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Smart KIA - Top Shops in Davenport, IA

Gurley Leep Automotive Family Top Shops

Top Shop in Davenport, IA

Smart KIA

3707 North Harrison Street Davenport, IA 52806
https://www.smartkiadavenport.com/

About Us

Smart KIA is growing, hence our new building and our complete remodel. We are now working in a state of the art service facility. We have been increasing our customer count every year, and we are looking for a few talented individuals to grow with us! We work on all makes and models so we are always looking for certified techs no matter what certification. Apply today to connect with us!

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About Us

Smart KIA is growing, hence our new building and our complete remodel. We are now working in a state of the art service facility. We have been increasing our customer count every year, and we are looking for a few talented individuals to grow with us! We work on all makes and models so we are always looking for certified techs no matter what certification. Apply today to connect with us!

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

    We have an online application, and it typically takes from 6 to 9 minutes to complete depending on typing speed

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

    Sometimes we phone screen or we utilize video interviews

  • What do your in-person interviews entail?

    We let the applicant know all the opportunities and extra's we offer above and beyond what others can offer. Shop tour and Q&A.

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

    We perform background checks along with a personalty assessment through Wonscore by Wonderlic. No pre-employment drug screening.

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

    Yes. Have a list of like type repairs to go over to see if they know how to or have done those types of repairs before.

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

    Less than 1 week.

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

    1 to 3 days

  • Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

    Our Shop is heated!

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

    10

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

    7am - 6pm M-F and 7:30am - 3:00pm Sat

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

    We provide OEM specific tools & equipment. Technicians are expected to have their own complete tool sets. Hoists, engine lifts, ac machines, tire machine, brake lathe, alignment rack.

  • What type of break room facility is provided?

    Lunchroom with refrigerator and microwave.

  • How many bays does your shop have?

    10

  • How many repair orders do you average per month?

    700

  • What is your parts ordering process?

    Parts are ordered electronically through Xtime.

  • What is your policy on side work?

    Absolutely none allowed on premises.

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

    KIA factory training and certifications programs.

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

    We have numerous franchises in our company and multiple opportunities for growth.

  • Can you describe your performance review process?

    Daily, weekly, and monthly shift meetings and one on one's.

  • What type of safety training is required?

    KPA safety training program.

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

    We have team leaders that are there to assist and train.

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

    We are involved in the whole store for local activities.

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

    We work with local and national Tech schools.

  • Where do you see the shop in five years?

    We are growing and continuing to grow. We are averaging a 10-15% increase in RO count every year.

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

    Giving back to the community we serve is one of the foundational pillars on which we have built our company and which we continue to grow. ‘Driven to Give’ was designed for this reason; to help encompass all the ways we give back to our communities. We are ‘driven’ to give; from our Red Carpet events to sponsorships and donations, it all comes back to doing the “right” thing. This generosity through philanthropy has touched countless lives and the Gurley Leep Automotive Family of dealerships look forward to continuing this year after year.

  • A Level Technician
    Pay Range: $50,000 - $110,000/year

    Compensation range is estimated by skill level, certification status, hours booked, bonuses, trip incentives, etc.

  • B Level Technician
    Pay Range: $40,000 - $50,000/year

    Compensation range is estimated by skill level, certification status, hours booked, bonuses, trip incentives, etc.

  • C Level Technician
    Pay Range: $30,000 - $40,000/year

    Compensation range is estimated by skill level, certification status, hours booked, bonuses, trip incentives, etc.

  • Lube Technician
    Pay Range: $25,000 - $30,000/year

    Compensation range is determined by skill level, certification status, hours booked, bonuses, trip incentives, etc.

  • Service Advisor
    Pay Range: $45,000 - $125,000/year

    Production based pay plan, set your own pay by your performance.

  • Student Tech / Apprentice
    Pay Range: $15,000 - $25,000/hour

    Will be determined by available schedule and skill set.

  • Collision Technician - A Level
    Pay Range: $50,000 - $110,000/year

    Compensation range is estimated by skill level, certification status, hours booked, bonuses, trip incentives, etc.

  • Collision Technician - B Level
    Pay Range: $35,000 - $55,000/year

    Compensation range is estimated by skill level, certification status, hours booked, bonuses, trip incentives, etc.

  • Collision Painter
    Pay Range: $50,000 - $110,000/year

    Compensation range is estimated by skill level, certification status, hours booked, bonuses, trip incentives, etc.

  • Collision Prepper
    Pay Range: $25,000 - $35,000/year

    Compensation range is estimated by skill level, certification status, hours booked, bonuses, trip incentives, etc.

Health Insurance Offered AETNA Health coverage offered by company * Company contribution from $500 to $2,000 annually towards your Health Savings Account to pay for medical expenses * Free Wellness Program: Receive a $50 discount on your monthly insurance premium for participating in the screening. Biometrics: Receive a $250 deductible credit for biometrics that are in a healthy range and earn up to $1,000 in deductible credit
Dental Insurance Offered AETNA Dental coverage offered by company
Vision Insurance Offered Eye Med Vision coverage offered by company
Retirement Plan Offered 401(k) Retirement Benefit Company Contribution * Company will match 25% of the team member’s contribution up to the first 8% of the team member’s eligible gross earnings (discretionary and subject to change) * Over $1.8 MILLION contributed in matching funds for our team members 401(k) plans between 2018-2020
Sick Leave Offered PTO and FMLA
Vacation Offered Paid Time Off * Start earning Paid Time Off (PTO) from your very first week with the company * Receive two (2) extra PTO days on your yearly anniversary * First year 56 hours accumulated, 2-9 years 96 hours accumulated, 10+ years 136 hours accumulated, per year. [OPTIONAL] Vacation Savings Plan * Gurley Leep will match your Make-A-Memory vacation savings plan up to $1,000 per year
Paid Holidays Offered New Year’s Day Memorial Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day
ST / LT Disability Offered Company Paid Insurance * Short Term Disability Insurance Company offers optional Long Term Disability coverage through Voya
Life Insurance Offered Company Paid Insurance * Life Insurance amount of $25,000
Uniforms Offered Uniforms are provided for our Technicians
Other Offered Changing Lives Scholarship Program for your Children/Dependents * $5,000 per academic school year, per eligible student * Two installments; $2,500 for the fall semester, $2,500 for the spring semester * The Scholarship is payable directly to the school for tuition and books Company Outings * Chicago Cubs Game Annual Trip * Six Flags Theme Park Annual Trip * Annual Company Picnic * Employee Children Christmas Celebration Awards and Recognition * President’s Club Recognition Luncheon (Monthly) * President’s Club Awards Ceremony at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago, IL (Annually) * High Performer Awards Trip (ex. Cancun, Aruba, Las Vegas, NASCAR) * Cash Bash Competitions and Awards * Tea with Z (Service Recognition) Team Member Referral Program * Up to $1,500 payout for team member referral after 90 days of referral employment Company Paid Insurance * Short Term Disability Insurance * Life Insurance amount of $25,000 * Team Member Assistance Program

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