Employment Opportunities

Welcome to the Bill Colwell Ford employment page!

Bill Colwell Ford is a Ford dealership located in Hudson, only 9 miles from Waterloo and Cedar Falls. We are family owned and operated and have been serving the Cedar Valley since 1984! From our dedicated staff to our family values that woven into our core business structure, we believe in making our customer satisfaction second to none. These values are evident in the fact that we were the only dealership in the state of Iowa named a Top 150 Workplace by the Des Moines Register in 2016, voted the Best of the Best in the Cedar Valley, and have received the prestigious Ford President's Award for customer satisfaction three times! This customer-centric environment coupled with a family oriented culture make for a fun and exceptional work atmosphere.  If you think you have the skills, experience, and values it takes to join the Bill Colwell Ford family, we encourage you to apply.

Check out our current job opening below. If you do not see an opening that is right for you at this time, we encourage you to still apply. We are always looking for qualified candidates in all departments. Simply enter your desired field when you apply. All applications will be sent to our Management Team for review.

Job Openings

Marketing Internship

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative, and dependable marketing intern to join our marketing department. The marketing department at Bill Colwell Ford is responsible for everything from traditional to digital advertising and a little bit more. As a marketing intern, you will collaborate with our Marketing Manager on various campaigns and projects. Your main responsibility will be maintaining our inventory pictures on the website, along with creating content for our social media pages, and you'll be able to dabble in graphic design as well. This internship will help you acquire marketing skills and provide you with knowledge of various marketing strategies. Ultimately, you will gain broad experience in marketing and should be prepared to enter any fast paced work environment. We would prefer a student who can commit 2 or more semesters, starting in the fall semester of 2019 and continuing into spring of 2020. 

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Taking photos of new and pre-owned vehicles for our website and online marketing
  • Building content and writing blogs on a variety of automotive topics ranging from sales to service
  • Producing weekly YouTube videos including our Feature Friday videos and Pre-Owned Vehicle of the Week
  • Assist in the creation of signage, mock-ups, email campaigns, and social media content
  • Seek and analyze competitor marketing material and digital content
  • Develop new social media campaigns, considering current and planned promotions
  • Planning and developing dealership and community events
  • Helping to create monthly marketing campaigns and working to implement them
  • Manage and update company database and customer relationship management systems (CRM)
  • General office duties to support the marketing team
Requirements:
  • Junior or Senior standing as of Fall 2019
  • Majoring in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Interactive Digital Studies, or a related field
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite is a plus
  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Passion for the marketing industry and its best practices 
  • Great attitude with high-energy personality
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Strong attention to detail
Reports to: Marketing Manager
Wage: $9.00/hour
Hours per week: 15-20 hours/week
Semesters: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, possibly Summer of 2020

Please email resume and any relevant portfolio pieces to whitneyjohnson@billcolwellford.com 

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Automotive Technician

Bill Colwell Ford and the Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center are currently looking for entry-level and experienced technicians to join the team at our brand new, state-of-the-art facility complete with air conditioning and advanced scheduling software.

As an Automotive Technician/Mechanic you will be responsible for performing factory recommended maintenance services, including multi-point inspections, fluid changes, and tire and brake services. Additionally, you will be responsible to check any customer vehicle concerns and accurately prescribe correct repair action(s), and promptly deliver the required service. You will be expected to operate at the facility in accordance with all company policies and procedures. It is critical that all your work is performed in a professional manner with the highest level of customer satisfaction. Excellent attention to detail and solid communication skills are a must for this position. You will play a crucial role in daily operations of the facility.

This is an opportunity for a motivated, driven individual with previous auto technician experience or factory training to start a rewarding career and join the Bill Colwell Ford team.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Perform factory recommended maintenance services, including multi-point inspections, fluid changes, and tire and brake services on all makes and models.
  • Properly fill out all forms and inspection sheets, noting any concerns.
  • Communicate with Service Advisors on any issues or concerns that arise.
  • Ensure high quality service is provided to every customer.
  • Work in a quick and proficient manner to ensure work is accomplished and flows smoothly and continuously.
  • Stay up to date with Ford Technician Training and anything required by the dealership.
  • Maintain a clean, organized, and professional working environment.
  • Generate pride and commitment within the Service Department that creates a team atmosphere both within the Service Department and across other departments.
Requirements:
  • Organized with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze and process information
  • Strong focus on quality and customer satisfaction
  • Ability to work independently and effectively work with a team
  • Solid communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive in dealing with issues that may arise
  • Ability to organize, multi-task, prioritize and work under pressure
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record required.
  • Must pass background check.

Experience/Education:
  • Minimum of high school degree or equivalent
  • Previous dealership experience preferred
  • Or previous experience at Quick Lanes, Jiffy Lube, Firestone, Goodyear, Tuffy's or other independent maintenance facilities preferred.

Benefits:
  • Family owned and operated
  • Full-time
  • Health insurance
  • 401(K) retirement plan with company match
  • Optional cafeteria plans for dental insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and flex spending
  • Paid time-off 
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid training
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Competitive pay, with the opportunity to grow
  • Preferred new and used car purchase discounts
  • Preferred employee discounts for parts and service
  • State-of-the-art, brand new facility with 25 bays
  • Clean and professional work environment
  • Separate lunch area with kitchen
Please email resumes to whitneyjohnson@billcolwellford.com

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Detail Specialist

As a Detail Specialist you will be responsible for making a vehicle look neat and clean both inside and out by using a variety of cleaning products and equipment. As a professional it is crucial that you have an eye for cleanliness and inspection. You will be expected to operate in accordance with all company policies and processes. It is critical that all your work is performed in a professional manner with the highest level of customer satisfaction. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are a must for this position. 

