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First Vehicle Services – City of Fort Lauderdale

220 Southwest 14th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

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At this First Vehicle location, we service over 1700 vehicles for the City of Fort Lauderdale from Fire Trucks, police vehicles, to an exciting variety of Public Works fleet equipment.

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About Us

At this First Vehicle location, we service over 1700 vehicles for the City of Fort Lauderdale from Fire Trucks, police vehicles, to an exciting variety of Public Works fleet equipment.

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  • Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

    This shop is not air-conditioned, but we do have large fans in place to provide comfort.

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

    We have over 30 technicians over two shifts and a total crew size of 52 people.

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

    We operate two shifts 6:00 am - 3:00 pm and 3:30pm - 12:00 am.

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

    We have computer testing equipment, welding equipment, specialty testing equipment, and wheel/tire machines for small and large tires.

  • What type of break room facility is provided?

    We have a medium size break-room area that can accommodate roughly 6 - 8 people with a vending machines, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker.

  • How many bays does your shop have?

    Our shop has 8 small shop bays, 1 very large area for multiple large pieces of equipment. We also have 4 bays for fire equipment.

  • How many repair orders do you average per month?

    We average roughly 900 - 1,000 repair orders per month.

  • What is your parts ordering process?

    We have a parts warehouse with multiple parts clerks that assist in obtaining needed parts we may not have on hand.

  • What is your policy on side work?

    First Vehicle does not allow side work in the shops at any location.

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

    It's always beautiful and sunny in Florida!

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

    We have our own in-house training and each technician will receive at least 40 hours of training annually. We offer ASE training and testing to all of our technicians at no cost to them. Also, we have in-person OEM training, and Firstgroup Tech College offers hundreds of hours of tech knowledge and quizzes with new courses added weekly. We also sponsor our own in-house EVT testing.

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

    Many of our managers and leadership were once technicians themselves.

  • Can you describe your performance review process?

    Reviews are performed annually and are based on ASE obtained, noted skill advancement, and diagnostic accuracy.

  • What type of safety training is required?

    This location requires lockout tag-out, PPE, lift usage, monthly safety meetings, and daily safety message.

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

    At this First Vehicle location, our more senior technicians will shadow the lesser experience techs and guide them through the diagnostic and problem-solving processes to make accurate repairs.

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

    This shop does attend community events.

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

    First Vehicle does partner with local technical schools.

  • Where do you see the shop in five years?

    This location is working hard to be one cohesive unit with all of its various departments and will soon be one of the top shops in the company. We also accel to achieve ASE and EVT Certifications. We are also preparing to train for CDL testing.

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

    Yes, we have an online application that can take anywhere from 15-30 minutes to complete. We are a DOT employer so the application may seem a little lengthy, but we are always happy to assist. You can even complete the application on a computer in our shop.

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

    A manager may ask you a few questions over the phone when they schedule you for an interview, but most questions are saved for the in-person interview.

  • What do your in-person interviews entail?

    You will meet face-to-face with our Maintenance Manager who will ask you questions from a structured interview guide. Interviews take at least 30 minutes to complete.

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

    We do have a background check and drug screening process once you accept a job offer.

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

    No skills assessments are performed.

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

    You should hear back within a few days of your interview. If you are still waiting on an answer after a week, call or email the manager and they will follow up with you.

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

    Depending on where the manager is with reviewing and interviewing candidates, it should take about one week from the time you submit an application to the time a hiring decision is made.

  • A Level Technician
    Pay Range: $45,760 - $62,400/year ($22.00 - $30.00/hr)
    ($22.00 - $30.00/hr)

    An additional $.10 per hour for each ASE certification you possess or obtain! ASE & EVT certification bonus money & company-paid ASE testing and training materials

Health Insurance Offered First Vehicle offers three affordable health plans from United Heath Care that included Medical and Pharmacy care. We offer Yellow, Blue, and Green plans which offer your affordability and different price points while offering comprehensive medical coverage.
Dental Insurance Offered First Vehicles offers two affordable dental plans from Cigna Dental. You may choose from Cigna Dental HMO or a PPO plan.
Vision Insurance Offered First Vehicle offers two affordable dental plans from VSP. You may choose from the Choice Plan or the Choice Premium Plan. Both plans cover a full array of eyeglasses/frames or contact lenses
Retirement Plan Offered First Vehicle offers a 401(k) plan with Principal. You may save from 1% to 50% of your earnings as Pre-Tax Savings Contributions or Roth Post-Tax Contributions. Rollovers from prior qualified plans are allowed. Certain limits apply if you are a Highly Compensated Employee. Special catch-up contributions are available if you are age 50 or older during the plan year. Contributions are subject to certain IRS limits. Match: After 1 year of employment; the company will match 50% on the first 6% of your contributions. You are always vested in your own contributions. The company contribution vesting schedule is as follows: After 1 year of service = 33%; After 2 years of service = 67%; After 3 years of service = 100% Withdrawals and Loans are available under the plan.
Sick Leave Offered This First Vehicle location offers 5 sick days to use annually from July to June.
Vacation Offered This First Vehicle location offers vacation of: 2 weeks after the first 90-days of hire.
Paid Holidays Offered This First Vehicle location offers 9 paid holidays New Years Day Martin Luther King Day President's Day Memorial Day Fourth of July Labor Day Veteran's Day Thanksgiving Christmas
ST / LT Disability Offered First Vehicle offers both voluntary both Short-Term and Long-Term disability to all employees. The employee-paid option of 70% of your weekly earnings, with no maximum benefit, is available through Lincoln Financial for Short-Term. The Employee-paid options of 40%, 50%, 60% of salary, up to a monthly benefit of $12,000 are available through Lincoln Financial Long-Term.
Life Insurance Offered Employee-paid life insurance options are available for employee, spouse, and children through Lincoln Financial. Dependent coverage is limited to 50% of the employee voluntary election amount. Employee: Option 1: $10,000 Option 2: 1 x Annual Salary Option 2: 2 x Annual Salary Option 2: 3 x Annual Salary Spouse: Option 1: $5,000 Option 2: 50% of 1 x Employee Annual Salary Option 3: 50% of 2 x Employee Annual Salary Option 4: 50% of 3 x Employee Annual Salary Child: Option 1: $5,000 Option 2: $10,000
Uniforms Offered First Vehicle offers uniforms at zero cost to the employee.
Other Not Offered

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