and ever since I moved from Las Vegas I don’t have family nearby. This Thanksgiving my technicians are my family, and I’m so grateful to have a team as close and fun as this one. Not only are they incredible employees, but they're incredible people too. They are a joy to be around every day, especially this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving to all!”

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Join one of our automotive technicians, Kelly Streifel, as he leads us on a shop tour through Walser Buick GMC's service department!