Jim Tidwell Ford is part of the fast growing Group 1 Automotive, a leader in automotive retail. We are looking to add a qualified COLLISION REPAIR TECHNICIAN to our team. Group 1 is a Fortune 500 company that owns and operates automotive dealerships and collision centers in the United States, United Kingdom and Brazil. We offer our associates a team environment, great benefits and ongoing training and support. If you are in alignment with our values of integrity, transparency, professionalism and teamwork - now might be the time for you to accelerate your career as part of the best company in automotive retail. Apply today or refer a qualified friend.
In addition to competitive pay, we offer our associates the following benefits:
Experienced Automotive Collision Repair Technician $2,500 sign on bonus**
Health, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability insurance
401(k) plan with company match
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Employee Vehicle Purchase Program
Professional work environment, with job training and advancement opportunities
Repairs vehicles per estimate and according to manufacturer standards.
Check parts against estimate and ensures proper parts are ordered and received.
Prepares vehicles for body repair work.
Notifies management of any additional repairs needed. Documents and additional parts and labor required to perform a satisfactory repair.
Notifies management of any difficulties or problems that may prevent a quality job from being performed or cause a change in the promised time.
Check parts against estimate and ensure proper parts are ordered and received.
Maintains and wears all required safety and health personal equipment, including respirator, in the manner recommended by the equipment manufacturer.
Complies with all laws and regulations pertaining to paint, thinners and other hazardous materials. Reports any deviations to management.
Cooperates and assists other personnel in the repair and prepping of vehicles.
Understands, keeps abreast of and complies with federal, state and local regulations that affect body shop operations, such as hazardous waste disposal, OSHA Right-to-Know, etc.
Other duties may be assigned by management.
Demonstrates behaviors consistent with the Company’s Values in all interactions with customers, co-workers and vendors.
Two or more years related experience as a collision repair technician with heavy structural collision and frame experience.
ICAR or ASE certifications in auto body repair, painting and estimating, a plus.
Certificate from Vocational School in Collision a plus.
Working knowledge of all aspects of repairs for damaged vehicles including body work and when to replace or repair parts.
Ability to read and following instructions on repair/estimate orders.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Valid driver license in the state that you will work and a good driving record.
*All applicants must pass pre-employment testing to include: background checks, MVR, and drug testing in order to qualify for employment*
Group 1 Automotive is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer