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...
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...
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!
Are you training to become a professional Automotive Service Technician? Are you happy with your current work environment and the level of hands-on development and training provided to you?
Are you receiving the proper balance of learning and career development or is it all about productivity?
As an apprentice at Autoplace you will receive training in the following areas and more:
Domestic and Imports, all years, makes, and models.
Hands on Training in all areas including, alignment, AC , and electrical diagnostic.
Instruction in working with state of the art equipment with emphasis on diagnostic training.
Personal Journeyman supervision and guidance, teaching you tips and tricks to allow you to become productive with your time so that when you graduate you can be a leader and a top income earner.
We believe in making school attendance a priority, provide funding assistance, and a salary that aligns with apprenticeship guidelines.
As a family owned, well established shop in the same location for 45 years we can offer a more flexible and tailored work experience than many other repair facilities.
If you are currently working as an apprentice in the industry and are looking for more, then we would like to speak with you.
You must have some previous relevant work experience and be currently enrolled in a Canadian Automotive Apprenticeship learning program.
You must have a valid class 5 drivers licence, be in good health and able to lift heavy parts and components.
Candidates should have a basic toolbox with hand tools, be punctual, and able to follow instructions and take direction.
Work references to be provided prior to hiring.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent, Apprenticeship
Salary: $22.00-$34.00 per hour depending on level of apprenticeship training
Supplemental pay types:
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.