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I'm a newer manager for a tire and service center. My current tech just gave me his 3 week notice. My problem is finding a new tech. I tried a few months ago to add another tech, and after running the add for 2 months I only had 2 guys that came in and they were both back yard mechanics.

 

My question to you is. How do you find your tech's. short of stealing one I have ran out of ideas.

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The good techs are all working, but they may be looking for a new situation. Cultivate the tool trucks and other suppliers like BG and outside sales folks from your parts suppliers. Craigslist has worked well for us, but you'll get a lot of losers, too. Question - are you willing to help relocate somebody from 500 miles away? Might be a small investment to get a top notch tech. Advertise in Craigslist in other cities. We have used a service called Clearfit. They pre-screen candidates.

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We have the same problems here in finding good technicians. I think this is a problem that is felt at most shops around the country. We post our ads on Indeed and Craigslist. Like another person has stated, we do get a lot of individuals who are not qualified through Craigslist, but it does seem to be a site that a lot of people look at for potential jobs, technicians included.

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I know that finding good techs is a problem, but there are many techs in the workforce. Why can't you attract new tech? Is your benefit package below what other shops are offering? Is your shop busy? Is it know as a good place to work? The technician you want to work for you is employed somewhere else right now. If your shop isn't competitive with how other shops treat their employees, you will have a hard time filling positions.

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Thanks for all the help guys. I finally found a tech. I ended up stealing him from my biggest competitor. He is a ASE certified master. We have always been a tires and undercar shop so I am really excited about him bring us to the next level.

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