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Audi Minneapolis - Technician Jobs in Minneapolis, MN

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Audi Minneapolis

9393 Wayzata Boulevard Minneapolis, MN 55426
https://www.audiminneapolis.com/

About Us

Our team at Audi Minneapolis supports the greater Minneapolis, Wayzata, and St. Louis Park area. The industry is changing and we’re evolving right along with it – adopting new processes, technologies, products and services, and partners – with the goal of creating the ultimate car buying and service experience. Audi Minneapolis is proud to be part of the Carousel Motor Group, which is comprised of 8 automotive dealerships and is part of the Pohlad Companies. We were awarded Top Workplace by Star Tribune in 2021. Our people drive the future. They have a passion for the vehicle brands they represent and share that passion with their customers every day. We firmly believe that if we’re going to do something, we do it right. We pride ourselves on remaining steadfast in our belief that honesty and hard work are the only paths worth taking.

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About Us

Our team at Audi Minneapolis supports the greater Minneapolis, Wayzata, and St. Louis Park area. The industry is changing and we’re evolving right along with it – adopting new processes, technologies, products and services, and partners – with the goal of creating the ultimate car buying and service experience. Audi Minneapolis is proud to be part of the Carousel Motor Group, which is comprised of 8 automotive dealerships and is part of the Pohlad Companies. We were awarded Top Workplace by Star Tribune in 2021. Our people drive the future. They have a passion for the vehicle brands they represent and share that passion with their customers every day. We firmly believe that if we’re going to do something, we do it right. We pride ourselves on remaining steadfast in our belief that honesty and hard work are the only paths worth taking.

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Compensation
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Work Environment
Career Development
Hiring Process
  • Do you have an application form and how long does it typically take to complete?

    Online application that takes about 20 minutes to complete.

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

    A recruiter will do the initial phone screen. Discussion includes work history, what the candidate is looking for, likes/dislikes, and what their goals are.

  • What do your in-person interviews entail?

    Location Manager/Director will conduct the in-person interview. They will jump more in-depth about the candidates resume, experience, what they are looking for, tool collection, education, and get to know the candidate to see if they will be a fit.

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

    Background check, drug screen, and personality tests are done before hire.

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

    No formal skills assessment

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

    Couple days

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

    We will try and get candidates through the hiring process is as quick as possible. Some this will depend on when they can get their background check, and drug screen completed.

  • Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

    The shop is heated and we will be adding tempered air as part of our 2021 remodel project.

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

    At full staff, we have roughly 32 techs and 10 service advisors.

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

    The shop is open from 7am to ~11:30pm. Shifts are usually 7am-3:30pm, 7:30am- 4pm, 9am-5:30pm, 10am-6:30 pm, or 3pm to 11:30pm.

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

    We have communal manufacturer special tools, brake flushers, oil extractors, alignment racks, tire machines, individual computers, 1 scan tool per 2/3 techs. We are working on getting a set or 2 of tools for people just getting into the industry as well.

  • What type of break room facility is provided?

    We have a breakroom with microwaves, a refrigerator, TV, and snacks/food available for purchase.

  • How many bays does your shop have?

    We have 28 bays and 2 alignment racks.

  • How many repair orders do you average per month?

    We average roughly 2,500 ROs per month and produce roughly 270 hours a day at full staff.

  • What is your parts ordering process?

    Parts are ordered either at the employee parts counter or through CDK. Technician will write up the repair list and get it approved through one of the service advisors.

  • What is your policy on side work?

    Technicians can work on their own or family members’ vehicles with an open RO and authorization from management.

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

    We have many tenured techs and service personnel which fosters a knowledgeable and fun work environment.

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

    Each brand has specific trainings that technicians are sent to, these training are provided and paid for by the dealership. We also provide advanced training for service advisors/managers as well. We are willing to help provide as much training as the technician would like to receive depending on their career goals.

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

    Everyone that is hired has a career path laid out for them depending on what their hopes and aspirations are in our industry. We have quarterly touch points to make sure that they are on pace to achieve these goals, in if not, what we need to do to get them back on track. Advancement is endless for the right employee.

