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Field Inspector - Vancouver

  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 75% of the time

Job Category: Vehicle Operations

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive


  • Richmond BC
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Summary of the role:
If you like cars and have an eye for all that's right and wrong with everything on wheels, this could be the role for you. It's a cool gig, visiting different dealerships each day, talking with lots of interesting people, and working outdoors. The Manheim Field Automotive Inspectors are responsible for providing complete vehicle condition reports onsite at our client's locations.

This position will require the incumbent to drive to various dealerships with an assigned territory and may be required to work from the assigned auction location to provide operations support. The incumbent assures accurate documentation of the overall customer vehicle condition by inspecting vehicles for damage, previous paint repair, structural repairs and or damage, missing, aftermarket incorrect parts and mechanical problems, using specialized tools or software.

Key Accountabilities :

Territory Management:

  • Work closely with our sales team and clients to inspect and photograph client inventory for sale
  • Manage scheduled inspections requests within territory
  • Report daily and weekly activity to team on assigned dealerships
  • Work closely with the District Manager, Dealers Services Rep, and Inventory Coordinator for that territory to help increase volumes and customer service

Condition Report Writer:

  • Verify vehicle information – Identify damage, previous paint repair, missing / incorrect parts, and mechanical problems
  • Prepare and complete all necessary documentation to complete a condition report
  • Locate, start, move, inspect, and return vehicles on dealer’s lots safely
  • Accurately capture vehicle information and condition to support the remarketing of client consigned vehicles such as VIN recognition, proper notation of all options and equipment, proper odometer reading, parts pricing using Mitchell Collision Estimate Guides, recommended labor actions / severity / pricing, fluid level checks / evaluation, etc.
  • Complete inspection process and data entry in appropriate timeframes
  • Ensure digital photo collection with specific criteria guidelines
  • Solid team player and work closely with teammates, field sales, and customer care to create a superior customer experience
  • Partner with our clients to inspect vehicles at their location. There will also be responsibility to ask for more inventory when at Clients location


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Previous body shop experience and/or mechanical experience and/or estimating experience, considered an asset
  • Understand basic NAAA frame/structure guidelines as well as common vehicle condition flaws and how to identify them
  • ASE certification or background in automotive repair cost estimating preferred; ICAR Certifications, considered an asset
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong technical aptitude 
  • Motivated and ability to work with remote supervision
  • Good organizational skills, high sense of details, with a desire to learn
  • Valid Driver’s License and safe driving record
  • Able to operate a manual transmission vehicle
  • Basic computer software skills
  • This role may require working overtime and travel overnight

What We Offer:

  • Twenty-four (24) days of paid time off per year 
  • Generous Insurance plan paid by Cox Automotive Canada (medical, dental, life, disability) 
  • Tuition Reimbursement and time off for studies 
  • RRSP contribution plan with corporate matching component 
  • Venngo Discount programs  
  • Fast paced, multicultural work environment 
  • Career pathing – opportunity for development and advancement within the Cox Automotive family of companies 
  • Opportunity for involvement with local communities through company sponsored volunteering program 
  • Cox Automotive Canada was named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers 

About Cox Automotive

At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. What’s more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today! 

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 


Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

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