His car wash job is becoming a career. Meet Jordan Kidd.
Story courtesy of Sioux Falls Simplified. This paid piece is sponsored by Silverstar Car Wash.
Simplified: Jordan Kidd left a job in manufacturing in search of something with the potential to advance in the company and learn new things. He's found both at Silverstar.
Why it matters
- Kidd, 25, started working in the bay at Silverstar's 85th Street and Minnesota Avenue location about a year and a half ago. In that time, he's already moved up in the company as an assistant manager in training.
- Not only does he see a career path at Silverstar, but Kidd has also found a fun work environment where he says he's learning lessons that help both in the wash and outside of work.
"It's a big step in the direction that I want to go," Kidd said. "It's kept me stable, in a stable job with a lot of opportunities to keep growing inside the company."
Q&A: Meet Jordan Kidd
This segment has been edited and shortened for clarity. Answers are all from Kidd.
What's your background? I grew up in Sioux Falls and previously worked for a manufacturing company. I didn't like just standing in one spot. I got connected to Silverstar through a friend who's a manager here, and it was a lot of talk about being able to move up in the company, which at my old job wasn't an opportunity.
What's your favorite thing about working at Silverstar? Giving out dog treats. We get these customers who are always bringing their dogs, and the dogs just hang out the window waiting for you to give that dog treat. They know, car wash equals treat.
What's something about working for a car wash that you didn't expect? There's a lot more to the car wash than just washing cars. There's a lot more that goes into the maintenance, keeping everything clean and keeping everything running.
What would you say to someone who's never tried a Silverstar Car Wash? It's a great environment. The team in the bay are always having fun, dancing, and your car's also getting clean.
What do you do for fun outside of work? I play softball and football.
What's next for you? I've had a month or so of being an assistant manager in training, so my next step is to keep learning and keep setting goals for myself and other employees.
If you're not growing in your current career - or need something new - there's a place for you at Silverstar. Check out our job openings and see where you could fit!