Job Duties:
  • Cleans and refurbishes new and used automobiles, performing any combination of following duties: Washes vehicle exterior to clean cars, using cleaning solution, water, cloths, and brushes.
  • Applies wax to auto body, and wipes or buffs surfaces to protect surfaces and preserve shine, using cloth or buffing machine.
  • Vacuums interiors of vehicles to remove loose dirt and debris, using vacuum cleaner.
  • Cleans upholstery, rugs, and other surfaces, using cleaning agents, applicators, and cleaning devices.
  • Applies revitalizers and preservatives to vinyl or leather surfaces, and treats fabrics with spot and stain resistant chemicals to preserve and protect interior components.
  • Cleans engine and engine compartment with steam cleaning equipment and various cleaning agents to remove grease and grime.
  • Applies special purpose cleaners to remove foreign materials which do not respond to normal cleaning procedures, utilizing experience and following recommendations of product manufacturer.
  • Paints engine components and related parts, using spray gun or aerosol can and masking material.
  • Applies paint to chipped body surfaces of vehicle, using container of touch-up paint.
  • Generate pride and commitment within the Service Department that creates a team atmosphere within the dealership.
Requirements:
  • Organized with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze and process information
  • Strong focus on quality and customer satisfaction
  • Ability to work independently and effectively work with a team
  • Solid communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive in dealing with issues that may arise
  • Ability to organize, multi-task, prioritize and work under pressure
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record required.  
  • Must pass background check.

Education:
  • Minimum of high school degree or equivalent 
Benefits:
  • Family owned and operated
  • Full-time
  • 5 day work week
  • Health insurance
  • 401(K) retirement plan with company match
  • Paid time-off 
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid training
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Competitive pay, with the opportunity to grow
  • Preferred new and used car purchase discounts
  • Preferred employee discounts for parts and service
  • State-of-the-art, brand new facility with 25 bays
  • Clean and professional work environment
  • Separate lunch area with kitchen
Please email resumes to whitneyjohnson@billcolwellford.com



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Sales Representative

As a Bill Colwell Ford Sales Representative your main responsibility will be to meet with prospective buyers and assist them in making their purchasing decisions. You will accomplish this by identifying their needs and wants and then match them with a solution that best fits their situation. You do not need to be an expert in cars to apply - we are looking for an expert of people. We have a great team that has fun, sells cars with integrity, and most importantly, takes care of the customer. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, driven individual to join one of the highest volume sales teams in the Cedar Valley, expand their skills, and increase their income!
 
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Deliver a positive, first impression to each guest with a warm, friendly greeting
  • Help customer with vehicle selection by being knowledgeable on vehicle characteristics, capabilities, and features. Must also be able to compare and contrast competitive models. 
  • Close sales by overcoming objections, negotiating price, and asking for the sale 
  • Consult with the sales manager throughout the buying process with a customer
  • Help facilitates delivery by providing a clear explanation of vehicle features and dealership benefits
  • Follow-up with the customer to ensure vehicle is operating as anticipated, troubleshoot any potential problems, and build rapport. Maintain a relationship to encourage repeat and referral business. 
  • Develop your career by establishing personal goals that are consistent with the productivity requirements of the dealership
  • Attend training and sales meetings offered by the dealership and manufacturers
  • Generate pride and commitment throughout Bill Colwell Ford that creates a team atmosphere both with the Sales Department and across other departments
Experience/Education:
  • Minimum of high school degree or equivalent
  • 2 years of experience in a customer service position preferred
  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred, preference given to marketing, sales, communication, public relations, business, or psychology 
Requirements:
As a successful Sales Representative at Bill Colwell Ford you must be able to finalize a sale with a high percentage of customers who walk into the dealership. This requires interpersonal, communication, and strong negotiating skills; as well as a keen sensitivity to the customer's wants and needs. You must also be able to generate your own prospects, which requires self-discipline and persistence. If you can quickly introduce yourself to a stranger and establish common ground and rapport, you're on your way to a sale. Additional requirements include:
  • Initiative - You must be a self-starter in approaching customers at the dealership. You must have the ability to prospect in person, over the phone, email or text and be an effective manager of your time.
  • Social and Communication Skills - Since customer contact is so critical, it is essential that you enjoy talking with people and know how to interpret their needs. You must be able to help customers through each step of our process, which requires conveying information clearly and convincingly and have the ability to ask the customer to buy. 
  • Organization - It is critical that you maintain accurate sales documentation for the dealership and proper follow-up. Must have the ability to plan and organize your own daily selling activity by scheduling appointments to secure new business. 
  • Professionalism - Uphold and preserve the very high ethical standards set by the dealership. Commit to earning and maintaining high customer satisfaction. Always present yourself, the company, and its product in a professional manner. 
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record required.  
  • Must pass background check. 
Benefits:
  • Full-time
  • Family owned and operated
  • $500/week training guarantee; paid weekly for the first 90 days
  • Competitive pay based on commission plus bonuses with available long-term guarantee
  • 5-day work week with 10 days off every month
  • Health insurance
  • 401(K) retirement plan with company match
  • Optional cafeteria plans for dental insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and flex spending
  • Paid time-off 
  • Paid training
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Preferred new and used car purchase discounts
  • Preferred employee discounts for parts and service
  • State-of-the-art, brand new facility
  • Clean and professional work environment
  • Separate lunch area with kitchen
Please email resumes to whitneyjohnson@billcolwellford.com

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Contact

Bill Colwell Ford Inc.

238 Waterloo Road
Directions Hudson, IA 50643

  • Sales: (319) 988-4153
  • Service: (319) 988-4153
  • Parts: (319) 988-4153

Hours

  • Monday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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