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Mercedes Benz of Des Moines
WrenchWay Top Shops | Lithia Motors
Mercedes Benz of Des Moines
9993 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA 50322
http://www.mercedesbenzofdesmoines.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. Des Moines is known for great people, food, and activities. The Iowa State Fair, RAGBRAI (The Register’s Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) We are home to the Iowa Cubs, Iowa Energy, and Iowa Wolves among many other local sports teams. It offers an excellent cost of living, and a great place to raise a family. Should you need a quick weekend getaway we are only a few hours from Minneapolis, Kansas City, Omaha, and Chicago.

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

  • Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

    Shop is heated and well ventilated.

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

    Shop Foreman 8 Vehicle Technicians 1 Sprinter Technician

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

    M - F 8:00AM - 5:00 PM S 8:00AM - 4:00 PM We offer flexible schedules for our technicians.

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

    All Mercedes-Benz mfg. specific tools including laptops and diagnostic software. Technicians are expected to have their own hand tools and tool box.

  • What type of break room facility is provided?

    Large break room with fridge, 2 microwaves and 4 vending machines. TV with satellite connection.

  • How many bays does your shop have?

    27

  • How many repair orders do you average per month?

    800-1000

  • What is your parts ordering process?

    Parts reqs are entered digitally through Digital Multipoint.

  • What is your policy on side work?

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

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

  • 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: $52,000 - $63,000/year

    Flat Rate Mercedes Benz Certified Master Technician CDT

  • B Level Technician
    - Pay Range: $45,000 - $51,400/year

    Flat Rate Mercedes Benz Certifications and working towards Master

  • C Level Technician
    - Pay Range: $35,000 - $44,500/year

    Flat Rate Entry Level Tech working on Mercedes certifications and diagnostic ability.

  • Lube Technician
    - Pay Range: $24,000 - $32,000/year

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

  • Service Advisor
    - Pay Range: $60,000 - $90,000/year

    Commission based pay plan based on net sales and customer retention.

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 Not Offered
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.
Get in Touch

Feel free to contact us on the form below if you have any questions. Even if you don't see an open position above, we're always looking to hear from good people.

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