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Manager, Vehicle Maintenance

  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: No

Job Category: Vehicle Operations

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 9800 Bachman Rd, Orlando, Florida
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This position manages and directs the daily operation of the mechanic shop, including the completion of quality vehicle repair prior to sale, as well as directing the work of and supervising mechanic shop employees and staff.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage activities of the mechanic shop to ensure vehicles are repaired and all work is performed in a timely manner and according to established quality standards and customer or account requirements.
  • Purchase equipment, materials and supplies for the mechanic shop and oversee maintenance and protection of shop equipment.
  • Provide and maintain safe work environment by explaining, monitoring and enforcing required Auction safety procedures and complying with OSHA requirements.
  • Supervise the completion of work order forms to ensure accurate vehicle records. 
  • Approve and forward bills and invoices to accounting department for timely billing.
  • Work with Reconditioning & other shop managers and staff to provide quality product to customers and resolve potential problems.
  • Work with HR to maintain and develop mechanic shop staff and their professional and technical knowledge by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training team members, and by providing educational opportunities. 
  • Counsel and discipline employees as necessary.  Plan, monitor and evaluate job performance, and conduct performance appraisals.
  • Review work volumes, plan and continuously monitor staffing levels to ensure efficiency, quality work product, and effective customer service; review departmental performance against key performance indicators and metrics and develop and execute strategies for improvement. 
  • Effectively leads the team at the location by setting an example in behavior, championing Cox/Manheim values and ensuring that all employees are treated with respect.
  • Enforce all company policies and procedures related to employee and customer conduct.
  • Partner with various market level support teams (i.e. Finance, HR, MFS, Recon, Safety, Security, Sales) to ensure effective and efficient operational processes that align with company objectives and strategies and high quality customer service and support.
  • Visibly demonstrate safety commitment by following all safety and health procedures and modeling the behaviors related to such. Work in cooperation with safety leadership in support of all safety activities aligned with Safety Excellence. 
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, reach, talk and hear.  Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat and climb.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management. 

Qualifications -

  • BA/BS degree in related field and 7+ years of related experience with at least 1 year experience in a management or leadership role; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong communication and interaction skills required. 
  • Competent management and excellent organizational skills required. 
  • Good computer and software knowledge.
  • Valid Driver’s License and good driving record required. 
  • Ability to drive vehicles with standard and automatic transmission. 
  • ASE certification preferred
  • Ability to lift 1-30 pounds (light hand tools, etc.) 
  • Manual dexterity, repetitive motion tasks.
  • Vision abilities required include close, distance and color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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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