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Lithia Motors Top Shops
Howdy Honda
5519 East Ben White Boulevard Austin, TX 78744
http://www.howdyhonda.com
About Us

Lithia Motors Inc. started in 1946 in Ashland, OR as a small Chrysler store and has evolved into the 3rd largest dealership group in the nation with over 200 locations to serve our customers. Howdy Honda is located in Austin, TX. Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the country with a ton of outdoor parks, activities and a buzzing cultural and arts atmosphere. Howdy Honda has been in Austin for over 30 years, providing service for generations of Austinites. We have also employed generations of our community members. We strive to build an atmosphere of trust and respect for our customers as well as our employees. Our goal is to build a career for our employees and earn customers for life!

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About Us

Lithia Motors Inc. started in 1946 in Ashland, OR as a small Chrysler store and has evolved into the 3rd largest dealership group in the nation with over 200 locations to serve our customers. Howdy Honda is located in Austin, TX. Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the country with a ton of outdoor parks, activities and a buzzing cultural and arts atmosphere. Howdy Honda has been in Austin for over 30 years, providing service for generations of Austinites. We have also employed generations of our community members. We strive to build an atmosphere of trust and respect for our customers as well as our employees. Our goal is to build a career for our employees and earn customers for life!

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

    We do have an online application and it usually takes less than 20 minutes to complete.

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

    Applicants are phone screened by a recruiter and then an in person or phone interview is scheduled with the service manager.

  • What do your in-person interviews entail?

    One on one question and answer with the service manager and shop foreman if available.

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

    We conduct a background check and a drug screening prior to offer.

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

    There are some assessments that are performed on line.

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

    We try to keep in contact with our candidates and a rejection or offer is usually made within a week.

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

    Depending on the number of applicants it usually takes less than a week.

  • Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

    Our clean and modern shop is heated and air-conditioned.

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

    33 technicians

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

    M - F 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM S 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

    Shop provides all Honda Manufacturer Specific Tools including computers and diagnostic software. Technicians are expected to have their own hand tools and box.

  • What type of break room facility is provided?

    Break room has tables, TV, Fridge and Microwave.

  • How many bays does your shop have?

    56

  • How many repair orders do you average per month?

    4250

  • What is your parts ordering process?

    P & A electronic through MPI.

  • What is your policy on side work?

    We do not allow side work to be done on site as it is an insurance issue.

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

    Shop pays for completed and passed ASEs. Shop pays for MFG training both on site and off premise including : Travel, Lodging, Food, and time at class.

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

    Our mission statement is Growth Powered By People! How far you go depends on you and your drive. We have had many techs become service managers and service managers become fixed operations directors and even general managers!

  • Can you describe your performance review process?

    Performance Reviews are each done at service manager's discretion.

  • What type of safety training is required?

    Monthly safety meetings. On-line safety training at hire. Safety committee on site.

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

    Our senior technicians are afforded the opportunity to mentor new and upcoming techs.

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

    All Lithia stores are very involved in community events. Lithia Motors Inc. has great national community involvement including Lithia 4 Kids.

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

    Our local stores and national recruiters are very involved with local High School vocational programs . Lithia Motors Inc. is a preferred employer at all national vocational schools.

  • Where do you see the shop in five years?

    YOY growth has been incredible and projected to continue through the next 5 years. We are also implementing on-line service and sales through our new Driveway division!

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

    Our Growth Powered By People mission provides a chance for you to further your career as far as you want without obstacles. Do the work and move on up!

  • A Level Technician
    Pay Range: $65,000 - $125,000/year

    Flat Rate Honda Master Certified Technician. Relocation and sign on bonus available at Service Manager's discretion.

  • B Level Technician
    Pay Range: $55,000 - $110,000/year

    Flat Rate Honda Certified Technician working towards Master certifications. Sign On Bonus available at Service Manager's discretion.

  • C Level Technician
    Pay Range: $50,000 - $85,000/year

    Flat Rate Experienced technician working towards Honda certifications.

  • Lube Technician
    Pay Range: $35,000 - $55,000/year

    Entry Level Technician able to perform L.O.F. and minor maintenance.

Health Insurance Offered Health Insurance offered and policy can be customized by employee
Dental Insurance Offered Dental Insurance offered
Vision Insurance Offered Vision insurance offered
Retirement Plan Offered 401k with company participation. Employee Stock Purchase Program
Sick Leave Offered Sick Leave is built into PTO Plan.
Vacation Offered PTO offered: After 1 year of service: 40 Hours After 2 years of service: 80 Hours each anniversary date After 7 years of service: 120 Hours each anniversary date
Paid Holidays Offered Most major holidays offered
ST / LT Disability Offered ST/LT disability offered.
Life Insurance Offered First $10,000 paid by company.
Uniforms Offered Uniforms and laundry service offered.
Other Offered Generous employee discounts on vehicle purchases, leases, parts, and service contracts.
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