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United Tire & Service - Top Shops for Technician Jobs in Ambler, PA

Top Shop for Technician Jobs in Ambler, PA

United Tire & Service

140 North Ridge Avenue Ambler, PA 19002
http://www.unitedtire.com

About Us

Our Ambler tire shop has been locally owned and operated since 1976, and has been ensuring fantastic quality and customer service ever since. Whatever issues bring you into our shop, we’ll be able to help. We can also help provide you with maintenance for your vehicle in order to help you better protect your investment. We take great pride in knowing that residents in and around Ambler are driving safe and Driving United.

Open Positions

  • A Level Technician 
  • B Level Technician 
  • C Level Technician 
  • Lube Technician 
  • Student Tech / Apprentice 

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About Us

Our Ambler tire shop has been locally owned and operated since 1976, and has been ensuring fantastic quality and customer service ever since. Whatever issues bring you into our shop, we’ll be able to help. We can also help provide you with maintenance for your vehicle in order to help you better protect your investment. We take great pride in knowing that residents in and around Ambler are driving safe and Driving United.

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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?

    Yes, we have a traditional application along with the other state and local documents that can be completed in approximately 20 minutes

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

    Because of all things COVID we may elect to start with a phone screening process.

  • What do your in-person interviews entail?

    After you apply, we will reach out to you with a phone call to schedule an in-person interview. Once scheduled, you will come in to meet with potentially Owners, Store Managers or a Service Manager depending on the position. The Manager will then do an informal and relaxed one-on-one to get to know you, your abilities, and to get an idea of what you’re looking for in a shop. Interviews typically take between a half hour and an hour.

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

    While we don’t do any formal testing, we do perform a background/insurability review since you will be driving customer or business vehicles. Our interview process helps us get an idea of your skill level and personality. Culture is really important to us, and getting the right personality mix in the shop makes everybody's lives easier, so we really want to focus on understanding if you would fit into our culture.

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

    We don’t do any physical skill assessment, but we do dive into details with technical skills during the interview process. The Service Manager was promoted from a technician role, and has a good technical understanding. This allows us to have quality conversations around your work experience, education, and training.

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

    72 hour maximum. It is important to us to clearly communicate where each applicant stands in the process and important to interview all candidates before selecting the most qualified. Our goal is to provide feedback to the candidate so they can make great decisions about their next career as fast as possible.

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

    1 week maximum. With our management system, the process typically moves along fairly quickly. Once an application is submitted, our management team immediately looks at the applicant and determines if there is a possibility that the person would fit our team.

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

    We put no pressure on candidates to give us an immediate decision, and encourage you to think through an offer, once extended. It’s important to us that you feel it’s a fit and that you want to be a part of our team. We would like to think that one week is sufficient to decide or at least communicate with us from the time the offer is extended.

  • Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

    Shop heated/ air conditioned

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

    4 Technicians 3 General Service Technicians 1 Store Manager 1 Service Manager Accounting and HR is offsite. 1 Owner may or may not be onsite.

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

    Monday through Saturday we open at 7:30 AM Monday through Friday we close at 6 PM Saturday we close at 2 PM Sundays we are closed.

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

    Shop provides all specialty required tools. Hand tools are supplied by tech. Such as brake line kit, fuel line kit, ball joint kit, wheel bearing kit, etc. Up to date name brand (Snap-On) aftermarket and some other diagnostic tools. Corghi, Hunter and Coats tire changers, balancers and Hunter alignment machine Fluid exchange machines (coolant, power steering, brake fluid, differential/ transfer case, transmission) Exhaust bender/expander Hydraulic press Parts washer

  • What type of break room facility is provided?

    Breakroom, fridge, microwave

  • How many bays does your shop have?

    8 Bays plus some medium truck facility and lifts.

  • How many repair orders do you average per month?

    400 +

  • What is your parts ordering process?

    In our system, a technician never has to order parts, as parts are ordered by the Service Manager and Service Advisor. We feel that it’s important for technicians to focus on diagnosing and repairing vehicles that we bring in, and don’t want to burden them with looking through parts catalogs.

  • What is your policy on side work?

    Nothing in the shop on non-personal vehicles. No work on customer vehicles outside of regular hours.

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

    Teamwork starts when we enter the door and we break for lunch. Meals are provided from time to time as a reward for great performance and customer satisfaction.

