Wilson Diesel Repair - Technician Jobs in Baytown, TX

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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?


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

15- Total on the team. This includes techs, service advisors, and service managers

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

7:00am-6:00pm (Monday-Friday) 8:00am-4:00pm (Saturday) Rotating weekend schedule

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

We provide a majority of special tools, technicians will have to provide their own hand tools

What type of break room facility is provided?

Fridge, microwave, table, chairs, the training module is there as well

How many bays does your shop have?


How many repair orders do you average per month?


What is your parts ordering process?

Parts manager orders all parts, we do stock quite a few parts in-house. Parts will be received as soon as possible for technicians to complete repairs

What is your policy on side work?

Must be authorized by a manager, if it's the techs personal vehicle they can work on it

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

GM's of our locations come through our talent pool, we always try and promote from within. Opportunities for growth are endless for the right employee

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We always encourage our technicians to continue their education and build on their skill set. Our company will pay for all continued education

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

For the right employee, growth potential is endless. We have technicians who work their way to GM positions. Whether you want to stay on a Wrench, or move into another position, we'll put you on a career path to fulfill your work goals

Can you describe your performance review process?

Annual reviews. Discussion is based on the job titles. Techs- Discussion includes if the tech still feels like they're a fit. What are their likes and dislikes, do they have everything they need to do their job well, and finally performance throughout the year

What type of safety training is required?

Forklift training class

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

We provide a helper program. First, technicians are put took on an MPI rack. Then slight maintenance work. Finally, we move them into a help position under a tech. This can last a year or two. The experienced tech will be available to answer questions and help with repairs when time permits

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We are a part of the Chamber of Commerce, and participate in school events. This is something we're looking to expand on in the future

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

We would try and partner with local schools if possible

Where do you see the shop in five years?


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

GM's of our locations come through our talent pool, we always try and promote from within. Opportunities for growth are endless for the right employee

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

Both paper and online applications, this takes a couple of minutes to complete

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

We like to do a video conference first. This is a light gauge to see if the candidate is a good fit, and their interest level in the position as well

What do your in-person interviews entail?

Interview is done by our GM. Discussion includes the candidate's skill set, tools, past employment, why their looking to make a move, what they are looking for in a career, and finally, the candidate's thoughts on growth

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

Drug tests are a yes, front-end people will get a personality test, other tests are going to be based on the position that's being hired for

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

Sometimes depending on the applicant and the position

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

Usually within a few days

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

Dependent on the background check, and drug screens

MPI/Lube Pay Range: $13.00 - $17.00/hour

Hourly paid position, this can also be a salary-paid position as well

Customer Service Rep Pay Range: $13.00 - $15.00/hour

Hourly paid position, after review they can earn a percentage of GP

Service Manager Pay Range: $85,000.00 - $150,000.00/year

Salaried plus 1% GP Yearly Bonus

Student Tech / Apprentice Pay Range: $12.00 - $15.00/hour

Hourly paid position

A Level Technician Pay Range: $45.00 - $55.00/hour

Flat-rate pay structure, dependent on experience

B Level Technician Pay Range: $35.00 - $45.00/hour

Flat-rate pay structure, dependent on experience

C Level Technician Pay Range: $25.00 - $35.00/hour

Flat-rate pay structure, dependent on experience

Service Advisor Pay Range: $85,000.00 - $120,000.00/year

Base + commission with a 2.5% GP

Health Insurance Offered
BCBS, benefit begins after 90 days of employment, single and family plans available
Dental Insurance Offered
Thru health plan
Vision Insurance Offered
Thru health plan
Retirement Plan Offered
401K, benefit begins after 90 days of employment, with a 3% company match
Sick Leave Not Offered
Vacation Offered
1 week after one year 2 weeks after three 3 weeks after five
Paid Holidays Offered
New Year's, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
ST / LT Disability Not Offered
Life Insurance Offered
Provider is ADP
Uniforms Offered
Work pants, and work shirts provided
Other Not Offered

Shop Talk

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Technician Spotlight: Tell us about yourself. What is your name, role, and the number of years you’ve been in the industry?

Shop foreman I began in the automotive industry 19 years ago in 2005 when I was 15 as a tire and lube technician. I worked close with some good minds at the shop I was in to learn and pickup skills to aid me moving forward.