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  • Service drive.
  • Service Advisor area.
  • Quick lube bays.
  • Tire Machine.
  • Heavy duty lift.
  • Parts stock area.
  • Parts & Accessories.
  • Customer lounge.

Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Heated and well ventilated for summer.

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

We have 13 people on our team, this includes technicians, service advisors and service managers.

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

Shop hours are 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. Shifts vary start times from 7:00 am to 9:00 am.

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

We provide all testing equipment and GM essential tools.

What type of break room facility is provided?

We have a lunchroom available. Fridge, microwave, table, chairs, coffee maker, ect....

How many bays does your shop have?

We have 12 bays.

How many repair orders do you average per month?

600 orders per month on average.

What is your parts ordering process?

It varies depending on availability and situation.

What is your policy on side work?

You can work on your personal and immediate family after work hours.

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

We have a small town family atmosphere.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

Each brand has specific trainings that technicians are sent to, these training are provided and paid for by the dealership. We also provide advanced training for service advisors/managers as well. We are willing to help provide as much training as the technician would like to receive depending on their career goals.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

Everyone that is hired has a career path laid out for them depending on what their hopes and aspirations are in our industry. We have quarterly touch points to make sure that they are on pace to achieve these goals, in if not, what we need to do to get them back on track. Advancement is endless for the right employee.

Can you describe your performance review process?

We run quarterly touch points where technicians will meet with their service manager/director. Working on goals for the next quarter, and discussing if goals were hit from the last quarter on the main talking points. We also do every week, to every other week, discussions on where they stand at hitting their goals.

What type of safety training is required?

Mandatory OSHA training, AWARE, Right to Know, Lock out Tag Out

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

When the situation fits we will do some mentoring work. This includes side-by-side work during repairs so advanced technicians can help with a junior techs skill set, and answer any additional questions.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

Every location is responsible for charitable giving through partnerships with local organizations, and food banks. Carousel Motor Group is also a part of charitable giving, teaming up with children's cancer research and hospitals.

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

We have relationships with all of our local technical schools in the Twin Cities area. We lend a hand wherever we can in helping young technicians stay in our industry, and to be a place of employment for them when they complete their program.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

In the past six years we have been building out our dealerships to be as modern as possible, including state of the art equipment because of the large growth in our marketplace. With the addition of electric vehicles, we make sure to keep up on all of the specialized training and equipment involved.

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

Online application that takes about 20 minutes to complete.

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

A recruiter will do the initial phone screen. Discussion includes work history, what the candidate is looking for, likes/dislikes, and what their goals are.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

Location Manager/Director will conduct the in-person interview. They will jump more in-depth about the candidates resume, experience, what they are looking for, tool collection, education, and get to know the candidate to see if they will be a fit.

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

Background check, drug screen, and personality tests are done before hire.

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

No formal skills assessment

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

Couple days

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

We will try and get candidates through the hiring process is as quick as possible. Some this will depend on when they can get their background check, and drug screen completed.

Lube Technician
Lube Technicians are entry level technicians that focus on routine maintenance such as oil changes, changing tires, and inspections.
Pay Range: $47,000.00 - $68,000.00/year

Paid on per clock hour worked + overtime.

Service Advisor
Service Advisors are primarily customer focused and, as one of the faces of the shop, they are critical in keeping customers happy. Service Advisors are frequently focused on taking customer calls, relaying information to technicians, and selling repair jobs. Both technical and sales experience are helpful for this position.
Pay Range: $50,000.00 - $80,000.00/year

Service Advisor are paid a salary plus commission based on personal and department production.

Journeyperson Technician (A,B,C Levels) Pay Range: $60,000.00 - $100,000.00/year

Paid on flat rate hours and will be paid retro to the 1st hour based on total hours booked.

Light Duty Technician Pay Range: $50,000.00 - $75,000.00/year

Paid on per clock hour worked + overtime.

Health Insurance Offered
Two plans (HDHP) are offered through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. First of the month after 60 days of employment benefit begins.
Dental Insurance Offered
Two plans are offered that you can choose from to meet your needs. 1. Preventative: Lower premium plan. Primarily used for preventative dental care. 2. Comprehensive: More comprehensive benefits, more coverage for major dental services and child orthodontics benefits.
Vision Insurance Offered
There are a variety of coverage options that cover in-network and out-of-network needs.
Retirement Plan Offered
We offer 401(K) with company match of 2% on 4% for employees working at least 20 hours a week. We also offer a Healthcare Savings Account (HSA) with company contributions.
Sick Leave Offered
Each employee has PTO that they accrue throughout the year.
Vacation Offered
Each employee has PTO that they accrue throughout the year.
Paid Holidays Offered
Holiday schedules vary by store.
ST / LT Disability Offered
Life Insurance Offered
Basic coverage paid for by the company and coverage is 1x annual earnings up to $50,000. There is also supplemental life insurance available for employees to purchase.
Uniforms Offered
Work shirts, work pants, and winter jackets provided.
Other Offered
As part of the Pohlad Companies, we have a robust benefits offering. Our philosophy is to offer a like set of programs to employees who are situated in like positions in like industries within this organization. Our benefit and pay programs together offer a “Competitive Plus” Total Compensation Framework. We also offer a variety of other benefits to fit your needs including: - Parental Leave - Caregiver Leave - Charitable Matching Gifts - Fitness Incentive - CMG Employee Pricing - Pohlad Perks - and more!! Eligibility for benefits is based on your position and tenure with the Company. You are eligible to participate in benefits if you are a regular (non-temporary, non-union) employee scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week. Benefits will go into effect on the 1st of the month following or coinciding with 60 days of employment.