ND Dealership Careers

North Dakota's Franchised Auto Dealers
Have a Place for You!

A great place to work — and to play! There's just no place like home.


It's a good place to grow up...and a great place to build your future!

North Dakota's new-car dealers are looking for talented young people searching for the right place to start their careers... where opportunities are nearly unlimited, and where the quality of life is second to none.

  • Do you love cars?
  • Does technology fascinate you?
  • Do you enjoy a challenge?
  • Are you looking for a field that rewards expertise and efficiency with good income and benefits?
  • Would you like to be someone to whom car owners turn to keep their expensive vehicles in top condition? A leader in your own hometown?
  • Can you see yourself becoming a real success...someone who makes it big, right here among your friends and family?

Then take a closer look at a career in North Dakota's franchised automobile dealerships. Dealers all across the state want to talk to you about building a promising future in the business.

North Dakotans love their cars! Here in the land of wide-open spaces, the automobile means freedom...dependability...excitement...and a great career wherever you choose to live in North Dakota. Picture yourself as one of these well-trained professionals who keep our state on the move:

Service Technician

Yesterday's mechanic has become an expert, well-educated technician. To work on today's sophisticated automobiles, you need to understand electronics and the computers that control nearly everything. Innovations come fast; you must not only be willing to learn about these exciting vehicles, but keep on learning.

Parts Professional

The fastest car can be stopped in its tracks for lack of one tiny part. As vehicles have grown more complex, so has the parts department. Parts specialists use computerized databases and on-line manuals to manage enormous amounts of information for the vast array of models their dealerships sell and service.

Auto Body Expert

Many dealerships operate body shops to restore the good looks and smooth operation of crashed and damaged vehicles. Technology plays a big role in the body repair expert's job, from lasers used to straighten frames to computers that match paint with remarkable accuracy.

Sales Consultant

As a sales consultant, you'll help customers realize their dreams, guiding them to the handsome new vehicles that fulfill their needs...and their desires. You'll need to understand auto technology and trends just as well as you understand people.

Finance and Business Expert

Bookkeepers, receptionists and office managers keep dealerships running day to day. If you're good with numbers—and good with people—opportunities are waiting in both business support positions and in the finance and insurance department.

Management Professional

Can you see yourself running a department...managing a store...or working in a corporate setting for a dealer with multiple locations? Dealers are always looking for talented individuals who can move up into the top ranks of the industry.

So what does it take to be successful in North Dakota's franchised automobile dealerships?

  • Technical training in a two- or four-year program. Technical knowledge is the foundation of success in every aspect of the industry. Whether you're interested in service, parts, sales, or management, you'll depend on your vo-tech or college training...along with ongoing seminars and educational programs that keep your knowledge up to speed.
  • "People skills." North Dakota dealers agree that good communication skills are vital to your success. That means the ability to really listen to customers, as well as to explain highly technical issues in a way they can understand. You'll often call on your ability to get along well with others, both customers and your co-workers. Excellent reading, writing and problem solving are also essential to your advancement in this field.
  • Attitude. Dealers are quick to spot the right attitude in newcomers to their industry. They look for people who are excited about the field...who are ambitious...and who understand that hard work pays off with superior income and opportunities for promotion.

What kind of income and benefits do these careers offer?

Wages and benefits can be very attractive in the franchised automobile industry. Your starting salary will grow as you gain experience and training that make you increasingly valuable to your employer.

Many of the positions in new car dealerships include an incentive or commission plan in addition to your wages—so your income can climb as high as your productivity and your ambition can take you.

Many dealers also provide excellent benefits, including health, life and disability insurance; retirement plans; paid vacation, holiday and sick days; uniforms; and support for your continuing education.

Here's what dealership employees have to say about living and working here in North Dakota...

"You develop roots as a youngster when growing up. It's nice to be close to your family and friends."
"Hunting and fishing, both summer and winter...all kinds of outdoor recreation...a reasonable cost of living...just about anything you want is right here in North Dakota."
"It's fun to come back home."
"I like the smaller town atmosphere."
"This is the good life...raising a family, having a nice home, doing all the things you love to do. North Dakota has a lot to offer."

For more information please contact:

Megan Birner
ADAND Executive Assistant
Ph. 701-293-6822