Privately owned by two licensed red seal technicians, AutoPlace is an example of two men who took their passion for vehicle repair and helping others and built a thriving business that supports a safe driving experience for the community in which they live.

AutoPlace has come a long way since 1978. Computerized equipment and optimized to run vehicle diagnostics, the Company invests in their people and technologies to ensure customers have a consistent and positive experience each time they visit. 

As partners with one of the largest wholesale automotive parts suppliers in North America, AutoPlace guarantees competitive pricing on parts that meet or surpass industry and national safety standards. 


Owner/Managing Partner/Senior Technician

Erwin started his first business back in 1983. He now owns and manages four businesses in the Okanagan Valley with his partner Larry. He is a Red Seal Certified Technician since 1982 and has an extensive background in all things business. He is dedicated to providing the best value and customer service experience and he does it with a no-nonsense hands-on approach, a wicked sense of humour, and an uncanny ability to think outside the box. When he's not working, which is rare, he LOVES to fish and feed Zoomer, our...

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Owner/Senior Technician/Logistics Manager

Larry started in the mid-'90s as an Automotive Technician with Autoplace. Before long he and Erwin became partners and they haven't looked back since. He's been a Red Seal Certified Technician since 1989, with exceptional diagnostic and technical expertise. Larry uses those skills to provide our customers with an unparalleled level of both Automotive and golf cart service and maintenance at our sister compay Kelowna CartsPlus Ltd. He also manages our rental delivery and transport division, driving ou...

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Front End Manager

Born in Winni...

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Shop Foreman

Neil joins us from Alberta. A Red Seal licensed technician wit...

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2nd Year Technician

Born in Kelowna, Cole has been a part of our team for 6 years. He brings a lo...

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3rd Year Technician

Born right here in Kelowna, Andre joined us in 2018. He's completed ...

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1st Year Apprentice

Bennet was born in Germany and started with us in 2021. A bit shy but wh...

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1st Year Apprentice Technician

Born and raised in Kelowna, Chantelle has a passion for the all things automo...

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Automotive Customer Service Advisor

Dejan was born in Germany and moved to Kelowna in 201...

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Automotive Customer Service Advisor

Ty was born and raised in Edmonton and fell in l...

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Customer Service Advisor/Marketing

Born in Edmonton Alberta, Megan moved to Kelowna with her family back in 2013...

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Are you someone who is inspired to grow personally and professionally, consider yourself customer conscious, and eager to learn? We’d love to hear from you!

Licensed Automotive Technician

The work environment is a well-established 7 Bay automotive repair shop that has been family owned and operated in the same location since 1978. We service domestic, and import models, and provide a wide variety of services that allows for personal and professional development in the repair trade. Other companies within our group include retail sales and entertainment.

Flexible work schedules are available that can be designed to fit your life. We utilize a noncommission-based salary so you can focus on the quality of the repair. Our goal is to assist our clients with vehicle care and maintenance, diagnose customer concerns, and to perform repairs in an efficient and cost-effective manner to get our customers back on the road.

Ideally, you would hold a Red Seal Certificate, have BC Inspectors Designation, and a "Fix it right the first time" attitude. Alternately, an apprentice third or fourth level. Diagnostic and problems solving abilities, with a passion for helping customers is required. Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure with simultaneous deadlines. Must be able to work on all makes and models and perform and record all duties as outlined on repair orders. Drive manual and automatic transmission vehicles. Maintain and keep shop equipment operating and in proper condition. Competency in internet, computerized diagnostic and repair equipment and shop software. Electric vehicle repair upgrades available for Journeyman (woman) candidates. Additional upgrade and training modules available. Once established, benefits can be tailored to meet individual needs.

Class 5 license with clean driving abstract required. Wages dependant on experience and training level with Journeyman (woman) starting wages of up to $38-42/HR

Work references are required.

Please email your cover letter, resume, and a minimum of two work related references to:




Looking for an opportunity not listed above. We are always interested to hear from talented workers looking to join our team.