Tom Wood Nissan - Technician Jobs in Indianapolis, IN

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Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

Shop is heated.

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

16 Technicians

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

Mon-Friday: 7:30A - 6:00P Saturday: 8:00A - 4:00P Sunday: CLOSED

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

OEM special tools available in-shop

What type of break room facility is provided?

Large breakroom with fridge/freezer and microwave

How many bays does your shop have?

23 mechanical bays 6 detail bays 3 paint bays 1 alignment rack

How many repair orders do you average per month?


What is your parts ordering process?

We stock many popular OEM parts in-house. If not in stock, special order as needed.

What is your policy on side work?

Strictly prohibited.

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

We provide toolboxes and workbenches to all technicians.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We have a corporate training for basics/intro level technician training, as well as getting comfortable with Xtime inspection tool and media usage for inspections. We also pay for technicians to go to manufacturer training and get certified in all the necessary skills all the way up to Master level. Continued education via online and classroom training. We also have tuition reimbursement plans for courses taken while employed.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

There are advancement opportunities available both at our location as well as in our entire organization.

Can you describe your performance review process?

We have an initial 60 day review as well as annual reviews unless it is required to have more at other intervals.

What type of safety training is required?

There are corporate level interactive video trainings and any required manufacturer training courses.

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

Our tenured technicians do a great job of mentoring and teaching new technicians

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

Tom Wood is very involved in the community. We are the main sponsor for the automotive education at Ivy Tech Community College. We have an annual golf outing for the American Cancer Society. We have a toy drive for YMCA each year. We are also involved with Lincoln Tech, Wyotech, and J Everett Light Career Center.

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

Our corporate trainer recently recruited a few people from J Everett Light Career Center, which is a local high school level career center. We also invest in and recruit from Lincoln Tech and Ivy Tech locally, as well as Wyotech nationally.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

We see a fully staffed service drive and enough technicians to handle all incoming work and keep everyone busy!

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

We have an online application that takes about 15-20 minutes to fill out.

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

Yes, we screen applications and resumes to check employment history, experience, etc.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

Usually the first interview is one-on-one with the service manager. For some positions, we will have a second interview or bring the GM in for the interview.

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


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


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

Typically 3-5 business days

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

Approximately 1-2 weeks.

A Level Technician Pay Range: $0.00 - $35.00/hour

Production bonus

B Level Technician Pay Range: $0.00 - $28.00/hour

Production bonus

C Level Technician Pay Range: $0.00 - $24.00/hour

Production bonus

Lube Technician Pay Range: $0.00 - $18.00/year

Spiffs for upselling

Health Insurance Offered
We have an excellent medical insurance package on the first of the month after 60 days of employment. Employees also have options for spouses and families.
Dental Insurance Offered
Dental insurance is available on the first of the month after 60 days of employment. Employees also have options for spouses and families.
Vision Insurance Offered
Vision insurance is available on the first of the month after 60 days of employment. Employees also have options for spouses and families.
Retirement Plan Offered
401K option is available for employees that are eligible based on age restrictions on the first of the month after 90 days of employment. Employer match of 25% of the first 6% saved. Fully vested after 6 years.
Sick Leave Offered
3 days PTO after 90 days of employment. Renews annually.
Vacation Offered
1 week vacation after 1 year of employment. 2 weeks at 2 years of employment. 3 weeks at 5 years of employment.
Paid Holidays Offered
We offer paid holidays starting immediately on hire date. All major national holidays.
ST / LT Disability Offered
We offer short term disability on the first of the month after 60 days of employment.
Life Insurance Offered
Tom Wood pays for employee life insurance of $10,000 on the first of the month after 60 days of employment. Employees have the option to purchase an increased amount of their own, or purchase for spouse, as well as dependents.
Uniforms Offered
Company provides uniforms for technicians.
Other Offered
Tuition reimbursement is available on a case-by-case basis.

Shop Talk

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Springtime is the time to keep customers informed of their vehicle needs to insure it is road ready for those springtime drives. We work with the technicians and advisors constantly to ensure every attention to detail is paid to every vehicle every time it comes into the shop.

Top Shop Challenge: What are a couple of things you'd like to highlight that happened last month?

Last month was a struggle as customer counts seem to be down at the moment. This is not uncommon since Spring Break finished up and work always tends to slow down after that. Also, there was a full eclipse that happened and seemed to take everyones attention from servicing their vehicles.

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Top Shop Challenge: What was the biggest surprise your shop saw in the last 3-6 months?

Over the past 3-6 months, the biggest surprise is the weather. By having a very mild winter we are experiencing no interruptions in our business due to bad weather.

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How about that, 5 years in a row Tom Wood Nissan is a CarFax Top Rated Nissan Dealer in Indiana

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We celebrate the 20 years of service from Ben Stafford with the Tom Wood Nissan store. Ben originally joined Tom Wood Nissan as a detailer and moved his way into painting parts and vehicles in our touch up shop. Ben celebrates 20 years of marriage to his wife and has a daughter that is a senior and a son that is a junior. Ben loves Nascar and vehicles of all makes and models. Congratulations Ben and thank you for all that you do.

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March 8th is International Women's Day. Our industry continues to be male dominated but progress is being made. Tell us about some of the strong women in your shop and how you encourage more females to get into the industry.

We celebrate the ladies of Nissan service as they bring knowledge, happiness and a true desire to help our customers and fellow employees. They are the backbone of Tom Wood Nissan and have such attention for details that keeps our shop running tip top.