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A terrific team, strong customer base, and unmatched service.

At Downtown Automotive we've built our reputation on just that.


Whether we’re servicing domestic or import, compacts or pick-ups, our commitment has been the same for over 15 years – we offer the best customer service available, and we want you to join us. 

Automotive Service Technician 

We are currently looking for a service technician who has worked on a variety of vehicle makes and models. Whether you’re an apprentice or journeyman, 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 comfortable with multi-tasking, 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: 

  • Customer focused - you not only understand what the customer wants and needs, but you go above and beyond to deliver.
  • Ethical and respectful – your focus on customer satisfaction drives you to always offer the best solution for them.
  • 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:

  • Interacting with customers in a friendly and professional manner
  • Digital vehicle inspections
  • Maintaining cleanliness and tidiness of shop and tools
  • Be aware of parts stock levels, and reorder when necessary 

Working @ Downtown Automotive 

This is a full-time, permanent position working Monday to Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.  Salary range varies depending on your level and experience,  and includes a full benefits package, vacation, and bonus structure.

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


  • In the field experience as an automotive service technician
  • Experience working on import and domestic light trucks and cars
  • Certified to perform government inspections an asset
  • A comprehensive tool set in excellent working condition
  • Basic computer knowledge, and comfortable using technology (iPad) on a regular basis
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (English)
  • Red Seal certification as an automotive technician is an asset
  • 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 with the “Help” button in the application. 

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

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We are a Digital Shop

Our technicians use the latest technology to not only tell you if there are any issues with your vehicle, but show you. If we uncover an issue the photo will be e-mailed to you for your records. At the end of every visit you will receive a detailed report regarding the general health of your vehicle. Our #1 goal is to keep you safe on the road.

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