Northwest Imports Is Now Hiring

Northwest Imports hiringDo you relish in a little grease or oil on your hands? Can you spot a transmission problem or recognize the signs of a faulty radiator fan? If you emphatically answered “yes,” then we want to hear from you. Northwest Imports is hiring and wants someone who knows his/her way around a wrench.

Northwest Imports Is Hiring a Full-Time Mechanic

Previous employment at an auto repair service is highly preferred. However, we will consider anyone that can demonstrate a high degree of competency and proficiency. We will also provide some training to show you how we do repairs the Northwest Imports way.

If you feel more at home working with tools than sitting in an office, then schedule an appointment with us.

Qualifications

Our ideal candidate has experience working with various car models and years. This includes domestic and foreign brands. Are you familiar diagnosing, say, a turbocharged diesel engine from a German brand such as VW and Audi? How about working under the hood of a Mercedes or Porsche?

Furthermore, applicants should also have experience:

  • Working on off-road, muscle, and pony cars
  • Working on classic models with retrofitted parts
  • Working on cars with aftermarket enhancements

In other words, your skills need to go beyond the basic oil or filter change. You need to be able to perform repairs beyond the capability of an average DIYer.

Skills aside, we are looking for people who know how to interact with customers in a professional and courteous manner. A career at Northwest Imports is about more than just using your mechanical know-how. It’s also about providing satisfactory customer experience.

Become a Member of Our Team

If you reside in Austin, TX, and believe you have the skillset and enthusiasm, then give us a call. Northwest Imports is hiring this summer. We are looking for someone to become a long-term member of our dedicated team.

Come Work with Us

Serving Customers in Austin, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Wells Branch, Liberty Hill, Jollyville and Anderson Mill

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Minor Scheduled Services for your European Car

When you buy a car, the owner’s manual will tell you how often you need to have the minor scheduled services performed, such as oil and filter changes. You will want to stick to this schedule; otherwise you run the risk of voiding your warranty.

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