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Auto Body Repair Technician II - $5,000 Bonus

  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: No

Job Category: Vehicle Operations

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 19711 77th Ave S, Kent, Washington
  • Tacoma WA
  • Seattle WA
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Now Offering New Hires a $5,000 bonus (a $1,500 tool bonus and a $3,500 sign-on bonus)

Your gas tank is full. Mirrors adjusted, seat just right. Keys in the ignition. Playlist queued up. All that’s left is to crank up the engine and go.

At Manheim (a Cox Automotive company), we’re looking for an Auto Body Repair Tech II to learn the ropes of vehicle reconditioning. Keep reading for details!


You might be asking “what’s in it for me?” Great question. Here’s a taste of the benefits we offer:

  • Once you’re on board, earn referral bonuses. Amount varies based on job type. You’ll earn at least $1K for each new eligible technician referral you provide.

  • Competitive pay with opportunities for spot bonuses (up to $4.2K per year).

  • 30+ days of paid vacation and company holidays per year (from day 1) for full-time employees because we know you need time to recharge. Up to 44 paid days off with more time on the job.

  • Great healthcare benefits from day 1. Multiple options are available for individuals and families. One employee only plan could be FREE, if you participate in our health screening program.

  • At Cox, we believe in being transparent – please click on this link (Cox Benefits Overview) to learn more about our awesome healthcare benefits.

  • 10 days of free child or senior care through your complimentary membership.

  • Generous 401(k) retirement plans with up to 8% company match.

  • Up to $1.5K in free tools for our new auto techs.

  • Career growth through Cox Auto University training, opportunity for GED reimbursement, free ASE training/certification and more!

  • Flexible work schedules with overtime opportunities.

  • Great coworkers who love being part of a team.

  • Employee discounts on hundreds of items, from cars to computers to continuing education.

What You’ll Do:

  • Examines and inspects vehicle integrity, including panels, wheels, previous repair work, etc.

  • Records noted imperfections and/or damage and reviews with supervisor, developing an action plan for vehicle repair.

  • Inspecting finished body panels

  • Repairing and/or replacing damaged panels or other body components as directed.

  • Removing and cleaning compound or polish residue from buffed panels sanding.

  • Moving vehicles to support production flow.

  • Completing work order documentation.

  • Wearing and using appropriate safety equipment at all times.

  • Following all job-related safety and health procedures.

  • Assisting with special projects as assigned. 

Who You Are:

You’re all about accuracy and the value of attention to detail. You take pride in a day’s work, and love working in an environment where your skills are respected and developed. You have the following qualifications:


  • 3+ years of experience as a body repair technician or equivalent repair experience. 

  • Safe drivers are needed; a valid driver’s license is required.

  • The ability to drive standard, automatic, and electric vehicles.


  • A high school diploma or its equivalent.   

Apply today!


Drug Testing:

To be employed in this role, you'll need to clear a pre-employment drug test. Cox Automotive does not currently administer a pre-employment drug test for marijuana for this position. However, we are a drug-free workplace, so the possession, use or being under the influence of drugs illegal under federal or state law during work hours, on company property and/or in company vehicles is prohibited.


Piece Rate Body Shop Employee range varies based on the task being performed by the employee starting at $1.25 per flag hour for prepper work to $12.50 per flag hour for body work.  All tasks performed by the employee in this role fall within the identified range and the number of flag hours worked by the employee per day may vary.


Employees receive a minimum of sixteen hours of paid time off every month and seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year.  Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

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.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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