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Pape Chevrolet - Technician Jobs in South Portland, ME

Technician Jobs in South Portland, ME

Pape Chevrolet

425 Westbrook Street South Portland, ME 04106
https://www.papechevrolet.com

About Us

As a leading dealership in the South Portland area, Pape wins a lot of awards. While awards are important to the company, it is the customer satisfaction numbers that generate the most pride. “You don’t stay in the business as long as we’ve been in it if you’re not focused on your customer,” says Fred Pape III, President of the Pape Dealerships in South Portland. “And things come pretty easily if you just stay that way.” We are consistently is among the highest performers for our brand in New England. With a commitment to quality service and an employee team that is second to none, it is clear that Pape will continue to be successful well into the future. Consider joining our team!

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About Us

As a leading dealership in the South Portland area, Pape wins a lot of awards. While awards are important to the company, it is the customer satisfaction numbers that generate the most pride. “You don’t stay in the business as long as we’ve been in it if you’re not focused on your customer,” says Fred Pape III, President of the Pape Dealerships in South Portland. “And things come pretty easily if you just stay that way.” We are consistently is among the highest performers for our brand in New England. With a commitment to quality service and an employee team that is second to none, it is clear that Pape will continue to be successful well into the future. Consider joining our team!

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Hiring Process
  • Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

    The shop is heated and in July will receive a new Epoxy floor that will pass both ADA and OSHA slip resistance standards, painted walls and ceiling with new light fixtures and air-conditioning.

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

    We presently have 13 Service Technicians

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

    MONDAY 7:00 AM 5:00 PM TUESDAY 7:00 AM 5:00 PM WEDNESDAY 7:00 AM 5:00 PM THURSDAY 7:00 AM 5:00 PM FRIDAY 7:00 AM 5:00 PM SATURDAY 8:00 AM 12:00 PM SUNDAY CLOSED

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

    -All Manufacture required tool -Tool Allowance available

  • What type of break room facility is provided?

    An air-conditioned break room and training room is provided.

  • How many bays does your shop have?

    The service shop has a total of 20 service bays.

  • How many repair orders do you average per month?

    Pape Chevrolet averages 770 ROs per month.

  • What is your parts ordering process?

    Our parts ordering process is manufacture recommended that is facilitated with internal data processing.

  • What is your policy on side work?

    Side work is not allowed due to both health and insurance liabilities.

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

    Manufacture and ASE training is paid for by the employer.

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

    Our philosophy has always been to promote from within when key positions are available.

  • Can you describe your performance review process?

    Annual performance review processes are available.

  • What type of safety training is required?

    OEM, OSHA, and State safety required training is available on an ongoing basis.

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

    Our technicians work as a team and therefore help one another service vehicles with the utmost customer safety in mind.

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

    Pape Chevrolet is heavily involved with the following organizations that serve our community The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital ME Children’s Cancer Program United Way of Greater Portland South Portland Food Cupboard Dream Factory of Maine Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Portland

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

    Maine Automobile Dealer Association (MADA) works closely with various local high schools and tech schools, setting the foundation for future employment with local dealerships. 

  • Where do you see the shop in five years?

    The shop will be the guiding support of future vehicle technology.

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

    Pape Chevrolet Employment Application is available here. (Insert Link)

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

    Yes, available upon initial conversation.

  • What do your in-person interviews entail?

    Initial in-person interviews will be conducted by the service manager.

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

    We at Pape Chevrolet don’t feel the need to perform background checks, drug screening, or personality tests before hiring any applicant.

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

    N/A

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

    Employment offers can range from the moment of the initial interview to up to 3 days.

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

    Communication between both Pape Chevrolet and the potential new hire is key and therefore can range from hours to 5 days.

  • A Level Technician
    Pay Range: $70,000 - $130,000/year

    Rate per hour per flat rate produced.

  • B Level Technician
    Pay Range: $50,000 - $70,000/year

    Rate per hour per flat rate produced.

  • C Level Technician
    Pay Range: $30,000 - $50,000/year

    Rate per hour per flat rate produced.

  • Service Advisor
    Pay Range: $45,000 - $75,000/year

    Commission Based

  • Collision Technician - A Level
    Pay Range: $50,000 - $80,000/year

    Rate per hour per flat rate produced.

Health Insurance Offered We are self-insured under MADA (Maine Automobile Dealer Association) offering two medical plans: - PPO-Value with a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), and a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) - HSA-Standard with a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Both plans cover Employee Only (EO), Employee with Child (EC) and Employee with Family (EF)
Dental Insurance Offered We are self-insured under MADA (Maine Automobile Dealer Association) with a comprehensive dental plan that covers Employee Only (EO) and/or Employee with Family (EF).
Vision Insurance Offered We are self-insured under MADA (Maine Automobile Dealer Association) with a comprehensive vision plan that covers Employee Only (EO), Employee & Spouse (ES), Employee & Child (EC) and Employee with Family (EF).
Retirement Plan Offered Pape Employee 401(k) Plan is offered to all employees after 90 days of employment followed by the next first quarter. Participation levels start at 6% in order to get the company match of 3%.
Sick Leave Offered A total of 6 days is available for you as sick leave or personal time off, (PTO).
Vacation Offered All new hires are allocated three (3) weeks of vacation, which starts on your date of hire.
Paid Holidays Offered Paid Holidays are part of personal time off (PTO).
ST / LT Disability Offered MADA offers a comprehensive short-term disability (STD), which is paid for by the employer. Long-term disability is offered through UNUM, paid for by employees.
Life Insurance Offered MADA offers Life Insurance 10K paid for by the employer. Additional life insurance coverage is offered under UNUM paid for by employees.
Uniforms Offered All uniforms are provided by Pratt-Abbott and paid for by the employer.
Other Not Offered

SHOP TALK

Shop Talk Video
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Meet our Service Manager, Ryan
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Meet one of our technicians, Jamie
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Technician Jamie discusses training
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Service Manager Ryan discusses how we support your career development
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Hear about our apprentice program!
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Great team culture, state of the art facility... just a couple reasons why we are the best place to work