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Careers at Minot Automotive Company

“We have nothing of higher value than our people”

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Our Team

Minot Automotive Company is located in Minot, North Dakota, serving the area of NW North Dakota. In addition to having the largest inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles in the area, our Service Department and Express Lube provide automotive services for all makes and models of vehicles. We have a full detail center and retail parts department on site, as well as wholesale parts sales and delivery to all of western ND and neighboring states. Minot Automotive Company has a great history of providing world class service to our customers and excellent career opportunities for sharp, energetic people. In order to attain an industry leading staff, we offer apprentice mentoring, paid training, the latest tools and technology, a great culture and opportunities for advancement.

If this sounds like a team you would like to be a part of, please take a look at our open positions and apply today!

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Community Partnership

At Minot Automotive Company, we are more than a business, we are partners in our community. Therefore, we support various local organizations to better the community we serve. As an employee, you will get a chance to give back as well!

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Our History

Minot Chrysler Center was founded in 1989 when the Rydell Group purchased Don Moe Dodge in Minot, ND. The Rydell Group purchases dealerships in order to provide an opportunity for a new individual to become the owner of the dealership, and to live in and be a part of the local community. This allowed Larry Durand to purchase the store in 1991. Larry quickly embraced the Rydell Brand Promises, one of the most important being “One Low Price, Plain and Simple, Always” – which is still in practice today. In 1966, Larry purchased the Toyota franchise to go along with the Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth brands, and the store became known as Minot Chrysler & Toyota Center.

From the start, Larry and his team have strived to make the dealership the best place to buy a new or pre-owned vehicle in NW North Dakota. The team has grown from 25 in 1989 to over 130 employees currently supporting Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Fiat and Toyota brands, as well as the Cartiva of Minot and Cartiva Clearance Center locations.

Minot Automotive Company has remained an industry leader for over 25 years, and we will strive to continually improve and grow in the future to meet the needs of our valued customers.

We recognize the greatest resource we have is our employees and we never take that for granted. We strive to fill open positions within our ranks first, creating career paths for many of our employees regardless of where they start in our company.

We are very proud of our culture, which largely comes from being a part of the Rydell Auto Group. The Rydell Auto Group was founded in 1954 and has grown into one of the largest privately held dealership groups in the United States. Our Founder, Leonard Rydell, had many strongly held business and personal philosophies that served him well and help guide us through our daily business and personal decisions.


Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision: To be so effective that we are able to be helpful to others.

Our Mission:

Industry Leader: Our goal is to be an industry leader in providing unmatched quality automotive products and services.

Meeting Needs: We will constantly strive to meet the changing needs of our customers. Our aim is to provide an atmosphere that encourages employee teamwork, integrity and excellence.

Constant Growth: Together we will set and continually improve sales, service and operational standards to ensure long-term market leadership and profitability.

Exceed Expectations: It is our mission to exceed our customers’ and employees’ expectations and maintain their loyalty for a lifetime.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is based on five key areas that we believe are critical to business success:

Customer Enthusiasm
Employee Satisfaction
Financial Performance
Market Effectiveness
Ongoing Improvement
Our philosophy holds that each area is of equal importance and we continually strive to reach a level of excellence in each area. However, in any planning or decision making process, or in any situation of seeming conflict or contradiction among the five critical areas, Customer Enthusiasm will always carry the most weight.

Our Values

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Honesty & Integrity

We believe that all decisions are to be made with integrity. Leadership is setting good examples for others to follow, expecting as much from yourself as from others.

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Individual Responsibility & Accountability

We believe that we are responsible to satisfy the needs of our customers for all our products and services. Individual accountability for our own performance and for the quality of our products will demonstrate to our customers that we are enthusiastic about them and really care.

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Unconditional Dedication to Excellence

We believe that there is no place for mediocrity and halfhearted efforts. We accept personal responsibility for overcoming obstacles and being the very best. We actively choose to excel in every aspect of our personal and professional lives.

Cooperation & Communication

Close mutual support of one another is a fundamental tenet of ours. We value open communication and encourage new ideas, realizing that teamwork produces a better employee work environment and enthusiastic customers and suppliers.

Our People

We have nothing of greater value than our people. We respect the uniqueness of every individual and believe that such an attitude will build a team of confident, creative members possessing a high degree of initiative, self-respect and self-discipline.

Ongoing Improvement

We believe in not accepting the status quo, in constant improvement, and in the value of ongoing education in any form. We believe in providing opportunity for personal, professional and organizational growth within our Company.

Being Good Community Citizens

We give willingly to and are actively involved in the support of our communities, because they provide us our success.

How We Care For Our Team

Our people come first. We will help you get up to speed once you join our team!

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance and 401K Plan offered

Vacation, Sick, Holiday Pay & Employee Discounts on products and services

Great opportunities to make your mark & effect change