Careers

Our people are the driving force of LaMettry’s growth

Our humble roots and family values paired with ambition are at the core of our success. However, it’s the people who live these values and passion that make such growth possible.

That is why we owe our employees our reputation and long-standing customer relationships. Our team is our family, and we treat each team member with the utmost respect and care.

Come Join Our Team

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Be the catalyst of change

It takes a dedicated and a forward-thinking mind to make a difference. Imagine what such minds can achieve when they come together. As a family and as leaders in the collision industry, we not only have a reputation to uphold, but a purpose to fulfill, as well. That is why we strive to bring the best of the best into the LaMettry’s family: to make our community a safer place for all of its residents.

If you share our passion to keep our community safe by providing reliable repairs, and you have the skills necessary to contribute to this goal, we would love to hear from you.

Your voice matters

We encourage all our employees to share their ideas and discover new ways we can do better and be better together. At LaMettry’s, you will never be taken for granted.

Expect to boost your skills and knowledge with us

This commitment among LaMettry’s employees empowers us to focus on continuous advancement. We work with people who are eager to keep learning, as we provide ongoing training and certification to each staff member.

With us by your side, you can expect to grow as a professional and as a human being. We promote from within, creating opportunities to grow your career and for personal advancement.

Building a culture of mutual appreciation

We know that happy employees are the backbone of our reputation and the key to customer satisfaction. That is why we provide competitive salaries, a fun work environment, a team ready to give you support , paid time off, paid holidays, and various other benefits that are industry leading.

If you’re looking for a place that will help you grow, take a look at our career opportunities listed below and send us your application!

Explore a career at LaMettry’s Collision

Apprentices

We were once in your shoes, too. Getting the right qualifications and experience is vital to develop a career in this industry. That is why we provide everything an apprentice needs to become a highly skilled collision repair expert. Come grow with our company!

With our team, you will get paid training, ongoing support, and a clear structure to help you focus on expanding your knowledge and abilities. You can find a more detailed job description and all the benefits for apprentices below.

Technicians

This is a competitive business, which is why we provide the best possible conditions for our repair technicians to inspire them to stay. From above-average pay, to paid time off and paid holidays, all the way to a supportive work environment and I-CAR training, every tech gets a chance to excel.

We know what matters to modern technicians, which is why we offer:

In addition to a supportive culture, you will be able to work with the most cutting-edge tools of the trade. Ongoing training and education are part of our process, enabling you to keep progressing, so whether you are an A, B or C level technician, we want to hear from you. Feel free to read through all our available technician positions to find out more.

Mechanical Techs

At LaMettry’s, we provide a full-service experience to our customers, which means that we also conduct mechanical repairs and calibrations at our facilities. If you are a mechanic and would love an opportunity to work with the finest in your field at a cutting-edge facility, then be sure to apply for an open position at LaMettry’s.

We welcome mechanical techs of all skill levels, and we are committed to helping you grow and advance your career.

Estimators

Every part of the collision repair process is important, which is why we hire estimators to ensure exceptional customer experience at every touchpoint. Working as part of our team, you can refine your estimating skills, negotiate with insurance companies, and work closely with customers to guide them through the repair and make them feel at ease.

If communication is your forte, and you don’t shy away from a dynamic work environment, you can explore our available job openings for estimators and fill out an application.

LaMettry’s Alumni

Harness your vast experience once again by getting back in touch with us. We welcome and encourage all LaMettry’s past employees to reconnect with us and join our pursuit of creating a safer community. No matter where your path has taken you over the years, we appreciate your desire to get back into this particular field.

Since we already know each other, you know the kind of culture and benefits the LaMettry’s family brings to the table. We look forward to hearing from you again!

Career FAQs

Whether you’re just starting out in this industry or you’ve been working as a technician for a while, we are transparent about our business and happy to answer any and all of your questions. To make it easier for you to apply for the job you want, here are a few common questions answered by our team!

Absolutely – your pay here at LaMettry’s does depend on your level of experience and skill level, but it can range from $70,000 – $120,000 per year or more.

It all depends on your priorities and preferences. Typically, however, signing bonuses are a gimmick to get you through the door. They are often difficult to achieve, require you to sign a contract, and are paid out over a period of time. Instead, we offer a 401k match, paid holidays and time off to ensure work-life balance for all our staff.

You need a high school diploma or GED certificate to become a qualified body tech, and most educational institutions in this industry require their students to be at least 16. That said, you can certainly work toward this career early on through vocational training and apprenticeship.

It depends on your level of experience (whether you’re at an entry-level tech job or an A- technician) and the skills you have. You can work on repairing and restoring any part of the damaged vehicle’s body, use a range of advanced repair tools and methodologies, and work with other technicians specializing in specific repair techniques.

Although we encourage and value independent thinking and innovation among our employees, you do need industry qualifications and training to become a technician. Remember that customers want to know that they are leaving their vehicle in the hands of an expert with all the right credentials.

Working with us means you can obtain regular training and become a qualified repair tech. You need a high-school diploma or GED, and you need the right kind of industry training to perform this kind of work.

It varies from one body shop to another! If you like the idea of a collaborative environment with ample support and mutual respect as well as the most advanced tools of the trade, then you’re in the right place at LaMettry’s.

If you’re driven by a desire to help people get back on the road safely and you enjoy repairing vehicles and restoring them to their pre-accident state, then this is your dream job. It’s a noble profession that entails hard work and continuous learning, and it’s exceptionally rewarding seeing the impact you have on your community and your colleagues.

Much like with any other position, it will depend on your expertise and experience, but you can expect to earn from $60,000 – $90,000 annually.

This position requires a combination of different skills. You should enjoy communicating with customers and insurance adjusters, be a good negotiator, and have a good grasp of collision repair methodologies.

It depends on the body shop, but also on your starting position. You can work your way from an entry-level tech position to become a specialist in any segment of this trade (such as paint repair expert, parts manager, refinisher, etc.), and over time, take on a managerial position for an entire location. That means you can start as a detailer and grow into a manager with your own team in time!

When you’re just starting out, you can expect to gain training in vehicle inspection, performing diagnostics, as well as supervised vehicle repair. With LaMettry’s, that means you’re always welcome to ask for guidance and support while you’re in training, to make sure you’re on the right track. It’s in everyone’s best interest for entry-level technicians to master their skills from day one, so the whole team participates in this process.

Like with any other calling, working as a technician has many ups and downs, all depending on your personal preferences, but also the work environment you choose. That’s why we do our best to create the kind of culture that nurtures appreciation and ongoing improvement, so that you always know we value your work and dedication. Being a body technician requires all kinds of investments – but the returns, in our view, are immeasurable and invaluable.

We are always looking for members to add to our growing team! LaMettry’s has ten body shops in different areas in order to provide a superb service to all customers, and you’re welcome to peruse all our open positions in all ten locations. If you can’t find one that suits you in the location you prefer, you can download our employment application, email it to us when you fill it out, drop it off at one of our collision centers, or mail it directly to us.

Factoring in all the growth and innovation in the automotive industry – a bright one! Manufacturers continue to advance and create more resilient vehicles as well as smarter, better repair methods. With more people investing in vehicles, more repair jobs open up, as well. It seems that we have chosen one of the most promising industries with the power to create safety at every turn, and we’re happy to know you’re considering joining our ranks.

From Chanhassen to Maplewood, stop by any of our ten locations for a free estimate. You’ll find us there during our business hours, Monday through Friday, from 7:00am to 6:00pm.

We encourage all customers to book an appointment before coming in to ensure the best customer experience possible.