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Detail Technician I (Manheim)

  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: No

Job Category: Vehicle Operations

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Automotive


  • 17500 E 32nd Ave, Aurora, Colorado
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Job Responsibilities:

  • Clean out and de-trash the interior of vehicles by removing any debris and trash from ashtrays, consoles, dashboards, door panels, seats, etc., as well as trunk and engine compartments.
  • Remove license plates, stickers, and any writing from windows except those pertinent to the Auction business. Disassemble spare tires in the trunk.
  • Wash vehicles using a high-pressure washer or automatic car wash equipment.  Apply chemicals, power-wash the engine compartment, and clean battery terminals.
  • Clean door jambs, sills, interior panels, wheels, tires, hub caps/wheel covers, wheel wells, moldings, bumpers, head- and taillights, spare tires, exterior panels, trunk, hood, and interior and exterior windows. Detail vehicles by cleaning and dressing trim, molding, weather stripping, instrument panel, steering wheel, dash molding, etc., with detail brushes.
  • Buff vehicles by applying dressing to the engine compartments, wheels, wheel wells, tires, vinyl tops, etc.  Apply compound, cleaner, and polish to the vehicle's interior, and buff out using a rotary buffer (or by hand as necessary).  Wax and buff the exterior and all painted surfaces of vehicles using a hand-type buffer.
  • Vacuum interior, scrub, shampoo, and spot clean carpet and upholstery.   Straighten seatbelts.
  • Clean the glove box and ensure that the warranty booklet, owner's manual, and other manufacturer-issued information are returned.
  • Visibly demonstrate safety commitment by following all safety and health procedures and modeling the behaviors related to such.  Actively participate in support of all safety activities aligned with Safety Excellence.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the manager or supervisor, including driving vehicles into the building, properly cleaning the car staging area, and driving on occasional sale days.

Qualifications :

  • High School Diploma/GED preferred.
  • Generally, less than two year’s experience in a related field
  • Previous experience in detail shop or buffing experience helpful.
  • Safe drivers are needed; a valid driver's license is required.
  • Ability to drive vehicles with standard and automatic transmission.
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, reach, talk, and hear.
  • Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat, and climb.
  • Medium strength: lifting 1-30 pounds (light hand tools, etc.).
  • Manual dexterity and repetitive motion tasks.
  • Vision abilities required include close, distance, and color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

  • Frequent exposure to wet and humid conditions.
  • Occasional exposure to outdoor weather, toxic or caustic chemicals, and moderate noise level

Cox welcomes people of varying backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply.  Qualified applicants with a justice-involved background will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local law. 

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 $14.38 - $21.59/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.

Application Deadline: 08/08/2024

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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