  • Can you describe your performance review process?

    We run quarterly touch points where technicians will meet with their service manager/director. Working on goals for the next quarter, and discussing if goals were hit from the last quarter on the main talking points. We also do every week, to every other week, discussions on where they stand at hitting their goals.

  • What type of safety training is required?

    Mandatory OSHA training, AWARE, Right to Know, Lock out Tag Out

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

    When the situation fits we will do some mentoring work. This includes side-by-side work during repairs so advanced technicians can help with a junior techs skill set, and answer any additional questions.

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

    Every location is responsible for charitable giving through partnerships with local organizations, and food banks. Carousel Motor Group is also a part of charitable giving, teaming up with children's cancer research and hospitals.

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

    We have relationships with all of our local technical schools in the Twin Cities area. We lend a hand wherever we can in helping young technicians stay in our industry, and to be a place of employment for them when they complete their program.

  • Where do you see the shop in five years?

    In the past six years we have been building out our dealerships to be as modern as possible, including state of the art equipment because of the large growth in our marketplace. With the addition of electric vehicles, we make sure to keep up on all of the specialized training and equipment involved.

  • A Level Technician
    Pay Range: $70,000 - $120,000/year ($33.65 - $57.69/hr)
    ($33.65 - $57.69/hr)

    Our Technicians are paid on flat rate hours and will be paid retro to the 1st hour based on total hours booked.

  • B Level Technician
    Pay Range: $65,000 - $80,000/year ($31.25 - $38.46/hr)
    ($31.25 - $38.46/hr)

    Our Technicians are paid on flat rate hours and will be paid retro to the 1st hour based on total hours booked.

  • C Level Technician
    Pay Range: $60,000 - $70,000/year ($28.85 - $33.65/hr)
    ($28.85 - $33.65/hr)

    Our Technicians are paid on flat rate hours and will be paid retro to the 1st hour based on total hours booked.

  • Service Advisor
    Pay Range: $50,000 - $80,000/year

    Service Advisor are paid a salary plus commission based on personal and department production

Health Insurance Offered Two plans (HDHP) are offered through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. First of the month after 60 days of employment benefit begins.
Dental Insurance Offered Two plans are offered that you can choose from to meet your needs. 1. Preventative: Lower premium plan. Primarily used for preventative dental care. 2. Comprehensive: More comprehensive benefits, more coverage for major dental services and child orthodontics benefits.
Vision Insurance Offered There are a variety of coverage options that cover in-network and out-of-network needs.
Retirement Plan Offered We offer 401(K) with company match of 2% on 4% for employees working at least 20 hours a week. We also offer a Healthcare Savings Account (HSA) with company contributions.
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 YES.
Life Insurance Offered Basic coverage paid for by the company and coverage is 1x annual earnings up to $50,000. There is also supplemental life insurance available for employees to purchase.
Uniforms Offered Work shirts, work pants, and winter jackets provided.
Other Offered As part of the Pohlad Companies, we have a robust benefits offering. Our philosophy is to offer a like set of programs to employees who are situated in like positions in like industries within this organization. Our benefit and pay programs together offer a “Competitive Plus” Total Compensation Framework. We also offer a variety of other benefits to fit your needs including: - Parental Leave - Caregiver Leave - Charitable Matching Gifts - Fitness Incentive - CMG Employee Pricing - Pohlad Perks - and more!! Eligibility for benefits is based on your position and tenure with the Company. You are eligible to participate in benefits if you are a regular (non-temporary, non-union) employee scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week. Benefits will go into effect on the 1st of the month following or coinciding with 60 days of employment.

SHOP TALK

Shop Talk Video
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Learn from Kelly on why he loves CMG and why he stays.
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We have so many opportunities for technicians at CMG. Our technicians set the standard. Learn about ways to join our team and grow.
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There are so many opportunities to start and grow a career in our Service Department at Carousel Motor Group. Listen to just a few of our team share their story of learning and growing in this amazing area of the company.
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Learn more about Carousel Motor Group and our focus on employees, customers and community. Hear from CEO, Chase Hawkins on our amazing team and our commitment to set a new standard of excellence.
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