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Walser Automotive Wallin Scholars are lower-income students who benefit from tuition assistance as well as a Wallin advisor so they may complete an Associate's degree and become a full-time Walser employee. While completing their degree, students may work part-time for Walser during their two school years and full-time during a summer internship, and they also receive a company mentor.

Students may attend one of the technical schools below and pursue an Associates degree in an auto body technician program in order to qualify for the Walser Automotive position:

  • Century College
  • Dakota County Technical College
  • Dunwoody College of Technology
  • Hennepin Technical College
  • Saint Paul College

Walser creates the atmosphere of learning while developing the skill set necessary for growth at all levels of technicians. Walser is a family-owned, family-run business that believes in work-life balance.

This position provides the employee with the opportunity to work at Walser's newly-built 80,000 square foot Reconditioning Center in Eagan, MN.

Job Description

As a Trades Hub Wallin Scholar, receive a technical degree in order to become a full-time Auto Body Technician at Walser Automotive.

To learn more about the specific application steps to become a Trades Hub Wallin Scholar, please read this article.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Attend technical school beginning in the fall of 2022 to pursue a two-year Associates degree in an auto body technician program.
  • Work part-time at Walser Automotive during your school years to earn money as well as benefit from on-the-job training and an ongoing orientation to the company.
  • Work full-time at the company during the summer between your two school years at the company.
  • Benefit from regular meetings with a dedicated Wallin advisor to help with your degree-completion process as well as meetings with your Walser mentor to assist with your orientation to the company and performance on the job.
  • Receive a full-time offer to work at Walser Automotive following successful completion of your degree program.

As a full-time Body Technician, you will:

  • Perform work as outlined on repair order with efficiency and accuracy
  • Verify and gather parts, supplies, equipment, and tools
  • Examine the vehicle to determine if additional safety or service work is required
  • Perform all body and fender repairs according to estimate
  • Perform welding, soldering, body alignment, and oxidizing operations
  • Operate all equipment within the Collision Center in a safe manner
  • Maintain stall in an orderly and clean manner
  • Document all work performed as soon as the job is completed
  • Use basic mathematical skills to solve simple equations for mixing chemicals
  • Understand and follow federal, state, and local regulations such as the disposal of hazardous wastes
  • Maintain quality service by following repair standards; conducting test drive and final inspection; correcting deficiencies
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures and safety standards
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading manufacturers’ specifications
  • Embrace and exhibit CORE values
  • Perform all other duties, tasks and/or projects as assigned

Minimum Years of Experience

High school education or equivalent (or in-progress). Entry level. Pursuing or applying to 2-year technical degree. High motivation level and ability to multi-task and work well with others. Strong attention to detail, organization and time management skills.

Salary or Hourly Rate



Earn-and-learn opportunities include programs with:

  • ASEP
  • Honda
  • Mazda
  • Subaru
  • Toyota

Full time benefits include:

  • Medical and dental insurance
  • PTO
  • 401(k)

Application Information

Please begin by completing this brief job application for Walser accessed by clicking Apply Now below. The application window for the Wallin program will open later in the 2021-2022 school year. Once open, you will need to complete this Wallin Education Partners application.

About Company
Walser Automotive is a family-focused, values-driven, performance-motivated company with a 65-year history.

2875 Minnesota Highway 55, Eagan, Minnesota

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