Career Opportunities

Journeyman Automotive Technician
Downtown Automotive, V1L 6G6

Do you love working with your hands?

Do you enjoy being part of a great team and like knowing your customers by name?

Do you go out of your way to make sure that every customer has a positive experience and gets the best service possible?

At Downtown Automotive we’ve built our reputation on just that. Whether we’re servicing domestic or import, compacts or pick-ups, our commitment is the same – we offer the best customer service available.

We’ve been in the business of providing top-notch service and skill for over 15 years, and we want you to join us.

Auto Tech

We are currently looking for a journeyman technician who has worked on a variety of vehicle makes and models. We want someone who is committed to continuous learning, and who is passionate about being an early adopter of new trends, procedures, and technology.

You are highly reliable and honest, and are always taking the initiative to learn, develop, and grow. You are also a great teacher and mentor. You truly enjoy being a role model for junior apprentices, and are always eager to help educate those who are new to the industry.

You are comfortable with multitasking, and work well under pressure to meet multiple demands, and you have great communication and teamwork skills.

To be great at this job, you are:

o Customer focused – you not only understand what the customer wants and needs, but you go above and beyond to deliver.

o Ethical and respectful – your focus on customer satisfaction drives you to offer the best solution for them.

o Positive attitude – your positive, empathetic attitude makes your customers feel comfortable, taken care of, and glad to have chosen Downtown Automotive.

Other responsibilities will include:

o Interacting with customers in a friendly and professional manner
o Providing appraisals and quotes
o Maintaining cleanliness and tidiness of shop and tools
o Be aware of parts stock levels

Working @ Downtown Automotive

This is a full-time, permanent position working Monday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Salary range is $25-$35/hour, commensurate with experience, and includes a full benefits package, vacation, and bonus structure.

Working here also means experiencing all of the benefits of living in Nelson – phenomenal access to every winter sport, incredible summers full of camping, fishing, and hunting, and a laid back lifestyle.


o Red Seal certification as an automotive technician
o 3+ years as a licensed journeyman technician
o Experience working on import and domestic light trucks and cars
o Certified to perform government safety inspections
o A comprehensive tool set in excellent working condition
o Basic computer knowledge, and comfortable using technology (iPads) on a regular basis
o Strong written and verbal communication skills (English)
o Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

How to Apply

Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. After submitting, you’ll receive an email inviting you to log in and view your assessment results.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us!

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.

Please either apply in person or email resume to Doug at