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Knox Speed & Diesel - Technician Jobs in Knoxville, TN

Technician Jobs in Knoxville, TN

Knox Speed & Diesel

227 Sherway Road Knoxville, TN 37922
https://knoxspeedanddiesel.com/

About Us

At Knox Speed & Diesel, we are an automotive repair facility that specializes in light duty diesel, as well as gasoline vehicles. We put a strong emphasis on customer service, and pride ourselves in being able to offer pinpoint diagnostics on a wide array of automotive issues.

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About Us

At Knox Speed & Diesel, we are an automotive repair facility that specializes in light duty diesel, as well as gasoline vehicles. We put a strong emphasis on customer service, and pride ourselves in being able to offer pinpoint diagnostics on a wide array of automotive issues.

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  • Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

    Our shop is heated, with wall fans for cooling in the summer.

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

    1 Owner/Manager 1 Parts & Service Specialist 1 Shop Foreman 1 Euro Tech 3 Mechanics

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

    Business is open Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM to 5:30 pm. Shift is constant with shop hours, with a 1 hour lunch break. No weekends!

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

    Big tools and some specialty tools are provided, as well as air hoses, brake parts cleaner and degreaser. Diagnostic computers are provided, including Opus drive pro, Ford IDS, and Snap On Solus edge. All hand tools and general mechanics tools should be provided by the technician.

  • What type of break room facility is provided?

    Microwave, Fridge, Seating and Tables. We also have cold water in the shop.

  • How many bays does your shop have?

    7 bays and 6 lifts

  • How many repair orders do you average per month?

    On average around 80

  • What is your parts ordering process?

    Shop Foreman Diagnoses Vehicle -> Service & Parts Specialist organizes quote and receives customer approval -> Service & Parts Specialist orders approved parts for service.

  • What is your policy on side work?

    We do not offer any side work at the facility.

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

    Many of our vendors offer continued training, and we also have access to all of Ford's coursework. For those who want to continue their education we are happy to accommodate.

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

    Our shop is an excellent environment for a well motivated technician. If the right technician would like to advance their careers there may be opportunities down the road for that person.

  • Can you describe your performance review process?

    At our shop, this is a fairly informal process and mostly focuses on newer hires. We discuss progress, if goals are being hit, and where to go going forward.

  • What type of safety training is required?

    Good Common Sense, but no formal safety training is required.

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

    The shop foreman mentors technicians with his knowledge and experience. He will be available to answer any questions, and when time permits, do some side-by-side work.

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

    We work with various other businesses and organizations in the Knoxville area for fundraising opportunities such as: The Scarecrow Foundation, Manna House and Susannah's House, and the Compassion Coalition.

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

    Not currently

  • Where do you see the shop in five years?

    We see ourselves growing within our location and expanding the customer base. Continually gaining quality customers and providing exceptional service!

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

    Yes we do! It typically takes 10-15 minutes.

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

    We would prefer to do in-person interviews if possible.

  • What do your in-person interviews entail?

    A conversation with the owner and the Shop Foreman. Discussion includes background, certifications, and career goals.

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

    No

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

    No formal assessment.

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

    24 Hours

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

    A few days

  • A Level Technician
    Pay Range: $63,000 - $80,000/year ($30.29 - $38.46/hr)
    ($30.29 - $38.46/hr)

    Hourly rate with incentives, if certain goals are met.

  • B Level Technician
    Pay Range: $52,000 - $62,000/year ($25.00 - $29.81/hr)
    ($25.00 - $29.81/hr)

    Hourly rate with incentives, if certain goals are met.

  • C Level Technician
    Pay Range: $35,000 - $50,000/year ($16.83 - $24.04/hr)
    ($16.83 - $24.04/hr)

    Hourly rate with incentives, if certain goals are met.

Health Insurance Offered Company will pay up to 50% of health insurance plan. Plans offered are for single or family.
Dental Insurance Not Offered
Vision Insurance Not Offered
Retirement Plan Not Offered
Sick Leave Offered Kicks in after 1st year
Vacation Offered Kicks in after 1st year. 1 week paid.
Paid Holidays Offered Christmas, New Years, Labor Day, memorial day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and the Friday following Thanksgiving.
ST / LT Disability Not Offered
Life Insurance Not Offered
Uniforms Offered Shirt Only
Other Offered Closed on Weekends

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