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Cavender Ford

4860 Interstate 10 Frontage Road Columbus, TX 78934
https://www.cavenderford.com/

About Us

The Cavender Auto Family has been a pillar in the San Antonio and South Texas communities for over 80 years. Our mission and motivations are to continually foster relationships with our customers and our team that are built on trust and integrity. We seek to provide our customers with an ownership experience that exceeds their expectations, and to ensure our team members operate in a secure, family environment that promotes their personal achievements, as well as the achievements of our entire team. We are driven by the understanding that our successes will ultimately be determined more by the number of people we help, rather than the amount of product we sell. If you're looking for a lasting, rewarding career, plenty of opportunities for personal and professional growth, and want to be part of a growing and winning team, we invite you to learn for yourself why Confidence is Cavender!

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About Us

The Cavender Auto Family has been a pillar in the San Antonio and South Texas communities for over 80 years. Our mission and motivations are to continually foster relationships with our customers and our team that are built on trust and integrity. We seek to provide our customers with an ownership experience that exceeds their expectations, and to ensure our team members operate in a secure, family environment that promotes their personal achievements, as well as the achievements of our entire team. We are driven by the understanding that our successes will ultimately be determined more by the number of people we help, rather than the amount of product we sell. If you're looking for a lasting, rewarding career, plenty of opportunities for personal and professional growth, and want to be part of a growing and winning team, we invite you to learn for yourself why Confidence is Cavender!

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

    Our application is online and a resume is generally required. It takes most less than 10 minutes to complete.

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

    Yes, our recruiting team will contact each candidate for a phone screen or virtual meeting.

  • What do your in-person interviews entail?

    Interviews will take place with our Shop Foreman or Service Director. The meeting will be anywhere between 15-30 minutes and then each candidate would have opportunities to ask any questions they see fit.

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

    Yes, all candidates will have to complete a pre-employment screen after an offer prior to their start date. (Background, Driving Record, and Drug Screen)

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

    No, not required

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

    24-48 hours

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

    1-2 weeks

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

    Our recruiting and leadership teams do our best to provide the best candidate experience as possible. We are open to answering questions and would love for you to visit our shops.

  • Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

    The shop is heated, not air conditioned

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

    11 technicians and 1 shop foreman

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

    Hours – M-F: 7:30 am – 6:00pm Saturday: 8:00 am to 3:00pm closed Sunday 5 day work week

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

    We have an extensive special tool selection available for all technicians to use as well as an alignment check machine, new tire machine, newer alignment machine and service is being fitted for the Ford EV program.

  • What type of break room facility is provided?

    Break room consist of 2 vending machines, sink microwave and seating areas for eating

  • How many bays does your shop have?

    We are a 18 bay shop with 15 two post lifts, 1 “flat” stall, 1 drive on rack and 1 alignment rack stall

  • How many repair orders do you average per month?

    As a whole, we average 485 repair orders per month. This total includes internal, warranty and customer pay

  • What is your parts ordering process?

    Parts cutoff for same day is 1:00 pm, otherwise parts will be in next day

  • What is your policy on side work?

    Absolutely no side is allowed at the shop

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

    N/A

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

    Yes. We will help our technicians work on obtaining ASE certifications and offer continuous education as well.

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

    We encourage our technicians to move to the next level. Our technicians have opportunities to move up to a Master Level Technician and if they are interested in other positions (Service Advisor, Shop Foreman, etc.) we also encourage them to partner with their manager to discuss the steps to get them where they want to be.

  • Can you describe your performance review process?

    Our shop foreman and service manager monitor daily work to ensure customer satisfaction.

  • What type of safety training is required?

    Safety training is done on the 1st day of work during Orientation/Onboarding and on an annually basis

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

    We have an internal mentorship program. As younger techs master their tasks and excel in their current role they are partner will a senior technician to help with big jobs.

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

    We are continuously partnering with organizations like the United Way, San Antonio Food Bank, and Haven for Hope.

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

    Yes we often visit schools sharing what a career as a technician can be and where the career path looks like.

  • Where do you see the shop in five years?

    We are always looking for great technicians to join our teams as we continue to grow.

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

    n/a

  • A Level Technician
    Pay Range: $75,000 - $85,000/year

    $37 PER FLAG HOUR 30 HOURS A WEEK $38 PER FLAG HOUR 30-39 HOURS A WEEK $39 PER FLAG HOUR 40-49 HOURS A WEEK $40 PER FLAG HOUR 50 HOURS AND OVER Tech paid on total hours

  • B Level Technician
    Pay Range: $68,640 - $74,000/year

    $37 PER FLAG HOUR 30 HOURS A WEEK $38 PER FLAG HOUR 30-39 HOURS A WEEK $39 PER FLAG HOUR 40-49 HOURS A WEEK $40 PER FLAG HOUR 50 HOURS AND OVER Tech paid on total hours

Health Insurance Offered Benefits That Come With Your Health Plan When covered under the Cavender PPO Medical plan you automatically receive: • Prescription Drug Benefits; • Ranger Health • Basic Life Insurance; (Paid 100% by Cavender) - $10,000 • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance (paid 100% by Cavender) $10,000
Dental Insurance Offered 2 Dental Choices provided Dental-Dual Choice – Plan I-DMHO (must see dentist in Guardian networks/copays for service) Plan II – Indemnity plan (see any properly licensed dentist of your choice)
Vision Insurance Offered Cavender will continute to offer Vision Benefits through The Guardian for the 2020 plan year. You have a PPO plan that provides a benefit which allows you to use any provider of your choice.
Retirement Plan Offered 401(k) is offered after working with Cavender Auto Family after 1 full year
Sick Leave Offered PERSONAL TIME OFF (PTO) PTO is accrued upon hire or transfers into a benefits eligible position and will be available for use after 90 days of full time employment. Eligible employees must be scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week on a regular basis. Accrual and payment of PTO All full time employees except commission-paid sales personnel accrue PTO at the rate of ½ day per month to a maximum accumulation of 5 days in their first calendar year of employment.
Vacation Offered PAID VACATION POLICY All full-time employees who have successfully completed their introductory period are eligible to qualify for vacation benefits. The length of vacation given to employees depends on their number of years of service and will be awarded on the employee’s anniversary date. The vacation benefits are as follows: • After 6 months of continuous service: 5 days of vacation benefits • After 1 year of continuous service: 10 days of vacation benefits • After 7 years of continuous service: 15 days of vacation benefits
Paid Holidays Offered PAID HOLIDAYS After completion of the introductory period, full-time employees, other than managers and commission-paid employees will receive the following days off with pay any time they fall on a normal work day: • New Year’s Day • Fourth of July • Labor Day • Thanksgiving Day • Christmas Eve (half-day) • Christmas Day
ST / LT Disability Offered VOLUNTARY SHORT TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE (STD) Full-time employees may purchase STD insurance. In the event you become disable from a non-work related injury or sickness, disability income benefits are provided as a source of income. You are not eligible to receive STD benefits if you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits. VOLUNTARY LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE (STD) Full-time employees may purchase LTD insurance. In the event you become disable from a non-work related injury or sickness, disability income benefits are provided as a source of income. You are not eligible to receive LTD benefits if you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits.
Life Insurance Offered VOLUNTARY LIFE INSURANCE Employees who want to supplement their group life insurance benefits may purchase additional coverage. When you enroll yourself and/or your dependents in this benefit, you pay the full cost through payroll deductions. • Employee Coverage is available in $25,000 increments up to $100,000. • Spouse Your Spouse is eligible to elect coverage up to 50% of the amount you (Cavender Employee) have elected. • Children (6 months to age 25 years) Dependent Child(ren) is eligible for up to 10% of the employee’s approved amount to a maximum of $10,000.
Uniforms Offered Every employee is provided uniforms at a discounted rate and taken from their paycheck up to 4 pay cycles
Other Offered All full-time regular employees (normally working a minimum of 30 hours per week) are eligible to participate in the Plan on the 1st day of the month 60 days of regular full-time employment. An employee who is not actively at work for any reason other than due to medical disability on his scheduled effective date of coverage will not become covered under the Plan until such time as the employee returns to active employment.  Your dependents eligible for coverage include:  Your legal spouse;  Your common-law spouse (documentation required); and Your dependent children who are: ▪ under age 26; ▪ any age if the child lives with you and became physically or mentally handicapped before reaching age 19 with the proper documentation.  Your children include your:  natural and legally adopted children  stepchildren  foster children  any child for whom you are legal guardian. Proper documentation may be required.

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