W.W. Williams - Charleston - Technician Jobs in Ladson, SC

About Us

Founded in 1912 as a small family-owned business, W.W. Williams has evolved into one of the nation’s most diversified solutions providers. We provide our customers with mechanical service & repair, power generation, and warehousing & logistics.

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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

The shop is heated but not air conditioned but we do have fans in the bays.

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

Depending on the department you could be working with 8 Shop Techs, 4 Marine Techs, 5 Generator Techs, and 10 Office Staff.

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

Monday through Friday, 7am - 5pm.

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

All heavy duty tools are accessible to techs (i.e. jacks, lifts, special impact wrenches).

What type of break room facility is provided?

Typical lunch room, filtered water, ice, snack machines and so on.

How many bays does your shop have?

We have 12 bays.

How many repair orders do you average per month?

On average about 125.

What is your parts ordering process?

Techs writes up a parts list for the service estimator, back parts counter orders parts, tech picks up parts from the back parts counter.

What is your policy on side work?

W.W. Williams has a policy about outside employment that's conflict of interest.

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

We are committed to safety and training all employees and helping them grow and learn as technicians.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We encourage continuous education and offer reimbursement for certifications attained.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

We have built out a structured Tech Roadmap that outlines growth potential.

Can you describe your performance review process?

Quarterly performance reviews are given to all employees.

What type of safety training is required?

We hold monthly safety meetings with a large range of topics.

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

We have a structured Mentorship program in place.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We partner with local tech schools to provide materials/ equipment

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

We have made concerted efforts to meet with students quarterly to answer questions regarding the profession and encourage career development within the field.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

Growing and busier than ever.

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

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

Yes, candidates can apply online and should only take a maximum of 15 minutes.

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

Yes.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

In-person interviews usually involve the hiring manager and will be face to face.

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

We perform backgrounds and drug test for all new hires.

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

We do administer a mechanical aptitude for some positions and a behavioral analysis post offer.

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

We strive to be quick in our decisions, you can expect an offer or rejection quickly after the interview but maximum three days.

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

Two weeks

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: $60,000 - $72,000/year

Journeyman

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: $54,000 - $60,000/year

Tech 1

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 - $54,000/year

Tech 2

Health Insurance Offered
We offer multiple health insurance plans that range from a traditional PPO to HSA qualifying plans. In addition, the Company provides a $500.00 premium offset to our technicians.
Dental Insurance Offered
Dental insurance that employees can opt-in.
Vision Insurance Offered
Vision insurance that employees can opt-in.
Retirement Plan Offered
We do offer a retirement plan to our employees.
Sick Leave Offered
We do offer a specified amount of sick leave for our employees.
Vacation Offered
Competitive paid time off package for all employees
Paid Holidays Offered
We have eight paid company holidays for all employees.
ST / LT Disability Offered
The Hartford offers short term and long term disability that is 100% company paid.
Life Insurance Offered
All employees are eligible to apply for life insurance for themselves and their dependents.
Uniforms Offered
Uniforms are provided to all of our technicians.
Other Offered
Parental Leave, Technician Tool Assistance Program, Company Paid Training, Scholarship Programs, EAP Program, Wellness Incentive Program, Mentorship Program, Employee Referral Payouts.

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