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First in the East: CSN-Keizer’s accredited under CCIAP

First in the East: CSN-Keizer’s accredited under CCIAP

The team at CSN-Keizer’s Collision. The facility is the first shop in Eastern Canada to receive CCIAP accreditation.

The team at CSN-Keizer’s Collision. The facility is the first shop in Eastern Canada to receive CCIAP accreditation.

By Barett Poley

Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia — March 13, 2017 — CSN-Keizer’s Collision has become just the third Canadian shop to become accredited under the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP), and the first in Eastern Canada. The facility is located in Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia.

CCIAP is a certification program set up by the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada to give credit where credit is due to repairers, and also to help customers know that their repairers are being held to the highest standard when it comes to returning vehicles to OEM specifications after a collision.

For Dale Keizer, owner of CSN-Keizer’s Collision, this new industry-driven outlook is a positive and welcome one, driven by a changing market.

“It’s been great to see such a positive forward direction in our industry since CCIF and AIA have joined forces. To bring this option to the table for our collision repair facilities is simply a no-brainer,” says Keizer. “The vehicle complexity has been coming at us like a tidal wave lately in this industry. For our facilities there is no choice but to have the proper equipment and training needed to bring our clients vehicle back to OEM specified pre accident condition.”

The process is an important one for any future-oriented company, according to Keizer, and in addition, it wasn’t that difficult.

“They have also made the process very seamless and transparent. Your check list of tools, equipment, proper business documentation, and up to date I-CAR Gold training is all checked by an auditor, hands-on at your facility, to ensure consistent industry results,” he says. Keizer also says that his facility is constantly updating their equipment in any case, so becoming accredited was only a natural extension of the steps already taken to remain competitive. “When you are up on all these things, of course it makes this process a lot easier and faster,” he says.

Overall, Keizer says he’s glad to be part of CCIAP, and that it’s a great program to be involved with. He says, “Having this platform built by CCIAP gives collisions facilities like ours another option to have our qaulifications recognized by manufactures, insurers and consumers. It’s not always possible to be sponsored by an OEM to become a direct manufacturer certified repair facility, but that doesn’t mean you’re not qualified!”

For more information on CSN-Keizer’s Collision, please visit keizers.ca.

Employment Opportunities: OK TIRE MIDDLE SACKVILLE

OK Tire Middle Sackville is currently looking for young, talented men and women to join our growing team.

We are currently looking for 2 passionate people who love vehicles and are very skilled on computers and quick to learn new software.

We are currently looking for 1 Licensed Mechanic and 1 Service Advisor.

Requirements for Licensed Mechanic:

Education: Motor Vehicle Repairer (Service Station Mechanic) Trade Certification; Driver’s License (Class 3 or D); Automotive Service Technician Trade Certification

Specific Skills: Test and adjust units to specifications; Complete reports to record problems and work performed; Diagnose faults and malfunctions and confirm findings with supervisor to determine whether to repair or replace unit; Adjust, repair or replace parts and components of automotive systems; Review work orders and discuss work with supervisor; Inspect motor in operation, road test motor vehicles and test automotive systems and components.

Must be able to work in a great team environment & work within a process.

 

Requirements for Service Advisor:

Specific Skills: Address customers’ complaints or concerns; Access and process information; Sell merchandise; Receive payments; Maintain records and statistics; Issue receipts and other forms; Explain the type and cost of services offered; Arrange for billing for services; Answer inquiries and provide information to customers; Perform general office duties; Receive and log complaints; Order office supplies and maintain inventory. Must be able to multi task.

Must be able to work in a great team environment & work within a process.

If you love cars, have a passion for helping others and love feeling great about what you do, please drop off, email or fax resumes to Attn: Justin Keizer

In Person: 1651 Sackville Drive, Middle Sackville.

Email: oktire@keizers.ca

Fax: 902-865-1268

 

Employment Opportunities with CSN The Coachworks Ltd

Employment Opportunities – CSN Coachworks

Our company is now looking for young talented men and women to join our growing stores. We are looking for 2 extremely passionate people who absolutely love cars and are very skilled on computers and quick to learn new software.  We will be only taking 2, and that is the best 2 personalities, upbeat, willing to learn, and egger to join an ever changing industry.

We are looking for 1 person for the Disassemble & Reassemble Department (Body man/Apprentices)

Requirements:

Schooling Completed (Apprentices)

Experience in removing and installing parts from vehicles.

Must be able to work in a great team environment & work within a process.

Applicants would also be involved in the estimates in this department.

If you love cars, have a passion for helping others and love feeling great about what you do, please drop off Resumes at Coachworks with Attention to Greg

117 Hobson Lake Drive

Halifax, NS B3S0E4

We are looking for 1 person for our Prep & Paint Department

 

Requirements:

Schooling Complete (Apprentices)

Experience in the collision industry in the prep/paint department

Experience in getting vehicle ready during the paint process

Must be able to work in a team environment and work within a structured process of a high volume collision center

If you love cars, have a passion for helping others and love feeling great about what you do, please drop off Resumes at Coachworks with Attention to Greg

117 Hobson Lake Drive

Halifax, NS B3S0E4

Sad Day in Collision

It is a sad day in the collision industry as we are very sad to see the news of the passing of Sam Piercey co-owner of Budds Collision. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Sam. May he rest in peace. SamPiercey_LG

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY

Come join us at our annual Customer Appreciation Day on August 20th, 2016 from 11:00 – 2:00as we celebrate you! We have lots of fun and games planned as we look to fundraise some money for The Make a Wish Foundation! There’s going to be lots of fun along with a MOCK JAIL!! All proceeds go to the Make a Wish Foundation. A Free BBQ will be one hand along with some cool prizes from our Vendors! See you there 🙂

Flyer Final

Parrott Wins!

Congratulations to Megan Parrott for winning her first face on home soil at Scotia Speed world! Way to go 🙂Racing

 

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