AUTOPLACE HAS PROUDLY SERVICED THE KELOWNA COMMUNITY FOR OVER 40 YEARS AT THEIR ORIGINAL SPRINGFIELD ROAD LOCATION.

 

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. 

Erwin

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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Larry

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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Cole

Technician

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

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Andre

1st Year Technician

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

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Bennet

Apprentice/Lube Tech

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

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Neil

Shop Foreman

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

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Ryan

Front End Manager

Born in Winni...

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Mark

Service Advisor

Mark started with The Autoplace in 2022. He grew up on Vancouver Isla...

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Careers

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!

Entry Level Lube & Tire Technician

BUILD A CAREER
With 45 years in the same location, we’re growing.
Autoplace is looking for a motivated individual who desires a starting position in the automotive service industry.  This is an entry level position for a lube and tire technician/shop assistant. The right candidate will be self motivated, with a strong desire to learn, and provide exceptional customer service in a team environment.

You will be responsible for oil changes, regular basic maintenance, wheel and tire changes, and some minor repairs. This position would also include assisting with shop cleaning and organization.

Automotive related knowledge and skills an asset but not required. We will provide training for the right candidate and the opportunity to earn an apprenticeship through the apprenticeship program.  

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

 

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION HERE

 

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

 

Junior Service Advisor

BUILD A CAREER
With 45 years in the same location, we’re growing.
We are looking for a Junior Service Advisor to build a career
Currently we have an opportunity for a customer service counter person with excellent
oral and written communication skills. If you are interested in contributing to an amazing
customer experience, we want you to be part of the team!
We are looking for a self-motivated team player with a positive attitude! We seek
individuals who value customer satisfaction. The service advisor is responsible for
dealing directly with clients and ensuring vehicle repair and maintenance requirements
and providing great customer service by following the service process. All training is provided.
* * Perform inbound and outbound telephone calls * Provide Service
Advice – handle service related questions and concerns * Perform service cashier
duties as required * Perform other related duties as assigned *
Requirements: Graduation from high school * Some experience in a customer service
environment preferred * Valid driver’s license and insurance required * Previous
experience is preferred but not required. Submit Resume and Work references.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: * Knowledge of vehicle maintenance and repair *
*Knowledge of automotive servicing methods * Ability to follow oral and written
instructions * Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with
those contacted in the course of work, including the public. * Ability to perform daily
record keeping * Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and
meet deadlines * Ability to work in a team-based environment and achieve common
goals * Ability to maintain and perform top level professional integrity and appearance
as a service advisor
Job Type: Full-time
Experience: * service writing: 1-2 years (preferred) but not required * automotive
dealership: 1-2 years (preferred) but not required * drivers license required.
Work remotely: * No

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

 

Vehicle Service Advisor

Vehicle Service Advisor

We are looking for an experienced Service Advisor to build a career within our family owned & operated local auto repair center. We’ve been at the same location since 1978!
Currently we have an opportunity for a professional customer service counter person
with prior automotive experience, excellent oral and written communication skills. If you
are interested in contributing to an amazing customer experience, we want you to be a part of our team!
We are looking for self-motivated team players with a positive attitude! We seek
individuals who value customer satisfaction. The service advisor is responsible for
dealing directly with clients and ensuring vehicle repair and maintenance requirements
and providing great customer service by following the service process. * * Perform inbound and outbound telephone calls * Provide Service
Advice – handle service related questions and concerns * Perform service cashier
duties as required * Perform other related duties as assigned *
Requirements: A track record of excellent performance, including revenue
maximization and customer satisfaction * 2- 5 years of Service Writing experience. *
Graduation from high school * 3-5 years of experience in a customer service
environment. * Valid driver’s license and insurance required * Previous experience is
required. Submit Resume and Work references.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: * Knowledge of vehicle maintenance and repair *
*Knowledge of automotive servicing methods * Ability to follow oral and written
instructions * Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with
those contacted in the course of work, including the public. * Ability to perform daily
record keeping * Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and
meet deadlines * Ability to work in a team-based environment and achieve common
goals * Ability to maintain and perform top level professional integrity and appearance
as a service advisor.
Job Type: Full-time Experience: * service writing: 2 years (Required) * automotive
dealership: 3 years (preferred) *
Work remotely: * No

Job Type: Full-time