ROCKSTAR MECHANICS BLOG

Which Mechanic Should You Promote?

Promoting from within is usually the right call, it sends a message to your team that you value them and that there is room for growth within the company. You do need to be careful with who you...

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Become A Better Mechanic By Thinking Differently

I was speaking to a Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician recently who passed on some sage-like advice, he said: “It’s not what you know, It’s how you think.” We were talking about an opportunity...

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Are You Getting Paid as Much as You Think You Are?

The vast majority of mechanics that call me looking for a new job are doing so because they want a raise. They figure they have gone as far as they can with the company they are with and want to see...

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Repair Your Shop Before You Replace Your Technicians

Before you hire any more mechanics, make sure your shop is a place where people want to work. If it isn’t, you will never stop looking for mechanics.

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Are Your Online Reviews Killing Your Recruiting Efforts?

Good mechanics that have a passion for the trade take their reputation very seriously. They refuse to sign off on unsafe work, don’t take shortcuts and make sure the job is done right the first time....

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Mechanics, Stop Sabotaging Your Job Search

Looking for a job sucks, there is no easy way to say it, no one actually wants to do it but if you are going to do it, do it right. Below are some of the biggest mistakes that I see mechanics making...

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Why Every Mechanic Should be Using a Recruiter

Do I really need a recruiter? Nope! I know, I know I’m a recruiter and perhaps shouldn’t be so blunt but it is true, we are not essential, you can find a job on your own. That being said, a recruiter...

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Great is the Enemy of Good – Hiring Mechanics

Many of us have a tendency to obsess over perfection, we go over every little detail and want to make sure everything is just so. Often this can get in the way and we forget that Good is Good Enough....

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Mechanics, What is Your Exit Strategy?

Most of us who get into the mechanic trade do it out of passion. We were the kids who were tearing apart the toaster and putting it back together just to see how it worked. We grew up with a wrench...

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5 Steps To Getting Promoted

When considering who to promote, smart shops know that it is not necessarily the best mechanic that gets hired. They want to promote the tech that is going to be the best at managing a team. That...

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