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Hiring Technicians for High-Performance Career
Posted to Classifieds Forum on 11/27/2013 27 Replies

Want a high-performance career with an awesome compensation package? Want to do cool work, on cool cars, for cool customers? We do it every day at National Speed!


We're currently hiring Performance Technicians for our Wilmington, NC facility, and for our coming Richmond, VA facility. This is a salary position, ranging from $50,000 to $70,000 depending on experience and skills, with relocation assistance available.

If you're reading this thinking, "I have no high-performance experience," that's not important to us. We're after skilled, experienced, driven automotive technicians that want to become Performance Technicians. All of your dealership or shop experience can be applied to what we do, we'll fill in the gaps.

Send your resume, and a brief explanation as to why you're perfect for this position, to [...].

Below are the details on the job:

Required Characteristics

- You MUST have a passion for the automotive industry, especially the automotive aftermarket industry • This cannot be faked, this must be a genuine trait.

- You MUST present yourself professionally, and not just during business hours • As Performance Technician, you are constantly representing National Speed, and must compose yourself accordingly at all times during business hours, and even off business hours.

- You MUST be energetic and excited about your role in the company • As Performance Technician, your work is a direct representation of National Speed's quality, and this should excite you!

- You MUST be a team player • We are a tight team at National Speed, our success is interdependent upon one another, you MUST thrive in this environment.

- You MUST stand for quality • Not only does this mean operating within National Speed's strict quality guidelines, but mostly, in doing work that you are proud for the customer to see.

- Be adaptive • At National Speed, we work on a wide spectrum of makes and models, and being adaptive to this is extremely important. One day you could be installing a camshaft and valve train components on a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, then the next be installing a turbocharger-back exhaust system on a 2009 Nissan GT-R, and the next installing a set of coilovers on a 2000 Honda Civic Si.

Nice-to-Have Knowledge, Experience and Skills

- Have a well-structured and organized approach to projects • National Speed operates with a very tight schedule, and properly approaching projects with structure and organization is paramount to maintaining this.

- Knowledge of automotive aftermarket performance • Engines, forced induction systems, fuel systems, drive train systems, suspension system, braking systems, etc.

- Dealership or other flat-rate work experience

- Fabrication skills • Fabrication is a huge part of what we do at National Speed, mostly aluminum and stainless steel TIG welding. While these skills can be taught, possessing these skills is very valuable.

- Platform specific knowledge • "It's all relative," and other platforms can be taught. However, any prior knowledge is very valuable.

Job Responsibilities

- Work with the Performance Consultant to accurately quote time involved in a project • This time is paramount, as the customer's expectation, and schedule time frame is determined off this number.

- Meet your quoted time on projects • When time is exceeded, the customer's expectation is not met, and the schedule is greatly affected. As a National Speed Performance Technician, meeting your quoted time is everything.

- Communicate, and do so professionally, and respectfully. Speak the truth. • Once again, National Speed is a tight team, and this is a huge factor of our success as a team.

- Meet all professional commitments in a timely manner

- Play an active role in the local automotive community • This plays back into having a genuine passion for the automotive industry, this shouldn't be a task, it should be natural.

Jordan Watson
National Speed Inc
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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