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Atomic Auto - Technician Jobs in Portland, OR

Technician Jobs in Portland, OR

Atomic Auto

610 Northeast 102nd Avenue Portland, OR 97220
https://atomicauto.com/

About Us

We are a modern, paperless shop specializing in Hybrids and EVs. We are all about prioritizing transparency and honesty to give our customers the best possible auto repair experience. Our staff is long term, we pay hourly (NO FLAT RATE!), have health insurance and a retirement plan, and are looking for the right people to add to our small team. We offer a very different working environment than the dealerships. Please let us know if you are interested in learning more! Email: Travis@atomicauto.com Thanks!

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About Us

We are a modern, paperless shop specializing in Hybrids and EVs. We are all about prioritizing transparency and honesty to give our customers the best possible auto repair experience. Our staff is long term, we pay hourly (NO FLAT RATE!), have health insurance and a retirement plan, and are looking for the right people to add to our small team. We offer a very different working environment than the dealerships. Please let us know if you are interested in learning more! Email: Travis@atomicauto.com Thanks!

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Under the Hood

Compensation
Benefits
Work Environment
Career Development
Hiring Process
  • Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

    Heated, but no AC

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

    3 advisors/office staff and 4 techs

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

    8-6. Techs 8-5 or 9-6, most choose 8-5.

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

    Scanners, press, AC equipment, electrical system testing, speciality tools, etc

  • What type of break room facility is provided?

    It is pretty small as we have a small building, but most people leave for lunch/break.

  • How many bays does your shop have?

    7 hoists and 8 bays, enough room behind each hoist to fit in another car

  • How many repair orders do you average per month?

    295

  • What is your parts ordering process?

    Typically all handled by front office, if technician can put labor and parts on a job in the estimating process, that's great, but not required

  • What is your policy on side work?

    Not allowed. Employees can work on their own cars in the shop with the approval of management.

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

    Small, tight-knit group. We are flexible with schedules and value the quality of life our staff have.

  • Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

    Yes, typically whatever techs want. The company pays for the class, sometimes pays for hours while at class. Biggest problem we have is finding decent training for hybrids and EV's

  • Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

    We are pretty much on the cutting edge of the automotive business technology-wise. Considering adding Tesla in 2022. As we continue to refine our processes and improve, we aim to increase wages and continue profit sharing. The industry is going more and more towards hybrids and EVs and our position on the forefront encourages career growth. We like to keep people long term!

  • Can you describe your performance review process?

    Annually, although since COVID, we have been slacking due to so much going on.

  • What type of safety training is required?

    Basic high voltage training provided as needed

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

    We have tried this, and hence are looking for an A level tech rather than trying to train apprentices. Training on the job is tough when you are as small as we are.

  • How does your shop get involved with the local community?

    Not much since COVID. Helped get Oregon Senate Bill SB803 going to help stop cat theft last year

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

    Resume/job fairs at PCC

  • Where do you see the shop in five years?

    Remaining on the forefront of the Portland independent hybrid/EV repair market

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

    No application until hire

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

    Yes

  • What do your in-person interviews entail?

    Meeting with a third party consultant, then meeting with our management if we decide to move forward

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

    Background check

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

    No

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

    2 weeks

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

    2 weeks to a month.

  • A Level Technician
    Pay Range: $65,000 - $100,000/year ($31.25 - $48.08/hr)
    ($31.25 - $48.08/hr)

    We are hourly pay, not flat rate

  • B Level Technician
    Pay Range: $0 - $65,000/year

    We are hourly pay, not flat rate

  • Service Advisor
    Pay Range: $45,000 - $70,000/year

    We are salary, no comission. Team-oriented, with profit-sharing bonus.

Health Insurance Offered Company paid health insurance for employees only Effective after 90 days, but we can be flexible
Dental Insurance Not Offered
Vision Insurance Not Offered
Retirement Plan Offered SEP IRA with matching
Sick Leave Offered 10 days provided annually
Vacation Offered 2 weeks provided annually after 1 year, but we can be flexible
Paid Holidays Offered Most major holidays paid. This year, we are closed from Christmas to New Year and it is paid.
ST / LT Disability Not Offered
Life Insurance Not Offered
Uniforms Offered Shop will buy T-shirts or button down shirt, techs will launder themselves
Other Not Offered

SHOP TALK

Shop Talk Video
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Check out this tour of our shop
Shop Talk Video
1:58
Meet our Shop Manager, Cale, who loves the great outdoors! Hear why he enjoys working at Atomic Auto
Shop Talk Video
2:26
Shop Manager Cale discusses pay structure and career development
Shop Talk Video
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Shop Manager Cale describes the team environment at our shop