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Inspector I (Manheim)

  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: No

Job Category: Vehicle Operations

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 29900 Auction Ct, Hayward, California
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The Inspector Level I will be required to perform vehicle inspections and prepare related documentation of overall vehicle condition in support of the processing and sale of client/customer consigned vehicles in lane and online.  

Job Responsibilities:  

  • Verify vehicle identification and enter accurate vehicle information into the inspection system limited to correct VIN, mileage, and sub-series 

  • Inspect vehicle equipment and options, documenting results including damage, missing or inoperable items. 

  • Inspect and record vehicle exterior condition, including but not limited to tires, frame, glass, panels, and mechanical components.  

  • Inspect and record the vehicle interior condition, including but not limited to seats, dashboard, and options. 

  • Complete and verify data entry in support of documentation of vehicle condition. 

  • Perform and document post-sale inspections (PSI) and walk around inspections in support of online vehicle exchange (OVE) process.  

  • Other duties as needed or required. 



  • High School Diploma/GED.  

  • Generally less than 2 years’ experience in a related field. 

  • Valid driver’s license required.   

  • Must pass Inspector Certification Exam within 90 days 


  • Minimal knowledge of automotive body & mechanical work. 

  • 0-1 years of body shop, mechanical, claims adjuster, or estimating experience. 

  • Ability to multitask and must be detail-orientated. 

  • Experience in navigating handheld and other documentation devices preferred. 

Physical Requirements:  

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and hear. 

  • Frequently required to crouch, bend, and kneel to look at side or underneath car.  

  • Strength to lift hood or trunk. Bend while performing audits.  

  • Reach inside or underneath vehicle.    

  • Near vision abilities required to find dings and scratches, paint work, hail damage, frame/unibody, other exterior damage and Interior damage.   

  • Able to identify exterior or interior colors. 

  • Ability to deal with different lighting (i.e. exterior and interior lighting, natural and artificial light). 

  • Requires physical ability and mental acuity to execute the duties of the position successfully within required timeframes to meet business requirements. 

Work Environment:  

  • Subject to outside environmental conditions. 

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.


Hourly base pay rate is $15.67 - $23.56/hour. The hourly base rate may vary within the anticipated range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include commission (annual, monthly, etc.) and/or an incentive program.


Employees are eligible to 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.

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