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

    We encourage technicians to maintain their ASE's, Inspection licenses and will support other training opportunities provided by parts houses and suppliers,

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

    Yes. As a independent shop we look at our employees like family, and we want to make sure each member is always growing his or her skills. We want to see C level techs become B, and then A. As we grow the business, we want our team to grow with us in terms of skills, knowledge, and compensation

  • Can you describe your performance review process?

    Not at this time.

  • What type of safety training is required?

    Nothing formal.

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

    No formal process, but because we’re a smaller shop, management takes a lead role in mentorship. Each person in the shop helps each other out. Because we’re not a flat rate shop, we’re able to truly help each other where needed.

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

    Our shop gives back to the community in the following ways: We deliver great customer service. We are friendly, professional and most importantly run an honest shop. We have provided pumpkins and given them out at the annual Halloween parade for the last since 2017. We attended several first Friday events where local businesses set up tents and have giveaways'. Supported the Ambler car show with a tent. Gave away several promotional items. Auctioned off car wash kits Facilitated a 45 minute course at Wissahickon High School that covered vehicle safety. Basic maintenance and how to communicate with the repair facility. We are members of Ambler Main Street organization We participate in business owner meetings hosted by a restaurant or the local bank where you mingle with other business owners. Attended monthly luncheons in Blue Bell. These meetings are a group of business owners to network.

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

    Yes we have partnered every year with UTI to continue to develop students into technicians and employed many as internships.

  • Where do you see the shop in five years?

    Continuing to service our community since the 1970's and for many years to come.

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

    Not at this time.

  • A Level Technician
    Pay Range: $65,000 - $95,000/year

    Our position is a straight hourly position, plus a monthly bonus that adds to its hourly rate for a technicians productivity. For us, the hourly system works better than flat rate because of our work process and management style. The hourly approach allows us to focus on our customers' satisfaction rather than putting pressure on techs to turn out hours.

  • B Level Technician
    Pay Range: $40,000 - $65,000/year

    Our position is a straight hourly position, plus a monthly bonus that adds to its hourly rate for a technicians productivity. For us, the hourly system works better than flat rate because of our work process and management style. The hourly approach allows us to focus on our customers' satisfaction rather than putting pressure on techs to turn out hours.

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

    Our position is a straight hourly position, plus a monthly bonus that adds to its hourly rate for a technicians productivity. For us, the hourly system works better than flat rate because of our work process and management style. The hourly approach allows us to focus on our customers' satisfaction rather than putting pressure on techs to turn out hours.

  • Lube Technician
    Pay Range: $12 - $16,000/year

    Our position is a straight hourly position, and for the right qualified candidate can earn a monthly bonus that adds to its hourly rate for a technicians productivity. For us, the hourly system works better than flat rate because of our work process and management style. The hourly approach allows us to focus on our customers' satisfaction rather than putting pressure on techs to turn out hours.

  • Student Tech / Apprentice
    Pay Range: $12 - $16/hour

    Our position is a straight hourly position. For us, the hourly system works better than flat rate because of our work process and management style. The hourly approach allows us to focus on our customers' satisfaction rather than putting pressure on techs to turn out hours.

Health Insurance Offered We offer health insurance for our full time employees. We pay 70%, and the employee is responsible for 30%
Dental Insurance Offered We have a plan available through Aetna. It's paid by the employee and costs roughly $22 per month.
Vision Insurance Not Offered
Retirement Plan Offered We offer employees a Simple IRA and match 3%.
Sick Leave Not Offered
Vacation Offered 10 days or 80 hours after 1 years, 15 days or 120 hours after 5 years. Technicians can take unpaid time off as well, if approved by their manager. We offer flexibility around appointments; With approval Technicians can come in early or stay late to make up hours missed for appointments rather than taking vacation time.
Paid Holidays Offered 6 paid holidays (New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day). If we deem any other day a holiday based on where it falls on the calendar, we will give you the time off and pay you as promised.
ST / LT Disability Offered We offer these plans to the employee at no cost to them.
Life Insurance Offered We offer a modest Life Insurance plan to our employees.
Uniforms Offered At the start date, the shop will provide our standard uniform program at no cost to the associate. From time to time stores have also provided sweatshirts to the teams. Our current program is through UniFirst.
Other Offered Technicians can purchase parts for personal vehicles at our cost and perform work in our shop during business hours on their days off provided it does not interfere with daily work flow when approved by management. Family vehicles included if registered at employees address.

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