With an interest in cars from high school, the path towards becoming an accomplished technician here at Bill Marsh
was ultimately achieved through persistence during life's changes.
From Elk Rapids
, Craig Beaty's interest with cars started at 14 in high school
when he, his father and his brother restored a '69 AMC Rebel, a '72 Nova and a '58 Chevy Truck. Craig backpacked Europe
for a year before returning to Michigan
and attending Northwestern Ohio
for 1.5 years. A local repair shop owner convinced Craig to learn-by-fire and go to work starting out by changing oil, repairing tires, parts inventory and cleaning up the shop. During these 2 years, Craig moved into working on cars (maintenance-brakes) and getting Michigan state certifications
. Craig met a Bill Marsh
employee from Elk Rapids
during this time period who encouraged him apply at Bill Marsh
Craig got his first experience at Bill Marsh
in the express service department at GM
where he stayed for 1 year. As life changed, Craig's moved to Grand Rapids
in 1999 and went to work for Grand Oldsmobile. There, Craig both self-taught and then sought-out an ASE Master Technician Certification
. The store closed in 2006 and Craig moved to Keller Ford
for 2 years as a general technician. Craig moved back to northern Michigan and worked at Paul's Auto & RV
In 2010, Craig came to work for Bill Marsh Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Traverse City
as a general technician. Around 2012, Chrysler
started mandating Chrysler
-specific training and that's when Craig dug in and became a Master Certified Chrysler
Technician in 2015. Craig is now the Shop Foreman which means that he has an interest in the shop's performance as-well as his own. Craig regularly mentor's other technicians who need assistance and keeps tabs on the shop from a customers perspective by looking at a Customer Satisfaction Index report.
Craig has become the star of the Chrysler
technicians. He has always felt the need to better both himself and his team to ultimately be the best. Craig currently resides in the Lake Ann area with his wife, Caitlin.
Maybe you have some skills, bring some of your knowledge to us!
Whether you have state certifications or maybe already have skills that include brakes, suspension, light duty engine or electrical, we’d like to make your acquaintance.Talk about being a "Car Guy"
At Bill Marsh
, we service a wide range of domestic and import vehicles which makes the job interesting, fun and challenging. A good fit for Bill Marsh is someone who sees it as both attractive and as a challenge to utilize onboard diagnostic and shop-supplied specialty-tools to troubleshoot electrical, engine, HVAC and drivability concerns.Job Requirements include:
- Enjoy working as a team.
- Willingness to learn new technology, new repair and service procedures or specifications.
- Possess a High School Diploma or equivalent
- Possess a Valid Driver’s license.
Our Commitment to You
Our team members enjoy terrific benefits which include:
- Paid Holidays, Vacation and 401(k)
- Medical, dental, vision benefits & life insurance
- Consideration for promotion throughout the entire Bill Marsh Auto company